CW’s ‘Flash’ Reveals Role for Original Flash John Wesley Shipp

Actor who played superhero in the 1990s will play speedy hero’s father

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 9:40 AM

Like father, like son?

The CW’s upcoming superhero series “The Flash” has found its role for John Wesley Shipp, who played the speedy, red-tighted hero in CBS’s “The Flash” in the 1990s.

In a move that’s perhaps not surprising, Shipp has been cast as Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen, AKA the Flash, who’s being played by “Glee” alum Grant Gustin.

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The series, which follows scientist Barry Allen, who’s transformed into the fastest man alive through a freak accident, also includes Candice Patton, “Law & Order” alum Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker and Tom Cavanagh among its cast.

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“The Flash” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television,