David Yost Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 07, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
David Yost played the Blue Ranger in the famous 'Power Rangers' series and movies.
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About David Yost

David Yost is a prominent popular American producer and actor born on January 7, 1969.
David Yost is an international celebrity because of his portrayal of the character of Billy Cranston or Blue Ranger in the 'Power Rangers' series and films. He has reprised his role in 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie' and television shows 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' and ‘Power Rangers Zeo.’
The actor has hugely impacted the 1990s kids and the entertainment industry as a whole for his successful stint with the 'Power Rangers' shows and movies. However, apart from being an actor, he has also produced and directed several films. David Yost has been an iconic figure for children and teenagers alike worldwide since 'Power Rangers' has been one of the most successful superhero television shows on TV during the 1990s and many years after that.
His parents are David and Cheryl Yost, and he attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Yost’s net worth?

Owing to his successful career as an actor and his entrepreneurship skills, the estimated net worth of David Yost is $5 million.

How much does David Yost earn per year?

Though not confirmed, his earnings per year could be $400,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Yost?

The 'Power Rangers' actor David Yost is 5 ft 8 in (176.7 cm) tall.

How old is David Yost?

David Yost is 53 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

David Harold Yost was born on January 7, 1969, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to his parents, Cheryl and David Yost. There's no information about whether he has any siblings.
David Yost graduated from the Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California. Being a gymnast from his early life, Yost participated in various gymnastics competitions around the country during his teenage years, where he won many awards.
In 1991, David Yost earned his BA in Communication and Dramatic Arts with top marks from the Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Yost dating?

David Yost is a very private person regarding his personal life. He hasn't revealed his relationship status over the years.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Passing out of university, David Yost decided he had to move out of his hometown to make it big and subsequently moved to California. As luck would have it, David Yost was selected for the superhero television series 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' to play the fictional character Billy Cranston, the Blue Power Ranger. The show debuted in August 1993 on Fox Kids, and started his career as a television actor. An interesting fact about his character Billy Cranston is that he never transferred his power coins to other characters or changed his theme color.
David Yost has the record of being the only cast member of the show who acted in all the episodes of the original show. Over the first four seasons, he appeared in over 200 episodes. After three seasons, the original show stopped airing and came out in a new avatar, 'Power Rangers Zeo' in the fourth season. However, the character of Billy was retained as a technical advisor to other characters rather than being the leading role of a 'Power Ranger.' As the fourth season ended, David Yost announced that it would be his last season in the show.
David Yost's most famous appearance as a Power Ranger, which garnered him more fame, would be in 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie' in 1995. The film took the box office by storm and collected $60 million globally.
A few years later, it was rumored that David Yost left the 'Power Rangers' due to a payment issue with the producers. There was some confusion regarding the accusations as David Yost vehemently denied the charges and revealed that the real reason for leaving the show was his issues with the production crew. They had harassed and misbehaved with him, resulting in his walking out of the show. After Hasbro acquired the rights for the 'Power Rangers' franchise in 2018, David Yost publicly came forward to show his interest in producing a reunion film of 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' for Netflix.
David Yost has acted in a few other movies as well. In the year 2000, David Yost played the part of a magazine photographer in the television film 'After Different Strokes: When The Laughter Stopped.' He was seen as Josh White in the movie 'Scene Of The Crime.' Later in 2000, as an associate producer, he worked on the television film ‘The Mary Kay Letourneau Story.’
In 2010 David Yost worked as a segment producer for 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.' Under the Sci-Fi channel, Yost also worked as the director of the production for 'Sci-Fi Lab.' However, his first projects as a producer were the series 'Temptation Island' and 'Alien Hunter' in 2001. He later went on to take up the position as the licensing manager at Geneon. On behalf of Geneon, David Yost used to market television shows and films to networks such as Showtime, Starz, Cartoon Network, and Encore.
David Yost is also an entrepreneur. He is a multi-faceted personality who has dabbled in the entertainment business and explored the entrepreneurship trend. In 2016, along with Texas entrepreneurs Mason and Cris Andrade, he took on the role of the co-owner of Affirmative Clothing. The brand sells 'Power Rangers' inspired clothing with designs themed on the show.
In 2017, David Yost acted alongside his former 'Power Rangers' cast members in the short film 'The Order.' Yost has on and off been associated with his fellow actors from the show over the years. The actor also participated in the Anime Festival Orlando in Florida in 2010 and has appeared with his former co-stars in Pasadena at Power Morphicon in 2012 and 2014.

Charity Work

Working to raise funds for AIDS-affected persons has been an innate passion for David Yost over the years. In this regard, he participated in a play called 'Fallen Guardian Angels' for AIDS Project Los Angeles in 2002. The play was a grand success, with the audience and critics praising it highly. The play showed six actors at various points in their lives struggling with HIV, which had engulfed their lives. The funds raised through the play were donated to The Children's Hospitals AIDS Center.

David Yost’s Hobbies And Interests

David Yost likes to work for the upliftment and awareness of LGBTQ rights. He has been a vocal supporter of the cause and personally takes an interest in the issue.

Other Interesting David Yost Facts And Trivia

  • Born in January, David Yost's zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • David Yost has been a state-level gymnast in his teenage years.
    Main image credits: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

David Yost Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Harold Yost

Date of Birth

1969-01-07

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Council Bluffs, Lowa

Age

Height

178 cm

Eye Color

Blue

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Actor

Education

Amador Valley High School

Net Worth

5000000

Parents

David, Cheryl

Annual Earnings

400000
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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