Wesley Snipes


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Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT 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 dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (... See full bio »

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

Filmography

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  Back on the Strip (post-production)
Luther 'Mr. Big'
 2021-2022 Paper Empire (TV Series)
Damon Moore
- From Kiev with Love (2022) ... Damon Moore
- Digital Limbo (2022) ... Damon Moore
- Failed to Plan (2022) ... Damon Moore
 2021 True Story (TV Mini Series)
Carlton
- Chapter 7: ...Like Cain Did Abel (2021) ... Carlton
- Chapter 5: Hard Feelings (2021) ... Carlton
- Chapter 3: Victory Lap (2021) ... Carlton
 2021 Coming 2 America
General Izzi
 2020 Cut Throat City
Lawrence
 2019 Dolemite Is My Name
D'Urville
 2019 What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series)
Wesley
- The Trial (2019) ... Wesley
 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/I 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
Shaw
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Obike Fixx
 1998 Blade
Blade
 1998 Down in the Delta
Will
 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
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video)
Mini Max (segment "Bad")
 1994 Drop Zone
Pete Nessip
 1994 Demolition Man (Video Game)
Simon Phoenix
 1993 Sugar Hill
Roemello Skuggs
 1993 Demolition Man
Simon Phoenix
 1993 Rising Sun
Webster Smith
 1993/I Boiling Point
Jimmy
 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 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Nicholas Murdock
- Choice of Chance (1989) ... Nicholas Murdock
- A Time and a Place (1989) ... Nicholas Murdock
 1989 Major League
Willie Mays Hayes
 1988 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
Bookman
- An Old Ghost Walks the Earth (1988) ... Bookman
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Music Video)
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
 1984 All My Children (TV Series)
Marty
- Episode #1.3877 (1984) ... Marty
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Infomercial: Total Gym workout system. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 32 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Welsey Snipes

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Nakyung (Nikki) Park  (4 children) | See more »

Children:

Snipes, Jelani Asar | See more »

Parents:

Snipes, Wesley Rudolph | Snipes (Long), Maryann
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Did You Know?

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:

Was set to star in Major League II (1994) reprising his role of Willie Mays Hayes, but gave up the project due to schedule conflicts. The role was recast with Omar Epps. See more »

Trademark:

Deep commanding voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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