John Wesley Shipp

Biography

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.

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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Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1955-01-22

Place of Birth Norfolk, Virginia

Adult Actor False

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2015 Sensory Perception as Lt. Thawne
2015 Golden Shoes as The President of the United States
2014 The Flash(13 episodes) as Henry Allen
2012 Hell and Mr Fudge as Bennie Lee Fudge
2011 Teen Wolf(2 episodes) as Mr. Lahey
2010 Separation Anxiety as Mr. Palmer
2009 Port City as George
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold(1 episode) as Professor Zoom (voice)
2008 Karma Police as Barrington Freeman
2007 Christie's Revenge as Ray Colton
2005 The Closer(1 episode)
2004 CSI: NY(1 episode)
2002 Second to Die as Jim
1999 Road Rage as Jim Carson
1998 Dawson's Creek(90 episodes) as Mitch Leery
1996 Deadly Web as Dr. Stanton
1995 JAG(1 episode)
1995 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1991 The Flash 2 - Revenge of the Trickster as Barry Allen / The Flash
1991 Sisters(10 episodes) as Lucky Williams
1990 The Flash as Barry Allen / The Flash
1990 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter as Barney
1990 The Flash(23 episodes) as Barry Allen / The Flash
1989 Prisoners of Gravity(1 episode)
1984 Summer Fantasy as Callahan
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(2 episodes)
1956 As the World Turns(0 episodes) as Doug Cummings
1900 The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade as Barry Allen / The Flash
1900 The Sector as Stillwell

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