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Power Rangers Unlimited

Austin St. John Interview

(December 24, 1994)

by Candida Rivera, Stephanie Matamoros and Mary-Ellen Szalai

At what age did you first get interested in martial arts?

I started when I was 5 years old, so it has been 15 years now. My father started
me in martial arts and then I got into dancing. I then got into anything that was
physical.


Why were you the Red Power Ranger?

It made it easier for the little kids to identify us.

Do you usually dress in red?

No. I am getting tired of red.

How does it feel to be a role model for kids?

It is a huge responsibility. It is an honor and I try very hard to fulfill it.

Are you like Jason?

In some ways. I like to help people, I love my country, and Jason is very patriotic.
He cares and I care.


Is it hard memorizing your lines?

It is not hard. It is like so many things, you just have to work at it.

Do you have an idol?

My parents. My father is a major in the Marines. He is incredibly smart and well-
respected in his career, my mother is very determined and has a lot of integrity.
Hopefully I can get the best from both of them.


Do you still stay in touch with your friends?

Because my father was in military, we moved just about every year of my life. It
made it hard to make good friends but I do have a couple of families that I stay in
touch with. I try and visit them when I can.


Who is your favorite action hero?

I would say Bruce Lee. He is not alive anymore, but he was a legend.

What do you look for in a girl?

She has to look like a girl. She needs to be intelligent, needs to have a good
personality and be fun. She has to be open-minded, too.


Do you have any brothers or sisters?

I have a 14-year-old brother, who has all the good looks in the family. He has
blond hair and blue eyes.


What are you doing now that you left "Power Rangers"?

I am getting ready to do a couple of movies, "Cyberstrike" and "Act of Courage." I
just put out an instructional martial arts video. I am getting ready to write a book
for kids.