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Encyclopedia > Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
Born Wesley Trent Snipes
July 31, 1962 (1962-07-31) (age 45)
Orlando, Florida,
USA
Spouse(s) Nikki Park (2003-present)
April Duboise (1985-1990)

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist. He has starred in action-adventures, thrillers and dramatic feature films. He is best known for his role as Blade, in the three films. In 1991, he formed a production company called Amen Ra Films, and its subsidiary Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since he was twelve. He is a fourth dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira. Snipes has also pursued training in a number of other disciplines including Kung Fu. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional vampire-hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Shotokan (松涛館) is a school of karate, reflecting the style of master Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957), who first brought karate from Okinawa to mainland Japan. ... Capoeira (IPA: ,Tupi-Guarani word for - clear area) is a Brazilian blend of martial art, game, and dance originated in Brazil during the 16th century Capoeira was created and developed by native Indians in Brazil and the slaves brought from Africa. ... Jelon Vieira is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Capoeira Foundation and DanceBrazil. ... Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ...


On April 24, 2008, he was sentenced to three years in prison for three misdemeanor convictions for willful failure to file federal income tax returns.[1] On May 22, 2008, the trial court ruled that Snipes may remain free while his appeal is being considered.[2] is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early life

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's aide, and an aircraft engineer father.[3] He grew up in the Bronx, where he attended Queen's famed Middle School for the Performing Arts but he moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando,[1] Snipes attended the State University of New York at Purchase and began pursuing an acting career. Orlando redirects here. ... Flying machine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bronx (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Jones High School is located in the Washington Shores Neighborhood in the urban heart of Orlando, Florida at 801 S Rio Grande Ave Orlando, FL 32805. ... The State University of New York at Purchase, also known as Purchase College and SUNY Purchase, is a public liberal, visual, and performing arts college in Purchase, New York, United States, a part of the State University of New York system. ...


Career

Acting

A 24-year-old Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. In 1987, Snipes appeared as Michael Jackson's rival gang leader in music video "Bad" (he is seen in only the long version of the video) and the feature film Streets of Gold. Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Wildcats is a 1986 motion picture starring Goldie Hawn and Swoosie Kurtz. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Beat It (2006) Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing Bad was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. ... Streets of Gold is 1986 drama movie about a Jewish boxer who named Alik. ...


Snipe's performance in the music video "Good" 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 Hays 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 romance 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. Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Jungle Fever is a 1991 film directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Sugar Hill is a 1994 is a crime-drama starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright. ...


Although Snipes is more remembered for his roles in action films like Passenger 57, Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone), and Rising Sun (with 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[citation needed] for his roles in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts. Passenger 57 is a 1992 action film starring Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. ... Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... The Land of the Rising Sun is one of the names of Japan. ... White Men Cant Jump is a 1992 feature film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as basketball hustlers. ... To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 Hollywood film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. ... Drag artist Lypsinka. ... Patrick Wayne Swayze (born August 18, 1952) is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe Award-nominated American comedian, actor and producer. ... The Waterdance is a 1992 movie about a young writer who becomes paralyzed and works to recover accident at a rehabilitation center. ... Disappearing Acts is a 2000 drama-romance film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Sanaa Lathan, Wesley Snipes, and Regina Hall. ...


In 1997 he won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema's One Night Stand. Snipes was also lambasted by critics worldwide[citation needed] for his performance in U.S. Marshals, a sequel of sorts to The Fugitive. 1998 marked Snipes's largest commercial success with the opening of Blade, for New Line Cinema, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide. The film turned into a successful series (see Blade). He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY/Purchase, for his outstanding achievements in film. The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... One Night Stand is a movie directed by British Mike Figgis in 1997. ... For the law enforcement agency, see United States Marshals Service. ... For the TV series, see The Fugitive (TV series). ... Blade is a 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the published stories of the Marvel Comics character Blade. ... New Line redirects here. ... The Blade film series is a trilogy of films based on the Marvel Comics that starred Wesley Snipes as the title character and beginning in 1998 and ending in 2004. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ...


Most of his latest films have been released straight-to-DVD. His latest films are The Shooter (also know as The Contractor), filmed in Bulgaria and the UK, with Charles Dance, Lena Heady and Eliza Bennett, and the upcoming Gallowwalker, set to be released in 2009. The Contractor is an direct-to-DVD action movie with Wesley Snipes filmed by Josef Rusnak in 2007 in Bulgaria and the UK. Tagline: The worlds greatest marksman is now a marked man. ... Charles Dance OBE (born October 10, 1946 in Redditch, Worcestershire) is an English actor. ... Lena Heady is an actress from Huddersfield. ... Eliza Bennett (born in 1993 in Reading, Berkshire, England) is an English child actress. ... Gallowwalker is a 2007 film by Andrew Goth following his debut Cold & Dark. ...


Other ventures

In the late 90s, Snipes and his brother started a security firm called the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra dedicated to providing VIPs with bodyguards trained in law enforcement, military, and martial arts.[4] Look up VIP in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bodyguard is a person who protects someone from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


In 2000, the business was investigated for alleged ties to an extremist religious cult called the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. It turns out that Snipes had spotted 200 acres of land with the intention to buy and use for his business academy, which were close to the aforementioned religious cult compound in Putnam County, Georgia. Both Snipes's business and the religious cult had Egyptian motifs as their symbols, which prompted people to hypothesize ties between them.[5] (26 June 1945— ) a. ... Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Snipes and his brother ended up not buying the land and established their company in Florida and Antigua, while the religious cult compound was raided in 2002 and their leader convicted.[6] This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


In 2005 Snipes was in negotiations to fight Fear Factor star and UFC commentator Joe Rogan in an upcoming UFC event.[7]


Personal life

Snipes has been linked to a number of women including Jada Pinkett Smith, Sanaa Lathan, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez. He 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. Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress and singer. ... Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is a Tony Award-nominated American actress. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ...


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; 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". is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Snipes has a half brother A.D. Snipes who is also an entertainer, a comedian that resides in San Antonio, TX. The younger Snipes has appeared in the TNT Classics Rough Riders and Buffalo Soldiers,he has appeared on BET's Comicview and HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Roosevelt and the Rough Riders atop San Juan Heights, 1898 The Rough Riders was the name bestowed by the American press on the 1st U.S. ... Buffalo Soldiers was the name given by the Plains Indians to the United States Army regiments composed of African-American soldiers that served on the American frontier after the Civil War. ...


Snipes is a former Muslim, having converted from Christianity to Islam in 1978. He later left Islam in 1988.[8] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


A September 24, 2002 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee press release listed Wesley Snipes as an "artist who is supporting the event," which was a $6 million fundraiser with tickets ranged from $500 to $250,000."[9] Categories: Politics stubs ...


Legal troubles

Tax problems

Federal income tax convictions

On October 12, 2006, Wesley Snipes, Eddie Ray Kahn, and Douglas P. Rosile were charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States under 18 U.S.C. § 371 and one count of knowingly making or aiding and abetting the making of a false and fraudulent claim for payment against the United States, under 18 U.S.C. § 287 and 18 U.S.C. § 2. Snipes was also charged with six counts of willfully failing to file Federal income tax returns by their filing dates under 26 U.S.C. § 7203.[10] The conspiracy charge against Snipes included allegations that he filed a false amended return including a false tax refund claim of over US$4 million for the year 1996 and a false amended return including a false tax refund claim of over US$7.3 million for the year 1997. The government alleged that Snipes attempted to obtain fraudulent tax refunds using a legally discredited tax protester theory called the "861 argument" (essentially, an argument that the domestic income of U.S. citizens and residents is not taxable). The indictment said Snipes used accountants who already had a history of filing false returns to obtain refund payments for their clients.[11] The government also charged that Snipes sent three worthless, fictitious "bills of exchange" to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the amounts of $1,000,000 (on November 30, 2000), $12,000,000 (January 18, 2001), and $1,000,000 (September 10, 2002), with each accompanied by an IRS tax payment voucher coupon.[12] is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie Ray Kahn has been described by the L.A. Times [1] as a veteran tax protester. He founded the group American Rights Litigators. ... Title 18 of the US Code deals with Crimes and Criminal Proceedings in five parts: Part I - Crimes Part II - Criminal Procedure Part III - Prisons and Prisoners Part IV - Correction of Youthful Offenders Part V - Immunity of Witnesses Title 18, specifically Part 1 > Chapter 113B > § 2331 and § 2332a(a)), is... Title 18 of the US Code deals with Crimes and Criminal Proceedings in five parts: Part I - Crimes Part II - Criminal Procedure Part III - Prisons and Prisoners Part IV - Correction of Youthful Offenders Part V - Immunity of Witnesses Title 18, specifically Part 1 > Chapter 113B > § 2331 and § 2332a(a)), is... Title 18 of the US Code deals with Crimes and Criminal Proceedings in five parts: Part I - Crimes Part II - Criminal Procedure Part III - Prisons and Prisoners Part IV - Correction of Youthful Offenders Part V - Immunity of Witnesses Title 18, specifically Part 1 > Chapter 113B > § 2331 and § 2332a(a)), is... The Internal Revenue Code (or IRC) (more formally, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended) is the main body of domestic statutory tax law of the United States organized topically, including laws covering the income tax (see Income tax in the United States), payroll taxes, gift taxes, estate taxes... Tax protester arguments are a number of theories that deny that a person has a legal obligation to pay a tax for which the government has determined that person is liable. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Under the alleged deal, the firm American Rights Litigators was to receive, from the clients, an amount equal to 20 percent of the tax refunds obtained for those clients.[13] The government also charged that Snipes failed to file tax returns for the years 1999 through 2004.[14]


In a December 4, 2006 letter from Snipes in response to his indictment, he declared himself "a non-resident alien" of the United States (in reality Snipes is a US born citizen).[15] Snipes said he was a scapegoat and unfairly targeted by prosecutors in connection with the federal tax fraud investigation.[13] He attempted unsuccessfully to get the trial moved from Ocala, Florida on the ground that racist attitudes in that town would prejudice his chance for a fair trial.[16] Snipes faced the possibility of up to sixteen years in prison and substantial fines if convicted on all the charges.[17] The trial began on Monday, January 14, 2008, in Ocala, Florida,[18] with opening statements beginning on Wednesday, January 16, 2008.[19] is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Marion County Area  - City  38. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 1, 2008, Snipes was acquitted on the felony count of conspiracy to defraud the government and on the felony count of filing a false claim with the government. He was, however, found guilty on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file Federal income tax returns (and acquitted on three other "failure to file" charges). His co-defendants, Douglas P. Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn, were convicted on the conspiracy and false claim charges in connection with the income tax refund claims filed for Snipes.[20][21] is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 24, 2008, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for willful failure to file federal income tax returns under 26 U.S.C. § 7203.[22][23][24] While defense lawyers urged leniency, prosecutors argued that Snipes should be made an example of because of his fame.[1] Kahn was sentenced to ten years in prison, and Rosile was sentenced to four and half years in prison.[25] is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internal Revenue Code (or IRC) (more formally, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended) is the main body of domestic statutory tax law of the United States organized topically, including laws covering the income tax (see Income tax in the United States), payroll taxes, gift taxes, estate taxes...


Property taxes

Snipes failed to pay approximately $70,000 in local property taxes, interest and penalties on a home in Alpine, New Jersey, owned by his company, Kymberlyte Production Services International, Inc. In December 2007, the taxing authority of the borough of Alpine, New Jersey sold the tax lien on the home to a third party. Snipes has two years to redeem the property or risk foreclosure.[26] In 2005, Snipes defaulted on California property taxes, owing over $171,000 in property taxes in that state.[27] As of February 2008, a home owned by Snipes in Florida is subject to delinquent property taxes of over $15,000.[28]


New Line lawsuit

In 2005, Snipes sued New Line Cinema, and David S. Goyer (director of Blade: Trinity) claiming that the studio did not pay his full salary, that he was intentionally cut out of casting decisions and filmmaking process, despite being one of the producers, and that his character's screen time was reduced in favor of costars, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. New Line redirects here. ... David S. Goyer is a comic book writer, screenwriter, and film director. ... Blade: Trinity is a 2004 movie, directed by David S. Goyer, which is a motion_picture directorial debut for him. ... Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian born actor. ... Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress and former fashion model best known for appearing in several Hollywood films such as Summer Catch, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Illusionist, as well as for her early television role of Mary Camden in the...


Snipes contends that Goyer, his fellow producers, and New Line kept him out of the project's decision process, which ended up harming the film's performance (it made just $52 million, compared to the previous installments that had made $70 million and $82 million respectively). He says that a portion of his salary - $3.6 million - was withheld as punishment. The suit is still pending.[29]


Passport controversy

In June of 2005, Snipes was detained in South Africa at Johannesburg International Airport for allegedly trying to pass through the airport with a fake South African passport. Snipes was allowed to return home because he had a valid U.S. passport.[30] Johannesburg International Airport (IATA: JNB, ICAO: FAJS) is a large airport near the city of Johannesburg, South Africa and the largest in Africa. ... For Microsoft Corporation’s “universal login” service, formerly known as Microsoft Passport Network, see Windows Live ID. For other types of travel document, see Travel document. ...


Paternity claims

In 2002, an Indiana woman named Lanise Petits claimed that Snipes was the father of her child. Snipes denied the charges, and the case was later dismissed when the biological father was found.[31] For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ...


Loaded weapon conviction

In 1993, Snipes was fined $1,000 and placed on two-year unsupervised probation in California after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of carrying a loaded weapon.[32]


Reckless driving conviction

In April of 1994, while on probation on the California gun conviction, Snipes was briefly detained and charged with reckless driving after he crashed his Kawasaki 1100cc motorcycle at the end of a thirty mile, 120 mile per hour chase with a Florida Highway Patrol officer and police helicopters. Snipes had been returning from a family visit in Orlando, and was in the area north of Port St. Lucie, on his way to Key Largo in connection with the making of the film Drop Zone. Neither Snipes nor the officer was seriously injured in the crash.[33] Snipes eventually pleaded no contest to the charge of reckless driving, and was sentenced to perform 80 hours of community service.[34]


Awards and nominations

Award Category Title Result
MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Blade Nominated
Best Villain Demolition Man
Best Screen-duo White Men Can't Jump
Best Villain New Jack City
Best Kiss White Men Can't Jump
Venice Film Festival Best Actor (Volpi Cup) One Night Stand Won
Hollywood Walk of Fame 7020 Hollywood Blvd Awarded
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actor The Waterdance Nominated
Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series America's Dream Won
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture New Jack City Kazandı
CableACE Awards Best Actor in a Dramatic Series Vietnam War Story Won
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Duo - Action/Adventure U.S. Marshals Nominated
Favorite Actor - Horror Blade Won
Black Reel Awards Best Actor (Motion Picture) Undisputed Nominated
Network/Cable - Best Actor Disappearing Acts
WorldFest Houston Gold Special Jury Award- Best Actors (shared) The Waterdance Won

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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Wildcats Trumaine
1987 Streets of Gold Roland Jenkins
Vietnam War Story II Young Soldier Direct-to-video
1988 Critical Condition Ambulance Driver Cameo appearance
1989 Major League Willie "Mayes" Hayes
1990 King of New York Thomas Flanigan
Mo' Better Blues Shadow Handerson
1991 Jungle Fever Flipper "Flip" Purify
New Jack City Nino Brown
1992 Passenger 57 John Cutter
1993 The Waterdance Raymond Hill
White Men Can't Jump Sidney "Syd" Deane
Boiling Point Jimmy Mercer
Demolition Man Simon Phoenix
Rising Sun Lt. Webster "Web" Smith
1994 Drop Zone Pete Nessip
Sugar Hill Roemello Skugs
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Noxeema Jackson
Money Train John
1996 Waiting To Exhale James Wheeler uncredited
The Fan Bobby "Bob" Rayburn
America's Dream George Du Vail TV
1997 Murder at 1600 Detective Harlan Regins
1998 One Night Stand Maximilian "Max" Carlyle Volpi Cup (Best Actor) in Venice Film Festival
Blade Blade/Eric Brooks/The Daywalker also fight choregraphy and producer
U.S. Marshals Mark J. Sheridan/Warren/Roberts
Down in the Delta Will Sinclair Also executive producer
Masters of the Martial Arts presented by Wesley Snipes Himself Documentary
Jackie Chan: My Story Himself Documentary
Futuresport Obike Foxx TV
1999 Play It to the Bone Ringside Fan cameo
2000 The Art of War Neil Shaw
Disappearing Acts Franklin Swift Also producer
2002 ZigZag David "Dave" Fletcher
Blade II Blade/Eric Brooks/The Daywalker also fight coordinator and producer
Liberty Stands Still Joe
Undisputed Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens Also producer
2004 Unstoppable Dean Cage
Blade: Trinity Blade/Eric Brooks/The Daywalker also producer
2005 7 Seconds Jack Tulliver Direct-to-DVD
The Marksman Painter Direct-to-DVD
2006 Hard Luck Lucky Direct-to-DVD
Chaos Jason York/Scott Curtis/Lorenz
The Detonator Sonni Griffith Direct-to-DVD
2007 The Contractor James Dial Direct-to-DVD
2009 Gallowwalker Aman completed

Wildcats is a 1986 motion picture starring Goldie Hawn and Swoosie Kurtz. ... Streets of Gold is 1986 drama movie about a Jewish boxer who named Alik. ... Vietnam War Story II is a 1988 film that was released direct-to-video. ... Critical Condition is a 1987 film starring Richard Pryor. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ... King of New York is a 1990 film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Steve Buscemi and Giancarlo Esposito. ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Jungle Fever is a 1991 film directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Nino Brown is a fictional character in the 1991 film New Jack City. ... Passenger 57 is a 1992 action film starring Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. ... The Waterdance is a 1992 movie about a young writer who becomes paralyzed and works to recover accident at a rehabilitation center. ... White Men Cant Jump is a 1992 feature film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as basketball hustlers. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Demolition Man may refer to: Demolition Man (film), a 1993 film from Warner Brothers starring Sylvester Stallone Demolition Man (album), Stings soundtrack EP for the 1993 film Demolition Man, (band) A Tribute to the Music of The POLICE (Sting; Andy Summers; Stewart Copeland) Demolition Man (pinball), a pinball machine... Rising Sun is a 1993 movie directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. ... Drop Zone is a 1994 action movie directed by John Badham. ... Sugar Hill is a 1994 is a crime-drama starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright. ... To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 Hollywood film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. ... Money Train is a movie starring Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Lopez (in one of her roles before she became an accomplished singer) and Woody Harrelson. ... Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 romance film starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett and directed by Forest Whitaker. ... The Fan is a 1996 thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. ... One Night Stand A mans brief fling threatens to ruin what he values most in life in this drama. ... Blade is a 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the published stories of the Marvel Comics character Blade. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional vampire-hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For the law enforcement agency, see United States Marshals Service. ... Down in the Delta is a 1998 drama directed by Maya Angelou. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Futuresport is a made-for-TV movie directed by Ernest Dickerson, starring Dean Cain, Vanessa Williams, and Wesley Snipes. ... 2002 Lincoln cent, obverse, proof with cameo Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ... The Art of War is an American action movie. ... Disappearing Acts is a 2000 drama-romance film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Sanaa Lathan, Wesley Snipes, and Regina Hall. ... Blade II is a 2002 vampire action movie starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional vampire-hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Liberty Stands Still is a 2002 film starring Wesley Snipes and Linda Fiorentino. ... Undisputed is a 2002 action movie released through Miramax. ... Unstoppable is a 2004 action-adventure film starring Wesley Snipes. ... Blade: Trinity is a 2004 movie, directed by David S. Goyer, which is a motion_picture directorial debut for him. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional vampire-hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. ... 7 Seconds is a 2005 crime-thriller starring Wesley Snipes. ... The Marksman is a 2005 action-adventure foreign made film of low budget starring Wesley Snipes. ... Hard Luck is a 2006 film reuniting Mario Van Peebles and Wesley Snipes who worked together in the 1990 film New Jack City. ... Chaos is a 2006 crime film directed by Tony Giglio starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, and Wesley Snipes. ... The Detonator is a 2006 film starring Wesley Snipes. ... The Contractor is an direct-to-DVD action movie with Wesley Snipes filmed by Josef Rusnak in 2007 in Bulgaria and the UK. Tagline: The worlds greatest marksman is now a marked man. ... Gallowwalker is a 2007 film by Andrew Goth following his debut Cold & Dark. ...

TV series

Year Title Role Episode
1986 Miami Vice Silk Streetwise
1987 Vietnam War Story Young Soldier An Old Ghost Walks the Earth
1989 A Man Called Hawk Nicholas Murdock Choice of Chance
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Hood Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning
1990 H.E.L.P. Lou Barton Series lead
1997 Happily Ever After The Pied Piper The Pied Piper
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Duke Rope-a-Dope

For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... A Man Called Hawk is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between January 1989 and May 1989. ... The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd was an NBC/Lifetime dramedy that debuted in 1987. ... Help is a British television comedy series produced by the BBC and first screened on BBC Two in 2005. ... Happily Ever After can refer to: Happily Ever After, a compilation double-LP comprising The Cure albums Seventeen Seconds and Faith; it was a U.S.-only issue by A&M Records. ... The Bernie Mac Show was an half-hour American sitcom featuring the comedic antics of comedian Bernie Mac. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Snipes sentenced to three years BBC News retrieved April 24, 2008
  2. ^ Stephen Hudak, "Judge grants appellate bond for Wesley Snipes," Orlando Sentinel, May 22, 2008, at [1].
  3. ^ http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-7278956_ITM
  4. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Trials of Wesley Snipes". Entertainment Weekly, p. 45-51.
  5. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Trials of Wesley Snipes". Entertainment Weekly, p. 45-51.
  6. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Trials of Wesley Snipes". Entertainment Weekly, p. 45-51.
  7. ^ Joe Rogan vs. Wesley Snipes in Ultimate Fighting Match
  8. ^ Wesley Snipes, Hollywood's hottest new star talks about: his divorce, his days on the streets and why he doesn't have 'jungle fever. Ebony Magazine. Sept, 1991 by Laura B. Randolph
  9. ^ Media Research Centre, Oct. 1, 2002 [2].
  10. ^ Findlaw
  11. ^ Findlaw
  12. ^ Superseding Indictment, Oct. 12, 2006, United States v. Wesley Trent Snipes, entry 6, page 8, paragraphs 29 & 30 and page 9, paragraph 39, case no. 5:06-cr-00022-WTH-GRJ, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Ocala Div.).
  13. ^ a b "Wesley Snipes Arrested in Tax Fraud Case", Forbes, 8 December 2006.
  14. ^ apnews.myway
  15. ^ "Feds: Snipes Declared Himself Alien, Warned Against Past Tax Prosecution", Foxnews.com, January 25, 2008.
  16. ^ Carmen Gentile, "Wesley Snipes Could Face Wrath of IRS", Fox News, Jan. 15, 2008].
  17. ^ The sixteen years was calculated from one year on each of the six counts under 26 U.S.C. section 7203, five years under 18 U.S.C. section 371, and five years under 18 U.S.C. section 287.
  18. ^ Travis Reed, "Snipes' tax fraud trial opens in Ocala", Associated Press, Jan. 14, 2008.
  19. ^ "Jury selected in Wesley Snipes tax trial", Associated Press, Jan. 15, 2008].
  20. ^ "Wesley Snipes acquitted of federal tax fraud," MSNBC, Feb. 1, 2008, at [3].
  21. ^ Snipes acquitted of tax-fraud, conspiracy, Associated Press, as reported by CNN, February 1, 2006.
  22. ^ "Snipes Sentenced To 36 Months", Orlando: WESH, 2008-04-24. Retrieved on 2008-04-24. 
  23. ^ See ABC Action News, 24 April 2008, at [4].
  24. ^ See the Orlando Sentinel, 24 April 2008, at this page.
  25. ^ Stephen Hudak, April 24, 2008, "Wesley Snipes sentenced to three years in federal tax case," Orlando Sentinel, at [5].
  26. ^ Karen Sudol, "Delinquent Snipes loses Alpine home," Feb. 6, 2008, The Record Online Edition, NorthJersey.com, North Jersey Media Group, at [6].
  27. ^ J.J. MacNab, "Was Snipes really just asking the IRS innocent questions?", Feb. 12, 2008, The Snipes Trial, at [7].
  28. ^ Id.
  29. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Trials of Wesley Snipes". Entertainment Weekly, p. 45-51.
  30. ^ IOL: Hollywood star's fake passport 'never probed'
  31. ^ Blottered.com (October 9, 2005). Crackhead's paternity suit against actor Wesley Snipes dismissed.
  32. ^ Shauna Snow, "Morning Report: Legal File (Entertainment Desk)," Oct. 1, 1993, Los Angeles Times, part F, page 2, column 1, as reprinted at Quatloos.com at [8].
  33. ^ Joe Brogan, "Crash ends case of Wesley Snipes," April 6, 1994, Palm Beach Post, A section, p. 1A (Palm Beach, Florida), as reprinted at Quatloos.com at [9].
  34. ^ Susannah A. Nesmith, "Actor gets community service for chase," Aug. 4, 1994, Palm Beach Post, A section, p. 1A (Palm Beach, Florida), as reprinted at Quatloos.com at [10].

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External links

  • Wesley Snipes at the Internet Movie Database
  • WesleySnipes.com - Wesley Snipes fansite
  • Picture of Snipes' fake South African Passport
  • The Snipes Trial - a website by commentator J.J. MacNab on the criminal tax trial of Wesley Snipes
  • Snipes innocent of conspiracy to defraud
  • Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes jailed for three years
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Wesley Snipes Indicted - October 17, 2006 (350 words)
OCTOBER 17--Wesley Snipes has been indicted on federal criminal charges for his role in a bizarre tax avoidance scheme that allegedly included him seeking $12 million in fraudulent refunds and failing to file six years of tax returns.
In an eight-count indictment unsealed today, Snipes and two others are charged with knowingly attempting to defraud the government by claiming that his substantial income was somehow immune to taxation.
According to the indictment, Snipes, 44, conspired with Eddie Ray Kahn and former certified public accountant Douglas Rosile in the tax scam.
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