JOHN WESLEY SHIPP
Guiding Light, The Flash, Teen Wolf
John Wesley Shipp is well known for his television work. The handsome, muscular light-haired actor starred on “Guiding Light” (CBS) as Dr. Kelly Nelson from 1980-84, his charming portrayal winning many fans and admirers, due in no small part to his frequent appearances in a Speedo. From 1985-86, Shipp starred as the deranged Douglas Cummings on “As the World Turns” a powerful role for which he received his first Daytime Emmy Award and showed his range as an actor.
Shipp followed up with the title role in the CBS sci-fi adventure series “The Flash” (1990-1991), a cult favorite based on the comic book character that allowed the actor to play the dual roles of scientist Barry Allen and the titular Flash. The show continued on in reruns and in fan communities long after its network demise. He briefly returned to daytime with a recurring role on ABC’s “All My Children” in 1992. Shipp has reached a new generation of viewers as Dawson’s dreamer dad Mitch Leery on The WB’s hit drama “Dawson’s Creek,” a role he played from 1998 until the character’s death in 2001.
Most recently he has on “Teen Wolf”, and can be seen in a recurring role as Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen in the CW “The Flash” (2014) reboot.
JOHN WESLEY SHIPP WILL BE APPEARING AT THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON! ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.