The Brooklyn's Finest star, who appeared alongside Swayze in the 1995 film To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, said that he had great admiration for the late Swayze and believed that he was an "impressive" actor.
Snipes told Global Grind: "Rest in peace my friend. Yeah, you know Patrick was a real Renaissance man. His ability to do so many different things and his level of passion was impressive and I admired it very much.
"I enjoy working with him very much. Our laughter and our conversation - I really miss the guy."
Brooklyn's Finest is currently playing in US cinemas. No UK release date has as of yet been announced.