The Power Rangers made a huge comeback this year in a big budget reboot. The team behind the reboot are the same people behind huge movies like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent so everyone’s expectations were high. Especially, every adult who was a diehard fan of the original Power Rangers during the 90s.
During the premiere of the movie, the original cast reunited on the red carpet. Despite the years gone by, it seems that the original cast has aged well! So well, in fact, that now we want to know what they have been up to!
Despite the success, St John left during filming of the second season over a dispute regarding pay. St John now works for the emergency services. Attending the premiere with the rest of the original members, St John is the one who has changed the most thanks to that beard.
Every badass-girly girl in the '90s was obsessed with the pink Power Ranger. The girl behind the suit was played by Amy Jo Johnson. Johnson, known for her gymnastic skills, showed off her skills during high action scenes.
After leaving the Power Rangers in 1995, Johnson worked on shows including Spin City, Felicity, and ER. Besides her skills as a gymnast, Johnson is also a great singer. In fact, she has released three studio albums.
Walter Emanuel Jones played the original black Power Ranger. Jones starred on the original series for a season and a half, leaving after a dispute over his contract. Besides his work as a Power Ranger, Jones also voiced a number of monsters and villains for the show.
After leaving the Power Rangers, Jones worked on a number of series. He had guest roles on successful shows such as The Shield, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and NYPD Blue. He has also done voiceover work for the Red Dead Redemption video game.
A martial artist, Frank continued to work on his martial arts skills. The guy is a 7th-degree black belt in karate and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. (Spoiler alert) Frank makes an appearance in the Power Rangers reboot.
Thuy Trang was the girl behind the original yellow Power Ranger suit. Trang's family, originally from Vietnam, moved to the US during the '70s to start a new life. Trang started her acting career in commercials and then landed a role in the successful Power Rangers.
Similar to Austin St. John and Walter Emanuel Jones, Trang left the show during filming of the second season. The actress then worked in films such as The Crow: City Of Angels and Spy Hard. Sadly, Trang's career was cut short when she died in a car accident in 2001. Her Power Ranger costars were all at her funeral.
The floating giant head sending the Power Rangers out on missions was played by David J. Fielding. Besides his work on the show, Fielding voiced some video games. It seems Fielding is not ready to forget about his Zordon days just yet, as you can see from his Twitter name, @Zordon2012.
Richard Steven Horvitz is the voice behind the robot Alpha 5 in the series. After leaving the show, Horvitz voiced a number of animations and video games. Some of those worth mentioning include The Angry Beavers, World of Warcraft, Ben 10 and Halo.
Even badass fighters have bullies and for the Power Rangers, they came in the form of Bulk and Skull. Paul Schrier’s and Jason Narvy’s acting career stopped with the Power Rangers. Narvy, who has a Ph.D. in theater, has taught at Concordia University of Chicago but he will be starring in Gideon's Frontier. Schrier has worked on the Image Comics Series The Red Star.
Rita Repulsa is the most memorable villain from the original Power Rangers series. Repulsa was played by Japanese actress Machiko Soga on the show. Much like her co-stars, the actress also voiced some video games, including the PS2 video game The Space Sheriff Spirits. Sadly, Soga passed away at the age of 68 due to pancreatic cancer.