John Wesley Shipp Talks The Flash And Passing The Baton To Grant Gustin


This weekend stars from the worlds of TV, movies, and comics descended on Knoxville, Tennessee for this year’s Fanboy Expo. The three day convention had a fantastic turnout and gave fans an opportunity to meet even more of their favorite actors and actresses than ever before. One of the actors who had an impressively long line all weekend was John Wesley Shipp, the original Barry Allen in the short lived but much loved 1990s Flash series. The actor was billed as a special signer this weekend due partly to the fact that he will be seen in the upcoming Flash series from The CW as Henry Allen, the father of Barry (Grant Gustin). Shipp was gracious enough to grant me some of his time between signing autographs and chatting with fans.The actor was careful about what he said regarding the new show and his recurring guest role, but he did spill some details about what we can expect when the pilot airs this fall. It sounds like Flash fans new and old won’t be disappointed.

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