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Whatever Happened To.......sinbad
Have you ever wondered
Have you ever wondered whatever happened to some of your favorite or not so favorite entertainers, or maybe the famous, or infamous people that were formerly in the limelight but, are not anymore. Well so do I, so I'll attempt to find out and I'll bring back what I find and share with Hubpages.
My first attempt is Sinbad, the comedian. Sinbad just happened to be one of the funniest comedians of modern times. Of course it's my opinion, but just take a look at the video, and see if you don't concur. Think about it, he did it all without a single expletive, (obscene word), or racy innuendo. As a matter of fact Sinbad is commonly known as the clean comedian, and that is my kind of comedian, ergo Sinbad is my kind of comedian.
Sinbad, born David Adkins to a Baptist minister, Donald Adkins and his wife Martha. He has five siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The 6'5 comedian attended the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, USA, between the years of 1974 and 1978 where he lettered two seasons for the basketball team.
He married Meredith Fuller in 1985, the marriage ended in divorce in 1992. The union produced two children. Sinbad served in the US Air Force as a boom operator aboard the KC-135 Stratotanker, circa 1981.
Sinbad got his start as a comedian, as a finalist on Star Search, a predecessor to American Idol. Star Search hosted by Ed McMahon, aired between 1983 and 1995. Some notables that appeared on Star Search, as contestants, are, Drew Carey, (The Price is Right), Britney Spears, Rosie O'Donnell, Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morisette, Dennis Miller, and more. I digress. Anyway Sinbad won his round as a stand-up comedian against comedian Dennis Miller, and lasted seven rounds.
Sinbad went on to appear on television and in the movies, host and emcee serveral award and variety shows. Some Sinbad movies are, "Houseguest," where he appeared with the late Phil Hartman, (funny, funny), also, "First Kid." Sinbad has been largely out of the limelight for sometime now. Prompting rumors of his death. Even Wikipedia got in on the rumor.
What is Sinbad doing now
After a career high in the '90's, Sinbad took a lower profile. However, he has been busy touring comedy clubs and lending his voice to various projects. He said in an interview, that he is putting some new TV shows and movies together. His 23 year old daughter is a singer and has an album coming out, and she also acts. His son is a recording engineer and filmmaker, and Sinbad says he is aiding them to, as he puts it, "take it to the next level and showing them how to own their own product."
On Sept. 9, 2009 Sinbad ended his almost 15 year hiatus from doing comedy taping, to tape a special for Comedy Central, which will air early 2010. Comedy Central names Sinbad as one of it's top 100 stand-up comedians of all times.
So that's what Sinbad has been doing and is doing now. Let's be on the look-out for his future ventures. I personally can't wait to see what he does next.
As of March, 2010 Sinbad will be on the new Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump, on the NBC Network, USA. I anxiously await the show. I will continue to make updates to the hub. Update to the update. Sinbad now has a reality show on one of the cable stations. I guess I should have found that out before I did the update.
© 2009 Alfreta Sailor