James Mackay

  1. Grant Gustin, The Flash, TV,  2012-2020. Apparently, guys galore were seen for Flashing in Green/Oliver Queen’s show.  Including Texan actor-producer Matt Barr, Young and Restless alum Mike Kalinowski, actor-composer James Mackay (the future new Steve Carrington in the 2018 Dynasty reboot) and Pittsburg’s Andy Mientus.  (Ironically, his predecessor in the 1982-188 series, Jack Colman, had also been up for Flash in 1990).  Casting director David Rapaport saw Gustin first, knew there was no one better than this “affable, dorky, charming, fun dude.” He made such an impact that a pilot was ordered to give the scarlet speedster his own series in the Arrowverse during 2014-2021. Gustin was born in 1990, the year of the first Flash series starring John Wesley Shipp – now playing Gustin’s father. And to close the circle, they were both born in Norfolk. Virginia. Must be something in the water.

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