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Where are they now? : Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 
12th-May-2009 06:21 pm



We all knew that a MMPR post had to come sometime. Yeah back in the day when they were kewl and we either wanted to be them, or fall in love and marry one of them (in other words, back when we were all six or seven years old), The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were The Shit! So where are they now? And how many of them remember their days of being a brightly colored super hero with fondness?




To start off ...

Kimberly Hart :First Pink Ranger

Played by the lovely Amy Jo Johnson. Kim stayed on for quite a while, good strong character but was still able to play the damsle in distress, Best known to many fangirls as "Tommy's sooouuulll maaate!!"...even though she broke up with him. She made a brief return to the role in the second PR movie along with the origional Red, Jason Lee Scott (Austin St John) as seen here.

(dignified, I know.)
And that was pretty much the last that was ever seen of AJJ on the Power Rangers.

NOW


Amy has actually been working since PR. And released some music!
She is engaged to the father of her baby girl and is curently working as Jules in abc's Flashpoint.



Billy Cranston: The First Blue Ranger

Played by ever-adorkable David Yost. Billy was a member of the power rangers for quite a while, even during a time when he wasn't an actual ranger. He was obviously the brains of the group (as if the steriotyped glasses didn't give you that notion) and he made being smart look hot after a few years of working on PR. Billy finally left to go advance his knowlage on Aquitar, an alien planet. But not before predicting that converse would come back in fasion.
He was the last to leave of the origional five to leave.


NOW


Acting-wise, David really didn;t do much more than little parts in a couple of films. He did however work as a producer for Temptation Island and was the director of production for the Sci Fi channel. As well as being manager of licensing for Pioneer Entertainment where he sold completed television shows and films to such networks as Showtime, Starz/Encore and Cartoon Network. His last acting job was in a play called Fallen Guardian Angels about six actors with AIDS and how they deal with it, it raised money for The Childrens AIDS center and David alone raised $5000. He was also working more recently as a producer for the show You Are What You Eat. Nice to see he's done so well...but his hairline is depressing me slightly.


The Next three rangers you may or may not remember, left all at one time...
and gave us these three
As you may have noticed, the asian girl playing the yellow ranger and the black guy playing the black ranger wasn't exactly politically correct, so when they had to recast, they fliped things around a bit.

So back to the trio that left,

(I soooo ship Trini/Jason right now)
The three of them did form a good friendship even after the show.


Zack Taylor: The First Black Ranger


The 'Zach-man' was played by the man with the moves, Walter Jones. Zack was the comic relief, and definitly the best dancer of the group. He was the optamist of the group, to say in the least and added hiphop to his fights. When he left, it was for some peace confrence, sadly we never saw Zack make a re-appearance afterwards.


NOW


Although he never came back as Zack, Walter did many voiceovers for the show and continues to lend his voice to other projects. He doesn't act very much anymore, but he was rencently in an episode of CSI a few years ago. He's still bustin' moves though, but not hip hop. Nooo, in fact, our lovely Mr Jones is in fact, a salsa dancer. That's hot. As for the PR, he did attend the Power Morphicon with Austin St John in 2007.



Jason Lee Scott: The First Red Ranger and Leader (and the First Gold Ranger)

Austin St John was the perfect choise as the first leader of the MMPR, making him somewhat of a legend in PR history (tries not to sound too much like a total dork trying to get out whatever nostalgia she has pent up). He was the strong leader that they needed and was humble to step down when Tommy took over. When he left the PR with Trini and Zack, he still made a few more returns to the Power Rangers. First, the Turbo movie with AJJ, then as the Gold Ranger, and finally in the special edition episode, Forver Red.He was voted the greatest Red Ranger of all time.





NOW



Now...I know it's a bit of shocker to see such a big difference, but to be honest, I'd still cuddle with him. After The PR, Austin didn't really continue acting except for a really small part as a cop in a movie called Expose'. I know that there were rumors going around that he did gay porn, I can tell you now I looked at the pictures, it's definitly not him.
Austin attended the Morphicon a couple of years ago and did a panel on being a red ranger, The Origins of Red. He is now working as Paramedic in Washington.




Trini Kwan: The First Yellow Ranger

Portrayed by amazing and rather stunning Thuy Trang. Trini was the voice or reason, patient, and dependant. She held fast and helped each of the rangers in some way or another. She left at the same time as Jason and Zack and never reappeared in the show again, although there had been plans for her and some of the origional rangers to appear on a special titled Cyberstrike, there wasn't anough money so the project was dropped. The episode "Circuit Unsure" of the PR Time Force series was dedicated to the actress.


LAST SEEN



Sadly, the beautiful actress/martial artist died in 2001 in a car crash. Her last movie rolse was in 1996 in The Crow. Members of the PR attended her funeral, among them were Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones, Austin St John and David Yost, although the only video confirmed members are Amy Jo (Kim/pink) and David Yost (Billy/Blue) and the member who said for sure that he was unable to attend was Jason David Frank (Tommy) because his brother had died around the same time. You can fine the video reporting her funeral here.

RIP THUY.



The Next batch,


Rocky DeSantos: Red Ranger and Blue Ranger

He was played by Steve Cardenas. The pretty boy came along to replace Jason as the Red Ranger than became the Blue ranger during the Zeo era when Tommy became the Red Ranger. He was funny enough and supportive. Most known for owning a bottomless pit as a stomach and still being able to maintain a great body.


NOW


It's not really clear what Steve was doing inbetween the time he left PR and up untill 2007 at the Morphicon. But he did have a blast seeing old members of the PR at the recent events.



Aisha Campbell: Yellow Ranger

Smart and sassy, played by Karan Ashley. She gave the show some much needed spunk and was brave as anything. She left to Africa at the end of her time for the Zeo Crystal. ..or something like that...

lol, i love my childhood

NOW



Karan didn't do much acting afterwards, that was untill 2005 when she co-wrote and stared in a movie called Devon's Ghost, which also stared the co-director and fellow PR actor Johnny Yong Bosch.


Which leads us to....


Adam Park: Black/Green Ranger

Dear, sweet Adam was played by Johnny Yong Bosch. Adam was the sweet, sensative and quite type. in other words...ADORABLE!!!! I can't quite place when his time on the show ended, but he did come back for the 15 yrs PR celebration.



NOW




Johnny has been doing lots of voiceovers since then and worked in action flicks like Broken Path. He is married and has a band called Eyeshine. All in all, doing rather well for himself, and also was in attendance at the Morphicon.




Katherine Hillard: Pink Ranger

Played by Catherine Sutherland. She came in during Kimberly's final episodes, giving it an actual transition phase for the kids watching. She was a dancer (ballett, not the other kind) and Tommy's rebound. Stayed on for the Zeo era.



NOW


Catherine left the acting buisness after PR. She now works as a fitness instructor and has two children.



And last, but certainly not least....


Tommy Oliver: First Green/White Ranger. Also Red/Black Ranger

Also known as the Ranger who wouldn't retire. No, seriously, this guy has left and come back so many times...Green ranger, then lost his powers, dated Kimberly, became the white ranger, became the red ranger, lost Kim, took a break, came back as the red ranger, took another break, comes back as a mentor to the current rangers and as the new black ranger. fewh, man he must be bored.




NOW




Ok sooo..besides still looking amazing, what else had JDF been up to? Well, in the acting industry, not much more than a couple of voice-overs and a re-appearence in PR-Dino Thunder. Jason has really outdone himself in the mariral arts, was awarded a spot in the hall of fame back in the nindies and since then has been awarded Master of the Year (lol, how awesome would that title be?), twice awarded in the Black Belt hall of fame and has a sixth degree black belt. He now owns four karati schools under "The rising sun", which has made it to the list of America's top ten karati schools list. I mean...Good God the list just goes on and on... The icing on the cake? He still loves PR, and loves that he was part of it. He's not very close o the cast members anymore, but he does stay in touch with some of them. A bit of a cocky bully at times to the other cast mates, it's true. But hey, it could be worse, right?

SOURCES
Wikipedia, IMDB, Google images, Rangers Central, Ranger Gallery, ASJ, Amy's myspace



Wow. I'm beat. Excuse me while I try to go and get my life back now...and the feeling in my fingers. Catch y'all later!


 




 

rayne
Comments 
12th-May-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
AWWW WHAT ABOUT BULK AND SKULL?? ;_;
12th-May-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
lol, as much as I love those guys, I couldn't find an actual pictutre of them. But they did do a great panel at the morphicon, which you can find on youtube. I might make another post about the backround characters of MMPR...sadly, most of which seem to be dead.
12th-May-2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Loved this!
12th-May-2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
=D Yay!
13th-May-2009 12:29 am (UTC)
omg i love your ICON! basil brush is awesome!
13th-May-2009 06:23 am (UTC)
LOL omg, I know, right?! I had that one made as a request because I'm obviously quite a nostalgic person lol. Basil=awesometastic *nods*
14th-May-2009 12:21 am (UTC)
yeah hes really awesome i remember first watching him thinking oh hes cool what is this show...then my mum came past and was like BASIL BRUSH!!!! and im like you know this lol he really is awesome though.
12th-May-2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
wwow thanks for this its cool alot of work put into it!
12th-May-2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It did take a while and I was origionally going to post it to ohnotheydidnt, but they rejected it :(
So I'm glad that I put it up here..man I love the 90's!...and your icons, they're like, the highlight of this comm!
13th-May-2009 12:29 am (UTC)
oh thanks! what gets posted at ohnotheydidn't i dont know that one but like i would assume its like remakes of things etc?
13th-May-2009 06:21 am (UTC)
It's kind of a tabloid comm to be honest, but they have a "where are they now" section, and I tried posting this but I got a reply from the mods saying it had been rejected because someone had already posted one on the power rangers. I went through their archives before making this, no one had made a WRTN-PR post.
14th-May-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
ahh i see . Well maybe they used to have one but they got rid of entries or something and then the mod thought it was still there..who knows but as amoderator they probably should of rechecked.
16th-May-2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Yikes, Time sure hasn't treated alot of them too nicely :(.

The only ones I really kept up with were Amy Jo Johnson and Johnny Young Bosch; They seem like the only ones with a sucessful career after MMPR. I was so sad to hear that Thuy Trang had died in an accident (I didn't even known until 2007, six or some years after the fact).
16th-May-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah you found out about Thuy around the same time as I did. I guess Amy and Johnny really are the only two really moving on with their acting careers, but some of the others I think are quite sucessful in their own right (I mean, David and Jason like woah!).
30th-May-2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Aww... thanks for that. I hadn't known what DY, KA, or KS did after their time on Rangers. I'm pretty sure Karan did go to a couple conventions with Cardenas and Bosch in 2007 and/or 2008, but KS fell off the map completely and I'd heard rumors that DY was doing photograpy for Playboy. That could have been a different David Yost, though.

And as I'm sure you know, Jason Narvy's a doctoral candidate for a PhD of Shakespearian Literature in California, and "Bulk" (can't remember the actor's name right now) slipped behind the camera to do some directing, mostly animation.

I liked hearing/seeing those panels online. It's nice how those two are still friends, and still enjoy the sort of comic timing they built up during the show.
30th-May-2009 01:11 am (UTC)
You're very welcome! It is great to see that some people still have a soft spot for this fandom! lol, about David Yost, you kinda heard right...he played a playboy photographer in a tv movie called "After Diff'rent Strokes: When the Laughter Stopped". I've never seen it nor do I have any idea what it's about but it's the last acting job he's ever done.
I saw those panles too, they were brilliant! I know I should've squeezed a bit about Bulk and Skull (and I wanted to add Rita and Ernie!) but my fingers really were screaming at me to stop and get a life lol
I might give it a go at a WRTN:PR part II.
Anyways, thanks for commenting and keeping the PR love alive! <3
30th-May-2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: Yost
That's what it was! For some reason, I thought he was actually a photographer, but that could've just been the result of some screwy dreams.

(Yes, the Power Rangers and their actor alter-egos sometimes do cameos in my subconscious.)
30th-May-2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Lol, don't worry, you're not the only one...but it sounds like you dreams were far more interesting than anything I've ever had! XD
15th-Jul-2009 05:27 am (UTC)
YAY FOR JOHNNY BOSCH, whose voice over work has been really successful. XD
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