There's been much speculation going around in cyberland that Austin St. John who acted as the Red Power Ranger is actually Brock of SeanCody.com. Judging from the number of emails we received from our faithful and very sexcited readers, we know we have got to share this Split Identity case with the rest of the world!
Austin St. John is an American actor best known for his role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as Jason Lee Scott aka the Red Ranger. Austin left the show after one season, and was replaced by Steve Cardenas (Thuy Trang and Walter Emmanuel Jones left the show along with him). He later returned for a while as the Gold Ranger in Power Rangers: Zeo for a short time, and also in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (along with Amy Jo Johnson). It was Cardenas, not St. John, who played the role of the Red Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Austin St. John returned to the Power Rangers several years later (in Power Rangers: Wild Force) to reprise his role in the episode Forever Red. He also appeared in the 1998 film Expose, which flopped at the box office.
St. John is of German, Native American, Irish, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish descent. He's believed to have been enrolled as a student at Frost Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia and briefly attended W.T. Woodson under the name of Jason Geiger.
After leaving his acting career, people said he became a paramedic, and there were others who said he worked at Gold's Gym In Herndon, Virginia as a personal trainer. On SeanCody.com (there are 3 videos of Brock in all: one solo, one BJ, one JO Contest), Brock has been described as a personal trainer and the manager of a gym. Seems congruent so far.
In addition, there were supposedly a couple of sites that claimed that Austin had moved on to being a gay porn star! One site claimed that the movie he was in was called "LAGUNA BEACH: A LOVE AFFAIR", and he used the porno name "Jason Cutler" (compare this to "Jason Geiger" he used as a student). It also mentioned that the back of the box to the video promotes Jason Cutler as once having played the Red Power Ranger for MMPR. These are of course unconfirmed rumours.
So is Austin Brock?
After some research and QueerClickClucking around, we reckon it's more a Dead Ringer case than a Split Identity. Brock is a few sizes bigger than Austin and it makes comparison difficult. But we know there are a few tricks the customs and immigration use to identify people against their passport photos - and one of them is to compare the ears! Here, we take a closer look at Brock and Austin's ears and nose.
Visually, they appear to be different. What do you guys think? Yay or Nay?
According to IMDB, Austin is slated to return on the small screen in "Power Rangers Mystic Force". The TV series is currently under production. Guess we'll know in due time if the new Austin (his last appearance on screen was in 2003 in Footsteps as a police investigator) looks exactly like the current Brock.