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Stand-Up Comedian & Actor

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All-Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane. Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney's Planes, Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV's reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family. He has done six one-hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, four on HBO and the last two on Comedy Central...and he's not stopping anytime soon!

Sinbad is internationally recognized for his roles in hit movies like "Jingle All the Way," in which he played opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Houseguest and his film debut, Necessary Roughness, where he did none of his own stunts. Sinbad starred in the television sitcom A Different World, which premiered in 1986, as well as his own series, The Sinbad Show, which ran in the mid-nineties.

In addition to his television, film and comedy work, Sinbad has also written a self-help book entitled Sinbad's Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).

He has served as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), encouraging minorities to pursue studies in science, math and engineering. Sinbad established an academic scholarship in their name at the esteemed Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Showing his appreciation for our armed servicemen, Sinbad has also participated in USO tours and performed at the USO of Hampton Roads 2006 Patriotic Festival.


Sinbad is back after a stroke: ‘Miracles happen’
Sinbad says he has felt all the prayers directed his way since his debilitating stroke in 2020, and he is vowing to make a comeback. In a video posted on his verified Instgram account, the actor and comedian showed himself watching his recent appearance via Zoom with some of his fellow “A Different World” cast members.

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