Highest Rated: 53% Crazy as Hell (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1956

Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

Sinbad was an American standup comedian and actor who appeared in dozens of popular films and TV shows over the course of his decades in show business. Born David Adkins in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Sinbad grew up loving sports. After high school he was accepted into the University of Denver where he played two years on the school's basketball team. After college Sinbad enlisted in the United States Air Force. Oddly enough, it was during his time at the Air Force that Sinbad first tried out standup comedy. The Air Force was having a talent competition and on a whim, Sinbad decided to give standup a try. He had no previous experience working as a comic but made the audience roar during the competition. It was at that moment that he envisioned an unlikely career for himself as a professional comedian. After leaving the Air Force Sinbad began performing standup comedy in his hometown of Michigan, and eventually at clubs throughout the Midwest. He got his first taste of nationwide exposure after coming in second place on "Star Search" (Network Ten, 1983-2004) in the mid-1980s. After appearing on "Star Search" Sinbad was offered a recurring role on the short-lived "The Red Foxx Show" (ABC, 1986). That show, however, was cancelled after one season. The following year, however, Sinbad nabbed his first big break when he was cast as Coach Walter Oakes on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) spin-off series "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993). Sinbad played the Coach Oakes character for 59 episodes of the series. By the early 90s Sinbad's career really began to take off. In addition to headlining his first HBO comedy special "Sinbad: Brain Damaged" in 1990, he also nabbed parts in the films "Necessary Roughness" (1991), "Coneheads" (1993), and "Houseguest" (1995). Furthermore, Sinbad also starred in his own sitcom for Fox called "The Sinbad Show" (Fox, 1993-94). "The Sinbad Show," however, ended after a single season. Having already become a household name by the mid-90s, Sinbad continued working steadily throughout the 2000s and 2010s. In 2013 he voiced the role of Roper in the animated family comedy "Planes" (2013), and also lent his voice to the animated series "Steven Universe" (Cartoon Network, 2013- ). Sinbad returned to television acting in 2018 when he joined the cast of the Fox sitcom "Rel" (Fox, 2018- ). The series, which was based on the life of the comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery, premiered on the network in September of 2018.


Highest rated movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Planes: Vitaminamulch Air Spectacular Roper (Voice) - 2014
25% 49% Planes Roper (Voice) $90.3M 2013
No Score Yet 76% Sinbad: Where U Been? Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Stompin' Unknown (Character) - 2007
0% 49% Hansel & Gretel Raven (Voice) $148.2K 2002
53% 54% Crazy as Hell Orderly (Character) $20.7K 2002
33% 63% Good Burger Mr. Wheat (Character) $23.7M 1997
No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid The Cherokee Kid (Character) - 1996
17% 38% Jingle All the Way Myron Larabee (Character) $60.6M 1996
53% 44% Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Riley (Voice) $32.8M 1996
20% 32% First Kid Sam Simms (Character) $26.5M 1996
14% 55% Houseguest Kevin Franklin (Character) $26.3M 1995
25% 36% The Meteor Man Malik (Character) $8M 1993
33% 46% Necessary Roughness Andre Krimm (Character) $23.6M 1991
No Score Yet 22% Club Med Self - 1986


91% 84% Evil Pierre Halley (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Senator Chet Wagner (Guest Star) 2019
44% 67% Rel Dad (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018
No Score Yet 76% The Lion Guard Uroho (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Harrison Strode (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Himself (Guest Voice) 2013-2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
95% 89% Elementary Austin Cornblatt (Guest Star) 2014
100% 88% Steven Universe Mr. Smiley (Guest Voice) 2014
96% 93% The Americans George (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah: Where Are They Now? Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinbad It's Just Family Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Contestant 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slacker Cats Unknown (Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2008
94% 93% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Himself (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999 1997 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinbad Show David Bryan (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Walter Oakes (Character) 1987-1992


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