John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

Highest Rated: 46% Night Sweats (2019)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1955

Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

A popular soap player, 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" (also CBS) a powerful role for which he received his first Daytime Emmy Award and showed his range as an actor. In 1986, he had a significant guest role as Martin Ellis on NBC's "Santa Barbara" and picked up a second Daytime Emmy for his work. 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. The actor's other primetime credits include a two episode guest stint as a steroid-abusing cop on ABC's "NYPD Blue" in 1994, a recurring role as a prizefighter managed by youngest Reed sibling Frankie on NBC's "Sisters" and supporting roles in several made-for-TV movies. More recently, 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.

Highest rated movies




46% No Score Yet Night Sweats Nick Frankenthaler (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Sector Stillwell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 55% Golden Shoes The President of the United States (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 70% Hell and Mr. Fudge Bennie Lee Fudge (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separation Anxiety Mr. Palmer (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port City George (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 21% Christie's Revenge Uncle Ray Colton (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 36% Second to Die Jim Bratchett (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Rage Jim Carson (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Treasure of Dos Santos Jack (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Web Dr. Stanton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soft Deceit John Hobart (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Dolphin Beat Terry Lattner (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Baby of the Bride Dennis (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 71% The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 85% The Flash Barry Allen (Character) - 1990
14% 40% The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter Barney (Character) - 1990


No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruby Herring Mysteries John Herring (Character) 2020
89% 64% The Flash Flash-90 (Guest Star) 2014-2019
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Doug Bailey (Guest Star) 2011
82% 81% The Closer Chris Conroy (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Patrick Quinn (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 1995
No Score Yet 79% Dawson's Creek Unknown (Character) 1998-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Lucky (Character) 1993-1995
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Officer Roy Larson (Guest Star) 1994
20% No Score Yet Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
69% 82% The Flash Unknown (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983


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