John Wesley Shipp


January 22, 1955


Norfolk, Virginia, USA



Years Active


John Wesley Shipp's daytime career began on February 5, 1980 when he was cast as Dr. Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light, a role he played until January 26, 1984, when he was written out and let go due to his character's marriage and departure and leaving town from the series. From 1985-1986, John Shipp appeared on As the World Turns as the late Doug Cummings until his character was killed off and having died by a gunshot wound. John Shipp made a guest appearance on Santa Barbara in 1987, One Life to Live in 1988 and All My Children in 1990. In 2010, John Shipp returned to OLTL but played a new character, Eddie Ford who was killed and made a one day appearance in 2012 when cancellation began. John Shipp has acted in numerous TV series with one of his most notable roles being the Mitch Leery on Dawson's Creek.


Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

1986 Supporting Actor Doug Cummings, As the World Turns W
1987 Guest Performer Martin Ellis, Santa Barbara W

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Series W/N
2010 Limited/Guest Performance - Daytime Drama One Life to Live N

Preceded by
Larry Gates (1985)
Supporting Actor Winner
Succeeded by
Gregg Marx (1987)

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