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Sinbad

Lowest Rated:   0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet Planes: Vitaminamulch Air Spectacular
  • Roper
2014
No Score Yet Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla
  • Actor
2013
25% Planes
  • Roper
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
2002
50% Crazy as Hell
  • Orderly
2002
No Score Yet Hansel & Gretel
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Sinbad - Nothin' But The Funk
  • Actor
1998
32% Good Burger
  • Mr. Wheat
1997
17% 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
No Score Yet Images & Realities: African American Men
  • Actor
1996
15% Houseguest
  • Kevin Franklin
1995
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Frog Prince
1995
29% The Meteor Man
  • Malik
1993
33% Coneheads
  • Otto
1993
No Score Yet Sinbad - Afros & Bellbottoms
  • Actor
1993
31% Necessary Roughness
  • Krimm
1991
No Score Yet That's Adequate
  • Comedian
1989
No Score Yet Hot Shots
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Club Med
  • Himself
1986
No Score Yet Sinbad Soul Music Festival: Zapp & Roger
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Chopped
2009
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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