Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running children’s television show Power Rangers. His character has morphed into the most different power rangers in the show’s twenty-five year history. He first morphed on the scene as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, a bad boy turned good, who after only ten episodes was intended to be written out of the show. However, due to his popularity, Jason David Frank’s character was able to morph into the Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo and then returned in 2004 as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger.
Throughout Power Ranger history, Jason David Frank’s character has appeared in 225 total episodes and counting, more episodes than any other ranger. With his dynamic screen presence and outstanding martial arts, he has catapulted Tommy to legendary fame in the Power Ranger fandom and to this day maintains a fan base that stretches around the world.
His martial arts is not an act. Jason Frank, an inductee of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, is a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 40 years experience. In 1994, he created his own martial arts system, “Toso Kune Do,” which means “Way of the Fighting Fist” and incorporates many different aspects of martial arts. Jason David Frank currently holds an eighth degree black belt in American Karate, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in February 2013, he received the title of Master of Muay Thai by the world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy (Arjan). He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with two schools in Texas and one in California.
Actor and martial artist are not his only roles, Jason David Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder. In January 2013, Jason David Frank became the Guinness World Record Holder for most 1‐inch pine board broken during freefall. He, who was introduced to skydiving during Power Rangers, shattered the previous record with seven broken pine boards.
Jason David Frank has worked with Bat in the Sun on several popular projects including the White Ranger vs. Scorpion Super Power Beat Down, Green Ranger vs. Ryu, Power Rangers Legacy Wars: Street Fighter Showdown. Collaborating with Bat in the Sun and Valiant Entertainment, Jason David Frank became the first to portray the superhero Bloodshot, a former soldier with powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood, in the series Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe; the first series for Valiant Entertainment’s Valiant Digital division.
Most recently, Jason David Frank has been bringing his poetry to light through his JDF Spoken Truth series on his YouTube channel. Original pieces written and recording by him including visuals to match his spoken words. He’s released “Mask”, “Walls”, and “Branches” with more to come in his first series. Always someone of great passion and determination, it is safe to say that we can expect much more from Jason Frank in the years to come.