Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. He has starred in numerous action-adventures, thrillers, and dramatic feature films and is well-known for his role as Blade in the Blade trilogy. Snipes formed a production company titled Amen-Ra Films in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age twelve, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu. At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year, he appeared on the trendy 1980's TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode 'Streetwise' (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" (he is seen in only the long version of the video) and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Snipes' performance in the music video "Bad" caught the eye of director Spike Lee. Snipes turned down a small role in Lee's Do the Right Thing for the larger part of Willie Mays Hayes in Major ...

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7 Seconds (2005)

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Fellows
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Tamzin Outhwaite  •  Deobia Oparei  •  Georgina Rylance

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Fellows
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Tamzin Outhwaite  •  Deobia Oparei  •  Georgina Rylance

Blade (1998)

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

Blade II (2002)

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A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leonor Varela  •  Norman Reedus

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leonor Varela  •  Norman Reedus

Blade: Trinity (2004)

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Dominic Purcell  •  Jessica Biel

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Dominic Purcell  •  Jessica Biel

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Giglio
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Henry Czerny

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Giglio
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Henry Czerny

Critical Condition (1987)

Eddie is a con artist. When he's framed and comes before a judge, he hopes to get off the hook by climbing insanity—but instead ends up in a hospital for a mental assessment. That night, a storm causes a power failure and, in the ensuing chaos, Eddie is mistaken ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Eddie is a con artist. When he's framed and comes before a judge, he hopes to get off the hook by climbing insanity—but instead ends up in a hospital for a mental assessment. That night, a storm causes a power failure and, in the ensuing chaos, Eddie is mistaken ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Demolition Man (1993)

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Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Disappearing Acts (2000)

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own business. The two meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Wesley Snipes  •  CCH Pounder  •  Clark Johnson

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own business. The two meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Wesley Snipes  •  CCH Pounder  •  Clark Johnson

Drop Zone (1994)

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

Futuresport (1998)

In the not too distant future, a new deadly sport is the only way to stop a war that will kill millions. Fix (Snipes) is the creator of the sport, but the spotlight has always been on Ramzey (Cain), this hothead must use this game to stop the Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Valerie Chow

In the not too distant future, a new deadly sport is the only way to stop a war that will kill millions. Fix (Snipes) is the creator of the sport, but the spotlight has always been on Ramzey (Cain), this hothead must use this game to stop the Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Valerie Chow

Hard Luck (2006)

Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and vicious streak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Jackie Quinones  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  James Hiroyuki Liao

Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and vicious streak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Jackie Quinones  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  James Hiroyuki Liao

Jungle Fever (1991)

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A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro

A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro

King of New York (1990)

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

Liberty Stands Still (2002)

As the heir and current marketing director for one of the nation's biggest gun manufacturers, Liberty Wallace is indifferent to the atrocities made possible through her business and her CEO husband, Victor. On her way to see her actor lover, Liberty ends up chained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kari Skogland
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Tanya Allen  •  Hart Bochner

As the heir and current marketing director for one of the nation's biggest gun manufacturers, Liberty Wallace is indifferent to the atrocities made possible through her business and her CEO husband, Victor. On her way to see her actor lover, Liberty ends up chained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kari Skogland
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Tanya Allen  •  Hart Bochner

Major League (1989)

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When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Margaret Whitton

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Margaret Whitton

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Money Train (1995)

When a vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares, his foster brother—a fellow cop—tries to protect him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Robert Blake

When a vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares, his foster brother—a fellow cop—tries to protect him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Robert Blake

Murder at 1600 (1997)

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Diane Lane  •  Daniel Benzali  •  Dennis Miller

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Diane Lane  •  Daniel Benzali  •  Dennis Miller

New Jack City (1991)

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ice-T  •  Allen Payne  •  Chris Rock

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ice-T  •  Allen Payne  •  Chris Rock

One Night Stand (1997)

In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat run-ins with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Ming-Na Wen

In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat run-ins with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Ming-Na Wen
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