(written from a Production point of view)
Kobler was born in Minnesota, the son of an actor who left the profession to raise a family. His father's influence meant Kobler wanted to be an actor from when he was seven. Consequently, he moved to California from Florida just two days after graduating from high school.
Kobler and Marcus have since wrote several sequels to Disney films, including Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
Other Disney films Kobler has wrote that have not yet been produced include The Jungle Book II, Dumbo II, Sleeping Beauty, and scripts based on the Space Mountain attraction, as well as a Pirates of the Caribbean film not related to the live actions versions.
He was nominated for a Annie Award for Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and a DVD Premiere Award for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
Kobler made a memorable appearance in the 1985 film American Drive-In. He also starred in the 1981 television film The Munsters' Revenge. He also starred in a production of Grease. He also had a role in the popular film Ghost, which was unfortunately cut from the final version of the movie.
Kobler, along with his wife and Dennis Poore, founded the Showdown Stage Company, a theatre group that lets teenagers perform in plays.