Popular stand-up comedian and actor whose stage name is referred to as “Sinbad” was born on November 10, 1959. Sinbad’s birth name is David Adkins and his admiration for Sinbad the sailor was what generated his stage name to distinguish himself in the entertainment industry.
Sinbad rose to fame in the 1990s as a result of his appearances on his own HBO specials, as Coach Walter Oakes in the 1987-1991 television series A Different World, and as David Bryan in The Sinbad Show (1993-1994), as well as his roles in the movies Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, Good Burger, and Planes.
Sinbad made an appearance on Star Search to launch his stand-up comedy career. Sinbad advanced to the finals before losing to John Kassir after defeating fellow comic Dennis Miller.
What Does Sinbad Mean?
The Arabic word SINBAD refers to a citizen of Baghdad whose maritime exploits are described in the Arabian Nights’ Entertainment.