NAME: John Wesley Shipp
SOAP ROLES: Carter Jones, ALL MY CHILDREN (1992); Blanchard Lovelace, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (1989); Martin Ellis, SANTA BARBARA (1986); Doug Cummings, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1985-1986); Kelly Nelson, GUIDING LIGHT (1980-1984)
1987 Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
1986 Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Nelson Aspen: God bless Doug Marland for writing stories that bring out the best in an actor. Instead of relegating John to mere soap opera beefcake, the stories he got to play on GL and ATWT proved there was more to this young man than perfect pecs.
Alan Carter: It would have been easy to forget Shipp if only for the speedo-enhanced doctor of GUIDING LIGHT...but he became a true eye-opening star as the nut on ATWT and deservedly snatched an Emmy. Ditto for a wife beater role on SANTA BARBARA. Personally, I'd also give him an award for the speedo...you think its easy to act in one? Try it!
Patrick Erwin: A set of vivid performances on daytime: Shipp’s memorable performances as the good guy opposite Lisa Brown’s Nola on GL. Then his stunning turn as ATWT's Douglas Cummings, whose “good guy” mask eventually dropped to reveal a psychotic man behind it.
Roger Newcomb: The day that Kelly confronted Nola about her lies on GUIDING LIGHT was one of the most memorable for me in my 35 years of watching soaps. As wonderful and loved as Shipp was as Kelly, he was a revelation as Douglas Cummings on AS THE WORLD TURNS. Wow.