Wesley Snipes

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Wesley Snipes
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Born
Wesley Trent Snipes

July 31, 1962
Years active1985-present
Notable credit(s)
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.

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1986 Wildcats Trumaine
1986 Streets of Gold Roland Jenkins
1987 Critical Condition Ambulance Driver Cameo [1]
1989 Major League Willie Mays Hayes
1990 King of New York Detective Thomas Flanigan
1990 Mo' Better Blues Shadow Handerson
1991 New Jack City Nino Brown
1991 Jungle Fever Flipper Purify
1992 The Waterdance Raymond Hill
1992 White Men Can't Jump Sidney "Syd" Deane
1992 Passenger 57 Chief John Cutter
1993 Boiling Point Agent Jimmy Mercer
1993 Rising Sun Lieutenant Webster "Web" Smith
1993 Demolition Man Simon Phoenix
1993 Sugar Hill Romello "Rome" Skuggs
1994 Drop Zone U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Noxeema Jackson
1995 Money Train Officer John Robinson
1995 Waiting to Exhale James Wheeler Uncredited cameo
1996 The Fan Bobby Rayburn
1996 John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk Documentary film; executive producer only
1997 Murder at 1600 Detective Harlan Regis
1997 One Night Stand Maximilian "Max" Carlyle Limited release
1998 U.S. Marshals Mark J. Sheridan / Mark Roberts / Mark Warren
1998 The Big Hit Producer only
1998 Down in the Delta Will Sinclair Limited release; also producer
1998 Blade Eric Brooks / Blade Also producer and martial arts choreographer
1999 Play It to the Bone Ringside Fan Cameo
2000 The Art of War Agent Neil Shaw Also executive producer
2002 Liberty Stands Still Agent Alex / Joe Limited release
2002 Zig Zag David "Dave" Fletcher
2002 Blade II Eric Brooks / Blade Also producer and fight coordinator
2002 Undisputed Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens Also executive producer
2004 Unstoppable Agent Dean Cage Limited release; also producer
2004 Blade: Trinity Eric Brooks / Blade Also producer
2005 7 Seconds Jack Tulliver Direct-to-video
2005 The Marksman Enter "The Marksman" Painter Direct-to-video
2005 Chaos Lorenz / Jason York Direct-to-video
2006 The Detonator Agent Sonni Griffith Direct-to-video
2006 Hard Luck Lucky Direct-to-video
2007 The Contractor Agent James Jackson Dial Direct-to-video
2008 The Art of War II: Betrayal Agent Neil Shaw Direct-to-video
2009 Brooklyn's Finest Casanova "Caz" Phillips
2011 Game of Death Agent Marcus Jones Direct-to-video
2012 Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond Documentary film; executive producer only
2012 Gallowwalkers Aman Direct-to-video
2014 The Expendables 3 Doctor "Doc" Death
2015 Chi-Raq Sean "Cyclops" Andrews Limited release
2017 The Recall "The Hunter" Limited release; also producer
2017 Armed Response Isaac Direct-to-video; also producer
2019 Dolemite Is My Name D'Urville Martin Streaming release
2020 Cut Throat City Lawrence Limited release
2021 Coming 2 America General Izzi Streaming release
2022 Back on the Strip Luther "Mr. Big" Completed

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1984 All My Children Marty Episode: "Episode #1.3877"
1986 Miami Vice Silk Episode: "Streetwise"
1987 Vietnam War Story Bookman Episode: "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth"
1989 A Man Called Hawk Nicholas Murdock 2 episodes
1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Hood Episode: "Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning"
1990 H.E.L.P. Officer Lou Barton 6 episodes
1996 America's Dream George Du Vail Television film
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Pied Piper Episode: "The Pied Piper"; voice role
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Television documentary film; executive producer only
1998 Futuresport Obike Fixx Television film; also producer
2000 Disappearing Acts Franklin Swift Television film; also executive producer
2001 Dr. Ben Television documentary film; executive producer only
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Duke Episode: "Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope "
2015 The Player Mr. Johnson 9 episodes
2019 What We Do in the Shadows Wesley Episode: "The Trial"
2021 True Story Carlton 7 episodes
2022 Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur TBA Episode: Episode #1.1; voice role; post-production
2023 Paper Empire Damon Moore 5 episodes; post-production

Theatre[change | change source]

Year Title Role Venue Notes Ref.
1986 Execution of Justice Sister Boom Boom Broadway [2]

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Title Role Performer Notes Ref.
1987 "Bad" Mini Max Michael Jackson

Soundtrack appearances[change | change source]

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

Video games[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "19 Things You Might Not Have Realised About Wesley Snipes". May 15, 2019.
  2. Beaufort, John (March 24, 1986). "'Execution of Justice' echoes 1979 case. Pair of San Francisco crimes analyzed in courtroom drama". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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