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Snipes hires new lawyers for tax case

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has retained the Bernhoft Law Firm as his lead trial attorneys to defend him against pending criminal tax charges.

Goyer to take 'Baltimore' to the screen

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- "Blade" writer David Goyer is set to direct another Hollywood movie about a fanged protagonist -- "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire."

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Wesley Snipes says race influenced charges

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes claimed U.S. prosecutors used race as a factor when determining whether to charge him with failure to file tax returns for six years.

Hollywood expands reach to African desert

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood is trying to expand film locations, and directors are trekking out to such exotic places as the African desert nation of Namibia.

Snipes pleads innocent to tax charges

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Movie star Wesley Snipes was freed on $1 million bond after pleading innocent Friday in a Florida courtroom to federal tax charges.

Wesley Snipes arrested in tax case

ORLANDO, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes reportedly has been arrested by federal authorities in Orlando, Fla., for alleged tax fraud. Snipes was taken in to custody at the Orlando airport Friday and said he was a scapegoat and unfairly targeted by prosecutors, TMZ.c

Snipes avoid jail time with IRS settlement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes will avoid any time in jail on tax fraud charges as part of a recent settlement with the Internal Revenue Service.

'Fugitive' Wesley Snipes in Namibia

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes, indicted earlier this week on U.S. tax evasion charges, is in Namibia making a movie.

Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in Tampa, Fla., has issued an arrest warrant for actor Wesley Snipes, indicted for fraud and income tax evasion. Snipes and two co-defendants are accused of conspiring to hide Snipes' earnings of nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1

Talent agency sues Snipes for payment

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Hollywood talent agency is suing actor Wesley Snipes for $1.5 million for his alleged failure to pay the agreed percentage for four film roles it helped him win.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 31, the 212th day of 2006 with 153 to follow.
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Actor gets 'caution' for flight disruption

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Bruce Payne, who played a hijacker in "Passenger 57," received an official caution from London police for disrupting a flight from Los Angeles.

'New Jack City' stars back for 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The 1991 "New Jack City" team of Wesley Snipes and Mario Van Peebles will reunite for the movie "Hard Luck," it was reported Friday.

Jones named to play TV's 'Blade'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Onyx frontman Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones has been tapped by Spike TV to star in its first original drama, "Blade."
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(L-R) Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Shannon Kane, Antoine Fuqua, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke arrive at the "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on March 2, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film series. Snipes formed a production company, 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 12, 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 and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As of 2011 Snipes is serving a prison sentence for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns.

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley R. Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York City. He attended P.S. 132, an elementary school in the Bronx. Snipes graduated from I.S. 131, a middle school in the Bronx, and also attended the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing, but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase, before being asked to leave his junior year. Snipes also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles.

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 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" 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.

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