Sinbad

Sinbad

  • Highest Rated: 53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco (1996)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
  • Birthday: Nov 10, 1956
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A hardworking funnyman whose clean, family friendly persona and animated antics have endeared him into the hearts of dedicated fans worldwide, Sinbad has worked tirelessly to rise to the top of the standup circuit, finding success in both television and film in addition to his popular stage act.Born David Adkins on November 18, 1956, in Benton Harbor, MI, the energetic youngster spent much of his youth entertaining his three brothers and two sisters and refining his unique sense of humor. A passion for basketball and the Harlem Globetrotters won the red-haired youth (affectionately christened "Red" Chamberlain by his teammates) a basketball scholarship to the University of Denver, but a knee injury later sidelined his professional sports aspirations. Turning back to his humorous instincts, Sinbad hit the road for his "Poverty Tour," working the comedy circuits while taking the Greyhound from city to city and living hand-to-mouth. Adapting the moniker of a legend that embodied the spirit of strength, adventure, and optimism symbolized all that the hardworking comedian aspired to be. Putting his faith in God and his ability to make others laugh paid off, and following seven appearances on Star Search the now-established Sinbad was given his television break by comedy legend Redd Foxx. Playing Foxx's son on The New Redd Foxx show in the mid-'80s found the aspiring actor expanding his talents, and though the show didn't last long, it did bring said talents to the attention of yet another comedy legend, Bill Cosby. Following a few other television appearances, Sinbad joined the cast of Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. Concurrently serving as host for It's Showtime at the Apollo continued his career momentum on the right track, and before long he had developed his own television show, Sinbad and Friends All the Way Live...Almost. On the world of the silver screen, Sinbad made an appropriate debut as a standup comedian in 1989 with That's Adequate. Following with notably funny bone-tickling minor roles in Necessary Roughness (1991) and Coneheads (1993), he took the lead for 1995's Houseguest and has since turned up memorably alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All the Way and with James Coburn and Burt Reynolds in the made-for-television film The Cherokee Kid (both 1996), all the while making frequent appearances in standup cable specials and continuing to tour tirelessly. The 2000's would find him appearing on shows like Resurrection Blvd. and Slacker Cats, as well as in films like Stompin' and Leila. In 2010 he competed on the celebrity reality show The Apprentice, and created another stand up special, titled Where U Been?, that same year.In addition to his constant efforts to bring laughter to the masses, Sinbad has dedicated his free time and personal efforts to such causes as the Children's Defense Fund and the Omega Boys Club. Sinbad also made his bid to increase AIDS awareness with his involvement in the Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You video in 1992. His intense dedication to family is evident in his hiring of his brothers and sisters to assist him in his numerous endeavors.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Planes: Vitaminamulch Air Spectacular Roper 2014
No Score Yet Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla Actor 2013
26% Planes Roper $71.3M 2013
No Score Yet Sinbad: Where U Been? Actor 2010
No Score Yet Stompin' Executive Producer Ryan Jackson Sr. 2007
No Score Yet Cuttin' Da Mustard Actor 2007
0% Hansel & Gretel Raven $0.2M 2002
50% Crazy as Hell Orderly 2002
No Score Yet Sinbad - Nothin' But The Funk Actor 1998
32% Good Burger Mr. Wheat 1997
15% Jingle All the Way Myron Larabee 1997
No Score Yet The Cherokee Kid Isaiah Turner 1996
23% First Kid Executive Producer Sam Simms 1996
No Score Yet Sinbad: Son Of A Preacher Man Actor 1996
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco Riley 1996
14% Houseguest Kevin Franklin 1995
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Frog Prince 1995
29% The Meteor Man Malik 1993
35% Coneheads Otto 1993
31% Necessary Roughness Krimm 1991
No Score Yet That's Adequate Comedian 1989
No Score Yet Club Med Himself 1986
No Score Yet Hot Shots Actor 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

44% Rel
2018
Dad
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Slacker Cats
2007-2009
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Resurrection Blvd.
2000-2002
Odell Mason Odell
  • 2002
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Himself
  • 2001
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
Professor LeCount
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Walter Oakes
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Davis Sarrette
  • 1987
22% The Sinbad Show
1994
David Bryan

QUOTES FROM Sinbad CHARACTERS

Mr. Wheat
(upon his mailbox getting destroyed again) Oh, no! Ahhh! Oh, look at my box. Oh, look what you did.
Mr. Wheat
Oh, no! Ahhh! Oh, look at my box. Oh, look what you did.
Riley
Sorry shadow I had the whole gang out looking for him the dog is just not around but if you want to go to the bridge we have to leave now.
Shadow
But I just can't leave him here.
Sassy
But Shadow we can't keep staying here either think about Hope think about Peter.
Shadow
Well I do miss Peter.
Riley
Is that a yes?
Sassy
Believe me that's as close to a yes as you'll ever get.
Riley
Okay let's shake some booty or as James Brown would say, we're going to the bridge HEY!
Riley
Okay let's shake some booty or as James Brown would say, we're going to the bridge hey!
Myron Larabee
Out of my way box!