Talk:Jason David Frank

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WPBiography Rating[edit]

I rated this article as Start class. It has substantial spelling and grammatical errors, not to mention a confusing section on a feud with a hip-hop singer that reads like a MySpace comment. User:WarriorPoet

Poor and Confusing Trivia[edit]

Trivia points like "He is also one of the most famous rangers to date." Are confusing and irelevant to the actor and are only relevant to the characters that he portrays. These either need to be reworded or removed. Trivia like that should be put in the profile for "Tommy". User:Rusty1989 7/17/06

Age Inacuracy[edit]

"Jason David Frank is a 6th Degree Black Belt as of 1998 with over 25 years experience in the martial arts." That's interesting. He was born in 1973, so that would mean that he was battling the Putty Patrol straight out of the womb.

  • Ever think this needs to be reworded, as in "with 25 years overall in experience? The dude is almost 33 years old, he's been practicing since he was like 4 or 5 I heard. SilverThorn

Native American[edit]

Is he part Native American, because he doesn't appear to be fully Native American? Michael 08:34, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Mother's maiden name was Sater. Doesn't seem Native American at all. Mad Jack 17:27, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't dispute this fact at all. Jack, many times, Native Americans have surnames that are completely Anglo-Saxon due to the fact that many have married people of European descent, as well as the fact that many names have been Americanized. I don't know how much of Frank's descent is Native American, but I wouldn't automatically deem it false. Michael 22:33, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, "Sater" I think is a Jewish last name. So is "Frank" - if we go by the most famous person to bear that name (Anne). Maybe his character was supposed to be Native American (which is definitely possible - but obviously doesn't mean the actor is) but he himself isn't? Is there a good source out there for his "Native American"-ness, so to speak? I haven't looked for myself (too lazy :) )Mad Jack 01:13, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, Frank would typically be German (therefore lending to Jewish, as the middle name David would). Sater also sounds as if it could possibly be Jewish, but that's one of the slightly more ambiguous ones...Though it's not much, this was on "You Tube" in some person's comment-that he is 3/4 Native American and 1/4 Greek, which is mentioned on this website. [1] I couldn't find much on the site. You might want to look. The sit is pretty weird... Michael 01:28, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
1/4 Greek! Now I know that's not true - if he had any Greek ancestry at all, the chaps over at List of Greek Americans would've snapped him up and had him listed by now, not to mention added to the category. The Greek page is my litmus test for knowing a celebrity is not Greek - if they don't know about him - the celeb themselves doesn't! OK, I promise I will look around the net tomorrow, but this is starting to smell to me like something where, say, someone assumed he was Native American because he played a Native American. Mad Jack 01:33, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I found it - look under "Info", then "Biography" and then "Misc". It says "Heritage: I've heard quarter Greek " ! "I've heard" by some webmaster doesn't really pass the reliability test. But like I said, I'll look into his background later. Mad Jack 01:35, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, that's not his official site? I wouldn't have known. That website is pretty much a complete mess. Everything is overlapping, and links, for the most part, are not accessible. Michael 01:39, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Did you ever find anything on him? Michael 04:29, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, no sorry, I didn't. When I get off the Italian's back and start deleting people from the Native Americans category, I'll get to Frank and probably delete him off it. :) Mad Jack 04:33, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Oh...That's just splendid... Michael 04:55, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

LOL! What's the problem, though? We don't even seem to have a reliable source that says he has any Native American ancestry, much less that he is a "Native American". I thought you were all for deleting content that was completely unverified Mad Jack 06:20, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
But if there's reason to believe there may be some (which I have), I tend to be a bit less stringent. Look into it when you get the chance, though. Michael 06:52, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Based off what you said, I wouldn't be surprised if the Greek list editors added him to the list based off this conversation. Michael 06:53, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
No, they haven't yet. Psst.... I just found out that Sylvester Stallone may have a Greek great-grandparent (his mother isn't Italian - a mix of Jewish, French and Greek, it seems) - don't tell anyone, though, or the Greeks might adopt him. Mad Jack 07:31, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm sure they've already sent people out to monitor this conversation if they're that...zealous... Michael 21:08, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

His mother's maiden name is Soter. His maternal grandfather was born in Greece. His family moved to the US around 1915 and shortened their name from Soteropoulos to Soter. Jason's grandfather was born Vasili Soteropoulos and his name was Americanized to William (Bill) Soter. Bill Soter was the youngest son and the next-to-last child in a very large family. Jason's maternal grandmother is Polish and the ancestry on his father's side is Italian, I believe. I'm not sure about the Native American ancestry on his Dad's side, but I know there is none on his mother's side.

What does everyone mean he doesn't "look" Native American? Do you mean the stereotypical darkened skin, look straight black hait type? I have friends who are half and quater Native AMerican, sometimes even mixed tribe, and they look as white as my all-white causcasian friends. SilverThorn

Power Rangers; Wild Force[edit]

Shouldnt there be a mention to who he played in the Wild Force episode Forever Red? I know we all must know who he played i mean its obvious but should it still be recorded?IamCool316 03:21, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't think that should be mentioned here, that is more of something to put on the Tommy Oliver page. Chakra Das

Well it is a character he played. He had a cameo role in Wild Force and if memory serves me right he was credited for it too. IamCool316 22:36, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Oddly, his page lacks much of anything on his time on Power Rangers. Ironically, this is not true of the other originals (St. John, Johnson, Jones, Trang, or Yost). JPG-GR 04:28, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

None of them played as none of them played the color red!! Charlene Copley 08:14, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

His faith as a Christian[edit]

Do we really need to mention someone's faith, unless it is like a big part of who they are, like Richard Gere or Madonna? Some guy with the same IP but no username keeps adding, "He is a devout Christian" near the top of the page. Jason's big things are being the former Ranger Tommy Oliver and his martial arts. What's your opinion? Charlene

There's no reason why it couldn't be in the article, except, that, it's not cited to a reliable source. Mad Jack 06:03, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, he did create a clothing line called Jesus Didn't Tap. That would seem to indicate his faith is a pretty important part of who he is. He can be heard talking about it in the second half of the interview found here. Fanpuck33 (talk) 06:24, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't that count as an advert for the clothing line? Also, awful, insensitive name. It's hard to tap out when your arms are nailed down. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.141.52.251 (talk) 02:51, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Hahaha, that's what I was thinking! lol

I would think Jason David Frank himself is a reputable source. If you watch his Q&As from past cons, he talks about his faith repeatedly. Southernsmiles (talk) 13:39, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Native American[edit]

Wcześniej w artykule była informacja: "is of both Apache and Navajo Native American descent", ale nie wiadomo dlaczego ktoś ją usunął.

According to this interview he did in 2009, he has no Native American ancestry. I believe he says it in part 3 or 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj4q77Aph6M —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.190.13.106 (talk) 04:37, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


Feud with John Tui[edit]

What kind of crap is this? -Chris —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 198.254.16.201 (talk) 23:00, 18 December 2006 (UTC).


I had Read some where there was a Little Beef Between John Tui and Jason Because John Tui did not want Jason to be on Power Rangers SPD. Tui Stated that Jason was old and washed up and when i put it in both there Article some Punk ass comptuer Geeks took the shit off stop fucking with shit


Rapper[edit]

I Got more Sources that Jason was going to put out a Rap Album sometime in January But some Computer Nerd Took the Crap off again leave shit alone —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.210.229.230 (talk) 02:48, 2 January 2007 (UTC).

Hey, man, unless you can point out where this stuff is located on a reputable website to validate its authenticity, and help to correct the grammer and spelling of the information, the information will only be considered as gossip and thus unvalidated. Unvalidated stuff has no place on an encyclopedia.Daijinryuu 09:27, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Price is Right info[edit]

1. What pricing game did he play? 2. What did he do in the Showcase Showdown?--BigMac1212 03:55, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I'd like to see a citation. Taric25 17:59, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Copycatting[edit]

If anyone knows much about JDF, can he/she rewrite this article in original content? So far, most of this stuff comes of of the official website for Rising Sun Karte Academy. Daijinryuu 10:40, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

This article definitely needs to be rewritten. Southernsmiles (talk) 13:41, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

June 23rd MMA match results?[edit]

I've been looking all over the place for the results to the match that was supposed to happen on Saturday. The venue's official website (The Williamson County Pavilion, wctb.org) has no listing for such an event happening. MatthewMeta 17:00, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

-Theres word going round that he backed right before he was to go out (which I think is shit.)Don't quote me on that though. Jessi aka riseabovethis (Aug 20, 08 1:06 am est)

"American Karate" article - why was it deleted?[edit]

Why was the American Karate article turned into a red link? Angie Y. 17:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Repeating the announcement[edit]

so JDF is with MMA. I get it but what i don't get is why we have it repeated. The original announcement was on Aug 21. I checked the sources on the Sept articles. They aren't new sources. Just recapping and quoting the original release. They don't mention any specific up coming fights just that again he has signed with Suckerpunch. I'm going to merge the two sentences. If he announces his first fight date that's something new but as it is it's just idiocy.198.96.34.35 (talk) 14:38, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

'On August 21, 2009, Frank announced having signed with the SuckerPunch organization.[6] It was announced on September 2, 2009 that Frank is ready to become a professional Mixed martial arts fighter.[7][8]'

Children[edit]

the reason for the editing confusion a few edits back is the infobox says 2 kids, the article lists 3. Someone tried to make the articles match the infobox. If anyone knows which is actually correct help us out and fix it.198.96.34.35 (talk) 14:48, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

He has a son named Jacob. He talks about this son on the talk show Regis a long time ago. He has a daughter named Skye. There's a picture of the two of them on his official Facebook page. He has a daughter named Jenna. She's in most of his My Morphin Life vlog videos. Whether these are biologically his, I don't know. But these three are confirmed as a part of his life. Southernsmiles (talk) 13:45, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Professional or Amateur?[edit]

Thus far, his two fights have been at Lonestar Beatdowns. If you go to the website for the Lonestar Beatdown (found here), the posters for these events say they are run by the United States Amateur Combat Association. That would seem to indicate that he is fighting as an amateur, not as a professional. Fanpuck33 (talk) 06:32, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

That is true, his fights so far have all been amateur ones. However, he is scheduled to make his pro debut on May 22 at UWC 8: Judgement Day. Trunks8719 (talk) 19:03, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
On the UWC website it states in an article that he is 3-0 and that it will be an amateur fight not professional. It also mentions that Jason plans to turn professional in the near future. (found here) It will be a special attraction fight for promotional purposes and will be in the beginning of the show not the main card (found here) Solidmemory (talk) 00:47, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Where's the Belcher fight?[edit]

I notice on Alan Belcher's page it notes the following fight:

Win 5–2 David Frank Submission (punches) XFL: EK 19: Battle at the Brady 3 February 18, 2006 2 1:37 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

This would have been a professional bout. Why does it not appear on Frank's wikipedia page?

Are David Frank and Jason David Frank the same person? If not, the link on Belcher's page ought to be altered. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evansgambit (talkcontribs) 20:17, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Martial Arts fight in September.[edit]

What's going on with that. I read a fight got cancelled July 2011 and his next fight would be September. So far no one posted any new information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.245.69.234 (talk) 04:13, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Current weight[edit]

Although we can reasonably assume he was within the light heavyweight range back in December 2010 when he was scheduled for a fight at that weight class, I wonder what has happened in the 4 years since then. Just how current is the 214lbs he is listed as being? Can we get a reference for it please?

I ask because he just challenged CM Punk to a fight, and Punk stated that he would definitely not be light heavy-weight, that he would probably be middleweight or even as low as welterweight. So unless JDF is thinking Punk will bulk up to fight him (and Punk seems to have trouble putting on muscle compared to other wrestlers) this might mean that JDF is lighter these days, perhaps below 200.

If we can get a reference for his weight, we can see if any more recent references exist for it. Ranze (talk) 16:10, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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Super Power Beatdown[edit]

The info about the two episodes Frank did on Super Power Beatdown was taken off. Why was that? Jedi Striker (talk) 00:43, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

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