Wesley Snipes

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Wesley Snipes
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Born
Wesley Trent Snipes

July 31, 1962
Years active1985-present
Spouse(s)Nikki Park (2003-present)
April Duboise (1985-1990)

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and movie producer. He is best known for his role as the vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy movies.

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida and spent most of his childhood in The Bronx, New York City. He moved back to Orlando when he was a teenager.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
Wildcats 1986 Yes No Trumaine
Streets of Gold Yes No Roland Jenkins
Critical Condition 1987 Yes No Ambulance Driver Cameo
Major League 1989 Yes No Willie Mays Hayes
King of New York 1990 Yes No Detective Thomas Flanigan
Mo' Better Blues Yes No Shadow Handerson
New Jack City 1991 Yes No Nino Brown
Jungle Fever Yes No Flipper Purify
The Waterdance 1992 Yes No Raymond Hill
White Men Can't Jump Yes No Sidney "Syd" Deane
Passenger 57 Yes No John Cutter
Boiling Point 1993 Yes No Agent Jimmy Mercer
Rising Sun Yes No Lieutenant Webster "Web" Smith
Demolition Man Yes No Simon Phoenix
Sugar Hill 1994 Yes No Romello "Rome" Skuggs
Drop Zone Yes No U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 1995 Yes No Noxeema Jackson
Money Train Yes No Officer John Robinson
Waiting to Exhale Uncredited No James Wheeler Cameo
The Fan 1996 Yes No Bobby Rayburn
John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk No Executive None Documentary film
Murder at 1600 1997 Yes No Detective Harlan Regis
One Night Stand Yes No Maximilian "Max" Carlyle
U.S. Marshals 1998 Yes No Mark J. Sheridan / Mark Roberts / Mark Warren
The Big Hit No Yes None
Down in the Delta Yes Yes Will Sinclair Limited release
Blade Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
Play It to the Bone 1999 Yes No Ringside Fan Cameo
The Art of War 2000 Yes Executive Agent Neil Shaw
Liberty Stands Still 2002 Yes No Agent Alex / Joe Limited release
Zig Zag Yes No David "Dave" Fletcher
Blade II Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
Undisputed Yes Executive Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens
Unstoppable 2004 Yes Yes Agent Dean Cage Limited release
Blade: Trinity Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
7 Seconds 2005 Yes No Jack Tulliver Direct-to-video
The Marksman Yes No Enter "The Marksman" Painter Direct-to-video
Chaos Yes No Lorenz / Jason York Direct-to-video
The Detonator 2006 Yes No Agent Sonni Griffith Direct-to-video
Hard Luck Yes No Lucky Direct-to-video
The Contractor 2007 Yes No Agent James Jackson Dial Direct-to-video
The Art of War II: Betrayal 2008 Yes No Agent Neil Shaw Direct-to-video
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 Yes No Casanova "Caz" Phillips
Game of Death 2010 Yes No Agent Marcus Jones Direct-to-video
Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond 2012 No Executive None Documentary film
Gallowwalkers Yes No Aman Direct-to-video
The Expendables 3 2014 Yes No Doctor "Doc" Death
Chi-Raq 2015 Yes No Sean "Cyclops" Andrews Limited release
The Recall 2017 Yes Yes "The Hunter" Limited release
Armed Response Yes Yes Isaac Direct-to-video
Dolemite Is My Name 2019 Yes No D'Urville Martin
Cut Throat City 2020 Yes No Lawrence Limited release
Coming 2 America 2021 Yes No General Izzi
Back on the Strip 2022 Yes No Luther "Mr. Big" Post-production

Television[change | change source]

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
All My Children 1984 Yes No Marty Episode: "Episode #1.3877"
Miami Vice 1986 Yes No Silk Episode: "Streetwise"
Vietnam War Story 1987 Yes No Bookman Episode: "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth"
A Man Called Hawk 1989 Yes No Nicholas Murdock Episodes: "Choice of Chance", "A Time and a Place"
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1989 Yes No Hood Episode: "Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning"
H.E.L.P. 1990 Yes No Officer Lou Barton 6 episodes
America's Dream 1996 Yes No George Du Vail Television film
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 Yes No The Pied Piper Episode: "The Pied Piper"; voice role
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 No Executive None Television film
Futuresport Yes Yes Obike Fixx Television film
Disappearing Acts 2000 Yes Executive Franklin Swift Television film
Dr. Ben 2001 No Executive None Television film
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 Yes No Duke Episode: "Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope "
The Player 2015 Yes No Mr. Johnson 9 episodes
What We Do in the Shadows 2019 Yes No Wesley Episode: "The Trial"
Paper Empire 2021 Yes No Damon Moore Episodes: "Calling Kiev", "Digital Limbo", "The Fintch Factor", "Market Lunch Break"
True Story Yes No Carlton 7 episodes

Theatre[change | change source]

Title Year Venue Actor Role Notes
Execution of Justice 1986 Broadway Yes Sister Boom Boom

Miscellaneous crews[change | change source]

Title Year Choreographer Notes
Blade 1998 Yes
Blade II 2002 Yes

Music videos[change | change source]

Title Year Performer Actor Role Notes
"Bad" 1987 Michael Jackson Yes Mini Max Directed by Martin Scorsese
"Video Greatest Hits – HIStory" 1995 Michael Jackson Yes Mini Max (segment "Bad")

Soundtrack appearances[change | change source]

Title Year Performer Song Notes
Wildcats 1986 Uncredited "Football Rap (End Credits)"
Mo' Better Blues 1990 Yes "Pop Top 40"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 Uncredited "Fame" Episode: "Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting/Wesley Snipes/Chris Cornell"

Video games[change | change source]

Title Year Actor Role Notes
Demolition Man 1994 Yes Simon Phoenix Live action full-motion video
Julius Styles: The International 2011 Yes Julius Styles Voice role

Other websites[change | change source]