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Silver Age

Henry Allen was a doctor in Fallville, Iowa while being married to Nora Allen. Their son was Barry Allen who eventually went on to become the Flash.


In Flash Rebirth, Barry Allen's backstory becomes retconned. When Barry was a kid, Nora was murdered and Henry was convicted of the crime. Barry still believed his father was innocent, driving him to become a policeman, in hope of finding the real killer and proving his father's innocence.

In Other Media

Henry Allen in The Flash (1990)

Henry Allen appeared in the 1990s Flash TV show. He is portrayed as having worked as a beat cop for 30 years before retiring. He also inspired his sons Barry and Jay Allen to join the police force. He doesn't appreciate Barry's crime lab work as he does Jay's work on the streets. He is portrayed by actor M. Emmet Walsh.

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