John Wesley Shipp



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John Wesley Shipp (born January 22, 1955) is an American actor best known for his various television roles. He played the lead Barry Allen on CBS's The Flash superhero series from 1990 to 1991, the title character's father Mitch Leery on the drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001, and 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). In 2014 he was cast as Barry Allen's father Henry in the new Flash TV series on the CW network.

Age: 59
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: As the World Turns


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2015 Sensory Perception Lt. Thawne
2015 Golden Shoes The President of the United States
2015 The Sector Stillwell
2014 The Flash Henry Allen
2012 Hell and Mr. Fudge Bennie Lee Fudge
2011 Teen Wolf Mr. Lahey
2010 Separation Anxiety Mr. Palmer
2009 Drop Dead Diva Doug Bailey
2009 Port City George
2008 Karma Police Barrington Freeman
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Professor Zoom


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Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 2

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