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John Wesley Shipp made me gay.

As an avid soap-watching teenage gayling in the late 70s/early 80s, I thought he was the most beautiful specimen of manhood that ever existed. Pure beauty...a gift from the gods. The first time I saw his shirtless pics in the soap rags, I knew what I wanted. Up until a few years ago, I had no idea he was gay IRL. Did anyone else who came of age in that time frame have a huge thing for Shipp?

This pic still gets me hard as a rock.

by Anonymousreply 13006/08/2015

My favorite fact about John Wesley Shipp is that he is an unabashed, unapologizing complete Julie Andrews queen.

by Anonymousreply 101/06/2013

John Wesley Shipp posts here. Maybe he will respond top this thread.

by Anonymousreply 201/06/2013

R1, bully for him! He's still a big hunk!

OP, that pic you mentioned is hot! Is my eyesight bad or does he have a third nipple?

by Anonymousreply 301/06/2013

He used to work out at my gym. During his NYPD Blue days. Very hot. He actually gave me his number and we hooked up. BIG disappointment. Turned out he was high on crystal - (and who knows what else) - was barely capable of anything. He was just hoping I'd be able to score him more crystal. I think he's sobered up since and pretty much got his act back together. I hope so. I questioned whether or not I should even post this - but I assume I must have been one of many, and if he does read this I doubt he'd remember - but maybe it would encourage him to stay sober. So to the person who started this thread, what's that saying about maybe it's better not to get what you wish for???

by Anonymousreply 401/06/2013

I was VERY young in his Guiding Light days but I remember my mom and older brother watching it and feeling quite tingly in my swimsuit area when he was onscreen.

by Anonymousreply 501/06/2013

lord give me strength.

by Anonymousreply 601/06/2013

In the 1970s (a million years ago) he'd workout at the YMCA on west 62nd street.The place was great...we'd all be in the steam room.... Shipp, Victor Garber, Len Cariou, Tony Hamilton.... all sorts of young (and not so young) actors and models.

by Anonymousreply 701/06/2013

Was Victor Garber hot back in the day too? I remember him being handsome, but nothing close to the beauty of Shipp. I remember that he appeared on GL in the mid-80s as a very butched up possible love interest for Kim Zimmer.

by Anonymousreply 801/06/2013

I'll never forget his bare butt on "NYPD Blue."

by Anonymousreply 901/06/2013

For you, r9.

by Anonymousreply 1001/06/2013

I'm on his Facebook page and he's very liberal and appears to be a very nice man. I loved how he was clearly hotter than all the other males on Dawson's Creek (ok, so it was a tie with him and Kerr Smith, but, I digress...).

He's a very talented actor. I loved it when he showed his epic bubble butt on NYPD Blue...

by Anonymousreply 1101/06/2013

Give me STRENGTH!!

by Anonymousreply 1201/06/2013

He is a top or bottom? WHat does he get into?

by Anonymousreply 1301/06/2013


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by Anonymousreply 1501/06/2013

Nice guy but well known in soap circles at the time that he was enlisted, along with fellow cast member Marsha Clark, to be moles for headwriter Douglas Marland at GL. They would report back to Marland about cast and crew bitching and griping. Marland also enjoyed Shipp's feets.

Shipp had a beautiful body but not a particularly beautiful face. It was shanty Irish with a hint of the simian about it.

by Anonymousreply 1601/06/2013

Shipp used that sweet ass and those feets to build his career.

by Anonymousreply 1701/06/2013

Does he have what's known as a Lantern Chin?

by Anonymousreply 1801/06/2013

With Bloom

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by Anonymousreply 2001/06/2013

His face is gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 2101/06/2013

Mmmm, Brian Bloom.

by Anonymousreply 2201/06/2013

his gf???

by Anonymousreply 2301/06/2013

That's Mary Margaret Humes, R23. She played his wife on "Dawson's Creek".

by Anonymousreply 2401/06/2013

I do remember that in his last series of "Dawson's Creek" he looked like a 'roid-raged Oompa-Loompa...

by Anonymousreply 2501/06/2013

"I do remember that in his last series of "Dawson's Creek" he looked like a 'roid-raged Oompa-Loompa..."

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2601/06/2013

[quote]John Wesley Shipp made me gay

Me too!

by Anonymousreply 2701/06/2013

OMG - you think he and Bloom did the dirty? Damn! What a visual...

by Anonymousreply 2801/06/2013


what would happen if you added Jon Hensley?? I would come just watching it!!

by Anonymousreply 2901/06/2013

Just an FYI, he will in all likelihood read this. He found a thread last year and commented on it - he talked about it on his Facebook thread.

(You can imagine what delicate flowers most DL posters were....he didn't have pleasant things to say at the end.)

This comes up in Google search, and since most performers have a Google search set up to be done daily, or every few days, that's probably how he found it.

PS: I think he was a beautiful man then, and now. I saw shirtless photos on his Facebook and the guy is hot. More than that, there's a very sweet person inside who is very thoughtful about politics and religion.

by Anonymousreply 3001/06/2013

[quote] I saw shirtless photos on his Facebook and the guy is hot.

To clarify, they were RECENT photos. He is STILL hot. For a man about to turn 58, he's in amazing shape.

by Anonymousreply 3101/06/2013

[quote] he didn't have pleasant things to say at the end.

he actually took it all in jest and was quite good natured about it.

by Anonymousreply 3201/06/2013

[quote]More than that, there's a very sweet person inside who is very thoughtful about politics and religion.


by Anonymousreply 3301/06/2013

John Wesley Shipp once sang with Cissy Houston

by Anonymousreply 3401/06/2013

He was my first foot fetish wet dream. As a kid, I used to fantasize all the time of sucking on his toes.

by Anonymousreply 3501/06/2013

That photo of him and Brian Bloom looks like an outtake from a Falcon Studios video.

Yeah, if Jon Hensley had been in it I would have spontaneously combusted, too. No wonder Douglas Marland was so inspired in that era. : - )

by Anonymousreply 3601/06/2013

Was always a nice looking guy and showed some acting chops to boot.

I miss the days when celebrities went out of their way to pose for photos like JWS did when he was younger. Hell, if you've got it, flaunt it.

by Anonymousreply 3701/06/2013

Is it true that the producers had to break up Shipp and Van der Beek's hot love affair during the run of the show?

by Anonymousreply 3801/06/2013

[quote] Is it true that the producers had to break up Shipp and Van der Beek's hot love affair during the run of the show?

That has long been the rumor. I watched the show and there were a few scenes where that chemistry seemed, to me, to show up on air....yes, I have a daddy fetish but still, it seemed super clear to me.

If it's true that would be a hard mindfuck to balance, having the real life and on screen stuff blur....supposedly the same happened to Jacob Young and Colton Scott on General Hospital. Didn't watch that at the time but the sexual chemistry was apparently quite visible on air.

by Anonymousreply 3901/06/2013

Kissing his Emmy, while Bloon and Byrne watch with glee.

by Anonymousreply 4001/06/2013

My husband waited tables with him. Said they were good friends but when he got GL, he walked out of the restaurant and they never saw each other again until many years later. I liked him on AMC. He torchered Nataliebin a storyline that crossed over to Loving.

by Anonymousreply 4101/06/2013

God do I hope this thread lures Spike from the Best Show here

by Anonymousreply 4201/06/2013

[quote]I miss the days when celebrities went out of their way to pose for photos like JWS did when he was younger. Hell, if you've got it, flaunt it.

I agree. It would be great to see some shirtless pics of guys like Kellan Lutz and Zac Efron.

by Anonymousreply 4301/06/2013

His storyline as Douglas Cummings on ATWT was one of the best soap shockers I've ever seen.

One day I'm going to rewatch the whole thing on Youtube

by Anonymousreply 4401/06/2013

He got around filming The Flash.

by Anonymousreply 4501/06/2013

I thought he got hotter as he got older. I also used to confuse him with Michael T. Weiss.

by Anonymousreply 4601/06/2013

Isn't Michael T. Weiss gay as well? He was walking sex in "Jeffrey". I can see Shipp in that role, come to think of it.

by Anonymousreply 4701/06/2013

He won an Emmy for his role as Eden's *very* bitter, partially crippled ex on "Santa Barbara". I recall his acting burnign through the increasingly ridiculous camp on that soap.

by Anonymousreply 4801/06/2013

r44=Marsha Talbot

by Anonymousreply 4901/06/2013

I loved him on Broadway when he was part of an American ensemble that replaced the original Irish actors in Dancing at Lughnasa in the early 1990s.

I wish he'd return to Broadway!

by Anonymousreply 5001/06/2013

r48 JWS's Emmy for Santa Barbara came from playing Kristen Meadow's (Tori) abusive ex, Martin Ellis, not Marcy Walker's (Eden) ex. It was a short term role, something like 2 weeks.

The category he won in was for Outstanding Guest Performer in 1987, the only year the Daytime Emmy's had such a category.

by Anonymousreply 5101/06/2013

I was in high school when JWS did The Flash and NYPD Blue and I believe this is where my daddy fetish started. He was so fucking hot back then.

by Anonymousreply 5201/06/2013

He was on One Life To Live in 2011 as the bad, formerly in prison daddy and was so hot and dirty.

by Anonymousreply 5301/06/2013

Is Brian Bloom gay?

by Anonymousreply 5401/06/2013

That's the assumption, R54. I honestly don't think he is, but would love it if it were so.

by Anonymousreply 5501/06/2013

I loved JWS as the Flash. I was in elementary school when that show aired, and I thought he was the coolest. I was saddened when some people here made negative claims about JWS on that last thread - I guess I had this idealized image of him. It's hard to know who is telling the truth and who is not...

by Anonymousreply 5601/06/2013

He was good in The Flash. He also gave me a daddy fetish in The Neverending Story 2 as Bastian's dad.

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by Anonymousreply 5801/06/2013

I wish he would marry me.

by Anonymousreply 5901/06/2013

When I saw this scene, I knew as sure as fuck that I was gay.

And I wish he'd smack ME like that.

by Anonymousreply 6001/06/2013

When I saw this scene, I knew as sure as fuck that I was gay.

And I wish he'd smack ME like that.

by Anonymousreply 6101/06/2013

I remember an article in one of my mom's magazines.. maybe Us?...about him and his romance with dykey Marsha Clark, who played Hillary. I didn't even know *I* was gay yet, and I knew something was fishy.

I loved when he turned out to be a psycho on ATWT and Julianne Moore went on trial for his murder. One of the best soap stories ever!

by Anonymousreply 6201/06/2013

[quote] And I wish he'd smack ME like that.

With my ankles on his shoulders....yes, slapping my ass as he handles it so he can push his cock deeply inside me.

Oh. Sorry. I had a moment....

by Anonymousreply 6301/07/2013

JWS made a whole generation of soap watching males teens gay.

Before he came along, shirtless scenes for male characters were very rare. And if they did happen, the actor didn't have an sculpted body.

Then JWS arrived on GL with his gorgeous body and his Speedo. That did so much to change the nature of soaps.

And it also helped to convert so many of the prepubescent and teenage males watching.

by Anonymousreply 6401/07/2013

[quote]John Wesley Shipp made me gay.

Please tell me you have taken the time to send him a hand-written thank you note on proper stationery in blue-black ink.

by Anonymousreply 6501/07/2013

[quote] Then JWS arrived on GL with his gorgeous body and his Speedo.

And the enormous cock stuffed inside that speedo...

by Anonymousreply 6601/07/2013

In the movie 'Longtime Companion,' one of the characters is a closeted gay soap actor and I've always wondered if he was based on JWS.

by Anonymousreply 6701/07/2013

JWS and George Clooney were both in the TV series Sisters in 1994. Wonder if JWS made Clooney gay like he did so many others.

by Anonymousreply 6801/08/2013

JWS and George Clooney both were on Sisters, but not at the same time.

The creators and show-runners of Sisters won an Emmy from writing 'An Early Frost' and produced the US version of QAF.

by Anonymousreply 6901/08/2013

John, if you're reading this, we love you.

And, uh, a nice cock shot would be a wonderful way to thank us!

by Anonymousreply 7001/08/2013

I second R70

by Anonymousreply 7101/08/2013

Does anyone else remember THE DIRTIEST SHOW IN TOWN.I think it was on Showtime.He was full frontal. My grandparents had all the channels and I can Probably still give the minute of male nudity in any 70s or 80s movie ever on cable.

One weekend my sister was there and DIRTIEST SHOW was repeated un the afternoon.I didn't change the channel.When he got naked my sister exclaimed "He's on my soap opera!"

I had no idea who he was but he's been on radar ever since.

He worked out at a friend's gym in Atlanta.I think he lived there part time.

by Anonymousreply 7201/08/2013

I just looked up "The Dirtiest Show..." and the synopsis has gotten me interested. I wonder if it's on Ebay for sale.

by Anonymousreply 7301/08/2013

R72, was his cock big?

by Anonymousreply 7401/08/2013


Come wag that big daddy cock at us!

by Anonymousreply 7501/09/2013

I wasn't gay either until I got a look at John Wesley Shipp in his Speedo.

That sight probably converted an entire generation of young teens.

by Anonymousreply 7601/19/2013

ATWT had the most gorgeous men - JWS, Jon Hensley and the Italian stud who played Damian.

by Anonymousreply 7704/23/2013

I saw John and the actress who played "Nola" (I think) at a personal appearance here at Greenbrier Mall. His Grandmother was with the two. I got an autographed pic of him. Of course this was years ago, at the height of the soap opera.

by Anonymousreply 7804/23/2013

That scene with Nola was classic where she screams "OOOH I hate that name!". I loved how melodramatic the soaps used to be, to the point where they were great camp entertainment but not self-conscious of the fact.

by Anonymousreply 7904/23/2013

[quote]ATWT had the most gorgeous men - JWS, Jon Hensley and the Italian stud who played Damian.

Don't forget Michael Swan...

by Anonymousreply 8004/23/2013

Hilarious scenes of Andy drunk driving:

by Anonymousreply 8104/24/2013

Mmm....John Wesley Shipp!!!

by Anonymousreply 8208/14/2013

R80 Michael Swan still looks good at *gasp* 65:

by Anonymousreply 8308/14/2013

He once responded to DL thread about him.

by Anonymousreply 8408/14/2013

JWS did, yes. And unfortunately there were some rude things in that thread, so he never came back.

by Anonymousreply 8508/14/2013


Good Lord, Michael Swan looks great for any age much less 65.

by Anonymousreply 8608/14/2013

Michael Swann could definitely still get it. So could JWS. And Don Diamont. Ron Moss. Doug Davidson...

by Anonymousreply 8708/14/2013

If I saw Michael Swan and he looked like that, my legs would go up over my ears so fast I would get a hernia.

by Anonymousreply 8808/14/2013

Yeah, Michael Swan's actually hotter now than he was on ATWT.

This shot with the cigar makes me .....I have no words for the hotness.

by Anonymousreply 8908/14/2013

Be still...

by Anonymousreply 9008/14/2013 beating heart...

by Anonymousreply 9108/14/2013

hot as shit!

by Anonymousreply 9208/14/2013

That Michael Swan person sure does love himself...

by Anonymousreply 9308/14/2013

And we love him for that, R93.

His 1989 Playgirl shots...

by Anonymousreply 9408/14/2013


Does he still act ? I haven't seen him in years but he looks amazing.

He was gorgeous back in the day and is still very handsome. He does not look 65 at all.

Is he family ?

by Anonymousreply 9508/14/2013

Michael Swan is hot, but if anyone was ever a pussyhound, it's him. I don't think he has a gay bone in his body.

But I think he likes the attention!

by Anonymousreply 9608/14/2013

Swan isn't gay.

by Anonymousreply 9708/14/2013

Several of the ATWT actresses rode on his sizeable cock.

by Anonymousreply 9808/15/2013

I recommend that Shipp fans download his JAG guest appearance episode if you can find it. He plays this uber-macho drill instructor, it's way over the top like he's a victim of testosterone poisoning. Great j/o material.

by Anonymousreply 9908/15/2013

R99 I assume you mean this:

by Anonymousreply 10008/15/2013

Oh, I most certainly would...

by Anonymousreply 10108/15/2013

I'm half Michael's age but he could still fuck me silly.

by Anonymousreply 10208/16/2013

At Miami Beach lives a very handsome daddy doctor, he's very tanned with an amazing body and very similar-looking to JWS. I think this doctor - who is just an anonymous guy - beats JWS.

by Anonymousreply 10308/16/2013

You guys may still find Michael Swan hot (I don't disagree) but you might freak out a bit if you spent time at his facebook page... he's something of a right-winger... a lot Obama conspiracy theory posts.

by Anonymousreply 10408/16/2013

Which means he's totally a right-winger r104, don't hold back.

by Anonymousreply 10508/16/2013

Wow, you're right R104. I hadn't noticed.

Ergh. My boner for him just shrunk.

by Anonymousreply 10608/16/2013

What's amazing about JWS is that he was undoubtedly preparing in his trailer before his uberbutch performance on that JAG episode at r100 lipsyncing to Julie Andrews singing "I Have Confidence."

by Anonymousreply 10708/16/2013

In my fantasies, R107, he and David James Elliot were having a 69 session in that trailer!

by Anonymousreply 10808/16/2013

But it would still be while a Julie Andrews was playing, you know.

by Anonymousreply 10908/16/2013

Wow. Michael Swan truly is a nut job! I just looked at his facebook page.

by Anonymousreply 11008/16/2013

Swan was one producer Kenneth Johnson's best friends...until he fucked his daughter. A right-winger with low morals, big surprise.

by Anonymousreply 11108/16/2013

Is Michael Swan gay, or just a hot heterosexual guy?

by Anonymousreply 11208/16/2013

R112 see R96 and R97. In a word: straight. And apparently a rightie.

by Anonymousreply 11308/16/2013

So many other Shipp era hot men on those shows, anyway. Brian Bloom, Jon Hensley, Gregg Marx, Grant Aleksander.

Shit, even Jerry ver Dorn was a hot fuck back in those days.

by Anonymousreply 11408/16/2013

Michael Swan is still bitter towards Earl Hammer for shafting him after the Falcon Crest pilot.

He had played the part of Richard Channing. After that pilot the entire script was rewritten, eliminating his character.

Later introduced with David Selby in the part.

by Anonymousreply 11508/16/2013

He probably thought he had it in the bag too, R115. His Wikipedia says he comes from a California wine family.

by Anonymousreply 11608/16/2013

IIRC Swann had a real life relationship with the actress who played Shannon. They were paired together on ATWT

by Anonymousreply 11708/16/2013

He also dated Robin QUivers

by Anonymousreply 11808/16/2013

Has anyone seen the Shipp cock?

by Anonymousreply 11908/16/2013

{quote]He also dated Robin QUivers

Seriously? Wow, never knew that. Didn't he bang Tamara Tunie as well?

by Anonymousreply 12008/16/2013

[quote]Has anyone seen the Shipp cock?

I wish. He did show his plump ass in an episode of NYPD Blue, though. The most we've ever seen of the cock was behind a pair of tight jeans or speedos...

by Anonymousreply 12108/16/2013

I remember jacking off to that middle photo in R121's link.

The idea of him sitting above me while I licked his feet and then sucked his cock....mmmmmm.

by Anonymousreply 12208/17/2013

Holden Synder's crotch bulge made me gay, too.

by Anonymousreply 12308/19/2013

Gregg Marx, what a dreamboat

Too bad he retired from acting.

by Anonymousreply 12408/19/2013

I believe there are nudes of JWS around. I have one -a greeting card I bought back in the 80s at an adult book store. Naked JWS with a condom-covered hard-on... Blank inside. Nothing on the card to prove it's him, but looking at the photo there's no doubt in my mind.

by Anonymousreply 12501/11/2015

R125, not a greeting card, but I remember buy a set of postcards with nudes on them and one looked exactly like JWS.

by Anonymousreply 12601/11/2015

I hate JLS

by Anonymousreply 12701/11/2015

Michael Swan is a rightie, meaning he is right-wing. What a shame he is politically abnormal. Thankfully, John Wesley Shipp is politically normal.

by Anonymousreply 12806/08/2015

I printed the middle photo. I still beat off to that one. Hell, even with clothes on, I beat off to the sight of JWS.

by Anonymousreply 12906/08/2015

I used to see him all the time in the NY Subways--usually getting on at 14th street,

by Anonymousreply 13006/08/2015
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