Jason David Frank Biography
Jason David Frank is an American actor and professional mixed martial artist. He is most notable for his career as Tommy Olive from the Power Rangers franchise.
Jason David Frank Age
He was born on September 4, 1973, in Covina, California, U.S.
Jason David Frank Family
Frank identifies as a Christian and says he began attending church with his wife after the death of his brother, Eric. He also had a hand in creating a Christian-based mixed martial arts company named “Jesus Didn’t Tap”. Frank has the slogan tattooed on his left forearm.
Jason David Frank Education
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Jason David Frank Relationship | Marriage | Children
Frank was previously married to Shawna, in 1994 with whom he has three children; they have two sons, Jacob and Hunter, and one daughter, Skye, before their divorce in 2001. As of 2003, he is married to Tammie, who is also a martial artist, and the couple has one daughter, Jenna.
Jason David Frank Career
Frank originally auditioned for the role of Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger, but lost the role to Austin St. John. He auditioned again in 1993 and was cast in the role of Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger.
Frank was supposed to be the lead character Adam Steele in VR Troopers (originally called “Cybertron”) and shot a pilot episode before being called back to Power Rangers. According to both Frank and Brad Hawkins, Hawkins’ character was to replace Tommy Oliver originally as the White Ranger on Power Rangers.
However, due to Tommy Oliver’s popularity with Ranger fans, Frank was brought back, with Tommy Oliver becoming the White Ranger. Hawkins would take over on VR Troopers. The character Adam Steele was renamed, Ryan Steele.
After three seasons, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers transitioned into Power Rangers Zeo. The transition is part of the annual Ranger suit change to match the annual change of the Super Sentai series. Frank’s character became the Red Zeo Ranger (also called Zeo Ranger V).
The following year in Power Rangers Turbo, his character became the first Red Turbo Ranger. During mid-season, Frank and fellow cast members Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland agreed to leave and were replaced.
After he left the series in 1997, Frank came back to Power Rangers as the Red Zeo Ranger in 2002 for the special 10th-anniversary episode, entitled “Forever Red”, in Power Rangers Wild Force, which brought back ten former Red Rangers, and reunited him with Austin St. John. He then reprised his role in 2004 in Power Rangers Dino Thunder, as the Black Dino Ranger.
During his time as the Black Dino Ranger, Frank was always shown in long-sleeved shirts to cover his tattoos on his arms. This was also the case during “Forever Red” of ‘’Wild Force’’. Being the Black Dino Ranger was a favor to Douglas Sloan. He has joked that Saban and Disney are “both the same, they’re cheap” but that he was impressed with the production crew for Dino Thunder.
Frank reprised his role as Tommy Oliver (who in turn was the Green Ranger for the episode) in the season finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Frank has expressed interest in developing a Green Ranger solo series or feature film after an encounter with Stan Lee at a comic book convention.
On November 13, 2013, “Bat in the Sun” released an episode of “Super Power Beatdown” and featured Frank as the White Ranger against Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion. On May 5, 2015, Frank again appeared on “Super Power Beatdown” as the Green Ranger and defeated Ryu from Street Fighter.
After success with the “Super Power Beatdown” series, Bat in the Sun began developing a web reality series of Frank titled, “My Morphing Life”. As of 2015, the show began airing season 2.
Frank was given a cameo role in the 2017 film Power Rangers, as a citizen of Angel Grove, alongside fellow Power Rangers actress, Amy Jo Johnson. In 2018 he reprised his role as Tommy in episode 10 of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel for the 25th anniversary of Power Rangers.
Fighting and martial arts
With his knowledge of many different styles of martial arts that include Shōtōkan, Wadō-ryū, Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Aikido & Jeet Kune Do. Frank collected the most practical applications, modified them with his own philosophies and created his own blend of American Karate, “Toso Kune Do”.
On June 28, 2003, he was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. Frank appeared at the Arnold Classic on February 29, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio.
On August 21, 2009, Frank officially announced his signing with SuckerPunch. Frank made his much anticipated MMA debut for the United States Amateur Combat Association at the company’s first event “Lonestar Beatdown: Houston” on January 30 at the Houston Arena Theatre. He defeated Jonathon “the Mack Truck” Mack in the first round by omoplata submission.
Frank fought in his second fight at Lonestar Beatdown: Dallas on February 19 in Arlington, Texas. His opponent was Chris Rose who made his ring entrance wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles robe. Frank defeated Rose in round 1 by TKO (strikes).
Frank announced on his Facebook fan page that he would be scheduled to make his professional debut on August 4, 2010, in Houston at “Puro Combat #1.” He fought at heavyweight, with his opponent being Jose Roberto Vasquez. Frank won his pro MMA debut quickly at the time of 0:46 in the first round by a Rear Naked Choke Submission.
Frank was scheduled for a Light heavyweight bout on December 9, 2010, at Puro Combate 3. The fight was canceled on December 8 due to his opponent not being medically cleared.
He was then scheduled to face Shawn Machado on July 22, 2011, at Legacy FC 7. However, due to a possible biceps tear, the fight was canceled.
Jason David Frank Net Worth
American actor, martial artist, and professional mixed martial arts fighter, best known for playing Tommy Oliver in Power Rangers, Jason David Frank has an estimated net worth of$1.2 million.
Jason David Frank Movies
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 1995
- Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 1997
- Paris 2003
- The Junior Defenders 2007
- Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story 2007
- The Blue Sun 2010
- Crammed 2: Hoaching 2011
- Power Rangers 2017
- Making Fun: The Story of Funko 2018
Jason David Frank TV Show
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 1993-1996124
- Cybertron 1994
- Power Rangers Zeo 1996
- Sweet Valley High 1996
- Family Matters 1996
- Power Rangers Turbo 1997
- Power Rangers Wild Force 2002
- Power Rangers Dino Thunder 2004
- Power Rangers Super Megaforce 2014
- My Morphing Life 2014–present
- Transformers: Titans Return 2017-2018
- Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe 2018
- Power Rangers Hyperforce 2018
- Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel 2018
- We Bare Bears 2018
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