Sobel grew up in New York City.
During the 1980s, Sobel toured the comedy circuit heavily. His routine centered around rapping in a Beastie Boys style.
In the 1987 film, Punchline, he had a small part, but played a more prominent off screen role as comedic advisor to Tom Hanks.According to Sobel, Hanks caught his act which stylistically was considered 'dangerous' as was the character Hanks was to play in Punchline.
Sobel starred in the final season of 227, and did voice-over work as himself on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. He played Chico on the series The Boondocks, and guest starred as an angel on The Parent 'Hood.
Recently, he has appeared in commercials in scenes from Comedy Central's new show, "Chocolate News," starring David Alan Grier
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