Birth Name: Sinbad
Birth Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
David Adkins was born on Nov. 10, 1956 in Benton Harbor, MI to the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Adkins and his wife Martha. At Benton Harbor High School, the young Adkins was a member of the marching band and the math club. He graduated from the University of Denver in Denver, CO, where he lettered twice for basketball and was known as "Red Chamberlain" due to his flaming red hair and process on the court. However, his athletic career was cut short by an injury. After college, Adkins served in the U.S. Air Force as a boom operator, based at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS. On evenings off, Adkins often performed stand-up comedy in downtown Wichita; even competing as a comic in the USAF Ta...
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