1. John Wesley Shipp Drops By In A Flash Jeff Dwoskin 52:55

As a two-time Emmy-award-winning actor, John Wesley Shipp has had an impressive career spanning decades. From his breakthrough role as Barry Allen/The Flash in the 1990 series to his more recent return as multiple characters in the CW series, Shipp has played an array of characters in both television and film.

My guest, John Wesley Shipp and I discuss:

  • His role as Mitch Leery on Dawson’s Creek and the dangers of eating ice cream while driving
  • Winning back-to-back daytime Emmy awards for 2 different soap operas (Martin Ellis on As the World Turns and Carter Jones on Santa Barbara)
  • Playing an abusive father on Teen Wolf
  • His role as Officer Roy Larson in NYPD Blue
  • The Flash 1990 – playing Barry Allen/The Flash and what it was like creating such a groundbreaking superhero show with special effects in the 1990s
  • Working with Mark Hamill on The Flash and Mark’s impact on John’s approach to playing The Flash
  • Taking a trip to Fantasy Island with Susan Lucci
  • Joining the cast of the CW Flash decades after his turn as The Flash
  • Playing multiple roles on the CW Flash including Barry Allen’s father Dr. Henry Allen, Jay Garrick, and reprising his role as Barry Allen of Earth-90
  • Playing Jay Garrick/The Flash on Stargirl
  • How Rex Smith didn’t get a Daredevil show because of The Flash
  • John’s Broadway and stage work including laying Juror 8 in 12 Angry Men
  • Workshopping the play Hank and Jim Build A Plane
  • The impact the pandemic had on John’s role as John Herring in the Ruby Herring Mystery series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • and SO MUCH MORE

You’re going to love my conversation with John Wesley Shipp

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Two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner John Wesley Shipp is an American actor who has appeared in a wide range of television and film roles. He’s best known for his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in the 1990s television series The Flash. He has also had notable roles in series such as Dawson’s Creek, NYPD Blue, As the World Turns, and One Life to Live.

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