STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 393 this week

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 »

Bill Pullman's Movie & TV Picks

Bill Pullman thinks you should check out "Bordertown" and can't wait to see his son's performance in Bad Times at the El Royale.

Get Bill's picks

Bill Pullman on His Tortured Role in "The Sinner"

"The Sinner" star talks us through his arc in the show's just-finished Season 2.

Watch our interview

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Passenger 57
Mon, Sep 24 4:40 AM EDT on HBO (603)
Liberty Stands Still
Mon, Sep 24 11:35 AM EDT on TMC (662)

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 35 images
updated 2 weeks ago
 
a list of 12 images
updated 4 weeks ago
 
a list of 137 people
updated 2 months ago
 
a list of 44 images
updated 6 months ago
 
a list of 20 images
updated 10 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 22 people
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 48 people
created 18 Jan 2015
 
a list of 40 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 28 people
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Wesley Snipes's work have you seen?

User Polls

9 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blade
Blade Blade
(1998)
New Jack City
New Jack City Nino Brown
(1991)
Demolition Man
Demolition Man Simon Phoenix
(1993)
White Men Can't Jump
White Men Can't Jump Sidney Deane
(1992)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (64 credits)
  Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel (announced)
Ah Puch - God of War
  Dolemite Is My Name (post-production)
D'Urville Martin
 2017 Armed Response
Isaac
 2017 The Recall
The Hunter
 2015 Chi-Raq
Cyclops
 2015 The Player (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Tell (2015) ... Mr. Johnson
- Downtown Odds (2015) ... Mr. Johnson
- A House Is Not a Home (2015) ... Mr. Johnson
- The Norseman (2015) ... Mr. Johnson
- House Rules (2015) ... Mr. Johnson
 2014 The Expendables 3
Doc
 2012 Gallowwalkers
Aman
 2011 Julius Styles: The International (Video Game)
Julius Styles (voice)
 2011 Game of Death
Marcus
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Caz
 2008 The Art of War II: Betrayal (Video)
Shaw
 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
 2004 Blade: Trinity
Blade
 2004 Unstoppable
Dean Cage
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Duke
- Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope (2003) ... Duke
 2002 Undisputed
Monroe Hutchen
 2002 Blade II
Blade
 2002 Zig Zag
Dave Fletcher
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
Franklin Swift
 2000 The Art of War
Neil Shaw
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Obike Fixx
 1998 Blade
Blade
 1998 Down in the Delta
Will Sinclair
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Sheridan
 1997 One Night Stand
Max Carlyle
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Pied Piper
- The Pied Piper (1997) ... The Pied Piper (voice)
 1997 Murder at 1600
Detective Regis
 1996 The Fan
Bobby Rayburn
 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
 1994 Drop Zone
Pete Nessip
 1993 Sugar Hill
Roemello Skuggs
 1993 Demolition Man
Simon Phoenix
 1993 Rising Sun
Lt. Webster Smith
 1993/I Boiling Point
Jimmy Mercer
 1992 Passenger 57
John Cutter
 1992 White Men Can't Jump
Sidney Deane
 1992 The Waterdance
Raymond Hill
 1991 Jungle Fever
Flipper Purify
 1991 New Jack City
Nino Brown
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Shadow Henderson (Sax)
 1990 King of New York
Thomas Flanigan
 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 Major League
Willie Mays Hayes
 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
 1986 Wildcats
Trumaine
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (81 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Infomercial: Total Gym workout system. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 31 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Welsey Snipes

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[his advice to aspiring actors] They should be very versatile. Versatility is what's going to give them the longevity. The world is opening up and a lot more stories and a lot more interesting scenes to portray in film. Versatility will help them. They must be able to see the world, learn the world, and bring it to their craft. See more »

Trivia:

Father of sons Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007) and daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001) with wife Nakyung Park. See more »

Trademark:

Deep commanding voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed