Power Ranger Johnny Yong Bosch sets sights on Perth Supanova


Johnny Yong Bosch.
Johnny Yong Bosch.

DESPITE several trips Down Under, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers star Johnny Yong Bosch touches down in Perth for the first time this month for Supanova.

The former Black Ranger first came to the east coast of Australia in 1995 to film Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie and in subsequent years for fan conventions, but his trips have been restricted to the major cities.

He said he was acutely aware of the dangers that lurk in central Australia.

“We shot in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast; I definitely have fond memories of Australia,” he said.

“I have been back to Sydney and Melbourne for the conventions; I have not been to the Outback or the desert yet, but I am not sure I want to risk going out there.”

With more than 200 screen credits to his name since starting out in show business in the 1990s with voice acting, Bosch said his career has only recently felt busy.

“I have felt like that in the last few years that it has been busy,” he said.

“After the Power Ranger (television series), there was not a lot of work; that was a tough period.

“With the voice acting, I don’t think it is harder than screen acting, though it is a smaller niche.”

When asked if there was a role or job he would like to do eventually, he said he was unsure.

“I just want to be able to keep working and have a job,” he said.

“You audition all the time and you don’t always get it; when you begin it is hard at first. I thought I was terrible and I would never work in this town, and your heart gets hardened.”

Bosch said he watched this year’s reboot of Power Rangers, and would like to play one again in the future.

“I did watch the film and I liked it, but it had some cursing in it, so I couldn’t take my small children to see it,” he said.

“If I was asked to, I might take one more shot at it, maybe a couple of years before I let myself go.”

Supanova will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 23-25.