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* OlderThanTheyLook: His hair has thinned over the years but he still looks great despite being in his early 60s.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: His hair has thinned over the years but he still looks great despite being in his early 60s.60s.
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* FakeMemories: Starting in 2009, he became the subject of a rumor on Website/{{Reddit}} in which multiple people claimed that he had played a genie in a 90s film called ''Shazaam''.[[note]]In reality, no such film ever existed. People were apparently conflating the time he had dressed as a genie for a 1994 marathon of Sinbad the Sailor movies with the Shaquille O'Neal film ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' in an example of the so-called "Mandela Effect".[[/note]] Sinbad himself was made aware of the rumor and he subsequently appeared in Website/CollegeHumor's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU 2017 April Fools Day video]], which purported to be lost footage from the movie.

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* FakeMemories: Starting in 2009, he became the subject of a rumor on Website/{{Reddit}} in which multiple people claimed that he had played a genie in a 90s film called ''Shazaam''.[[note]]In reality, no such film ever existed. People were apparently conflating the time he had dressed as a genie for a 1994 marathon of Sinbad the Sailor movies with the Shaquille O'Neal film ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' in an example of the so-called "Mandela Effect".[[/note]] Sinbad himself was made aware of the rumor and he subsequently appeared in Website/CollegeHumor's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU 2017 April Fools Day video]], which purported to be lost footage from the movie.movie.
* LargeHam: Most of his roles are this. The man loves the spotlight.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His hair has thinned over the years but he still looks great despite being in his early 60s.


David Adkins aka Sinbad is an American actor and comedian. He became known throughout the comedy world through a series of Creator/{{HBO}} stand-up specials and his role on the ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' spin-off ''Series/ADifferentWorld''. His films include ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''First Kid'' and ''Film/GoodBurger''. After his career hit its highpoint in the 90s, Sinbad more or less faded from the limelight. However, he still does TV work, including voice roles on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' and as a regular on the Creator/{{FOX}} sitcom ''Rel''.

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David Adkins (born November 10, 1956) aka Sinbad is an American actor and comedian. He became known throughout the comedy world through a series of Creator/{{HBO}} stand-up specials and his role on the ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' spin-off ''Series/ADifferentWorld''. His films include ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''First Kid'' and ''Film/GoodBurger''. After his career hit its highpoint in the 90s, Sinbad more or less faded from the limelight. However, he still does TV work, including voice roles on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' and as a regular on the Creator/{{FOX}} sitcom ''Rel''.


* ''Rel'' (2018-present): Dad.

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* ''Rel'' (2018-present): (2018-2019): Dad.


David Adkins aka Sinbad is an American actor and comedian. He became known throughout the comedy world through a series of HBO stand-up specials and his role on the ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' spin-off ''Series/ADifferentWorld''. His films include ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''First Kid'' and ''Film/GoodBurger''. After his career hit its highpoint in the 90s, Sinbad more or less faded from the limelight. However, he still does TV work, including voice roles on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' and as a regular on the Creator/{{FOX}} sitcom ''Rel''.

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David Adkins aka Sinbad is an American actor and comedian. He became known throughout the comedy world through a series of HBO Creator/{{HBO}} stand-up specials and his role on the ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' spin-off ''Series/ADifferentWorld''. His films include ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''First Kid'' and ''Film/GoodBurger''. After his career hit its highpoint in the 90s, Sinbad more or less faded from the limelight. However, he still does TV work, including voice roles on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' and as a regular on the Creator/{{FOX}} sitcom ''Rel''.


* FakeMemories: Starting in 2009, he became the subject of a rumor on Website/Reddit in which multiple people claimed that he had played a genie in a 90s film called ''Shazaam''.[[note]]In reality, no such film ever existed. People were apparently conflating the time he had dressed as a genie for a 1994 marathon of Sinbad the Sailor movies with the Shaquille O'Neal film ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' in an example of the so-called "Mandela Effect".[[/note]] Sinbad himself was made aware of the rumor and he subsequently appeared in Website/CollegeHumor's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU 2017 April Fools Day video]], which purported to be lost footage from the movie.

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* FakeMemories: Starting in 2009, he became the subject of a rumor on Website/Reddit Website/{{Reddit}} in which multiple people claimed that he had played a genie in a 90s film called ''Shazaam''.[[note]]In reality, no such film ever existed. People were apparently conflating the time he had dressed as a genie for a 1994 marathon of Sinbad the Sailor movies with the Shaquille O'Neal film ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' in an example of the so-called "Mandela Effect".[[/note]] Sinbad himself was made aware of the rumor and he subsequently appeared in Website/CollegeHumor's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU 2017 April Fools Day video]], which purported to be lost footage from the movie.

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David Adkins aka Sinbad is an American actor and comedian. He became known throughout the comedy world through a series of HBO stand-up specials and his role on the ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' spin-off ''Series/ADifferentWorld''. His films include ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'', ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'', ''First Kid'' and ''Film/GoodBurger''. After his career hit its highpoint in the 90s, Sinbad more or less faded from the limelight. However, he still does TV work, including voice roles on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' and as a regular on the Creator/{{FOX}} sitcom ''Rel''.

!!Selected Filmography:
* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' (1987-1991): Coach Walter Oakes.
* ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' (1993): Otto.
* ''Film/{{Houseguest}}'' (1995): Kevin Franklin.
* ''Film/HomewardBoundIILostInSanFrancisco'' (1996): Riley.
* ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' (1996): Myron Larabee.
* ''First Kid'' (1996): Sam Simms.
* ''Film/GoodBurger'' (1997): Mr. Wheat.
* ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats'' (2007-2009): Eddie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' (2013): Roper.
* ''Rel'' (2018-present): Dad.

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* FakeMemories: Starting in 2009, he became the subject of a rumor on Website/Reddit in which multiple people claimed that he had played a genie in a 90s film called ''Shazaam''.[[note]]In reality, no such film ever existed. People were apparently conflating the time he had dressed as a genie for a 1994 marathon of Sinbad the Sailor movies with the Shaquille O'Neal film ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' in an example of the so-called "Mandela Effect".[[/note]] Sinbad himself was made aware of the rumor and he subsequently appeared in Website/CollegeHumor's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU 2017 April Fools Day video]], which purported to be lost footage from the movie.

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