Daytime Emmy Award-winner John Wesley Shipp is an American actor. He is best known as Barry Allen on CBS’s superhero series The Flash from 1990 to 1991. Shipp is also known for his work in films like As the World Turns, NYPD Blue, Dawson’s Creek, and others.
John was born on 22nd January 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, the USA under the birth sign Aquarius. Likewise, John holds American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic race. He was born to a farmer father who later became pastor of a small church.
For his education, he attended Butler High School located in Louisville Kentucky. He then enrolled in Indiana University and graduated with a bachelor degree.
Talking about his personal life, Wesley seems unmarried at the moment. He prefers to live a low-key private life and rarely opens up about his love life.
In 2016, John was rumored to have married his longtime girlfriend. However, the news was neither confirmed nor denied by Shipp or anyone.
Due to the lack of confirmed information, John’s relationship status remains mysterious. Hopefully, John will let his fans and well-wisher know more about his low-key life in the near future.
Looking through his Instagram account, Shipp is an animal lover especially dogs. He owns two dogs himself.
The American actor has a net worth of $2 million at present. Wesley’s primary source of income is his career as an actor. Besides, he even gathers a nice sum of money from his endorsements deals, his sponsorships, and advertisements.
According to various sources, the average salary of an actor ranges around $48,000 to $56,000 per year up to $30 million. Similarly, a TV actor earns around $900,000 per episode to $20 million per series. Shipp surely earns above the average ranges based on his experience.
To begin with his career, John initially started acting with a regular role on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984. Similarly, he appeared in other plays like One Life to Live, All My Children, and others.
John won the title role of Barry Allen aka The Flash on the CBS series The Flash.
Similarly, he won a recurring role as Lucky on the NBC series Sisters from 1994 to 1995.
In 1985, Shipp portrayed the role of Douglas Cummings in the daytime opera As the World Turns. His performance won him his first Daytime Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series.
Similarly, he won his second Daytime Emmy Award for his role as Martin Ellis for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series. His other notable Television credit includes Soldier of Fortune, Inc., Road Rage, The Outer Limits, Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, Super Girl, Arrow, and more.
Moreover, his film work credit includes Second to Die, Starcrossed, Port City, Hell and Mr. Fudge, Golden Shoes, The Sector, Night Sweats, and others.