John Wesley Shipp

Actor, Singer, Waiter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

The Flash 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Wolf 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Closer 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Palmetto Pointe 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 1994 - 2000, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second to Die 2001 (Movie)

Mr Morgan (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Road Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek: Behind the Scenes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Web 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Guiding Light: The Primetime Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Danger Team 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter 1991 (Movie)

Barney Bux (Actor)

Baby of the Bride (TV Show)

Actor

Green Dolphin Beat (TV Show)

Actor

Karma Police (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (TV Show)

Actor

Soft Deceit (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

The Flash (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana
graduated

Milestones

1994

Appeared in two episodes of "NYPD Blue" as a muscleman cop abusing steroids

1992

Returned to daytime TV with a recurring role on ABC's "All My Children"

1990

Film debut "The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter"

1986

Had recurring role on the NBC daytime serial "Santa Barbara"; received second Daytime Emmy

1980

Portrayed Dr. Kelly Nelson on the CBS soap "Guiding Light"

Moved to NYC after college

Had recurring role of a prizefighter on the NBC primetime show "Sisters"

Played Mitchell Leery, the father of the hero, on The WB's hit series "Dawson's Creek"

Played leading role in the CBS primetime series "The Flash", based on the comic book character

Played psychopath Douglas Cummings on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"; received first Daytime Emmy

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