Sinbad in 2011, photo by Prphotos

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. His roles include A Different World, The Sinbad Show, and the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, and Good Burger.

Sinbad was born David Adkins, and is the son of Louise and The Rev. 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.


Curious about ethnicity

21 Responses

  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    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.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      So now he’s sick. or he’s adopted. Come on now people, Sinbad is an African American. His parents are African Americans, which means they could have a number of different bloodlines run through their veins. That genetic milkshake his parents made produced a child with a certain traits(which his dna probably had many to choose from). It happens all the time over here

    • Ethnicity37 says:

      HE IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN. HE is Black with two Black parents. Most African-American are multi-generational admix. Genotype does not have to match phenotype as well.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    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

  3. alberto.r7 says:

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

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:


          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

  4. Devotion says:

    White wannabe much?

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