by ethnic on April 9, 2010


Birth Name: David Adkins

Place of Birth: Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1956

Ethnicity: African-American

Sinbad is an American comedian and actor. Sinbad was born David Adkins, and is the son of Louise and Donald Beckley Adkins, a Baptist minister. His parents are/were both African-American.

Sinbad’s parents are pictured here.

Sinbad is married to Meredith Fuller, with whom he has two children.

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Multiethnicchick March 9, 2018 at 1:33 pm

As someone else said, he either has a rare genetic mutation, or he’s adopted. The pictures of his parents are poor quality, they look mixed race themselves though darker than their son.

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:12 pm

having dark brown eyes and red hair as AA or african is a sign of albinism

look at his nose, which is not european

fuzzybear44 January 5, 2018 at 12:34 am

Red hair in its self is a mutation even for white people. When he was young, his hair seem to be dark, not flaming red like it is for the site pic:

Plus when you look at pictures of Sinbad, he likes to change his hair and beard often.if his hair is red truly,I’m pretty sure he’s of Irish ancestry , That bloodline is very common for African Americans

Quote(look at his nose, which is not european)

I thought you Europeans could have all the types of noses etc, at least that’s what Europeans keep saying, anytime someone doubts their purity. Sinbad has the same nose his father has, and we African Americans have all the different types of noses, from pointy, to wide, to the so-called semitic nose and so on. All the different bloodlines we have come with all the different traits

neiltennant February 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm

IM NOT european

i have medium brown air and pale skin but brown eyes ..

alberto.r7 September 18, 2017 at 5:54 am

There are two options, he has some white ancestry or he has some type of albinism.

fuzzybear44 September 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Well he’s African American, so there’s a good chance he has some European ancestry. It’s probably Irish, alot of AA’s have that background

bearboy September 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Yes, I could easily be wrong but I thought the on average African American’s (who have two African-American parents) are around 75% Sub-Saharan African, 22%-23% European ancestry, and 2%-3% Native American ancestry. Usually the European ancestry is British and Irish but often other parts of North Western Europe. I am basing the percentages off of collected DNA results from DNA testing companies.

fuzzybear44 September 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm


The safe bet is to say that the avg AA is of mixed ethnicity. Don’t get hung up on fixed percentage, because they tend to fluctuate depending on the area, and the companies that do the testing. The companies also admit, that their AA dna contributions are low

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm

i would say he has ALBINISM

he does not look like having european roots

neiltennant March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

i bet he has albinism

neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm

he looks pseudo-mixed or pseudo half white

i have seen a lot of blacks of nigerian descent who are nearly albinos with those features

but i know also 2 turkish boys who have similar features. And all of them have darker parernts

andrew December 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

that nose

fuzzybear44 December 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

What about the nose?

andrew December 19, 2015 at 2:26 am

wondering where it comes from. Also his father has the same nose.

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:40 am

White wannabe much?

Mr. Postman December 17, 2015 at 12:20 am
M May 31, 2015 at 6:45 am

Is he bleaching? He looks bright as hell.

tyr August 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Definite bleacher.

neiltennant August 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm


i have seen a lot of people who are from countries like TURKEY (WITH DARK PEOPLE) for example who have orange hair and pale skin but brown eyes he looks nearly the same

hulahoe August 3, 2010 at 6:10 am


Ahh(: July 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

yeah. I saw that. he was hilarious.(:

fuzzybear June 14, 2010 at 1:59 am

To everywhere I go

He also said it himself in his latest comic special that’s he was black.He also said he was mad he didn’t get the green eyes or good hair,that came with the light skin

Supernaut July 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Not that it really matters. I think anyone in America that says “black” means the person is mixed with usual sub safaran african, native american, and european of some sort…Sinbad probably just want to keep it simple and say black because it shouldn’t matter.

fuzzybear July 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

To Supernaut

I could go with that,except for that Sub-Saharan part,we are from all over the place

everywhere I go.(: June 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm

he’s black, he said if he had wavy hair he could pass for cuban. lol

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