With the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie coming out nationwide today, I thought now would be a good time to write my interview with the most well know of all the Power Rangers Jason David Frank.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason at Rhode Island Comic Con in November. I have been a huge fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers since it first aired in August of 1993 and have been a huge fan of Tommy Oliver and the Green Ranger since he made his Power Rangers debut in October of 1993.
Graphic Policy: Thank you for granting me this interview.
Jason David Frank: Thank You
GP: As you are one of my childhood heroes I am incredibly honored to be doing this. I don’t want to spend a whole lot of time talking about the Rangers, because I am sure everyone asks about your time with the Power Rangers, however, you have been doing this for 21 years as a ranger with Super Power Beat Down and Bat in the Sun Productions.
JDF: I think it is a little longer than that, I think 23 years about a year before the show started. Pretty much 23 years
GP: Ok so did you think that back in 1993 that you would still be doing this for 23 years?
JDF: You know man I just look at life as what I look at it today. I like to put as much energy time and focus into your day so you can have a future. Like for me, I don’t look at what tomorrow is going to bring. I look at how much I can do today in order to have a successful tomorrow. Like the most challenging things about the shows (cons) for me is that I try to hold myself in a high standard where I want the last person, thousandth person to come in line and be treated like the first. And that’s something you have to work and strive to be the best you can. So, I think putting 110% energy into the day actually got me a future. You know because I don’t think anyone wants to see me 20 years down the road and I look now and oh my gosh I’m going to be 63 or whatever. But I am happy and blessed to be who I am and what I do and you know I obviously embrace it.
GP: Well that’s awesome and you know, I have to say I follow all your social media’s YouTube channel and everything and I read the comments on you and you are true to form man, and I have to say you care about us and thank you we appreciate that.
JDF: Thank you, I try to uphold to high standards for myself. Only you can set your standards and I believe the fans make me and I really truly believe and I count my blessings, that’s the only way I can get through this stuff. Is that I am making people smile, doing interviews do whatever else that makes people happy and that makes me happy.
GP: That’s great. So now you have this new role for Valiant with Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe. How did this project come about, did they reach out to them or did they reach out to you?
JDF: So, with the new role as Bloodshot for Valiant. They have a series called Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe and it’s produced by Bat in the Sun. And Aaron called one day and said you would be perfect for Bloodshot. I didn’t know much about Bloodshot, so I read every single book and I am actually a big fan of Valiant and a big fan of Bloodshot it’s kind of the independent comic cons you know the independent comic label that like has all these cool superhero characters under it.
GP: Alright, awesome. Now you’re a busy man between My Morphin Life, Bat in the Sun Productions, The Rising Sun Karate School, all the conventions you do. Man, when do you get time for yourself?
JDF: Well don’t forget the My Morphin Vlog I just started.
GP: Yes, and the My Morphin Vlog (on YouTube)
JDF: I have to balance it a little bit. I really enjoy what I am doing. So, I mean it’s an outlet for me, so obviously, I am working all the time, but it’s like for me it’s an outlet. Like you know it’s a healthy outlet for me. Instead of doing other stuff, I don’t drink I don’t do all that stuff so there are a lot of unhealthy outlets out there, and I kinda just keep this as an outlet. So, the more you see me, the healthier I am I guess.
GP: OK, alright that is always good. Lastly, and to be honest with you I don’t know too much about it myself, but the one thing a lot of fans don’t know about is Jesus Didn’t Tap. So, what is it about and why is it so important to you?
JDF: Jesus Didn’t Tap, Jesus didn’t give up, you know Jesus didn’t just quit on us. Like, you know he got crucified for all of his sins for us. And I am a believer in a relationship with God and Jesus and I don’t push that or force that on anyone. I think that’s what people appreciate about me is that I feel that people have their own rights to what they believe in and stuff. But I just have a personal relationship God and I’ll testify that I am blessed. As you can see today (I have) the biggest line out of everyone the most loyal fans because people want to be, you know, you can just feel it, you can feel the love I have. And I try every time I come in here, I try to be like my Pastor, I have a Pastor Keenan, when I shake his hand he never makes you feel like he’s in a rush. He gives you eye contact, he makes you feel love and that’s the only way to get through this. Is that I have to think of my Pastor. When someone comes up I shake their hand, give them a hug, look them in their eyes and I think a lot of people don’t do that. So, Jesus Didn’t Tap to me is important, because it means that he never quit, never gave up for us to actually be here on Earth
GP: That’s awesome man, that’s awesome! That’s all I got for you man. Thank you so much for your time
JDF: I appreciate it, buddy.
GP: It’s been a pleasure and definitely an experience I will always remember, thank you.
I waited in line for 3 hours just to shake his hand and speak with him and I can attest that everything Jason David Frank said in our interview is 100% accurate. He cares deeply for his fans and he really is humble about it and even when he is in between fans he is entertaining the crowd waiting for him. It was really amazing to see. I would like to sincerely thank Jason and his team for being amazing people. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet him at a convention and you are a fan of the Power Rangers or Bloodshot for that matter, then I would highly suggest you do. You will not be disappointed.