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John Wesley Shipp

“The Flash” starring John Wesley Shipp:
Before becoming Dawson’s Dad on TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”, John played the superfast superhero known as “The Flash”. The TV show was preceded by a pilot & followed by two video films, “The Flash II: Revenge Of The Trickster” & “The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade”.

Fact File

Birth Name: John Wesley Shipp

Date Of Birth: 22nd January 1956

Place Of Birth: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Signature TV Roles:
* Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in “The Flash” (1990 - 1991)

* Mitch Leery (aka Dawson’s Dad) in “Dawson’s Creek” (1998 - 2001)

John Wesley Shipp as The Flash

“The Flash” on VHS

The Flash(1990) VHS
"The Fastest Man Alive" races from the comics to the screen in this feature-length pilot to the hit TV series. John Wesley Shipp stars as police scientist Barry Allen, who is turned after a freak accident into the Flash, a super-speedster out to avenge his brother's death at the hands of a maniacal gangleader. With Amanda Pays, Michael Nader. 94 min.

The Flash II: Revenge Of The Trickster(1990) VHS
Has the Scarlet Speedster (John Wesley Shipp) met his match when he goes up against that master of a thousand pranks, the Trickster (Mark Hamill)? The action is fast & furious in this adventure culled from 2 episodes of the hit TV series. Amanda Pays, Joyce Hyser co-star. 92 min.


“Dawson’s Creek” on DVD

Dawson's Creek: The First Season [DVD](1998) DVD
The coastal town of Capeside, Massachusetts, was the setting for this thoughtful teen drama that followed the angst-filled exploits of four high school friends: sensitive and film-obsessed Dawson (James Van Der Beek); pal Pacey (Joshua Jackson); tomboyish neighbor Joey (Katie Holmes); and sexy newcomer Jen (Michelle Williams). All 13 episodes from the series' debut season--including the pilot, "Dirty Dancing," "Carnal Knowledge," "Friday the 13th" and "Breaking Away"--are featured in a three-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentaries; featurette; more.

Dawson's Creek: Series Finale [DVD](2003) DVD
It's the final summer along the creek for the Capeside quartet of James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes, but before it ends one of the foursome will die, a young life will be given new hope, new opportunities will beckon, and a difficult choice will test the bonds of friendship. See what happens in this feature-length coda to the long-running teen angst drama. 102 min. Standard;


Other John Wesley Shipp Movies on DVD

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter [DVD](1991) DVD
Special effects-filled sequel to the hit family fantasy follows the young hero in a quest to save a beautiful princess. On his odyssey, he befriends some fabulous creatures while battling some horrible ones. With John Wesley Shipp and Jonathan Brandis. 90 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; theatrical trailer; trivia.

Second To Die [DVD](2001) DVD
Erika Eleniak stars as a greedy wife who thinks she's pulled off the perfect crime when she kills her new husband for his money. But a newfound fortune can't protect her from the web of deceit she gets caught in. Is she prepared to kill again to save herself? Steamy thriller co-stars John Wesley Shipp, Colleen Camp and Paul Winfield. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; theatrical trailer; biographies; interactive menus; scene access.


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