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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, director, film producer, martial artist and author. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Demolition Man (1993), and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004). He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.From 2010 to 2013, Snipes served a prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania, for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns.