If you had seen the extended trailer for The CW’s Flash pilot you may have caught a glimpse and figured it out; now that the pilot has been seen by press, it can be confirmed: Original Flash actor John Wesley Shipp will be playing Barry Allen’s father, Henry.
The new role is not a tiny one and he has substantial screen time even in the pilot.
Here is what Executive Producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement:
“Given his history with The Flash, Andrew, Geoff and I could only think of one person we wanted to play Barry’s father and that was John Wesley Shipp. He gives a fantastic and emotional performance in the pilot and we are looking forward to his presence in many more episodes. Also, personally, it was just wonderful to work with him again since my days at Dawson’s Creek. He’s a great actor and a great guy,” he said.
The Flash premieres this Fall on The CW. You can read more about the show here!