John Wesley Shipp


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Which Star Wars Alum Is Heading (Back) to The Flash?

Star Wars alum Mark Hamill will reprise his role as Jesse James/The Trickster on The FlashHitfix reports.

Hamill first portrayed the villain on the short-lived '90s version of the series. This time around, there's a twist. The character on the CW version is an anarchist and terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original's deadly footsteps." The episode will air in 2015.

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New Season Reviews: The Flash, Town of the Living Dead

"Awesome," says the Flash (aka Barry Allen, an adork-able CSI lab nerd), catching his breath after his first mad dash through Central City in fast-forward motion, giving new meaning to happy feet. "Woo-hoo!" he screams during his first supervised test run. "Cool," he reflects later upon his gift of speed, a sentiment echoed by his crime-fighting mentor Arrow, from whose show he is triumphantly spinning off. Couldn't agree more.

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The Flash: John Wesley Shipp's Role Finally Revealed

John Wesley Shipp's super-secret role on The Flash has finally been revealed!

In a neat twist — since Shipp played The Flash in the 1990s TV series — the actor will more


Leading Lady
Clint's Rage
More About Matt
Right Where I Want Them

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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter

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The Man in the Yellow Suit
Power Outage
Going Rogue

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Year Title Description
1998 Dawson's Creek TV Show Series, Actor - Mitch Leery
1995 Soft Deceit Movie, Actor - John Hobart
1991 Sisters TV Show Series, Actor - Lucky
1991 The Neverending Story II Movie, Actor - Barney Bux
1990 The Flash TV Show Series, Actor - Barry Allen/The Flash

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Watch Trailers for CW's The Flash and Jane the Virgin

CW has released trailers for its new shows, including the anticipated Arrow spin-off The Flash.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a scientist who is given the power of super-speed after a freak accident that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. The series comes from Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg and DC Chief Geoff Johns. Jesse L. MartinTom Cavanagh, Candace Patton, Danielle PanabakerRick CosnettCarlos ValdesMichelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui and John Wesley Shipp will also star.

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CW Renews Three Dramas, Orders The Flash, iZombie and More

The CW has picked up four new series for next season, including Rob Thomas'iZombie and the Arrow spin-off The Flash, has learned. The network also ordered Jane the Virgin and The Messengers.

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Original Flash John Wesley Shipp Joins CW's The Flash Pilot

John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in the 1990s TV series, has joined the cast of The CW's Flash pilot, has learned.

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One Life to Live Spoiler Alert: Eddie Ford's Killer Revealed!

It's no April Fools' joke. At the very end of today's episode of One Life to Live, viewers learned that the killer of creepy psychopath Eddie Ford (John Wesley Shipp) is none other than Matthew Buchanan, the high-school junior played by Eddie Alderson. We all know Matthew's mom ...
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"Culture Shock"

It's OK, I was prepared for it. After so many consecutive weeks of stellar The Closer episodes, a near-perfect season, we got one that had me borderline Zzzzz-ing. There simply weren't enough "a-ha" moments or clever deductions on the part of Brenda & Co. It's like her father was looming the whole episode, simply waiting to play an unwitting role in the investigation. And then we got the "missing 2-incher" discovery... but to what end?John Wesley Shipp, though, was aces in his guest role as Chris Conroy, the murder victim's "business partner." The way he so smoothly put his spin on their arrangement was good stuff. He has aged into a wily villain type.The highlight of the episode, fleeting though it was, was seeing Tao lead an interview. I LOL'd when he tossed the flash drive on the table, scoffing, "40-bit encryption? You weren't even trying."So, just to be clear, the father killed Ping-Meih because she had shamed his son by carying on with her money man? And then the son thoug... read more

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