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Sinbad was born on November 10, 1956 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA as David Adkins. He is an actor and writer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), First Kid (1996) and Good Burger (1997). He has been married to Meredith Adkins since 2002. They have two children. He was previously married to Meredith Fuller. See full bio »

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 2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Noel DeSoil Holyfield
 2013-2014 Steven Universe (TV Series)
Mr. Smiley
- Watermelon Steven (2014) ... Mr. Smiley (voice)
- Ocean Gem (2014) ... Mr. Smiley (voice)
- Joking Victim (2014) ... Mr. Smiley (voice)
- Arcade Mania (2014) ... Mr. Smiley (voice)
- Tiger Millionare (2014) ... Mr. Smiley (voice)
 2014 Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular (Short)
Roper (voice)
 2014 The Scout (TV Series)
 2013 Planes
Roper (voice)
 2007-2009 Slacker Cats (TV Series)
- Work, Work, Work (2009) ... Eddie (voice)
- Casino Miaow (2007) ... Eddie (voice)
- Ozymandias (2007) ... Eddie
- Big Guy (2007) ... Eddie
 2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
- Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life (2008) ... Sinbad
 2006 Leila (Short)
Leila's Uncle
 2002 Treading Water
The Security Guard
 2002 Hansel & Gretel
Raven (voice)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
 2000 Blue Shirts
 2000 Moesha (TV Series)
Prof. LeCount
 2000 Ready to Run (TV Movie)
Hollywood Shuffle (voice)
 1995-1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Big Bad Wolfgang / Simpleton / Frog Prince
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... Simpleton (voice)
- The Frog Prince (1995) ... Frog Prince (voice)
 1998-1999 Cosby (TV Series)
- Afterschool Delight (1999) ... Del
- The Awful Truth (1999) ... Del
 1996-1997 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #5.85 (1997)
- Episode #4.212 (1996) ... Musical Guest
 1994 Aliens for Breakfast (TV Movie)
 1993-1994 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
David Bryan
- Girls Unda Hoodz (1994) ... David Bryan
- Adoption: Part 2 (1994) ... David Bryan
- Adoption: Part 1 (1994) ... David Bryan
- Family Reunion (1994) ... David Bryan
- Can We Talk? (1994) ... David Bryan
 1993 Coneheads
 1992 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Black Lightning / Host
- Sinbad/Sade (1992) ... Black Lightning / Host
 1992 Roc (TV Series)
Ruben Stiles
 1987 Keep on Cruisin' (TV Series)
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TV commercial for Taebo workout system (1999) See more »


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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I spent money, and I kept thinking, 'I get one more movie and I'll wipe these bills out,' but that movie never came. That black pride, I said, 'Man, I'm going to hang in there, I'm going to pay these bills.' So you owe a million dollars. 'I can pay that.' OK, fines, fees, now you owe two and a half million. 'But I didn't do nothin'!' See more »


Played college basketball at the University of Denver, but athletic career was ended by an injury. See more »


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