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The Best Actors Who Played The Flash

Updated June 22, 2019 3.2k votes 682 voters 11.0k views11 items

We're ranking the best Flash actors of all time. As one of the longest-running superheroes in history, the Flash is easily one of the most recognizable characters in the entire DC franchise. And While Superman may be more powerful than a locomotive, the Flash has the power of super speed. That means he’s able to move, think, and act faster than the speed of light.

There have been a handful of different Flash characters over the years. From voice actor Jack Angel’s classic role in Super Friends to Grant Gustin’s career-defining take in Arrow, and, subsequently, his own spinoff show, the Scarlet Speedster has many different faces. And let's not forget John Wesley Shipp’s muscle-bound rendition in The Flash. More recently, Kyle Gallner played the Flash in Smallville, and Ezra Miller took over Barry Allen duties in Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League

Who do you think the best Flash actor is? Vote up your favorite Flash actor, and vote down the ones you didn’t like.


  • Grant Gustin
    Photo: Warner Bros. Television

    Arrow (2013-present)

    The Flash (2014-present)

    Vixen (2015-16)

    Supergirl (2016-present)

    Legends of Tomorrow (2016-present)

    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
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  • John Wesley Shipp
    Photo: Warner Bros. Television Distribution

    The Flash (1990-91)

    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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    Michael Rosenbaum

    Michael Rosenbaum
    Photo: Warner Bros. Animation, DC

    Justice League (2001-04)

    Teen Titans (2003-06)

    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, USA
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  • Ezra Miller
    Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    Suicide Squad (2016)

    Justice League (2017)

    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America
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