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Wesley Trent Snipes

July 31, 1962
Years active 1985-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.


Feature films

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
Wildcats 1986 Yes No Trumaine
Streets of Gold 1986 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 Thomas Flanigan
Mo' Better Blues 1990 Yes No Shadow Handerson
New Jack City 1991 Yes No Nino Brown
Jungle Fever 1991 Yes No Flipper Purify
The Waterdance 1992 Yes No Raymond Hill
White Men Can't Jump 1992 Yes No Sidney "Syd" Deane
Passenger 57 1992 Yes No John Cutter
Boiling Point 1993 Yes No Agent Jimmy Mercer
Rising Sun 1993 Yes No Lt. Webster "Web" Smith
Demolition Man 1993 Yes No Simon Phoenix
Sugar Hill 1993 Yes No Roemello Skugs
Drop Zone 1994 Yes No U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 1995 Yes No Noxeema Jackson
Money Train 1995 Yes No John Robinson
Waiting to Exhale 1995 Yes No James Wheeler Uncredited cameo
The Fan 1996 Yes No Bobby Rayburn
John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk 1996 No Yes Documentary film
Murder at 1600 1997 Yes No Det. Harlan Regis
One Night Stand 1997 Yes No Maximilian "Max" Carlyle
U.S. Marshals 1998 Yes No Mark J. Sheridan / Mark Roberts / Mark Warren
The Big Hit 1998 No Yes
Down in the Delta 1998 Yes Yes Will Sinclair Limited release
Blade 1998 Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
Play It to the Bone 1999 Yes No Ringside Fan Cameo
The Art of War 2000 Yes Yes Agent Neil Shaw
Liberty Stands Still 2002 Yes No Joe Direct-to-video
Zig Zag 2002 Yes No David "Dave" Fletcher
Blade II 2002 Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
Undisputed 2002 Yes Yes Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens
Unstoppable 2004 Yes No Agent Dean Cager Limited release
Blade: Trinity 2004 Yes Yes Eric Brooks / Blade
7 Seconds 2005 Yes No Jack Tulliver Direct-to-video
The Marksman 2005 Yes No Painter Direct-to-video
Chaos 2005 Yes No Lorenz / Jason York Direct-to-video
The Detonator 2006 Yes No Agent Sonni Griffith Direct-to-video
Hard Luck 2006 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 2011 Yes No Agent Marcus Jones Direct-to-video
Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond 2012 No Yes Documentary film
Gallowwalkers 2012 Yes No Aman Direct-to-video
The Expendables 3 2014 Yes No Doctor Death
Chi-Raq 2015 Yes No Sean "Cyclops" Andrews Limited release
The Recall 2017 Yes Yes "The Hunter" Limited release
Armed Response 2017 Yes Yes Isaac Direct-to-video
Dolemite Is My Name 2019 Yes No D'Urville Martin Limited release
Cut Throat City 2020 Yes No Lawrence Limited release
Coming 2 America 2021 Yes No Gen. Izzi Completed


     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Network Notes
Actor Producer Role
All My Children 1984 Yes No Marty ABC Episode: "Episode #1.3877"
Miami Vice 1986 Yes No Silk NBC Episode: "Streetwise"
Vietnam War Story 1987 Yes No Bookman Unknown Episode: "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth"
A Man Called Hawk 1989 Yes No Nicholas Murdock ABC Episodes: "Choice of Chance", "A Time and a Place"
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1989 Yes No Hood Lifetime Episode: "Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning"
H.E.L.P. 1990 Yes No Officer Lou Barton ABC 6 episodes
America's Dream 1996 Yes No George Du Vail HBO Television film
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 Yes No The Pied Piper HBO Episode: "The Pied Piper"; voice role
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 No Yes Unknown Television film
Futuresport 1998 Yes Yes Obike Fixx ABC Television film
Disappearing Acts 2000 Yes Yes Franklin Swift HBO Television film
Dr. Ben 2001 No Yes Unknown Television film
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 Yes No Duke Fox Episode: "Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope "
The Player 2015 Yes No Mr. Johnson NBC 9 episodes
What We Do in the Shadows 2019 Yes No Wesley FX Episode: "The Trial"
Paper Empire 2019–2020 Yes No Damon Moore Unknown Episodes: "The Fintch Factor", "Market Lunch Break", "Digital Limbo", "Calling Kiev"


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

Miscellaneous crew

Title Year Choreographer Notes
Blade 1998 Yes
Blade II 2002 Yes

Music video

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 appearances

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

Video games

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

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