Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running children’s television show Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Frank’s character has morphed into the most different power rangers in the show’s twenty year history. He first morphed on the scene as the 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, Frank’s character was able to morph into the White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black DinoThunder Ranger.
Throughout Power Ranger history, Jason David Frank’s character has appeared in 225 total episodes and counting, more episodes than any other ranger. Frank also starred in both full-length movies, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997). In 2013, Frank reprised his role of the Green Ranger in the Power Ranger‘s 20th Anniversary season, which features a mega war that includes many rangers from the show’s history. With his dynamic screen presence and outstanding martial arts, Frank has catapulted Tommy to legendary fame in the Power Rangers 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 34 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. Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In February 2013, Frank received the title of Master of Muay Thai by the world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy. He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California.
Actor and martial artists are not his only roles; Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder. He is the founder and CEO of Jesus Didn’t Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA Clothing and fight gear. It was one of the first apparel company to recognize and celebrate the faith and commitment of MMA fighters. Since its inception, Jesus Didn’t Tap has broadened its name in the MMA world and has been the sponsor to many MMA fighters.
In January 2013, Frank became the Guinness World Record Holder for most 1‐inch pine board broken during freefall. Frank, who was introduced to skydiving during Power Rangers, shattered the previous record with seven broken pine boards.