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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame (1980)... See full bio »
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 2015 Chi-Raq (completed)
  Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel (announced)
God Of War Ah Puch
 2011 Julius Styles: The International (Video Game)
Julius Styles (voice)
 2010 Game of Death
 2007 The Contractor (Video)
James Dial
 2006 Hard Luck (Video)
 2006 The Detonator (Video)
Sonni Griffith
 2005/II Chaos
Lorenz / Jason York
 2005 The Marksman (Video)
 2005 7 Seconds (Video)
Jack Tuliver
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
- Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope (2003) ... Duke
 2002 Blade II
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
Franklin Swift
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Obike Fixx
 1998 Blade
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
James Wheeler (uncredited)
 1995 Money Train
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Shadow Henderson (Sax)
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Off. Lou Barton
- Undue Force (1990) ... Off. Lou Barton
- To Everything, There Is a Season (1990) ... Off. Lou Barton
- Steam Heat (1990) ... Off. Lou Barton
- The Children's Hour (1990) ... Off. Lou Barton
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... Off. Lou Barton
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Nicholas Murdock
- Choice of Chance (1989) ... Nicholas Murdock
- A Time and a Place (1989) ... Nicholas Murdock
 1988 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
- An Old Ghost Walks the Earth (1988) ... Bookman
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short)
Mini Max
 1987 Critical Condition
Ambulance Driver
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Streetwise (1986) ... Silk
 1986 Streets of Gold
Roland Jenkins
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8 Interviews | 31 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Certain roles are more challenging than others, but I haven't come across one yet that I can't tackle. See more »


Was set to star in Miracle at St. Anna (2008) but had to leave the project due to tax problems which made him unable to travel to Italy, the film's principal shooting location. His intended role went to Derek Luke. See more »


Characters in his films, usually his own characters, frequently quote the literary classic "The Art of War", written by Sun Tzu around 500 B.C.E., which is widely regarded as the single best resource for training military special forces groups worldwide. See more »

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