|John Wesley Shipp Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|January 22, 1955
John Wesley Shipp is an American actor, director, and voice actor who is known for his roles like Barry Allen/The Flash in the CBS series The Flash, Mitch Leery in the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, Lucky Williams in the NBC family drama series Sisters, Doug Cummings in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, Kelly Nelson in the soap opera Guiding Light, Martin Ellis in the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara, Michael Jones in the television series Palmetto Pointe, and Blanchard Lovelace in the ABC show One Life to Live. He has also been cast in movies like Hell and Mr. Fudge, Second to Die, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, Baby of the Bride, Road Rage, Golden Gate, Christie’s Revenge, Lost Treasure of Dos Santos, Green Dolphin Beat, Summer Fantasy, and Starcrossed.
John Wesley Shipp
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
New York, United States
John Wesley Shipp studied at Butler High School in Louisville, Kentucky and then got enrolled at Indiana University.
Actor, Director, Voice Actor
- Father – He was a farmer who later became the pastor of a small church outside Wake Forest, North Carolina.
John Wesley Shipp has been represented by Stewart Talent, Talent Agency, New York City, New York, United States.
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
John Wesley Shipp Facts
- His father was a farmer who returned to school when Shipp was young and after attending the seminary in Wake Forest, he became the pastor of a small church outside Wake Forest, North Carolina.
- John Wesley Shipp gave a keynote speech to the graduating class of Wake Forest Rolesville High School Class of 1999 and recounted the tale of his father’s attempts to integrate the community in the late 1960s.
- From 1985 to 1986, John Wesley Shipp appeared as Doug Cummings, an obsessive fan of Kim Sullivan Hughes, in the television soap opera As the World Turns (often abbreviated as ATWT). For this role, he received the 1986 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”.
- Shipp was cast in the recurring role of Martin Ellis in Santa Barbara in 1986 and this performance won him the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama Series” in 1987.
- He made his first theatrical film appearance as Barney Bux, Bastian’s father, in the 1990 German-American fantasy film, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, which is a sequel to The NeverEnding Story.
- John Wesley Shipp played Bennie Lee Fudge in the 2012 drama film, Hell and Mr. Fudge, based on a true story.
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