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Name  Barry Sobel

Role  Actor

Born  July 11, 1959 (age 56) (1959-07-11) New York City, United States
Occupation  comedy writer (1980-present)television actor (1989-present)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
Movies and TV shows  Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds i, 227, Larry Crowne, Punchline, Doc Hollywood
Similar People  Tina Fey, Robert Smigel, Stoney Jackson, T Sean Shannon, Erik Kenward

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Barry Sobel (born July 11, 1959) is an American actor and comedian.


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Life and career

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Sobel grew up in New York City. During the 1980s, he toured the comedy circuit heavily. His routine centered on rapping in a Beastie Boys style. He appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Barry also had a part in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise and 1987's Blind Date. He adopted his hip-hop comedy rap in 1987 when he was featured on HBO's Uptown Comedy Express. He was the only white performer there among an all black line-up and a predominantly black audience. Eddie Murphy and Earvin "Magic" Johnson were in attendance, and appeared to laugh at his jokes.

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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 was a series regular on ABC's The Ellen Burstyn Show in 1986, and was added to the cast of 227 in its final season. In the 1990s, he did voice-over work as himself on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. From 1998 to 2000, he co-starred with Wayne Brady on the VH1 series Vinyl Justice, a parody of Cops in which both played police officers who raided citizens' private music collections and made wisecracks about them. Around this time, Sobel also guest starred as an angel on The Parent 'Hood.

More recently, Sobel had been known for voicing the character of Chico on the series The Boondocks.

In 2008, he appeared in commercials in scenes from Comedy Central's then-new show, Chocolate News, starring David Alan Grier. That show debuted on October 15, 2008.


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