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John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp (born January 22, 1955) is an American actor known for his various television roles. He played the lead Barry Allen on CBS's superhero series The Flash from 1990 to 1991, and Mitch Leery, the title character's father, on the drama series Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001. Shipp has also played several roles in daytime soap operas including Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984, and Douglas Cummings on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1986 (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award). In 2014, he was cast as Barry Allen's father Henry on the current The Flash series on The CW network.

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Jan 22, 1955 In Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Movie Night Sweats 2019-11-14
Known For
Poster of The Flash
Poster of Teen Wolf
Poster of Sisters
Poster of The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter
Movie Night Sweats Nick Frankenthaler 2019-11-14
Movie The Sector Stillwell 2016-07-05
Movie Golden Shoes The President of the United States 2015-10-06
Series Blindspot Dr. Katz 2015-09-21
Series Supergirl Barry Allen / The Flash (Earth 90) (archive footage) 2015-10-26
Movie Sensory Perception Lt. Thawne 2015-12-31
Series The Flash Barry Allen / The Flash (Earth 90) 2014-10-07
Movie Hell and Mr Fudge Bennie Lee Fudge 2012-07-07
Series Arrow Barry Allen / The Flash (Earth 90) 2012-10-10
Series Teen Wolf Mr. Lahey 2011-06-05
Movie Separation Anxiety Mr. Palmer 2010-01-01
Series Drop Dead Diva Doug Bailey 2009-07-12
Movie Port City George 2009-10-11
Movie Karma Police Barrington Freeman 2008-04-06
Series Batman: The Brave and the Bold Professor Zoom (voice) 2008-11-14
Movie Christie's Revenge Ray Colton 2007-06-24
Movie Starcrossed Father 2005-04-24
Series The Closer Chris Conroy 2005-06-13
Series CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie Second to Die Jim 2002-04-23
Movie Road Rage Jim Carson 1999-10-03
Series Dawson's Creek Mitch Leery 1998-01-20
Movie Deadly Web Dr. Stanton 1996-04-15
Movie Soft Deceit John Hobart 1995-02-16
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series JAG Granger 1995-09-23
Movie Green Dolphin Beat Terry Lattner 1994-06-27
Movie The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Barry Allen / The Flash 1992-12-31
Series Sisters Lucky Williams 1991-05-11
Movie The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster Barry Allen / The Flash 1991-09-18
Movie Baby of the Bride Dennis 1991-12-22
Series The Flash Barry Allen / Flash 1990-09-20
Movie The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter Barney 1990-10-24
Movie The Flash Barry Allen / The Flash 1990-11-04
Series Prisoners of Gravity Unknown 1989-08-21
Movie Summer Fantasy Callahan 1984-05-25
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01