We are excited to announce our first guest for Nickel City Con 2018 will be the Green Ranger (and sometimes White Ranger and Red Zeo Ranger too) and leader of the original Power Rangers himself Jason David Frank!
Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver/Green and White Ranger in the children’s television show Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (1993-1995). Frank’s character has morphed into the most different power rangers throughout the various series incarnations. He first morphed onto the scene as the Green Ranger, a bad boy turned good, who after only ten episodes was intended to be written out of the show. However, due to his popularity, Frank’s character was able to morph into the White Ranger for the rest of the original series run. In more recent incarnations of the series his character has briefly returned in the form of the Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and Black DinoThunder Ranger.
Throughout Power Ranger history, Jason David Frank’s character has appeared in 225 total episodes and counting, more episodes than any other Ranger. Frank also starred in both full-length movies, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997). In 2013, Frank reprised his role of the Green Ranger in the Power Ranger‘s 20th Anniversary season, which features a mega war that includes many Rangers from the show’s history. With his dynamic screen presence and outstanding martial arts, Frank has catapulted Tommy to legendary fame in the Power Rangers fandom and to this day maintains a fan base that stretches around the world.
His martial arts is not an act. Jason David Frank, an inductee of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, is a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience. In 1994, he created his own martial arts system, Toso Kune Do, which means “Way of the Fighting Fist” and incorporates many different aspects of martial arts. In February 2013, Frank received the title of Master of Muay Thai by the world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy. He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California. Frank currently holds a eighth degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Ajarn Degree in Muay Thai.
Actor and martial artist are not his only roles; Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder. He is the founder and CEO of Jesus Didn’t Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA Clothing and fight gear. It was one of the first apparel companies to recognize and celebrate the faith and commitment of MMA fighters. Since its inception, Jesus Didn’t Tap has broadened its name in the MMA world and has been the sponsor to many MMA fighters.
Please note there will be no pre-sale autograph or photo op tickets for Jason David Frank– all sales will be on-site at the con!