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 John Wesley Shipp is an American actor best known as Mitch Leery, the title character's father on the television drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001. Played on daytime soap operas, Shipp is probably best known as Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from February 5, 1980 to November 6, 1984 and as Douglas Cummings on As the World Turns from April 17, 1985 to June 2, 1986, which earned him his first Daytime Emmy.
He also played Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara in 1987 (for which he won his second Daytime Emmy), Blanchard Lovelace on One Life to Live in 1989, and Carter Jones on All My Children in 1992. For his work on ATWT, he won a supporting actor Emmy at the 13th Daytime Emmy Awards in 1986. He played a peeper on an episode of Fantasy Island. He played the title role of Barry Allen/The Flash in CBS's The Flash in the 1990-1991[2][3] season and was Lucky on NBC's Sisters in 1994 and 1995. In 2010, Shipp got involved with the Flash again by voicing the evil character "The Reverse-Flash" in an episode of the animated series Batman: Brave and the Bold.
Shipp co-starred in a feature film called The Ninja. He played Detective Matthew Reynolds. 
In November 2010, Shipp returned to One Life to Live in the short-term role of Eddie Ford. The popular, but villainous character was killed off in a murder mystery in mid-December.
In the summer of 2011, he guest-starred on the Lifetime TV series Drop Dead Diva, playing the ex-husband of the character played by comedienne Kathy Griffin.
Shipp filmed three episodes of the popular series Teen Wolf in 2012, based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name. 
Also in 2012, he will star in the independent film Hell and Mr. Fudge, where he will play preacher Bennie Lee Fudge.
 

 

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