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Sinbad (Real Name: David Adkins) is a popular American stand-up comedian and actor. David is known in the 1990s for being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on many television series like Coach Walter Oakes in A Different World (1987–1991) and as David Bryan on The Sinbad Show (1993–1994), and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, Good Burger, and Planes (2013).
In an attempt to stand out in the entertainment industry, David worked under the professional name Sinbad, which he chose out of admiration for Sinbad the Sailor. David started his stand-up comic career appearing on Star Search. He won his round against fellow comedian Dennis Miller and made it all the way to the finals before losing to John Kassir. David soon was cast on The Redd Foxx Show, a short-lived sitcom, playing Byron Lightfoot.
David was born November 10, 1956, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in the United States. He is 66 years old. David celebrates his birthday on November 10, every year.
He is a man of above-average stature. David stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx 1.92 m).
He was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the son of Louise and a Baptist minister, Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins Sr. David has five siblings: Donna, Dorothea, Mark, Michael, and Donald Jr. David’s paternal grandmother was of Irish descent.
David married his wife Meredith Fuller in 1985. The two have two children named Royce Beckly and Paige Adkins. The pair divorced in 1992 but remarried in 2002.
He attended Benton Harbor High School and graduated in 1974. David attended college from 1974 to 1978 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he lettered two seasons for the basketball team.
Shazaam With Sinbad
David appeared in a CollegeHumor April Fool’s video consisting of newly created footage supposedly taken from a 1990s genie movie titled Shazaam which never existed. The comedy drew from an Internet rumor confusing Shazaam with the real genie film named Kazaam (1996), starring Shaquille O’Neal. The untrue memories of Shazaam have been explained as a confabulation of memories of the comedian wearing a genie-like costume during a TV presentation of David the Sailor movies in 1994,
Movies With Sinbad
– Club Med (1986) as himself
– That’s Adequate (1989) as Stand-Up Comic
– Necessary Roughness (1991) as Andre Krimm
– Coneheads (1993) as Otto
– The Meteor Man (1993) as Malik
– Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) as Riley (voice)
– Good Burger (1997) as Mr. Wheat
– Crazy as Hell (2002) as Orderly
– Hansel and Gretel (2002) as Raven (voice)
– Planes (2013) as Roper
In 1990, David did his first stand-up comedy special for HBO called Sinbad: Brain Damaged. The special became recorded at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1993, David did his next stand-up special in New York City’s Paramount Theater at Madison Square Garden called Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms for which he received a 1995 Image Award. He became brought back in 1996 for Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man and again in 1997, for Sinbad: Nothin’ but the Funk, and all have been released on VHS and DVD.
In the 1990s, David guest starred on an episode of Nickelodeon’s All That. In one sketch, David played the father of the recurring character Ishboo, dubbed “Sinboo”. David also made a cameo appearance in the comedy movie Good Burger, starring Kenan & Kel, as “Mr. Wheat”, a short-tempered teacher. David’s character was modeled following Gough Wheat, a past teacher of the movie’s producer, Dan Schneider, at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1997, he released Sinbad’s Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything, a book of comedic short essays. The book became co-written with David Ritz. David performed his Comedy Central television special Where U Been? at Club Nokia, which became later released on DVD to even greater success. On March 14, 2010, David debuted on Celebrity Apprentice and became fired on the second episode (March 21, 2010) following losing in the Kodak challenge as project manager, placing 13th.
Sinbad The Sailor
By the early 1990s, David’s fame had grown enough for Fox to green-light The Sinbad Show, which premiered September 16, 1993. In the self-titled series, David played 35-year-old David Bryan, a bachelor who decides to become a foster parent to two children following becoming emotionally attached to them.
Around that time, David had received joint custody of his two children: Royce, age 4; and Paige, age 7, and told the press that these experiences informed him of single parenting. The Sinbad Show became canceled, with the last episode airing on April 21, 1994. The role earned David a nomination in the 1995 Kids’ Choice Awards for “Favorite Television Actor”.
Sinbad Net Worth
David gets his wealth from his work as a stand-up comedian and actor. David is known in the 1990s for being featured on his own HBO specials, and appearing on many television series. Therefore, David has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. David’s estimated net worth is $4 million.
How Old Is Sinbad
David is a 66-year-old who was born November 10, 1956, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in the United States.
Who Is Sinbad
Sinbad is a stand-up comedian and actor. David is known in the 1990s for being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on many television series like Coach Walter Oakes in A Different World (1987–1991) and as David Bryan on The Sinbad Show (1993–1994), and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, Good Burger, and Planes (2013).