The original TV Flash John Wesley Shipp will play the Dad of TV's new Flash played by Grant Gustin in the upcoming Flash series on the CW this Fall. Shipp will play Barry Allen's Father Henry Allen. This is a great nod by Showrunners to fans of the original 1990 live action Flash show that aired on CBS. So fellow Epic Reviewers is anyone excited to see John Wesley Shipp return to TV? Did any of you watch the original Flash show?