Total Nerd Here's What The OG Power Rangers Stars Have Been Doing For The Past Two Decades  

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Back in the '90s, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the biggest kids series to hit television. Mixing action, humor, and lots of rubber monsters, the show has cemented itself as a piece of pop culture history. Who doesn’t know the names of all five original Rangers or the catchphrase, “It’s morphin’ time!” Everyone had their favorite Ranger, which was usually the one they identified with the most. 

But whatever happened to the stars in the cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? Where are they now? Did any of them make it big or was Power Rangers their only significant gig? For years, several of the actors were hard to track down, but thanks to the power of social media and comic conventions, fans know exactly where all of the Power Rangers actors ended up. 


Austin St. John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Here's What The OG Power Rangers Stars Have Been Doing For The Past Two Decades
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After leaving the show amidst a nasty contract negotiation, the original Red Ranger actually returned to the series two more times. The first time was in Power Rangers Zeo, to take over the mantle of the Gold Ranger, and then in Power Rangers Wild Force, for the 10th anniversary special, "Forever Red." For many years, John served as an EMT but has recently been working the convention circuit and meeting fans across the globe. He also bought a ton of Red Ranger Pop figures to try to corner the market after he saw fans were selling them for inflated prices.

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Walter Emanuel Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Here's What The OG Power Rangers Stars Have Been Doing For The Past Two Decades
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Leaving the series in the same dispute as Austin St. John, Jones has worked off and on as a dancer and actor. He was a star on the Nickelodeon sci-fi series Space Cases and even showed up in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also had a small appearance in the recent film, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and regularly attends fan conventions.

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Jason David Frank is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Here's What The OG Power Rangers Stars Have Been Doing For The Past Two Decades
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Remaining on the series for longer than most other Rangers, Frank departed the series during Power Rangers Turbo. He briefly returned for the team up episode "Forever Red," and even resumed his role as Tommy for the entire Power Rangers Dino Thunder season. His most recent appearance on Power Rangers was during the Power Rangers Super Megaforce finale. Frank has a strong Comic Con presence, runs several karate schools, and has appeared in the webseries Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe as Bloodshot.

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David Yost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Here's What The OG Power Rangers Stars Have Been Doing For The Past Two Decades
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After departing the series during Power Rangers Zeo, Yost appeared in several low budget movies, including Degenerate. He moved into the behind scenes world of Hollywood, serving as a producer on several reality shows. Later, Yost began appearing at various comic cons and selling his own line of t-shirts. The Affirmative Line features various designs heavily inspired by the original Power Rangers series.

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