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Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations. So far, he has played Barry Allen himself in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', voiced Barry's ArchEnemy [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne/Professor Zoom]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and played both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

Outside of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' franchise, he is well-known for his work as Mitch Leery, the father of the titular ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and for his several roles in daytime {{Soap Opera}}s including Kelly Nelson on ''Series/GuidingLight'', and Douglas Cummings on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award).

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Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations. So far, he has played Barry Allen himself in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', [[Series/TheFlash1990 the short-lived CBS show]] (notable for being the first time the character appeared as the lead in live-action[[note]]The Flash first appeared in live-action in the ''Legend of the Superheroes'' TV specials back during TheSeventies[[/note]]), voiced Barry's ArchEnemy [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne/Professor Zoom]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and played both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

the [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014 reboot of the series]] that currently airs on The CW.

Outside of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' ''The Flash'' franchise, he is well-known for his work as Mitch Leery, the father of the titular ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and for his several roles in daytime {{Soap Opera}}s including Kelly Nelson on ''Series/GuidingLight'', and Douglas Cummings on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award).



* ''Series/GuidingLight''
* ''Series/FantasyIsland''
* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''
* ''Series/OneLifeToLive''
* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]''
* ''Series/AllMyChildren''
* ''Series/HumanTarget''
* ''Series/NYPDBlue''
* ''Series/{{Sisters}}''
* ''Series/DawsonsCreek''
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995''
* ''Series/{{JAG}}''
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}''
* ''Series/TheCloser''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
* ''Series/DropDeadDiva''
* ''Series/TeenWolf''
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''
** ''Series/TheFlash1990''
** ''Series/TheFlash2014''
** ''Series/Supergirl2015''
** ''Series/Elseworlds2018''
** ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019''
** ''Series/Stargirl2020''
* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}''

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* ''Series/GuidingLight''
''Series/GuidingLight'' (1980-84) as Kelly Nelson
* ''Series/FantasyIsland''
''Series/FantasyIsland'' (1983) as Todd Skylar
* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''
''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' (1985) as Douglas Cummings
* ''Series/OneLifeToLive''
''Series/SantaBarbara'' (1986) as Martin Ellis
* ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' (1989, 2010, 2012) as Blanchard Lovelace, Eddie Ford
* ''Series/{{The Flash|1990}}'' (1990-91) as [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen / The Flash]], Pollux
* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]''
Chapter]]'' (1990) as Barney
* ''Series/AllMyChildren''
* ''Series/HumanTarget''
* ''Series/NYPDBlue''
* ''Series/{{Sisters}}''
* ''Series/DawsonsCreek''
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995''
* ''Series/{{JAG}}''
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}''
* ''Series/TheCloser''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
* ''Series/DropDeadDiva''
* ''Series/TeenWolf''
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''
''Series/AllMyChildren'' (1992) as Carter Jones
** ''Series/TheFlash1990''
''Series/{{Loving}}'' (1992)
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'' (1994) as Officer Roy Larson
* ''Series/{{Sisters}}'' (1994-95) as Lucky Williams
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' (1995, 2004) as Gunnery Sergeant Granger, Colonel Marcus Sutter
* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' (1998-2001) as Mitch Leery
* ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1995}}'' (2001) as Coach Peter Shotwell
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' (2006) as Patrick Quinn
* ''Series/TheCloser'' (2007) as Chris Conroy
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' (2010) as [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne / Professor Zoom]] (voice)
* ''Series/DropDeadDiva'' (2011) as Doug Bailey
* ''Series/TeenWolf'' (2012-13) as Mr. Lahey
* Series/{{Arrowverse}} as various characters
** ''Series/TheFlash2014''
''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' (2014-19) as Henry Allen, Jay Garrick / The Flash
** ''Series/Supergirl2015''
''Series/{{Elseworlds|2018}}'' (2018) as Barry Allen (Earth-90) / The Flash
** ''Series/Elseworlds2018''
''Series/{{Crisis on Infinite Earths|2019}}'' (2019) as Barry Allen (Earth-90) / The Flash
** ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019''
** ''Series/Stargirl2020''
''Series/{{Stargirl|2020}}'' (2021) as Jay Garrick / The Flash
* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}''''Series/{{Blindspot}}'' (2017) as Dr. Katz



** Plays the titular hero of ''Series/TheFlash1990'' and his supposed [[EvilKnockoff evil clone]], Pollux.
** He plays Henry Allen and Henry's AlternateSelf from Earth-3, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. There is also their as of yet unseen Earth-2 counterpart.
* CreatorBreakdown: While he is fond of his time on ''Series/TheFlash1990'', he openly resents the costume, citing that it was both very difficult to wear and to move in while on it.

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** Plays the titular hero of ''Series/TheFlash1990'' ''Series/{{The Flash|1990}}'' and his supposed [[EvilKnockoff evil clone]], Pollux.
** He plays Henry Allen and Henry's AlternateSelf from Earth-3, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. There is also their ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}''. In the ''Series/{{Elseworlds|2018}}'' crossover, he reprised his role as of yet unseen Earth-2 counterpart.
Barry Allen.
* CreatorBreakdown: While he is fond of his time on ''Series/TheFlash1990'', ''The Flash'', he openly resents the costume, citing that it was both very difficult to wear and to move in while on it.



* MetaCasting: He played Franchise/TheFlash in his first [[Series/TheFlash1990 leading role]] in [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]]. In [[Series/TheFlash2014 the reboot series]], he plays Jay Garrick, the first Flash in the comics, in addition to playing the titular hero's father (who is Garrick's AlternateSelf).



* StarMakingRole: Originally (and for the critics), ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''. Modern audiences tend to know him for either ''Series/TheFlash1990'' or ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', though.

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* PlayingAgainstType: As the shamelessly [[AbusiveParents abusive]] Mr. Leahy in ''Series/TeenWolf'', who spends his running time garnering zero sympathy from the audience and is unceremoniously killed in the second episode he appears in.
* RemakeCameo: He played The Flash in his first [[Series/TheFlash1990 leading role]] in [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]]. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he voices Eobard Thawne, the Flash's archenemy from the comics. In [[Series/TheFlash2014 the reboot series]], he plays Jay Garrick, the first Flash in the comics, in addition to playing the titular hero's father (who is Garrick's AlternateSelf).
* StarMakingRole: Originally (and for the critics), ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''. Modern audiences tend to know him for either ''Series/TheFlash1990'' ''The Flash'' or ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', though.



** Given that ''Series/TheFlash1990'' is retroactively integrated into the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'', then he plays the titular hero of the former series and his supposed EvilKnockoff Pollux, then both Henry Allen and Jay Garrick in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

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** Given that ''Series/TheFlash1990'' the 1990s ''Flash'' series is retroactively integrated into the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'', Series/{{Arrowverse}}, then he plays the titular hero of the former series and his supposed EvilKnockoff Pollux, then both Henry Allen and Jay Garrick in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.the 2014 ''Flash'' series.


** ''Series/{{Stargirl}}''

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** ''Series/{{Stargirl}}''''Series/Stargirl2020''

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John Wesley Shipp (born January 22, 1955) is an American actor known for his various television roles.

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John Wesley Shipp (born January 22, 1955) 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American actor known for his various television roles.


** ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''
** ''Series/{{Elseworlds 2018}}''

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** ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''
''Series/Supergirl2015''
** ''Series/{{Elseworlds 2018}}''''Series/Elseworlds2018''
** ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019''



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* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]'''

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* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]'''Chapter]]''


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Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations. So far, he has played Barry Allen, the titular hero of ''Series/TheFlash1990''; voiced Barry's ArchEnemy [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne/Professor Zoom]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and played both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

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Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations. So far, he has played Barry Allen, the titular hero of ''Series/TheFlash1990''; Allen himself in ''Series/TheFlash1990'', voiced Barry's ArchEnemy [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne/Professor Zoom]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and played both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.


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** ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''


Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations such as Barry Allen, the titular hero himself, during ''Series/TheFlash1990'', Barry's ArchEnemy, Eobard Thawne/Prof. Zoom, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

Outside of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' franchise, he is also well-known for his work as Mitch Leery, the father of the titular ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and for his several roles in daytime {{Soap Opera}}s including Kelly Nelson on ''Series/GuidingLight'', and Douglas Cummings on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award).

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Primarily, he is heavily associated to the iconic Creator/DCComics hero Franchise/TheFlash, appearing in many of its television adaptations such as adaptations. So far, he has played Barry Allen, the titular hero himself, during ''Series/TheFlash1990'', of ''Series/TheFlash1990''; voiced Barry's ArchEnemy, ArchEnemy [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Eobard Thawne/Prof. Zoom, Thawne/Professor Zoom]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and played both Barry's father, Henry, and the first Flash in the comics, Jay Garrick, in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

Outside of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' franchise, he is also well-known for his work as Mitch Leery, the father of the titular ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and for his several roles in daytime {{Soap Opera}}s including Kelly Nelson on ''Series/GuidingLight'', and Douglas Cummings on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award).



* ''Series/ArrowVerse''

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* ''Series/ArrowVerse''''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''



** ''Series/{{Elseworlds}}''

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** ''Series/{{Elseworlds}}''''Series/{{Elseworlds 2018}}''
* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}''


** ''Series/TheFlash1990'

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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'''Series/TheFlash1990''


* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]''
* ''Series/TheFlash1990''

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* ''[[Film/TheNeverEndingStory The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter]]''
* ''Series/TheFlash1990''
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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'


* ''Series/Arrowverse''

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* ''Series/Arrowverse''''Series/ArrowVerse''


* ''Series/TheFlash2014''

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014''''Series/Arrowverse''
** ''Series/TheFlash2014''
** ''Series/{{Elseworlds}}''


* MetaCasting: He played Franchise/TheFlash in his first [[Series/TheFlash1990 leading role]] in [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]]. In [[Series/TheFlash2014 the reboot series]], he plays Jay Garrick, the first Flash in the comics, in addition to also playing the titular hero's father (who is Garrick's AlternateSelf).

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* MetaCasting: He played Franchise/TheFlash in his first [[Series/TheFlash1990 leading role]] in [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]]. In [[Series/TheFlash2014 the reboot series]], he plays Jay Garrick, the first Flash in the comics, in addition to also playing the titular hero's father (who is Garrick's AlternateSelf).

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