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

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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jason David Frank
    Photo: Fox Kids / Flickr

    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.

  • 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.

  • Johnson left Power Rangers during its third season, but the split was amicable, with a planned return in Turbo: A Power Rangers movie agreed on before hand. She’s since appeared in everything on TV from Felicity and Wildfire to Flashpoint. She’s also become a director, helming several of her own films that she funded through Indiegogo. Johnson returned to the franchise with a cameo in the recent big budget Power Rangers movie.

  • Thuy Trang
    Photo: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Fox Kids

    The original yellow Ranger actress left the show in the same dispute as Austin St. John and Walter Jones. She appeared in a few movies, including The Crow: City of Angels before she was tragically killed in a car crash in 2001. Many of her Power Rangers co-stars attended the funeral. The Power Rangers Time Force episode, "Circuit Unsure," was dedicated to Trang’s memory.