Sinbad first gained fame as a stand-up comedian then as an actor. Sinbad became a household name appearing on “The Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World” in the late 80s. After leaving “A Different World” he went on to co-star or star in various films and television series, and starred in his own series, “The Sinbad Show” for one season. Most recently he was part of the cast of “Celebrity Apprentice”. At the peak of his career in the mid 90s, Sinbad appeared in movies like “Jingle All The Way” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Houseguest”, “Coneheads” and more. Unfortunately, Sinbad has battled with the IRS over various tax issues for nearly a decade. In May 2013, he was forced to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.