Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer and martial artist.
Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Maryann (née Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.
Films that he has appeared on
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Wildcats Trumaine
1986 Streets of Gold Roland Jenkins
1987 Critical Condition Ambulance Driver
1987 Bad Mini Max Short film
1989 Major League "Willie Mays" Hayes
1990 Mo' Better Blues Shadow Handerson
1990 King of New York Thomas Flanigan
1991 New Jack City Nino Brown Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1991 Jungle Fever Flipper "Flip" Purify
1992 The Waterdance Raymond Hill
1992 White Men Can't Jump Sidney "Syd" Deane
1992 Passenger 57 John Cutter
1993 Boiling Point Jimmy Mercer
1993 Rising Sun Lt. Webster "Web" Smith
1993 Demolition Man Simon Phoenix Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1994 Sugar Hill Roemello Skugs
1994 Drop Zone Pete Nessip
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Noxeema Jackson
1995 Money Train John
1995 Waiting to Exhale James Wheeler Uncredited
1996 The Fan Bobby "Bob" Rayburn
1997 Murder at 1600 Detective Harlan Regis
1997 One Night Stand Maximilian "Max" Carlyle Volpi Cup for Best Actor
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story Himself Documentary
1998 U.S. Marshals Mark J. Sheridan / Mark Warren / Mark Roberts
1998 Blade Eric Brooks / Blade Also fight choreographer and producer
1998 Down in the Delta Will Sinclair Also executive producer
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Himself Documentary
1999 Play It to the Bone Ringside Fan #2 Cameo
2000 The Art of War Neil Shaw
2002 Blade II Eric Brooks / Blade Also fight choreographer and producer
2002 Liberty Stands Still Joe
2002 ZigZag David "Dave" Fletcher
2002 Undisputed Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens Also producer
2004 Unstoppable Dean Cage
2004 Blade: Trinity Eric Brooks / Blade Also producer
2005 7 Seconds Jack Tulliver Direct-to-DVD
2005 The Marksman Painter Direct-to-DVD
2005 Chaos Jason York
2006 The Detonator Sonni Griffith Direct-to-DVD
2006 Hard Luck Lucky Direct-to-DVD
2007 The Contractor James Jackson Dial Direct-to-DVD
2008 The Art of War II: Betrayal Neil Shaw Direct-to-DVD
2009 Brooklyn's Finest Casanova "Caz" Phillips Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Game of Death Agent Marcus Jones Direct-to-DVD
2012 Gallowwalkers Aman Direct-to-DVD
2014 The Expendables 3 Doc
2015 Chi-Raq Cyclops
2017 Temple Post-production
2017 The Recall The Hunter
1986 Miami Vice Silk Episode: "Streetwise"
1987 Vietnam War Story Young Soldier Episode: "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth"
1989 A Man Called Hawk Nicholas Murdock Episode: "Choice of Chance"
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. 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 (voice) Episode: "The Pied Piper"
1998 Futuresport Obike Fixx Television film
2000 Disappearing Acts Franklin Swift Television film; also producer
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Duke Episode: "Rope-a-Dope"
2015 The Player Mr. Johnson 9 episodes