Louisville's International Festival of Film
Conrad Bachmann began his acting career over forty years ago with his appearance in the Dobie Gillis series. Since then he has gone on to do hundreds of episodics, over four hundred commercials, twenty features, and numerous stage productions. His most enjoyable roles in film are that of Jim -The Doctor in Tremors and playing the Secretary of Defense Wyatt in Rules of Engagement with Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley, and Samuel L. Jackson. His most interesting was when he doubled and performed the stunt work for Bing Crosby in the remake of Stagecoach. Co-Staring in Portrait of A Killer with Jack Palance and Rod Steiger was a highlight in his career. Mr. Bachmann has had three series, Tales of A Gold Monkey, Love and Honor, and was recurring as Commander Stone on Hunter. He played a recurring role as Treasure/Secretary on Westwing. And is recurring as Judge Lawrence on General Hospital.
He took a brief time out of his career to be President/CEO of his own advertising/marketing company where he designed, produced numerous commercials, industrial films, created new product and distribution for various manufactures and corporations domestic and globally. Many products still remain on the market from his company designs and introduction. After five years being away, acting again called, he returned to co-star with Alan Alda in Kill Me If You Can for Colombia Studios. He has remained full time in the entertainment business since his return.
Bachmann served 8 years as well-respected Governor of the Performers Peer Group for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and was recently re-elected for a two year term. He was elected to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Executive committee for a one-year term and budget committee where he served a two-year term. He recently Co-Chaired the Hall of Fame for the Academy
Bachmann Chaired the Activities Committee, which is responsible for producing membership Activity programs. He had two divisions of responsibility; Professional Development and Entertainment where he personally produced programs such as Behind the Scenes and An Evening With. He was Chairman/Instructor of the Development & Pitch Group created and designed by him for learning how to create, develop and pitch your concept(s), and was Director of Workshop Studies in Performing, Writing and Directing
He served four years in the Air Force Special Services where he toured with Tops In Blue, Special Entertainment Services throughout United States, Korea and Japan as a featured tap dancer and singer. He was also in charge of creating and producing monthly shows on base for the servicemen in their theater.
Bachmann was appointed to the United States Air Force Entertainment Liason board where he served for five years and has been reappointed to the board.
Conrad also does instructional seminars in The Art of Pitching your idea to Networks and Independent Production companies and Cable networks, and in Film Festivals both in the United States and in the Jamerican Music and Film Festival in Jamaica.
Although living in California since 1957, his heart belongs to his state of Kentucky. He serves as Executive Vice-President on the board for the Ned Beatty Hope for Children Classic Charity that benefits the Louisville Easter Seals and not only promotes it all year with his fellow celebrities in Hollywood, but returns home each year with various celebrities to raise funds for various charities. He also participates in a number of charitable and arts organizations, educational institutions throughout the nation and overseas.
A few of his proudest honors are his Lily Philanthropist Award from the Easter Seals of Louisville, being honored by the Stunt Peer Group of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as their co-founder, and having August 20, 2004 proclaimed Conrad Bachmann Day in Louisville, Kentucky.
Conrad has also founded the Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAI) in Louisville which is producing the Louisville International Festival of Film (LIFF). This festival shall provide a cultural event in Louisville designed to bring in film makers from all over the world in which they can share their experiences. He is launching the event with a Festival Gala honoring various film personalities in 2008
Conrad has been married to Kate for forty years and has; a daughter Kimberly, three sons, Mark, Scott, Brett, and three wonderful grandchildren, Hunter, Logan, and his granddaughter Hailey, and is an Honorable Kentucky Colonel.