American actor and martial artist Jason David Frank. He played Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers series, playing in a total of 199 episodes over several seasons. This is his most well-known role.
Frank has experience in a number of martial arts styles, including judo, karate, and taekwondo. He is also a professional mixed martial artist.
Along with his vocations in acting and martial arts, Frank has also appeared as a motivational speaker and run a network of martial arts schools.
Short information about Jason David Frank
Age: 49 Years
Death Date: 19/11/2022
Jason David Frank Bio/Wiki
|Other name(s)||Jason Ybarra|
Mixed martial artist
|Famous role||Tommy Oliver, the Green ranger in the TV show ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ (1993)|
Jason David Frank Personal Life
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 180 cm|
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 98 kg|
in pounds– 215 lbs
Jason David Frank Career
Debut – TV: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), Film: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Last Film – Making Fun: The Story of Funko (2018)
Jason David Frank Awards & Achievements
- He was the 8th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.
- He was a Black Belt in Wado-ryu Karate.
- He was a Black Belt in Taekwondo.
- He was a Black Belt in Judo.
- Received ‘Hall of Fame Award’ by American Karate Kung Fu Federation in 1994
- In 2000, he won Program Direct Award.
- In 2001, he won Centurion Club Award.
- Received the title of ‘Master of the Year’ for American Karate in 2003
- In 2003, he was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame
- Won Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics Master Appreciation Award in 2005
- Received ‘Black Belt Hall of Fame Award’ in 2007 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Received ‘Black Belt Hall of Fame Award’ for the ‘Most Successful Industry Leader’ by Doctor Jim Thomas in 2007
- Jason David Frank was a seventh degree Black Belt holder. He also had a Guinness World Record in skiving (for the most pine boards broken during freefall).
Jason David Frank Personal Life
|Date of Birth||4 September 1973 (Tuesday)|
|Birthplace||Covina, California, United States|
|Date of Death||19 November 2022|
|Place of Death||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Age (at the time of death)||49 Years|
|Death Cause||Suicide (alleged)|
|School||Bonita High School in La Verne, California (1987 to 1991)|
|Tattoo(s)||On abdomen: R.S.K.A (Rising Sun Karate Academy)|
On right-half of back: Japanese Tiger
On the inner left bicep: A 9mm pointing upwards to make it look like an “L” and an “A”
On the inner side of his right bicep: TAMMIE (first name of his wife, Tammie Frank)
On left pec: picture of his daughter Jenna Frank
On left shoulder: A crown
On right hand: The word ‘MUAY’
On left hand: The word ‘THAI’
On left thigh: a bug turtle, which is Jason’s representation of Mutant Ninja Turtles
On left forearm: Colorful inked phrase ‘JESUS DIDN’T +AP.’ Virgin Mary along with a pair of Angel wings with multiple red roses.
On left bicep: A Jack of Diamonds, Queen of Clubs, King of Hearts, and an Ace of Spades. Face of Bandit followed by a roulette table.
On left foot: Fighting Bee Logo
On left leg: A crocodile
On left and right hand: Power ranger tattoo
Jason David Frank Relationships & More
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Tammie Frank (martial arts instructor; 2001-2003)|
|Marriage Date||First Marriage– 8 May 1994|
Second Marriage– 17 May 2003
Jason David Frank Family
- Wife/Spouse – First Wife– Shawna Frank (m. 1994, div. 2001), Second Wife– Tammie Frank (m. 2003, div. 2022)
- Children – Son(s)– Hunter Frank (from Shawna Frank), Jacob Frank (from Shawna Frank), Daughter(s)– Skye Frank (from Shawna Frank), Jenna Frank (from Tammie Frank)
- Parents – Father– Ray Frank (US air force; died in 2021), Mother– Janice Christine Soter (passed away in 2017 after battling cancer for a long time)
- Siblings – Brother– Erik Ray Frank (actor; died in 2001 at the age of 29)
Jason David Frank Favourites
|Baseball Team(s)||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Bike Collection||Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe|
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S
|Car Collection||Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss|
Interesting Facts About Jason David Frank
Third-degree black belt in taekwondo and seventh-degree black belt in American karate both belong to Frank.
His professional MMA record is 0-1, and he has participated in a number of MMA fights.
Speaking to audiences all around the world, Frank has performed as a motivational speaker and shared his experiences and views.
He has established and run a chain of martial arts schools where he has imparted the discipline and physical advantages of martial arts practise to learners of all ages.
Jason David Frank played the famous role of Tommy Oliver, the green ranger in the TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in 14 episodes. After his character became popular, he reappeared in the show as the White Ranger and the new leader of the team.
He portrayed the character of Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger in six different TV series titled ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ (1993), ‘Power Rangers Zeo’ (1996), ‘Power Rangers Turbo’ (1997), ‘Power Rangers Wild Force’ (2002), ‘Power Rangers DinoThunder’ (2004) and ‘Power Rangers Megaforce’ (2013).
He played more colours of Power Ranger than any other Power Ranger. He played the role of the Green Ranger, White Ranger, Red Ranger, and Black Ranger in many Power Ranger TV series and films.
In 2009, he signed a contract with SuckerPunch Entertainment, a sports marketing and management company that works in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
On 30 January 2010, he made his amateur MMA debut at the Houston Arena Theatre, where he fought and defeated “the Mack Truck” Mack in the first round.
He fought many fights in MMA; He won four fights in amateur mixed martial arts and one fight in professional mixed martial arts.
On 4 August 2010, he made his professional MMA debut. In the match, he fought Jose Roberto Vasquez in Houston, Texas, United States and won his debut match.
He was trained in multiple martial art forms including Taekwondo, Shotokan, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Wado-Ryu, Wing Chun, Savate, and Muay Thai. He picked multiple techniques from different martial arts and created his own technique of American Karate namely ‘Toso Kune Do’ meaning ‘Way of the Fighting Fist.’
He was a black belt in Wado-Ryu karate, Taekwondo, and Judo. He was a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He appeared as himself in Apple TV’s web series titled ‘My Morphing Life’ (2014-2022).
He made episodic appearances in many power ranger TV shows including ‘Power Rangers Zeo’ (1996), ‘Power Rangers Turbo’ (1997), ‘Power Rangers: The Lost Episode’ (1999), ‘Power Rangers Wild Force’ (2002), ‘Power Rangers Dino Thunder’ (2004), ‘Power Rangers Super Megaforce’ (2014), ‘Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel’ (2018).
In 2020, his last film, ‘Legend of the White Dragon,’ was launched on Kickstarter, which was initially supposed to be a mini-series or a fan film, but due to rising anticipation among fans, the turned into a full feature film. He played the role of Erik Reed and White Dragon in the film. Besides Frank, the film’s cast includes former Power Rangers Jason Faunt and Ciara Hanna. In 2021, the film completed its shooting and is expected to be released in 2023.
In 2021, his second wife, Tammie Frank, accused Jason David Frank of cheating on her and file for a divorce with him.
In 1992, he participated in the American TV show ‘The Price is Right’ and won a car.
He was of Polish American, Greek American, German American, and Irish American ancestry.
What is Jason David Frank’s martial arts background?
Frank is a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a third degree black belt in taekwondo. He has also trained in judo and other martial arts disciplines.
How many episodes of Power Rangers did Jason David Frank appear in?
Frank appeared in a total of 199 episodes across multiple seasons of the Power Rangers franchise, making him one of the most well-known and enduring actors in the series.
Has Jason David Frank competed in any mixed martial arts (MMA) fights?
Yes, Frank has competed in several MMA fights and has a professional record of 0-1.
Does Jason David Frank still own and operate martial arts schools?
It is not clear if Frank currently owns and operates martial arts schools.