What happened to the actors of the first generation of “Power Rangers”

The characters known as “Power Rangers” They marked a milestone for many young people in the nineties and early two thousand. The television franchise of these superheroes began with Mighty Morphin and soon it will celebrate 30 years of its premiere.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers It was first broadcast on August 28, 1993, through the Fox Kids channel.. It is based on the Japanese show “Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger”, but achieved much greater international success.

the first generation had three seasons and a total of 145 episodes. The actors who played the leads became iconic figures in pop culture. Unfortunately, over the years, some have left. Recently, it was announced the death of jason david frank, who gave life to the Green Ranger.

Next, we will tell you what happened to the main cast of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. Before you go any further, check out the trailer that was airing at the time.


1. Austin St. John as the original Red Ranger

Austin St. John played Jason Lee Scott, the leader of the boy group and the first Red Ranger that appeared on television. Unfortunately, he left the series midway through Season 2, though he did return for “Power Rangers Zeo” as the Gold Ranger and a special episode called “Forever Red” featuring all the Red Rangers on the franchise’s 10th anniversary.

The actor was born on September 17, 1974 in New Mexico City, United States. Since he was little, he showed a great talent for martial arts, something that was essential to interpret his role as a superhero.

In real life, He came to have a black belt in both Taekwondo and Judo. Despite the success of the series, Austin St. John decided to stay away from the screens to work as a paramedic in the military.

His latest acting jobs were “Monsters at Large” (2018), “A Walk with Grace” (2019) and an episode of “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” (2020). In addition, he is a producer of the video game “Black Salt Coreuption” and the movie “A gift of the heart”.

Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger and leader of the superhero group (Photo: Saban International/Austin St. John/Instagram)

Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger and leader of the superhero group (Photo: Saban International/Austin St. John/Instagram)

2. Thuy Trang as the original Yellow Ranger

Thuy Trang played Trini Kwan, the first Yellow Ranger, who decided to leave the suit in the second season of the series. However, he did not give up acting, as he later participated in “The Crow II-City Of Angels” (1996) and “Spy Hard” (1996). Unfortunately, the artist died in a car accident in 2001 at just 27 years old.

Thuy Trang was born on December 14, 1973 in Vietnam. and moved to the United States after the war in his country. Acting was not always in his plans. Initially, planned to study civil engineering at the University of California, and even won a scholarship. However, the opportunity to play the Yellow Ranger arose and her career began.

3. Walter Emanuel Jones as the original Black Ranger

Walter Emanuel Jones played Zack Taylor, the first Black Rangerthough he only stayed in the role until the second season, as he departed along with Austin St. John and Thuy Trang.

The actor and dancer was born on November 30, 1970 in Detroit, United States. Unlike other peers, he had already had roles in titles such as “Beverly Hills, 90210 ″ and“ Malcolm X ”(1992).

After his work on “Power Rangers”, he continued in the industry as voice actor. Some of his projects have been “Open Season 2 ″,“ Burger Rain 2 ″ and some video games. Likewise, she was part of some films and series such as “The Shield”, winner of a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.

4. Amy Jo Johnson as the Pink Ranger

Amy Jo Johnson played Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger. His character was the Green Ranger’s love interest and she had great skill in gymnastics and archery. She remained on the series for all three seasons. She also came back for the movie “Power Rangers Turbo”.

The actress was born on October 6, 1970 and, since she was a child, she was interested in artistic gymnastics, but an injury prevented her from continuing her sports career. After that, she focused on her acting career, which led her to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Since then, Amy Jo Johnson has participated in titles such as “Felicity”, “The Division”, “Flashpoint” and “Covert Affairs”. Additionally, she has served as a producer and director on projects such as “Tammy’s Always Dying” and “The Has Been” (2019), as well as an episode of “Superman and Lois” (2022).

5. Jason David Frank as the Green Ranger

Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger. Initially, the character appeared as an antagonist, since he was an expert student in martial arts and who was controlled by the villains to occupy a position in the group of heroes. After the series, he returned to the franchise with “Power Rangers Dino Thunder” (2004), in the “Forever Red” episode of “Power Rangers: Wild Force” and in the tenth chapter of “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel”.

The 46-year-old actor was born on September 4, 1973 in California, United States. His first role was as the Green Ranger. He has also had small appearances in action movies like “The one warrior”.

Unfortunately, he is another of the team members who has already left. Jason David Frank passed away on November 20, 2022, at the age of 49., according to his family and representative. So far it is unknown the cause of his death.

Jason David Frank plays Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger who later became the White Ranger (Photo: Saban International/Jason David Frank/Instagram)

Jason David Frank plays Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger who later became the White Ranger (Photo: Saban International/Jason David Frank/Instagram)

6. David Yost as the Blue Ranger

David Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger and one of the longest-serving members of the team., since he participated in 200 episodes. However, his character suddenly disappeared in 1996. Years later, the actor told in an interview with No Pink Spandex, that he was bullied when the cast found out he was gay.

The actor was born on January 7, 1969 in Iowa, United States. From a young age, he participated in different artistic gymnastics competitions before entering the University. He wanted to pursue his acting career, so he studied communications and drama at Graceland University.

After “Power Rangers”, David Yost He has worked as a producer on “Alien Hunter” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill”. Currently, it is a advocate for the rights of the LGBTQI+ communitybecause he had the traumatic experience of a “conversion therapy”.

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