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 League, beginning a succession of box-office hits for Snipes. Lee would later cast Snipes as the jazz saxophonist Shadow Henderson in Mo' Better Blues and as the lead in the interracial romantic drama Jungle Fever. Another important role for Snipes was the powerful drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, which was written specifically for him by Barry Michael Cooper. Another film in which his character was involved in drugs was the somber movie Sugar Hill. Although Snipes is more known for his roles in action films like Passenger 57, Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone), Money Train, U.S. Marshals (a sequel of The Fugitive) and Rising Sun (with Sean Connery), he has also had success in comedies like White Men Can't Jump, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen together with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. Snipes has also been critically acclaimed for his roles in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts. Snipes has been married twice; first, to April Snipes from 1985-1990 with whom he has a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, born in 1988. Jelani had a cameo role in Snipes' 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. In 2003, Snipes wed painter Nakyung 'Nikki' Park, who is the mother of his four youngest children: son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes; daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001); son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born May 26, 2004); and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007). Snipes spends a lot of time in Park's home country of South Korea, which he calls his "second home."  

Geburtstag: 31.07.1962

Geburtsort: Orlando, Florida, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Wesley Snipes gesehen haben: 2

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Wesley Snipes mitgespielt hat: 62

  • Dolemite Is My Name
    Rolle: D’Urville Martin
  • Armed Response
    Rolle: Isaac
  • The Recall
    Rolle: The Hunter
  • Chi-Raq
    Rolle: Cyclops
  • The Making of The Expendables 3
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Expendables 3
    Rolle: Doc
  • Gallowwalkers
    Rolle: Aman
  • Game of Death
    Rolle: Agent Marcus
  • Brooklyn's Finest
    Rolle: Caz
  • The Art of War II: Betrayal
    Rolle: Neil Shaw
  • The Contractor
    Rolle: James Dial
  • Hard Luck
    Rolle: Lucky
  • The Detonator
    Rolle: Sonni Griffith
  • 7 Seconds
    Rolle: Jack Tuliver
  • Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of Blade Trinity
    Rolle: Himself
  • Chaos
    Rolle: Lorenz / Jason York
  • The Marksman
    Rolle: Painter
  • Blade: Trinity
    Rolle: Blade
  • Unstoppable
    Rolle: Dean Cage
  • Undisputed
    Rolle: Monroe Hutchen
  • Zig Zag
    Rolle: Dave Fletcher
  • The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies
    Rolle: Himself - Interviewee
  • Ultimate Fights from the Movies
    Rolle: Blade Trio (Blade) (archive footage)
  • Blade II
    Rolle: Blade
  • Liberty Stands Still
    Rolle: Joe
  • Disappearing Acts
    Rolle: Franklin Swift
  • The Art of War
    Rolle: Neil Shaw
  • Play It to the Bone
    Rolle: Himself (Ringside Fan)
  • Down in the Delta
    Rolle: Will Sinclair
  • Blade
    Rolle: Blade
  • Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes
    Rolle: Himself
  • Jackie Chan: My Story
    Rolle: Himself
  • U.S. Marshals
    Rolle: Mark Sheridan
  • Futuresport
    Rolle: Obike Fixx
  • One Night Stand
    Rolle: Max Carlyle
  • Murder at 1600
    Rolle: Detective Harlan Regis
  • John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Fan
    Rolle: Bobby Rayburn
  • America's Dream
    Rolle: George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
  • Waiting to Exhale
    Rolle: James Wheeler
  • Money Train
    Rolle: John
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
    Rolle: Noxeema Jackson
  • Drop Zone
    Rolle: Pete Nessip
  • Sugar Hill
    Rolle: Romello Skuggs
  • Demolition Man
    Rolle: Simon Phoenix
  • Rising Sun
    Rolle: Lt. Webster Smith
  • Boiling Point
    Rolle: Jimmy Mercer
  • Passenger 57
    Rolle: John Cutter
  • The Waterdance
    Rolle: Raymond Hill
  • White Men Can't Jump
    Rolle: Sidney Deane
  • Jungle Fever
    Rolle: Flipper Purify
  • New Jack City
    Rolle: Nino Brown
  • Mo' Better Blues
    Rolle: Shadow Henderson (Sax)
  • King of New York
    Rolle: Thomas Flanigan
  • Major League
    Rolle: Willie Mays Hayes
  • Bad
    Rolle: Mini Max
  • Critical Condition
    Rolle: Ambulance Driver
  • Wildcats
    Rolle: Trumaine
  • Streets of Gold
    Rolle: Roland Jenkins
  • Cut Throat City
  • Hardwood Dreams
    Rolle: Narrator