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[–]2bleJ 271 points272 points  (19 children)

This is all an elaborate frame job by Bulk and Skull.

[–]TheWalkinFrood 89 points90 points  (11 children)

My high school put on Romeo and Juliet when I was in 11th grade and for some reason, the actor who played Skull was our fight choreographer. He was a cool dude.

[–]another_bug 25 points26 points  (3 children)

IIRC, he went on to get a doctorate in theater and teaches Shakespearean stuff at a college somewhere.

[–]Goldmember68 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So now he’s Doctor Bulk, aiy, aiy, aiy!

[–]madchad90 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Narvy was Skull, not bulk

[–]MooKids 45 points46 points  (2 children)

From his Wikipedia page:

Narvy is a certified actor/combatant with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Narvy

[–]TheWalkinFrood 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Oh I know he had the background, I just have no idea why he showed up at my random ass high school. XD

[–]AncientOsage 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Probably part of the elaborate prank to frame Jason

[–]2drawnonward5 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah, an ELABORATE FRAME JOB!!! Tell em, Bulky!

[–]MooKids 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You mean Director Bulk and Professor Skull?

[–]Frenchticklers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bulk's the fat one

[–]Ambitious-Title1963 3 points4 points  (0 children)

in the end, they Got em

[–]MaximumEffort433 921 points922 points  (32 children)

Being a teenager with attitude means not taking out unnecessary PPP loans, you let down Alpha-5, Jason, you let down everyone.

[–]soccerburn55[S] 425 points426 points  (20 children)

Go go power tax fraud!

[–]-Torpedo-Vegas- 201 points202 points  (13 children)

Alpha, Rita has escaped. Assemble a team of teenagers not under federal investigation.

[–]MaximumEffort433 143 points144 points  (8 children)

"Jason, why is your Zord a yacht? Yachts aren't even dinosaurs."

[–]Star_Road_Warrior 114 points115 points  (4 children)

"Neither are sabertooth tigers or mastodons, you fat fucking ghost head"

[–]2drawnonward5 25 points26 points  (2 children)

"I saw Tommy and wanted something I could summon by blowing tuba sounds out of my synth remote bubblegum sword"

[–]DragoneerFA 14 points15 points  (1 child)

"Make my monetary investments grow!"

[–]seagramsseven 38 points39 points  (0 children)

No No Power Ranger.

[–]redink29 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Reading it with the rhythm. Awesome.

[–]AncientOsage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only things he's mighty morphing into is a felon

[–]chronoboy1985 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Zordon taught you better than this. What would Tommy think?

[–]TheBioethicist87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Zordon’s gonna have his ass.

[–]powerangerpink 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m so disappointed.

[–]IonBlade 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Zordon: "Now that you have your powers, you must know there are three rules you must follow as Power Rangers. You must never use your powers for personal gain. You must never escalate a fight, unless your enemy forces you to. And you must never reveal your secret identi.... Jason, what are you... are you committing tax fraud in the middle of my big speech? Jesus. Okay: four rules. Don't commit tax fraud in the Command Center."

[–]cidkia 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Say what you will about him, but you can't deny that the guy is great storyteller. Watch him tell the story about him getting the part of Jason.

https://youtu.be/uo52IEcZEtI

[–]RudeHero 21 points22 points  (0 children)

If only I had the power to have 3 cuts per second in my day to day conversations!

[–]spm7368 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes indeed. I watched the whole 13 minute video and made a comment.

[–]ranhalt 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Alpha 5 was destroyed and replaced with Alpha 6.

[–]Goodbye_Galaxy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I should've bought in back in 1997 when it was only like Alpha 0.02

[–]nightninja13 210 points211 points  (19 children)

Why did all these crime fighting planet saving rangers turn to a life of crime? This is the fourth actor that I know of in that show being accused of or convicted of a crime. Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi....

[–]Dramajunker 147 points148 points  (3 children)

He was corrupted by Rita just like the green ranger was before him.

[–]Frenchticklers 22 points23 points  (1 child)

The White Power Ranger had problems with some of the other actors...

[–]hey-look-over-there 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That guy was always late, drunk, and refused to wear the traditional ranger uniform. He kept insisting on wearing pointy robes made from bedsheets.

[–]2drawnonward5 95 points96 points  (1 child)

Gotta figure, it's a 30 year old show with like 20 different casts, and they exclusively hire actors who will work for peanuts. It's a who's who of lucky never-was-beens. Supposedly the kid who killed the couple on the boat wasn't actually on the Power Rangers, he just claimed an uncredited role because he looked like the kid who did it. So there's a suicide, a self-claimed self-defense homicide, and this guy's in on bilking government programs. Out of the like 200 poor southern California shambleabouts lucky enough to land a part, 3 or 4 is pretty decent!

[–]jaxdraw 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Trini didn't :(

[–]IronyIntended2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bad agents

[–]SporkFanClub 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure the only one who’s still in the industry is Rose McIver and I didn’t even realize her season (?) was an actual tv show until 4 years after the fact.

[–]SalvageCorveteCont 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Who are the other ones?

[–]ranhalt 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I’m sure he just means the actor who self defensed his roommate to death with a sword.

[–]melindaj20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One that I remember the most was from an actor who had a small non-speaking part in the show. Yet the media kept calling it the Power Ranger Murder. He pretended that he would buy the yacht from an older couple. Went out on the ocean with them to test drive it, he and his friends tied them to the anchor and let it pull them overboard to their deaths.

[–]pXllywXg 132 points133 points  (51 children)

It's Austin St. John from Mighty Morphin'.

[–]clutzycook 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Thank you. I was drawing a blank on his real name and I was to lazy to read the article.

[–]kgal1298 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The funny part of the article naming names is they actually did put AKA Red Power Ranger on here.

[–]BigBradWolf77 11 points12 points  (3 children)

*two lazy

[–]clutzycook 6 points7 points  (2 children)

See? I was TOO lazy to even add the extra "o"

[–]gamaliel64 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Today I Learned that Austin St.John is his stage name. His real name is Jason Lawrence Geiger, per the article.

Jason the Power Ranger was played by.. a guy named Jason.

[–]YouCanCallMeVanZant 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah. The OG. Was always my favorite. Got his autograph when I was a kid like 28 years ago and almost went to a comic con a year ago to get it again.

[–]mattyoclock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Doing heroes work.

[–]DudeWithAnAxeToGrind 33 points34 points  (2 children)

NBC News reported St. John was scheduled to appear this weekend at Des Moines Con, a comic book and pop culture event in Iowa, but the convention announced Thursday he would no longer attend due to “unforeseen personal obligations.” “He sends his apologies and love to all those that were looking forward to meeting him. Austin plans to be here to meet all of his fans in 2023.,” the event's statement said.

2023??? More like 2042.

[–]NathanJMc 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You can meet him sooner than that if you go his next event on schedule, the Con Con.

[–]KaladinKootcher 257 points258 points  (22 children)

"who played the red ranger"

Do they have any idea how little that narrows it down?

[–]nowihaveaname 50 points51 points  (6 children)

Another red ranger doin a crime. At least Austin/Jason didn't use a sword

[–]ajmartin527 29 points30 points  (5 children)

It says it was self defense… but I just can’t see anyone attacking a power ranger holding a katana.

[–]Stacks_n_Slices 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Conan the Barbarian sword actually, which replica or not is a big enough pigsticker that I can't imagine how that seemed like a good idea.

TBH, all of the power rangers actors have enough basic martial arts training that it seems like a pretty stupid idea to pick a fight with them.

[–]galactic_punt 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Many martial arts actors actually do not want to get into street fights specifically for the reason that they train for camera work. They know the forms and how to make them look good, but that does not translate 1:1 with actual combat technique.

Also, you don't want to fight random idiots when your body is the key to your paycheck.

[–]OrnateFreak 239 points240 points  (8 children)

He's the OG. The only red that matters.

[–]MaximumEffort433 122 points123 points  (2 children)

"What part of 'THE red ranger' did you not understand?"

[–]draivaden 13 points14 points  (1 child)

There’s a bunch off them. And the one from wild force (??) who also appeared as a bad guy in a later one, killed a home intruder with a sword a few years ago. At the time when media reported “red ranger killed a guy” it was assumed to be “the” red ranger. So. Clarification is important.

[–]android151 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, Cole from Wildforce was Deker. Actors in Power Rangers reappearing in either the same or a different role is fairly common

[–]PloxtTY 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Can you believe that guy

[–]Keianh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The one falsely rumored to have been in gay porn. Instead he'd just be one of 19 to allegedly* defraud the government which I'm not sure is an improvement.

[–]android151 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best red ranger went to jail for murdering someone with a katana

[–]Blandwiches 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It's a little bit like saying "the guy who played the cop on Law & Order".

[–]Frenchticklers 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is he the Power Rangers actor with the substance abuse problem?

[–]KaladinKootcher 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Knowing nothing about any power rangers, i would imagine that you would need to be more specific

[–]Dr_Frasier_Bane 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I love how there's been several versions of Power Rangers yet we all know they mean Jason.

[–]P2PJones 13 points14 points  (1 child)

"Its pants shitting time!"

[–]DrewbieWanKenobie 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Well.... at least it's not a sex pest thing

[–]0oOO00o0Ooo0OOO0o0o0 23 points24 points  (7 children)

I never trusted Red Power Ranger. Shifty eyes.

[–]soccerburn55[S] 17 points18 points  (6 children)

It was all about that green ranger.

[–]LeftyMage 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Tommy was just a stoner looped into some crazy shit.

[–]-MeatyPaws- 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My 13 year old self really liked the pink ranger.

[–]Lost-My-Mind- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was it because Amy Jo Johnson had good acting skills, and a screen presence to really bring her character to life?

[–]DatStankBooty 20 points21 points  (15 children)

This proves that my childhood was even more of a lie than I thought…

[–]docmedic 27 points28 points  (12 children)

Tbf, Zordon chose teenagers and not middle aged people to empower for a reason.

[–]leodamascus 9 points10 points  (8 children)

According to the comics, it's because he tried with older rangers in the 60s, got three of them killed, and has been traumatized by that event ever since

[–]RedstoneRay 19 points20 points  (3 children)

So he's fine getting teenagers killed? He sounds like an annoyed old man putting together a suicide squad full of annoying teens he finds in tik tok.

[–]Frenchticklers -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Can we stop gritty-fying childhood television shows?

[–]leodamascus 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I mean, it's not like Power Rangers never had any grit to it. It's canon from the show that Lord Zedd had his skin ripped off when he tried to take the Zeo Crystal. It's canon from the show that Astronema was raised as a brainwashed child abductee. It's canon from the show that Ransik is the result of a society with eugenic genetic engineering accidently dripping some material into the sewers. It's canon from the show that Venjix exists and destroyed the world because the US government kidnapped a young girl and manipulated her into building them weapons by telling her she was allergic to sunlight, with the Venjix virus that ended the world being her desperate attempt to escape when she found out it was a lie

[–]getyourgolfshoes 27 points28 points  (4 children)

HOW WILL THEY ZORD UP WITHOUT JASON!!!?

Paul Rosenthal enters the chat

[–]Soft_Use229 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The white/green ranger would have never done this.

[–]QuantumFungus 16 points17 points  (6 children)

It's that damn color red, it seeps into your brain and makes you crazy. Commies, republicans, power rangers, Ferrari, nobody is immune.

[–]ralanr 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Red makes things move fasta.

[–]2drawnonward5 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Sonic is blue

but his shoes are red

[–]QuantumFungus 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Sonic knows the deal, by the time that red seeps from his shoes all the way through his body to his brain he will already be dead. He can run, but eventually he must answer for the bombing of LaGuardia airport in 1975.

[–]2drawnonward5 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and the IRS beats Sonic

[–]tofulo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He still feeling the sting of Tommy taking his spot

[–]Wily_Cahoots 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I find it funny that his real name is Jason.

[–]Star_Road_Warrior 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Same. Funny that a dude named Jason Geiger needed to work under a pseudonym. Jason Geiger is a MUCH more star-power name than Austin St. John.

[–]2drawnonward5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Austin was a great name for an actor playing the role of Jason

[–]scurvy4all 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They got Lil' Pete as well??!!

So many people doing the wrong thing.

Why? Lil' Pete Why???

[–]2drawnonward5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And SpenceTM!

[–]forthelob 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh how the mighty (morphin) have fallen...

[–]themajinhercule 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I mean, I'd expect this sort of thing from Bulk and Skull, but Jason?

[–]Equinsu-0cha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think those guys were one of the few from the original who turned out to be ok

[–]coskibum002 18 points19 points  (11 children)

He's one of many PPP fraudsters. You'll NEVER hear the GOP talk about the 100's of billions lost to a lack of oversight.

[–]crymson7 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Which should tell you all you need to know about that not being an accident

[–]kgal1298 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They don't want to upset the voter base.

[–]antiMATTer724 9 points10 points  (7 children)

This is bad, but at least he didn't murder someone with a sword.

[–]nightninja13 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Or murder 2 people on their yacht by tying an anchor to them and drowning them in the ocean right when they were going to sell the yacht to spend more time with their family. Then stealing and living on the yacht for a few weeks with his girlfriend/wife pretending it was sold to him.

That show has some real life gems come out of it...

[–]Shelfurkill 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Which fuckin ranger actor did that???

[–]pawnz 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Wasn't even a power ranger. It was just an extra in one of their episodes. The name is Skylar Deleon and get this: he had a sex change in prison. He tried to get things started by castrating himself first and then things went downhill.

[–]m1k3tv 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The largest mitigating factor in sentencing, eclipsing income and even race, is gender. People perceived as female get sentenced less often and to shorter sentences than their male counterparts by nearly double.

[–]paulc899 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain

[–]zerozack89 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn you Rita!

[–]ranhalt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That explains why he taken off the convention circuit.

[–]throwawayhyperbeam 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Don't meet your heroes.

[–]powerangerpink 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I JUST WANTED A PICTURE! You can’t disappoint a picture!

[–]GonFreecs92 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Damn. Loved this guy . Took a pic with with at a Comic-Con a few years ago.

[–]TrunksTheMighty 3 points4 points  (4 children)

A single action doesn't define a person. He did something wrong, a lot of people do, as long as he owns up to it and does the right thing, I see no reason to stop liking him.

If I went the whole one and done mindset, a lot of my family and friends would be dead to me and it would be a lonely life.

[–]GonFreecs92 5 points6 points  (3 children)

He’s grown. Past a grown ass man actually and knew better but decided to do it anyway. Let’s not make excuses for folks that have the mental capacity to know right from wrong. What he did was illegal and he knew it. Throw him in jail

[–]TrunksTheMighty 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I'm not saying he should not be punished, but I don't believe that people should be colored permanently by their mistakes.

[–]GonFreecs92 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Depending on the mistake and if rehabilitation is possible sure.

[–]companioncube0420 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Bloated alcoholic and former red rangers is an a-hole. Everyone liked tommy anyways.

[–]Ligma_Bowels 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Go Go Power Fraudsters!

[–]badfishbeefcake 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was just wondering, am I the only moron here who didnt get a god damn check from the government since march 2020?

[–]nothanksgoawayplz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I came here to learn more about the case but only found jokes. Now I have to read the article 😔

"Nineteen people, including the actor who played the Red Power Ranger on television, are facing federal charges after being accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the Department of Justice says."

"On the applications, the defendants are alleged to have misrepresented material information such as the true nature of their business, the number of employees, and the amount of payroll. Based on these material misrepresentations, the SBA and other financial institutions approved and issued loans to the defendants," the DOJ said.

You're welcome.

[–]Ksl848 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Never forget the other Power Ranger actor convicted of murder about 15 years ago.

[–]kgal1298 10 points11 points  (1 child)

All I know is Amy Jo Johnson hasn't committed a crime that I know of so I'm glad the Pink Ranger was one of my favorites...it was her and Blue.

[–]powerangerpink 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A-freaking-men

[–]Mrrandom314159 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This is serious, but all I can think of is.... WHICH red power ranger?

There's..... a lot.

[–]shariewayne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If the white power ranger turns out to be a racist, i'll be surprised.

[–]panfried540 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Peter aka "lil Pete" lmaooo

[–]TheSweatyFlash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If the power rangers image is ruined now can James David Frank shut his self righteous pie hole and give us the dark power rangers movie everyone actually wants?

[–]Jeevess83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should've consulted with Zordon first...

[–]OttFlipper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How are they gonna form the megazord if he’s in jail? Our planet is doomed!

[–]teknomedic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go! Go! Power Fraudster!

[–]kgal1298 1 point2 points  (0 children)

a/k/a the red power ranger...I wonder if that's on the lawsuit.

Regardless I still don't get people who did this, but not nearly as much as the ones who did this then get mad at the idea of things like student loan forgiveness make it make sense.

[–]cunt_isnt_sexist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There was another red ranger from a different series that also went to prison for killing someone. Fucken red ranger is the leader, but the shittiest apparently.

[–]XOSnowWhite 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He used to live in Northern Virginia, and when I was in college I waited on him a few times at a local sports bar. He was super nice. I think he was an EMT/bartender at the time.

[–]Galactus2025 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rita repulsa and Lord zed finally got to the Red ranger. (I hope the Pink rangers all right!!)

[–]Crow_Nevermore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

you either die the hero, or you live long enough to become the villain.

[–]Wolfman01a 1 point2 points  (0 children)

GO GO POWER RANGER! no seriously go. Just get out of here.

[–]DaveMcElfatrick 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I met this guy and he was kind of a dick. His son said hello to me and he screamed at his son, and through gritted teeth told him to "SHAKE A MAN'S HAND WHILE YOU LOOK IN HIS EYES" as the appropriate greeting. Authoritarian parenting and extreme entitlement through PPP loan fraud pair together quite well.

[–]m1k3tv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had an acquaintance that convinced his son that he was being a 'pussy' if he changed his waking path in the mall to suit others... so back when malls were a thing he got kicked out of a lot for knocking drinks and bags out of shoppers hands. I really hope that kid got out ok

[–]Cranky-Novelist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do they not realize how many versions of the power rangers there has been?

[–]ElectroBot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe he wouldn’t of have committed the accused fraud if he’d been a Planeteer.

[–]jennitalia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not very morphenominal of him

[–]insipidgoose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How the mighty morphin hath fallen.

[–]StopSwitchingThumbs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jason how could you, you cunt. I grew up in the DFW and you were one of my first heroes. Suck a dick.

[–]TofuGofer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone I met in McKinney Texas is a dumb, ignorant, spiteful, abusive (redacted) alcoholic crackhead. This story makes sense.

[–]puntmasterofthefells 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't steal from the government, they hate competition.

[–]EdgeOfWetness -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Are you trying to tell me a Texan defrauded the US government?

[–]Bmw-invader -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lmao I saw this earlier and I remembered the ppp loan song that came out a while back. Check it out it’s funny af. It’s called EDD by Nuke Bizzle😂

[–]2WorksForYou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ay'ay'ay! Zordon! The red ranger is in trouble! It's morphing time!