ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than a decade ago, Jason Faunt was cast on a little show called “Power Rangers: Time Force.”
While a regular gig for Faunt was fine, he didn’t realize how big the show would be many years later.
“I went to my first Power Morphicon a few years ago and realized that the show had a huge following,” he says. “I had no idea and the show has gone through many cycles.”
In the show, Faunt played Alex, who is the Red Ranger.
Faunt’s season was the ninth season of the “Power Rangers” franchise and ran for 40 half-hour episodes from February until November 2001.
He has been doing comic conventions for a few years and now averages about one to two conventions a month.
He says during the summer, he will have more time for conventions because his film projects are usually on hiatus.
“This is a great way to meet the fans of the show and just talk about the experience,” he says. “The other plus is that I selfishly get to enjoy all the travel around the world. I’m going to the United Kingdom later this year and I couldn’t be happier.”
Faunt says when the “Power Rangers” was filming back in 2001 there was a writer’s strike that was pending. He says the cast and crews filmed all 40 episodes quickly.
“We were working 12-hour days for six days a week,” he says. “Doing TV is a lot of hard work. Then we had the added pressure of completing an entire season quickly.”
In addition to TV, Faunt has grown his fan base with the help of the video game “Resident Evil 6,” where he played the role of Leon.
“Going to conventions can be tough because I have two very different fan bases,” he says. “Each fan will come up and say hi and I’ll wait for their question to see which fan they are.”