Luke Eberl (born 29 March 1986) is an American actor and director best known for his role as Birn in the 2001 film Planet of the Apes and for his film Choose Connor. In 2008, Eberl was described by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “10 Young Americans to Watch”.
n 2008 his directorial feature film debut, the political drama Choose Connor, starring Steven Weber, Alex Linz, Escher Holloway, John Rubinstein, April Grace, and Richard Riehle, toured to film festivals worldwide including CineVegas, Woodstock Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, Method Fest, Newport Beach Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, NewFilmmakers NY and LA, as well as the Philadelphia International Film Festival, where Choose Connor won the Jury Prize for Best American Independent. It was then released theatrically and on DVD by Strand Releasing to rave reviews from major publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Variety.
His next feature film, Fault Line premiered at NewFilmmakers LA starring Kris Lemche, Caitlyn Folley, Dov Tiefenbach, Chris Marquette, John Robinson, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jon Foster, and Erick Avari screening also at the International Film Series. In 2011 Eberl directed the music video for Grammy-nominated band Shiny Toy Guns -Together Again.
Eberl co-wrote and is now directing The Movie, the story of a young man living in Los Angeles starring Edgar Morais, Olivia Thirlby, Steven Weber, Richard Riehle, Kris Lemche and Pia Mechler. His film acting credits include a lead role in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, with Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter; Phantoms, with Ben Affleck and Peter O’Toole; and Lost In the Pershing Point Hotel, with John Ritter; A Painted House based on John Grisham’s book, with Scott Glenn, Robert Sean Leonard, and Melinda Dillon, directed by Alfonso Arau; and in Clint Eastwood’s Academy-award winning Letters From Iwo Jima with Ken Watanabe; and most recently Sprawl with Michael Madsen.
He won the award for “Best Actor in a Short Film” at the prestigious Method Fest for his performance in Aaron Himelstein’s Sugar Mountain. Luke has also had guest starring roles on many television series