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#1 Old-Skool

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 09:58 AM

https://www.nytimes....frank-dead.html

Ms. Hunt did not give a cause of death. In a statement, she asked for respect for the privacy of “his family and friends during this horrible time” but declined to comment further. Information about survivors was not immediately available.


For a lot of people, the character of Tommy Oliver largely defined the show, either in his Green Ranger or White Ranger appearance. Both are synonymous with a time when the show stopped being numbingly formulaic and started to get a bit more serialized.

He now joins Thuy Trang in rest, who played Trini on the show and passed in 2001.
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Posted 24 November 2022 - 04:29 PM

sorry for hear that..he is already the 4° actor of the series that died, right ?



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Posted 27 November 2022 - 06:20 PM

sorry for hear that..he is already the 4° actor of the series that died, right ?

Several actors from Mighty Morphin, specifically, have since passed away.

I suppose it's worth remembering them all, as there are quite a few, but not all as prominent or even credited actors. Here's a list of those that appeared in Mighty Morphin', specifically:
(Most of these are voice actors, indicated by "VA")

{-Actors representing the rangers in civilian forms, or unhelmeted morphed forms-}

Thuy Trang - Trini Kwan
  • Yellow Ranger VA
Jason David Frank - Tommy Oliver
  • Green Ranger VA
  • White Ranger VA
  • "Tom Oliver"
  • "The White Stranger"
  • Frankenstein Monster suit actor
Rebecca Staples - "Kimberly Harte", from the original 1986 adaptation attempt (based on Bioman)
  • Bioman Pink Ranger VA
{-Actors representing other recurring characters on the show-}
Robert Axelrod - Lord Zedd VA
  • Finster VA
  • Lokar VA
  • Chunky Chicken VA
  • Goo Fish VA
  • Two-Headed Parrot VA
  • Grumble the Elf VA
  • Eye Guy VA (all appearances after the first)
Bob Manahan - Zordon VA from late season 1 onward
Machiko Soga - the Japanese actress who played Rita's sentai counterpart. Until a plot point of season 2 (where another actress plays her), she never appeared outside of sentai footage (and a few specially-made clips)
Richard Genelle - Ernie, the owner/operator of the Youth Center
Bob Papenbrook - Rito Revolto VA
  • Saliguana VA
  • Showbiz Monster VA
  • Snizzard VA (all later appearances)
Kerry Casey - Goldar (suit actor for the 1995 movie)

Maurice Mendoza - Richie
Cody Slaton - Bulk (childhood form, for flashbacks/time travel/de-aging/etc scenes)

{-Actors who portrayed one-off characters-}

Richard Rabago - Master Lee, in "Plague of the Mantis"
Alissa Ann Smego - Shawna Hilton in "Forever Friends"

{-Other actors who voiced monsters on the show-}

Gardner Baldwin - Snow Monster
Mike Reynolds - Pineoctopus
  • Spit Flower
  • Key Monster
  • Scatterbrain
  • Mondo the Magician
  • Lanterra
Brad Orchard - Pipe Brain
  • Centiback
  • Tube Monster
  • Ravenator

Scott Page-Pagter - Plague Patroller (A Friend in Need)
  • Peckster
  • Oysterizer
  • Pirantishead
  • Face Stealer

Edited by Old-Skool, 27 November 2022 - 06:41 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 03:57 PM

thank you for remember them all,i knew only of Tommy,Trini,Zordon and Rita..sad that so  many died, i live on the other side of ocean and the orginal Voice Actors  in my country are not much know



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 06:06 PM

i am sad he died :( it brings a lot of conflicting emotions to the surface in me , too.



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 07:32 PM

It's worth noting that Shiro Izumi has spoken on the recent loss, regarding the Power Rangers cast as an extended family to that of Super Sentai.

@https://twitter.com/TokuSpirits/status/1594642588736565248?t=suIZwQDzqU55Fq9qWH23kA&s=19

Shiro Izumi played Dragon Ranger Burai in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' source material. Unlike Tommy, who simply lost his powers, Burai actually died during the run of the show. To have his surviving actor speak out regarding the loss of Jason Frank is very touching.


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