ByTasha Hill, writer at Creators.co
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Ever hear that Bryan Cranston was in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? Yeah? Well, did you know they named the Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, after him? Yeah? OK, well did you know a certain CW zombie was once a Power Ranger? How about that guy from that Marvel show? Well, I am sure that there are plenty of people you didn't know were in the franchise.

Here are just seven of those people.

7. Rose McIver

'The Lovely Bones' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'The Lovely Bones' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

Before Rose was a zombie medical examiner on the CW or Tinkerbell on ABC, she was a Power Ranger. She played Summer Landsdown, the Yellow Ranger, in Power Rangers RPM. Summer was an ex-spoiled rich girl that decided to help in the fight against the villainous Venjix.

Rose McIver as Summer Landsdown 'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]
Rose McIver as Summer Landsdown 'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]

6. Eka Darville

'Empire' [Credit: Fox]
'Empire' [Credit: Fox]

Power Rangers RPM was a gold mine for talent. The Red Ranger that season was Eka Darville. Darville will seem familiar to any fans of the Netflix Marvel shows. He plays Malcolm in Jessica Jones and the upcoming The Defenders. He also appeared on Empire, The Originals and Spartacus.

Eka Darville as Scott Truman. 'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]
Eka Darville as Scott Truman. 'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]

5. Brandon Jay McLaren

'Graceland' [Credit: Fox]
'Graceland' [Credit: Fox]

Bradon Jay McLaren has been in a lot of things. From cop shows like Ransom and Graceland to thrillers such as Slasher and Harper's Island, McLaren has worked steadily. He was even in the classic Amanda Bynes movie, She's the Man. He also happened to play Jack Landors, the Red Ranger, in Power Rangers S.P.D. Jack was an ex-theft and a reluctant leader that could also walk through walls.

'Power Rangers S.P.D.' [Credit: Saban Brands]
'Power Rangers S.P.D.' [Credit: Saban Brands]

4. Anna Hutchison

'The Cabin in the Woods' [Credit: Lionsgate]
'The Cabin in the Woods' [Credit: Lionsgate]

A different Spartacus alum was also a Ranger. Anna Hutchison, also known for Cabin in the Woods, was the lone female ranger in Power Rangers Jungle Fury. Lily Chilman, the Yellow Ranger, was a martial artist and head cheerleader with a heart of gold.

'Power Rangers Jungle Fury' [Credit: Saban Brands]
'Power Rangers Jungle Fury' [Credit: Saban Brands]

3. Nikolai Nikolaeff

'Camp' [Credit: NBC Universal]
'Camp' [Credit: NBC Universal]

He might have made a good Russian villain for Daredevil, but he was actually a hero on Power Rangers. Nikolai joined Anna in Power Rangers Jungle Fury. He played Dominic, the Rhino Ranger (or if you need a color, the White Ranger).

'Power Rangers Jungle Fury' [Credit: Saban Brands]
'Power Rangers Jungle Fury' [Credit: Saban Brands]

2. Archie Kao

'Chicago P.D.' [Credit: NBC Universal]
'Chicago P.D.' [Credit: NBC Universal]

Any fan of CSI should recognize this man. Archie played, well, Archie, the audiovisual lab tech. He also appeared on Chicago P.D. as another lab tech, Sheldon Jin. And before any of that, he was a Blue Power Ranger. Kao was the Blue Galaxy Ranger, Kai Chen in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy. Kai was a classic overachiever from a military family that also happened to be the best cook among his team.

Archie Kao as Kai Chen. 'Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy' [Credit: Saban Brands]
Archie Kao as Kai Chen. 'Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy' [Credit: Saban Brands]

1. Adelaide Kane

'Reign' [Credit: CBS]
'Reign' [Credit: CBS]

This one is technically cheating as she wasn't a Ranger. However, she did appear alongside Darville and McIver in RPM as on the villain's minions, Tenaya 7. Kane would be recognizable to fans of Teen Wolf. She also happens to play Queen Mary in the CW series, Reign.

'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]
'Power Rangers RPM' [Credit: Saban Brands]

So, what do you think? Was there someone else that I should have pointed out? Is one of you favorite actors or actresses a former Ranger?

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