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John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp was born on January 22, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and director, known for One Life to Live (1968), Dawson's Creek (1998) and Guiding Light (1952). See full bio »

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 2015 The Sector (post-production)
 2015 Sensory Perception
Lt. Thawne
 2012-2013 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Mr. Lahey
- Motel California (2013) ... Mr. Lahey (voice, uncredited)
- Fury (2012) ... Mr. Lahey
- Shape Shifted (2012) ... Mr. Lahey
- Omega (2012) ... Mr. Lahey
 2012 Hell and Mr. Fudge
Bennie Lee Fudge
 2011 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Doug Bailey
 2010 Separation Anxiety
Mr. Palmer
 2009 Grotesque (Short)
Father Fahey
 2009 Port City
 2008 Karma Police
Barrington Freeman
 2007 The Closer (TV Series)
Chris Conroy
- Culture Shock (2007) ... Chris Conroy
 2007 Christie's Revenge (TV Movie)
Ray Colton
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Patrick Quinn
- Sweet 16 (2006) ... Patrick Quinn
 2005 Starcrossed (Short)
 1995-2004 JAG (TV Series)
Colonel Marcus Sutter / Gunnery Sergeant Granger
- What If (2004) ... Colonel Marcus Sutter
- War Cries (1995) ... Gunnery Sergeant Granger
 2002 Second to Die
Jim Bratchett
 2001 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Coach Peter Shotwell
- Lion's Den (2001) ... Coach Peter Shotwell
 1999 Road Rage (TV Movie)
Jim Carson
 1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
- Alpha Dogs (1997) ... Griffin
 1997 Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (TV Movie)
 1996 Deadly Web (TV Movie)
Dr. Stanton
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
- Visit (1996) ... Jack
 1994 Green Dolphin Beat (TV Movie)
Terry Lattner
 1994 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
Kenny Scanlon
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
Garner St. John
- Designed by Chance (1992) ... Garner St. John
 1992 All My Children (TV Series)
Carter Jones
- Episode dated 27 July 1992 (1992) ... Carter Jones
 1991 Danger Team (TV Movie)
Spec (voice)
 1991 Baby of the Bride (TV Movie)
 1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Martin Ellis
- Episode #1.576 (1986) ... Martin Ellis
- Episode #1.575 (1986) ... Martin Ellis
- Episode #1.574 (1986) ... Martin Ellis
- Episode #1.573 (1986) ... Martin Ellis
- Episode #1.572 (1986) ... Martin Ellis
 1984 Summer Fantasy (TV Movie)
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Todd Skylar
- The Songwriter/Queen of the Soaps (1983) ... Todd Skylar
 1980 The Dirtiest Show in Town (TV Movie)
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Doug Cummings (1985-1986)
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Guest on the daytime talk program "Top O' the Day". Talked about his role as Kelly Nelson on "The Guiding Light" and sang "Can't Face Tomorrow". See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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His father was the Minister at Ridgecrest Baptist Church when he was attending High School in Wake Forest, NC. One night while some friends of his were visiting, gunshots were fired through the brick walls of his house. It is assumed that it was the KKK who fired the shots, because a few of those friends were African American. If you can find the old T.V. guide from around that time, John gave an... See more »

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