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Wesley Snipes


Wesley Snipes 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)). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he ... See full bio »
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  Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel (announced)
God Of War Ah Puch
  The Expendables 4 (announced)
Surgeon (rumored)
 2011 Julius Styles: The International (Video Game)
Julius Styles (voice)
 2010 Game of Death
Marcus
 2007 The Contractor (Video)
James Dial
 2006 Hard Luck (Video)
Lucky
 2006 The Detonator (Video)
Sonni Griffith
 2005/II Chaos
Lorenz / Jason York
 2005 The Marksman (Video)
Painter
 2005 7 Seconds (Video)
Jack Tuliver
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Duke
- Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope (2003) ... Duke
 2002 Undisputed
Monroe Hutchen
 2002 Blade II
Blade
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
Franklin Swift
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Obike Fixx
 1998 Blade
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
John
 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 II (Video)
 1987 Bad (Video short)
Mini Max
 1987 Critical Condition
Ambulance Driver
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Silk
- Streetwise (1986) ... Silk
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 30 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Welsey Snipes

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2010, GQ Magazine) You know, when I was doing films like White Men Can't Jump and the money was hefty, I didn't get it. I didn't know what you could do with it. Like, I've never been to Hawaii. I didn't know. I had no experience in 'Let's take some money and go to Hawaii and rent a chalet and live it up and champagne and da da da.' So I didn't go anywhere, I didn't do anything. I'm not saying I ... See more »

Trivia:

His apartment was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. He happened to have been delayed at the gym where he was working out, otherwise he would have been home at that moment. See more »

Trademark:

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.

Star Sign:

Leo

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Perfect Comeback Scenario for Wesley... ttmakaveli
way to wreck your life wesley, good going. geoffreyudin1
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