Showing posts with label John Wesley Shipp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Wesley Shipp. Show all posts

Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

1980: ATWT''s Jay tried to calm Carol outside the Wade Bookstore
fire.  1986: Dynasty's Krystle battled her look-a-like. 1986: GH's
Frisco worked on the Brownstone murder. 1993: Alison
Sweeney debuted as Sami on Days of our Lives.
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to Scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.

1968: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) was upset after reading Bunker's negative article about him and Hope Memorial in the morning paper.

1973: On Another World, Steve (George Reinholt) begged Mary (Virginia Dwyer) and Jim (Hugh Marlowe) not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Eliot (James Douglas) she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.

John Wesley Shipp to Guest Star on THE FLASH

John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen/The Flash in the 1990s TV series, has joined the cast of The CW and Warner Bros. Television's pilot THE FLASH.

Shipp will guest star in the pilot in a mystery role, with the part intended to be a recurring guest star in series.

No further details about the role/character are being released at this time.

Before THE FLASH, Shipp starred as Kelly Nelson on GUIDING LIGHT, and won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work as Douglas Cummings in AS THE WORLD TURNS, and Martin Ellis on SANTA BARBARA. He has also appeared on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, TEEN WOLF, SISTERS and DAWSON'S CREEK.

THE FLASH stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West.

Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

1980: ATWT''s Jay tried to calm Carol outside the Wade Bookstore
fire.  1986: DYNASTY's Krystle battled her look-a-like. 1986: GH's
Frisco worked on the Brownstone murder. 1993: Alison
Sweeney debuted as Sami on DAYS.
"Maybe if people started to listen, history would stop repeating itself."
- Lily Tomlin

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.

1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve (George Reinholt) begged Mary (Virginia Dwyer) and Jim (Hugh Marlowe) not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Eliot (James Douglas) she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.

Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Toni was kidnapped by one of Fitzsimmons' goons.

1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve (George Reinholt) begged Mary and Jim not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice told Eliot she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.

1973: Roe v. Wade, is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion, was decided and announced during "breaking news" which interrupted daytime programming, including CBS soap LOVE OF LIFE.  The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health.  Later that day it was revealed on the CBS EVENING NEWS with Walter Cronkie that former President Lyndon B. Johnson had died.

1986: On DYNASTY, Krystle had a vicious fight with Rita, her look-a-like. Linda Evans fights with herself in the clip below:

Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Toni was kidnapped by one of Fitzsimmons' goons.

1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve begged Mary and Jim not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice told Eliot she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.

1986: On DYNASTY, Krystle had a vicious fight with Rita, her look-a-like. Linda Evans fights with herself in the clip below:

50 Greatest Soap Actors: #21 John Wesley Shipp

NAME: John Wesley Shipp
RANK: 21
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)

AWARDS:
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.