Facts of Sinbad
|Full Name||David Adkins|
|Birth Name||David Adkins|
|Other Name||Sinbad not the Sailor|
|Profession||Actor, Stand-up comedian|
|Birth City||Benton Harbor, Michigan|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins|
|Mother Profession||Louise Adkins|
|Relation With||Meredith Fuller (m. 1986- div. 1992)|
|No Of Children||4|
|Filmography||A Different World (1987- 1991),The Sinbad Show (1993- 1994),Houseguest (1995),First Kid (1996)|
|Education||University of Denver|
|Date of Birth||November 10,1956|
Sinbad born David Adkins is an American stand-up comedian & actor made TV breakthrough from The Redd Foxx Show (1986) & gained further fame as a cast in the sitcom A Different World (1987- 1991).
From 1993 to 1994, he portrayed David Bryan in the sitcom The Sinbad Show & has appeared in the films like Houseguest (1995) and First Kid (1996).
Turned professional in 1978, Sinbad got hands over a hefty sum through his career through stand-up gigs & as an actor. However, his lavish expenses & ill-managed finances made him file for bankruptcy twice (in 2009 & 2013).
How Much Net Worth Sinbad Has In 2020?
The 63-year-old actor & stand-up comedian is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million as of March 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Despite the fact that Sinbad barely has landed in prominent roles in TV series or movies since the second bankruptcy filing at a reported $10 million debt in 2013, the actor is worth millions of dollars.
Most recently, he appeared as the main cast in Rel (2018- 2019) & thanks to voice-over credits & stand-up specials with HBO, that got Sinbad's finance a stand.
Furthermore, the 6 ft. 3 inches tall TV personality's got additional fortune through the sales of his book Sinbad’s Guide to Life (released in 1997).
Meanwhile, Sinbad seems confidential about his earnings; back in 2009, the actor had reported revenue of $16,000-a-month, totaling $192,000 a year.
On average, an actor in the United States earns a salary of $56,821 per year.
Other Income Source: Comedy Specials & Endorsements
Sinbad made his stand-up comedy special debut in 1990 for HBO; it was named Sinbad: Brain Damaged & was recorded at Morehouse College.
Thereafter, he performed another comedy special Sinbad- Afros and Bellbottoms in 1993 for New York City's Paramount Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Sinbad aka David Adkins performed HBO comedy specials: "Son of a Preacher Man" (in 1996) at the Paramount Theatre and "Nothin' But the Funk" (in 1998).
Reportedly, an LA-based comedian can sum up to $1,250- $2,500 per week while a Netflix one-hour special has a base price of $50,000 that can go up to the million-dollars figure if is anticipated.
Over the years, the Benton Harbor, Michigan-born actor has an association with Apple Inc. & promotes the brand's product; he also attended many Apple events.
He was a celebrity speaker of MacWorld Expo 2011 on January 25, 2011.
Without a doubt, the endorsement deal with Apple gains Sinbad a hefty amount of fortune.
An avid user of Instagram, Sinbad has over 177K followers as of March 2020. If he does sign a promotional deal through his Instagram, the Influencer Marketing Hub report that he can earn $528 - $880 per sponsored post.
Faced Bankruptcy For 2 Times
Even though Sinbad's career was hiking with prominence in acting & comedy, ill-managements of finances got to file for bankruptcy (Chapter 7) in 2009.
Following 4 years of first bankruptcy, the American actor again filed for bankruptcy in April 2013- filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy which works on wage earner's plan & to develop a plan to repay all or part of the debt.
According to the document, Sinbad reportedly had $131,000 in liquid assets, while the debt was a whopping $10,991,715.
The majority of the debt was $8.3 million in back taxes to IRS for the year between 1998 - 2006, while the CA Franchise Tax Board owed $2.3 million from him.
Further division of the debt detail includes $374,979 to American Express and $32,199 to Bank of America.
What Did Sinbad Do Before Fame?
The graduate of the University of Denver (1974- 1978) Sinbad formerly served in the United States Air Force as a boom operator.
Passionate about stand-up comedy, even when assigned to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, he would travel downtown to perform stand-up comedy & as a result, was discharged from the service.
Sinbad then participated in Star Search but lost to John Kassir in the finals.
Journey To Prominence
In 1986, the actor made his acting debut through The Redd Foxx Show & then became a regular cast in A Different World (1987- 1991).
Moreover, he got his film debut as portraying a stand-up comic in That's Adequate (1989).
So far, with over 4 decades of the acting career, Sinbad records 45 acting credits- TV series & movies. Some of his notable film appearances include Houseguest (1995), First Kid (1996) and Good Burger (1997).
Furthermore, his TV series credits include main roles in The Sinbad Show (1993- 1994), Vibe (1997- 1998) and Rel (2018- 2019).
Where Does Sinbad Currently Live?
Currently, the American actor & singer lives in California, however, he remains low-key about the worth disclosure of his current residence.
After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009, Sinbad placed his house in Hidden Hills, for sales in 2010, asking $3 million- had bought the 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms property in June 1997 for $1.525 million.
Reportedly, he put the property in the market to decrease his tax burden.
Amidst of the bankruptcy in 2013, the actor reportedly possessed a collection of luxury cars including a 2007 BMW 750i, a 2006 VW Beetle, a 2010 Ford F150 and a 2010 Lincoln Navigator.
Moreover, he owned $5,000 worth in home office equipment too.
Father Of 4 Children From 2 Marriages
Sinbad has been married 2 times in his life & divorced once.
Meanwhile, the American actor & stand-up comedian lives with his second wife Meredith Adkins; the duo is together ever since they exchanged vows in 2002.
The couple is parents to 2 children: Royce Beckley Adkins and Paige Adkins.
Prior, he was in a marital relationship with Meredith Fuller from 1986 to 1992 & welcomed 2 children together.
Sinbad was born David Adkins on November 10, 1956, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the USA. He is the only son of Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and Louise Adkins.
From his father's marriage with Martha Adkins, Sinbad has 5 half-siblings: Donna, Dorothea, Mark, Michael, and Donald.
After graduating from Benton Harbor High School, the actor enrolled at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (1974- 1978).