Bryan Cranston, who plays drug kingpin Walter White on popular show "Breaking Bad," revealed that one of his much earlier acting gigs was as a villain on the "Power Rangers" children's show, two decades ago. The factoid was revealed when the actor participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit just two days ago.
Bryan Cranston's "Power Ranger" days was brought up by a fan of the actor, who asked him to describe the experience. Cranston did not disappoint.
"I'm doing action chops [right] now to depict that. I did voice work for the Power Rangers years and years ago," the actor, who proved he was doing a Reddit AMA by posting a tweet, responded. "Someone once told me they named the blue Power Ranger after me, his last name was Cranston. I found out years later that was true."
"Blue for the meth," another user responded, referring to Walter White's highly pure blue-tinged methamphetamine on "Breaking Bad."
Cranston, back in 1993, took any acting gig he could find- he later said in the AMA that he has been able to support himself acting "nearly all of my adult life"- and that included "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers." The ranged actor played villains Snizard and Twinman back in 1993, with their evil laughs and constant villainous banter with the costumed superhero team.
During an episode titled "Foul Play in the Sky," he yelled out attacks like "Tonsil Snakes!" and in the other episode "A Bad Reflection of You," screamed "Mirrors, mirrors all around, smash the rangers to the ground!"
Cranston first found fame playing Hal, the good-natured, bumbling dad on "Malcolm in the Middle" before working with Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Dean Norris on "Breaking Bad." The second half of season 5 will be the final episodes of the show, and they air Aug. 11.
Cranston did the AMA to promote the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which "has helped recover more than 183,000 missing children," according to the actor. For those who donated to NCMEC, the Cranston said he'd offer one lucky fan a very special opportunity.
"To thank you for your help, I'm offering anyone who donates the chance to fly to LA with a friend and be my guest at the final season premiere. And we're not just going to watch together, we're also going to ride up together in an RV, where we may set some sort of record for being the first people ever to show up to a premiere in a Winnebago," he wrote.