John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

  • Born on
    • January 22nd, 1955
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.


Acting (7 Credits)

2007Christie's Revenge as Ray Colton
2005Starcrossed as Father
1999Road Rage as Jim Carson
1991The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster as Barry Allen / The Flash
1990The Flash as Barry Allen / The Flash
1990The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter as Barney
1990The Flash as Barry Allen / Flash


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