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Overview (4)

Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
Birth NameDavid Adkins
Nicknames Red
Sinbad not the Sailor
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sinbad was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to two parents, Louise and the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and was then known as David Adkins. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First Kid (1996) and Good Burger (1997). He has been married to Meredith Adkins since 2002 with two children. He was previously married to Meredith Fuller.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Serota

Spouse (2)

Meredith Adkins (2002 - present) (2 children)
Meredith Fuller (1986 - 1992) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Buzz Cut
Goatee

Trivia (8)

Finalist in Ed McMahon's Star Search (1983) talent contest for stand-up comedy. Lost to comedian and Crypt Keeper voice, John Kassir in the final round.
Toured with the Air Force Tops in Blue program, which is a program of active duty Air Force members who perform shows around the world.
Father, with Meredith Adkins, of daughter Paige Adkins and son Royce Adkins (aka Royce Beckly Adkins).
Played college basketball at the University of Denver, but athletic career was ended by an injury.
Alumnus of the University of Denver, where he lettered twice for basketball.
Brother of Mark Adkins, Dorothea Adkins, Donna Adkins, Michael Adkins and Donald Adkins.
Friends with Steve Harvey.

Personal Quotes (21)

If you're not happy before you're successful, you're going to be miserable when you do become successful because all your problems just get magnified.
But I said wait a minute, I'm going to get a computer, I can do this as well as anybody else. So I did some studying so I knew what kind of boards to get to put a PC together. But there was a guy sitting there with Apple. I said, 'what's that?' and he goes, 'Apple with 128k, it's all built into the box,' and I bought it. That was my first computer.
People think comedians don't do drama. Comics are drama. And what is drama, as opposed to comedy? It's all the same to me.
There's no one defining moment that kills you or makes you.
Who the heck is Donald Trump to fire me? I regret I didn't tell Donald Trump, 'You need to fire your barber. I'm sorry. I ain't feeling you, man. You're fired! I fire you, Donald Trump.'
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'!'
I'm under stress. They killed me on Wikipedia. They killed me. And I didn't stay dead long enough to sell no DVDs. I didn't even stay dead long enough - I was too stupid. I should've stayed low. I should've laid low. I could've been gone for a year; I'd have made money. And then I'd have risen from the dead.
I didn't buy Bentleys. I didn't live large. I invested in me. I invested in a lot of other people.
Hollywood's not a progressive place. Everyone likes to think that Hollywood is hip, but it's not hip at all.
Don't let people treat you like you're stupid. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
I never should have done 'Celebrity Apprentice.' I didn't want to do it because I didn't want Donald Trump to say, 'You're fired.'
I would be an activist but never a politician. As an activist, nobody owns you.
We ask for way too much stuff - way too much stuff. You got a job making $100 a year and bought a house for $3 million. Talking about, 'I don't know what happened with the payment.'
I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force.
We all want something else other than what we have and don't realize what you got works. It works. It does work. You gotta work. Marriage is work. Marriage is a career. It's not an adventure.
If you got a name like Barack Obama, you're supposed to fight.
I've been on the road since 1983. Nothing ever changed, even when I was doing TV and movies.
Here's the thing about Apple, we complain and they give us more battery life. We complain and they'll give us more stuff. Everything's beta right now. Everything's experimental. They really don't know what people want.
I had flaming red hair and they called me Red Chamberlain. I had "Baby Wilt" written on the side of my car. I was on my way to becoming All-American. I thought college ball was going to be the ticket.
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.
I renamed myself Sinbad because Sinbad is bad. He could hang out with rogues and with kings. He didn't have the strength of Hercules, but he could outwit anyone.

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