Sexy actor John Wesley Shipp began his rise to stardom on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light
where he played "Kelly Nelson" from 1980 to 1984.
After leaving GL
John took on a series of soap roles until 1990 when he was cast as the lead in the CBS series The Flash
. Although a fan favorite the series lasted only one season and Shipp found himself on the soap scene once again.
In 1998, he was cast on the WB teen drama series Dawson's Creek
, where he remained for three seasons.