Wesley Snipes

American actor

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.

Wesley Snipes
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Wesley Trent Snipes

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

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.


Feature filmsEdit

  Denotes lead role

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


  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Network Notes
Actor Producer Role
All My Children 1984     Marty ABC Episode: "Episode #1.3877"
Miami Vice 1986     Silk NBC Episode: "Streetwise"
Vietnam War Story 1987     Bookman Unknown Episode: "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth"
A Man Called Hawk 1989     Nicholas Murdock ABC Episodes: "Choice of Chance", "A Time and a Place"
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1989     Hood Lifetime Episode: "Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning"
H.E.L.P. 1990     Officer Lou Barton ABC 6 episodes
America's Dream 1996     George Du Vail HBO Television film
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997     The Pied Piper HBO Episode: "The Pied Piper"; voice role
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998     Unknown Television film
Futuresport 1998     Obike Fixx ABC Television film
Disappearing Acts 2000     Franklin Swift HBO Television film
Dr. Ben 2001     Unknown Television film
The Bernie Mac Show 2003     Duke Fox Episode: "Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope "
The Player 2015     Mr. Johnson NBC 9 episodes
What We Do in the Shadows 2019     Wesley FX Episode: "The Trial"
Paper Empire 2021     Damon Moore Unknown Episodes: "Calling Kiev", "Digital Limbo", "The Fintch Factor", "Market Lunch Break"
True Story TBA     Carlton Unknown 8 episodes


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

Miscellaneous crewEdit

Title Year Choreographer Notes
Blade 1998  
Blade II 2002  

Music videoEdit

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

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

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

Video gamesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit