I first hear of John Wesley Shipp when he starred in the tv show based on the comic book hero The Flash. I do not currently watch soaps, but I do have high hopes that someday he will return to night time tv and show up on the silver screen.
All in all John Wesley Shipp is a good actor and so underrated and should have been a bigger star. As far as the fact that he is gay in real life (as posted in his bio) does not have anything to do with his abilities as an actor and is irrelevant. I am sure this is one star that will continue to shine for years to come.