ROB THOMAS & SINBAD
David Adkins (born November 10, 1956) — known by his stage name Sinbad — is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series.
Under the professional name Sinbad, which Adkins chose out of admiration for Sinbad the Sailor in order to stand out in the entertainment industry, he began his career appearing on Star Search. Sinbad won his round against fellow comedian Dennis Miller, He soon was cast on 'The Redd Foxx Show', a short-lived sitcom, playing Byron Lightfoot.
In 1987, Sinbad landed a role in 'A Different World', a spin-off of 'The Cosby Show' built around Lisa Bonet's character Denise Huxtable. Previously, Sinbad appeared in two different one-off roles on 'The Cosby Show', as a principal and as "Davis Sarrette". Huxtable attended Hillman College, a fictional historically black college. While Bonet only stayed with the program for a season, Sinbad stayed with the cast from 1988 until 1991 as "Coach Walter Oakes".
By the early 1990s, his popularity had grown enough for Fox to green-light 'The Sinbad Show', which premiered September 16, 1993. In the self-titled series, Sinbad played 35-year-old David Bryan, a bachelor who decides to become a foster parent to two children after becoming emotionally attached to them. The series, which co-starred a young Salma Hayek, received praise from critics for its unique and realistic portrayal of African American life.
Sinbad also made a cameo appearance on the television show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' as himself in a rehab center in the episode "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life", which originally aired October 23, 2008.
Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972) is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album "Supernatural" in 1999.
He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony,Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.
Since 1995, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World", "Back 2 Good", "Bent", "If You're Gone", "Mad Season", "Disease", "Unwell", "Bright Lights", "How Far We've Come", and "She's So Mean". In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.
In addition to his music career, Thomas also made a guest appearance playing himself and with Sinbad on the fourth season of the show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.
AS SEEN IN:
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
"Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life"
Dream Figures (Hallucinations)
Because of the medication he was on, Dennis thought he was in the sanitarium with Sinbad and Rob Thomas. Actually they were just two other patients, but he saw them as the entertainers.
Two for Tuesday!