Birth Date: January 22, 1956 / Age: 61
Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Also Credited as: John Wesley Shipp
Biography: John Wesley Shipp (born January 22, 1956) is an American actor best known as Mitch Leery, the title character's father on the television drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2002 and for roles in several daytime soap operas.
He was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Shipp played Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984, Douglas Cummings on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1986, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara in 1987, Blanchard Lovelace on One Life to Live in 1989, and Carter Jones on All My Children in 1992. For his work on AWTW, he won a supporting actor Emmy at the 13th Daytime Emmy Awards in 1986. He played the title role in CBS's short-lived series The Flash in the 1990-1991 season and was Lucky on NBC's Sisters in 1994 and 1995.