american actor Jason David Frankknown for his role as Tommy Oliver, the “Green Ranger” in the television series “Power Rangers”, passed away at age 49 in Texas this Sunday, November 20. The tragic news was confirmed by his artistic representative, Brian Butler-Au, and spread by various media such as TMZ.
Jason David Frank participated in the original version of “Power Rangers” of the 90s, earning the affection of the public. His character was Tommy Oliver and in the first season he was the Green Ranger. He later became the White Ranger and later the new leader of the group. Thus, Frank was one of the protagonists for three seasons, with a total of 123 episodes.
In later decades, Jason David Frank reprized his role as Tommy in various adaptations of “Power Rangers”. His on-screen fighting skills carried over into the real world as he became an MMA fighter. He wrestled professionally from 2008 to 2010. Following the death of the American actor, we tell you more about him.
10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JASON DAVID FRANK
1. His “Power Rangers” debut
In 1993, Jason David Frank debuted as the first green ranger on the television series “Power Rangers.” He later participated in “Power Rangers Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo”.
2. He was the only “Power Ranger” who knew how to fight
Jason David Frank was the only Power Ranger to do all of his martial arts scenes. In fact, he designed several choreographies for the television series. Also, he is a Black Belt 8 in Karate.
3. He was married twice
Jason David Frank married for the first time in 1994 with Shawna Frank, with whom he had three children: Jacob, Hunter and Skye. They later divorced in 2001. Two years later, in 2003, the actor remarried martial artist Tammie Frank, with whom he had a daughter named Jenna.
4. They tried to kill him
In 2017, Mathew Sterling attempted to assassinate Jason David Frank during a Comic Con in the city of Phoenix (Arizona). The man entered the event with a 12-gauge shotgun, three pistols, a combat knife, pepper spray and throwing stars. Fortunately, everything ended in a scare and the police were able to stop him.
5. He visited Peru
Jason David Frank visited Peru to participate in Comic Con Lima 2019. On that occasion, the American actor shared a pleasant moment with his fans and enjoyed our food.
6. He taught martial arts
Jason David Frank ran a dōjō where he shared his knowledge of martial arts with his students. In this institution, the famous taught a new fighting style called Toso Kune Do.
7. He had his own autobiographical web series
Jason David Frank had his own biographical web series called “My Morphin Life”, where he recounts, among other things, his life after working on the series “Power Rangers”. This production was carried out with the independent company “Bat in the Sun” and the company “Machinima”.
8. He fought with Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jason David Frank and Jean-Claude Van Damme met at a Comic-Con in Mexico, where they both had a fight that almost came to blows. After the event, the actors agreed that they did not get along.
9. He was in MMA
Jason David Frank was a professionally trained MMA fighter. He knew Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other styles. He wrestled professionally from 2008 to 2010.
10. He had a religious clothing brand
Jason David Frank was a great believer in God. The American actor had a clothing brand called “Jesus Didn’t Tap” or “Jesus never gave up.”