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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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Known For

Blade
Blade Blade
(1998)
Blade II
Blade II Blade
(2002)
Blade: Trinity
(2004)
Demolition Man
Demolition Man Simon Phoenix
(1993)

Filmography

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  Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel (announced)
Ah Puch - God of War
 2017 Armed Response
Isaac
 2017 The Recall
The Hunter
 2015 Chi-Raq
Cyclops
 2011 Julius Styles: The International (Video Game)
Julius Styles (voice)
 2011 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
 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
 1994 Demolition Man (Video Game)
Simon Phoenix
 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)
Bookman
- 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)
Silk
- Streetwise (1986) ... Silk
 1986 Streets of Gold
Roland Jenkins
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Other Works:

Infomercial: Total Gym workout system. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 31 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:

I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college. It's funny because all I wanted to do when I was young was to become a dancer and then I went to acting school, where they taught me great drama! And that was it, I became an actor and the rhythm went through the door.... See more »

Trivia:

On April 18, 2005, Snipes filed a suit against New Line Cinema for more then $5 million, claiming that the studio failed to pay the balance of his fixed rate for Blade: Trinity, and that he wasn't allowed to approve the director, per his contract stipulations. 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. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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