Jason David Frank was a famous actor from the United States. As an actor, he was known for playing Tommy Oliver (the Green Ranger) in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and other shows.
Jason David Frank was born September 4, 1973, in Covina, California. Frank went to Bonita High School in La Verne, California, and then he started training in martial arts at some point after that. Jason David Frank started learning the martial art of karate at the Red Dragon Karate School when he was only four years old.
The whereabouts of his parents and other family members, as well as other pertinent data, are unknown. We know little about his background beyond the fact that he was born to Ray Frank and Janice Frank and that he had a sibling named Eric Frank.
What is Jason David Frank’s Net Worth?
Jason David Frank Had an Estimated Net Worth of $500 Thousand at The Time of His Death On November 20, 2022 (Celebrity Net Worth). He was more than just an actor. He was a fierce mixed martial artist, and most of his money came from acting and martial arts.
Even though there isn’t much information about his assets, he has made a lot of money over the years, especially from his role as the Green Ranger in MMPR.
Jason David Frank’s Successful Career in The Entertainment Industry
Frank was chosen to play Green Ranger Tommy Oliver. The part was supposed to last for 14 episodes, but because the character was so popular, he was brought back as the White Ranger and made the new team leader.
Frank had already shot a pilot episode of VR Troopers (then named Cybertron) as the show’s main character, Adam Steele, before being called back to Power Rangers. Frank and Brad Hawkins both say that Hawkins’ character was supposed to be the White Ranger instead of Tommy Oliver in the first place.
But because Power Rangers fans liked Tommy Oliver so much, Frank was brought back and Tommy Oliver became the White Ranger.
Frank left the show in 1997, but he came back as the Red Zeo Ranger for the special 10th-anniversary episode “Forever Red” in Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002. The episode brought back ten former Red Rangers, including Austin St. John, and was called “Forever Red.”
Then, in 2004, he played the Black Dino Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Thunder. During this time, the tattoos on Frank’s arms were always hidden by long-sleeved shirts.
This was also true during Wild Force’s “Forever Red.” For Douglas Sloan, being the Black Dino Ranger was a favor. He made a joke about how Saban and Disney are “both the same, they’re cheap,” but he was impressed by the people who made Dino Thunder.
In the season finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Frank played Tommy Oliver again, who was the Green Ranger for that episode. After meeting Stan Lee at a comic book convention, Frank said he was interested in making a Green Ranger solo series or feature film.
Frank had a cameo in the 2017 movie Power Rangers as a citizen of Angel Grove. He was in the movie with Amy Jo Johnson, who also played a Power Ranger. In 2018, for the 25th anniversary of Power Rangers, he played Tommy again in episode 10 of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel. Frank told everyone in August 2022 that he was leaving the franchise.
Bat in the Sun: Super Power Beatdown
On Super Power Beatdown on November 7, 2013, Frank was the White Ranger and fought Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. On May 5, 2015, he came back as the Green Ranger and fought Street Fighter’s Ryu.
After the success of the Super Power Beatdown series, Bat in the Sun started making My Morphing Life, a web reality show about Frank. Season 2 of the show began in 2015.
New Era – Legend of the White Dragon
The movie Legend of the White Dragon started on Kickstarter in 2020. The project’s original intention was to create a fan film or miniseries. Due to its success, it was expanded into a feature picture. Former Power Rangers actors including Frank, Jason Faunt, and Ciara Hanna are featured in the film.
Members of the supporting cast include Mark Dacascos, Michael Madsen, Andrew Byron Bachelor, and Jenna Frank. In 2021, the movie ended. It is currently being made and will come out in 2023, but since he died in 2022, it will come out after his death.
With his knowledge of many different types of martial arts, such as Shotokan, Wado-Ryu, Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and Aikido, Frank took the most useful techniques from each style, added his own ideas, and came up with “Toso Kune Do,” his own style of American Karate.
On June 28, 2003, he was put into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. On February 29, 2008, Frank went to Columbus, Ohio, to be a part of the Arnold Classic.
On August 21, 2009, Frank made it official that he had signed with SuckerPunch Entertainment, a company that specializes in MMA sports marketing and management. He started training with Melvin Guillard, a lightweight in the UFC.
Frank made his long-awaited MMA debut for the United States Amateur Combat Association on January 30, 2010, at the Houston Arena Theatre. The event was called “Lonestar Beatdown: Houston,” and it was the first event for the company. He won the first round by omoplata against Jonathon “the Mack Truck” Mack.
Frank’s second fight was on February 19 at Lonestar Beatdown: Dallas in Arlington, Texas. His opponent was Chris Rose, who wore a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles robe when he walked into the ring. Frank TKO’d Rose in the first round (strikes).
Frank was supposed to fight at Puro Combate 3 on December 9, 2010, in the Light Heavyweight division. The fight was called off on December 8 because his opponent wasn’t healthy enough to fight. He was then set to fight Shawn Machado at Legacy FC 7 on July 22, 2011. But the fight was called off because of a possible biceps tear.
Frank was a Christian, and he said that after his brother died, he began going to church. In 1994, he got married to his first wife, Shawna Frank. Together, they had two sons and a daughter. In 2001, they got divorced. He married his second wife, Tammie Frank, in 2003, and they had one daughter together. His wife asked for a divorce in 2022.
In 2017, a man named Matthew Sterling tried to hurt him while he was at Phoenix Comicon. Police were able to catch Sterling before he got close to Frank because Sterling had made threats on social media. After that, Sterling was sent to the Arizona State Hospital for 25 and a half years.
Frank died on November 19, 2022, in Texas. He was 49 years old at the time of his death.