His character on Dawson's Creek (1998), Mitch Leery, was killed off in the third episode of the fifth season.
A dark and handsome 1980s soap hunk who made a bid for prime time success by embodying comic book superhero The Flash in The Flash (1990). He made a bigger impact playing Dawson Leery's father on Dawson's Creek (1998).
Was able to land two Broadway roles, in the award-winning "Dancing at Lughnasa," and as Harvey Feirstein's love interest in "Safe Sex," his Broadway debut.
Won two consecutive daytime Emmy awards for his soap work -- the first for As the World Turns (1956) and the second for Santa Barbara (1984).
He played Barry Allen / The Flash in The Flash (1990) and his father Henry Allen in The Flash (2014).