Austin St. John launched to stardom in 1993 with his first role as the original Red Ranger, Jason Lee Scott, in the children's television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Like his character, Austin has a background in martial arts, having practiced since the age of five. He holds multiple black belts and has been practicing martial arts for over 40 years. He published his first book in 1996, Karate Warrior: A Beginner's Guide to Martial Arts to inspire kids with his love of martial arts, and reprised the role of Jason several times throughout the Power Rangers franchise. Then, with three seasons under his Morpher, Austin left Hollywood.
After a 20-year hiatus, a career working with real-life heroes at the fire department, 4 years as a medic in the Middle East, and three kids, Austin traded in his time overseas for time in front of the camera. Since his return to acting, Austin has starred in the television series Fireball Run Big Country (2018) with Brian O'Halloran, and three films: Monsters at Large (2018) with Mischa Barton, A Walk with Grace (2019) with Stephen Baldwin, and Tres Leches (2022) with John Schneider.
In addition to acting, Austin runs his own eCommerce site to better connect with fans from all stages of his career, provide personalized memorabilia, and post updates on his various projects. In 2022, he launched his own post-apocalyptic comic book series, REDempt1on, inspired by his time in the Middle East, and headlines Comic-Con events worldwide. 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise and commemorates the role that forever changed the course of Austin’s life. He has amassed millions of fans in over 40 countries that speak over 90 languages. Keep up with Austin and all the 90s nostalgia on Fanward, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok!