ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Man, I loved the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers so much! That theme tune sent my little brother and me into a frenzy on the regular...

Obviously there were awesome villains - Rita Repulsa at her most evil could probably take down Maleficent - and kick-ass Zords, but it was the cool team of 'teens with attitude' that made the Power Rangers so memorable.

The Power Rangers themselves were a smart bunch that kids could look up to, and it was the unique personalities of the cast as well as their rad fighting skills that made the Power Rangers AWESOME.

But what are the Power Rangers up to now? It may surprise you...

Red Ranger - Austin St John

Played: Jason Lee Scott, the original Red Ranger

Why He Was Awesome: Jason was the unofficial leader of the Rangers, and a major hero for a lot of kids watching. For kids of a certain generation, shouting 'Dragonzord!' was pretty much mandatory in recess...

Age Then: 19

Age Now: 39

What's He's Been Doing: He's a black belt in Judo and the author of a book on karate! Oh, and he's still a hero - he works as a firefighter and EMT in Washington DC.


Pink Ranger - Amy Jo Johnson

Played: Kimberly Ann Hart, the original Pink Ranger

Why She Was Awesome: Pink Ranger had beauty, brains and a hardcore fighting spirit. I was pretty sure she was the love of my life when I was seven. Some things don't change.

Age Then: 23

Age Now: 43

What's She's Been Doing: Amy has been crazy busy! As well as more acting work on ER, Flashpoint and a ton of movies, she's also recorded 3 studio albums and volunteered for children's charities.


Black Ranger - Walter Emanuel Jones

Played: Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger

Why He Was Awesome: He had a freakin' Mastodon Dinozord! He invented Hip Hop Kido! Also, he had an Indiana Jones-like fear of snakes.

Age Then: 23

Age Now: 43

What's He's Been Doing: Walter began his career as a professional dancer, but he's tried his hand at voice work, producing and more acting in the interrim. Eagle-eyed fans will remember his turn in the Buffy episode 'Fear Itself'!


Yellow Ranger - Thuy Trang

Played: Trini Kwan, the original Yellow Ranger

Age Then: 20

I'm really sorry to tell you this, but Thuy Trang - who played kick-ass Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan - died in a car accident on September 3, 2001. This is a horrible thing to have happened, but she made a lot of kids very, very happy in her short career. RIP, Thuy Trang.


Green (then White) Ranger - Jason David Frank

Played: Tommy Oliver, the original Green, then White Ranger

Why He Was Awesome: He was a bad guy, but come on, it wasn't really his fault! Rita Repulsa was all over him until he finally became White Ranger and broke free of her evil clutches...

Age Then: 20

Age Now: 40

What's He's Been Doing: As you may have spotted from the picture above, Frank is seriously ripped these days - he's a freakin' MMA fighter now! He's won a whole ton of titles and is an all-round Martial Arts BOSS.


Blue Ranger - David Yost

Billy Cranston, the original Blue Ranger
Billy Cranston, the original Blue Ranger

Played: Billy Cranston, the original Blue Ranger

Why He Was Awesome: Sure, he was a little nerdy, but Billy was always a brave soul. I know he was the Blue Ranger, but this guy was definitely a Gryffindor!

Age Then: 24

Age Now: 45

What's He's Been Doing: David Yost got a lot more TV and film work after Power Rangers, but he's recently most famous for his brave advocacy for gay rights - including the No H8 campaign - after allegedly suffering homophobic harassment within the film industry after he came out.


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