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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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Jingle All the Way
Jingle All the Way Myron Larabee
First Kid
First Kid Sam Simms
Good Burger
Good Burger Mr. Wheat
A Different World
A Different World Coach Walter Oakes


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 2016 Zero Gravity Live (Video)
Master of Ceremony
 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 (voice)
- Big Guy (2007) ... Eddie (voice)
 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
 1995 All That (TV Series)
- Sinbad/Coolio (1995)
 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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Hosted the 1996 Essence Awards with Halle Berry. See more »

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6' 5" (1.96 m)

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I didn't make the Air Force basketball team and went into denial. So, I kept going AWOL. My mother kept begging me to go back. I told her, 'No, I'm not going back. I'll just grow a beard. They won't recognize me. I'll just be another black man with a beard.' I was going to Georgia Tech to learn about computers. I'd go AWOL all the time. I'd just leave. I'd come back, hoping they'd throw me out. See more »


Son of Donald Beckley Adkins. See more »


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