5 things you need to about Karina Seabrook's DAD - Made in Staten Island!

Everybody knows about Karina Seabrook thanks to brand new MTV series Made in Staten Island.

Her mother, Karen Gravano, is also a famous reality TV face having previously appeared in VH1’s Mob Wives as a cast member. She is also the daughter of Salvatore ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano, a former underboss of the Gambino crime family.

But who is Karina Seabrook’s dad? Here is everything you need to know!

Screen Shot: David Seabrook – VH1, Mob Wives S3E9

Karina Seabrook’s Dad Worked with Sammy the Bull

Karina Seabrook’s dad is called David Seabrook.

In a 2013 interview with radio station Hot 97, David admitted that he owned a percentage of a pool company alongside Sammy the Bull and others.

However, that’s not all they were doing.

According to David, he also dabbled with some sort of illegal side hustle that Sammy wasn’t aware of.

David and Karen were Engaged 

According to David, Karen first approached him back in 1996 inside New York club China Club, which is now permanently closed.

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Sparks flew and they eventually got engaged.

However, they never married after David was caught with a long prison sentence alongside Karen’s dad, Sammy the Bull, when the pair were caught selling over 20,000 ecstasy pills.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 02: Karen Gravano (R) and daughter Karina Seabrook attend the 2016 VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night at Kings Theatre on December 2, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

David did Nearly 20 Years!

David’s crime involvement meant that he ended up spending 18 years in prison.

According to the New York Post, he was one of 36 people that were busted in 14 simultaneous raids on February 25th, 2000.

David was 32 at the same time.

Screen Shot: Karen Gravano and David Seabrook – VH1, Mob Wives S3E9

Karen and David Split When Karina was 10 Years Old

According to the New York Post, David and Karen split when Karina was 10 years old.

As seen on a couple of episodes of Mob Wives, David and Karen have had a common parenting ground and are still in touch now.

Screen Shot: Dave, Karen, Karina, and Ramona – VH1, Mob Wives S3E9

Karina Seabrook’s Dad Lives in Arizona

As you can probably tell from Made in Staten Island, and if you have ever seen Mob Wives, David Seabrook doesn’t live in New York with either Karen or Karina.

Though he is originally from Queens, New York, he currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where Karina lived for the first 15 years of her life.

Arizona is a state in the south-west while New York is on the East Coast!

David Now has His Own Business

According to David’s Twitter, he is CEO of Emmploy.

Emmploy is a website that connects black, Hispanic and minority talent with work opportunities.

The website, emmploy.com, helps people who sing up with their careers thanks to apprenticeship programs, job links and career advisor sessions.

Screen Shot: Emmploy’s website – Emmploy




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