Wesley Snipes Biography

Birthday: 1962-07-31
Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Wesley Snipes grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame (1980)). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate from high school. But after graduation from a Florida high school he appeared in local dinner theaters and regional productions. An agent saw him in a competition and got him his first movie role with Goldie Hawn in Wildcats (1986). Athletic roles such as that gave way to tough guy roles as in New Jack City (1991), and to the action hero in Passenger 57 (1992). Wesley feels that at least with the Hollywood heavyweights he must be doing something right - Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper and Sean Connery all had veto power over casting and all approved his role.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
WildC.A.T.S. Trumaine 1986 Comedy
Vietnam War Story 1987 Drama
H.E.L.P. (1990) Off. Lou Barton 1990 - 1990
One Night Stand Max Carlyle 1997 Drama
Chaos Lorenz / Jason York 2005 Action
Blade Blade 2006 - 2006 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sugar Hill Rosemello Skuggs 1974 0, Reality Tv
Chaos 1984 Game Show, Biography, 0, 0
Wildcats Trumaine 1986 Comedy, Sport
Streets of Gold Roland Jenkins 1986 Drama, Sport
Major League Willie Mays Hayes 1989 Comedy, Sport
Boiling Point Jimmy Mercer 1990
Mo' Better Blues Shadow Henderson 1990
King of New York Thomas Flanigan 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
New Jack City Nino Brown 1991 Comedy, 0
Jungle Fever Flipper Purify 1991 Drama, Romance
Passenger 57 John Cutter 1992 Game Show, 0
White Men Can't Jump Sidney Deane 1992
The Waterdance Raymond Hill 1992 Drama
Demolition Man Simon Phoenix 1993 Sport, Comedy, 0
Rising Sun Lt. Webster Smith 1993 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Drop Zone Pete Nessip 1994 0
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 1995 Comedy
Money Train John 1995 Action, Comedy, Drama
The Fan Bobby Rayburn 1996 Drama, Sport, Thriller
One Night Stand Max Carlyle 1997
Murder at 1600 Detective Regis 1997 0, 0, Game Show
Futuresport Obike Fixx 1998 0, Sport
U.S. Marshals Mark J. Sheridan 1998 Action, Crime, Thriller
Blade Blade 1998 Action, Fantasy, Horror
Down in the Delta Will Sinclair 1998 Drama
The Art of War Neil Shaw 2000 Action, Thriller
Disappearing Acts Franklin Swift 2000 Drama, Romance
Blade II Blade 2002 Action, Fantasy, Horror
Undisputed 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
Unstoppable Dean Cage 2004 Action, Adventure, Drama
Blade: Trinity Blade 2004 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Marksman Painter 2005 0
7 Seconds Jack Tolliver 2005
The Detonator Sonni Griffith 2006 Action, Thriller
Hard Luck Lucky 2006 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Game of Death Marcus 2010 Action, Adventure, Thriller
The Contractor James Dial 2013 Comedy, 0
Zig Zag Dave Fletcher 2018 0