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Overview (3)

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Birth NameDavid Harold Yost
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Yost was born on January 7, 1969 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as David Harold Yost. He is an actor and producer, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Power Rangers Zeo (1996).

Trade Mark (2)

Best known as Billy Cranston / The Blue Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
Use of the word "Affirmative", as his character, Billy

Trivia (9)

Is a talented, accomplished gymnast.
Loves to read literature and plays.
Attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Attended fellow Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) co-star Thuy Trang's funeral in 2001 along with Amy Jo Johnson, also a co-star from the same show.
Attended school in Billings, Montana.
Was the oldest cast member during his run on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993).
Was the only cast member who appeared in every episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993).
Auditioned for the role of Jason Lee Scott and even won the role. However, he felt that he would not be able to cope with the role of the leader and the role was passed on to Austin St. John.
Regularly participates at Comic Cons and owns a clothing line based on the original Power Rangers.

Personal Quotes (1)

[Being asked on why he left the Power Rangers franchise] That's a good question and it's actually a really serious question for me, so if I cry, I apologize in advance. All that me getting old and going off to some foreign planet or something ... I don't know - I wasn't there for any of that. I don't know anything about it, I've never watched the episodes. Um, I, I walked off set one day, during the middle of lunch, halfway through the day, I just had made a decision, I'd been thinking about it for a good week, and the reason that I walked off is because I was called "f***ot" one too many times. So, um, I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors.

It's not that people can't talk about me and have their opinion about me, but continuing to work in an environment like that is really difficult, and I myself was struggling with who I was or what I was, and to be ... made fun of on some level or to be stereotyped or put into a category in sort of saying 'you're not' - basically, I just felt like I was continually being told that I'm not worthy of where I am because I'm a gay person and I'm not supposed to be an actor and you can't be a superhero. And I know that my costars were called in a couple of times to different producers' offices and questioned about my sexuality, which is kind of a humiliating experience to hear that and to find that out.

So there was just a lot of issues; it just felt like a bad marriage. And I could either stay and do the second movie and finish six more months of the show or just - I don't know, I guess I was kind of worried about my life. I was worried that I might take my own life. So in order for me to get a handle on what was going on, I needed to leave when I left. And so that's sort of why I left the show.

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