Jason Ybarra gives El Paso Comic Con a shout out. Jason Ybarra has portrayed Baboo and the Red Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He will be bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle van to El Paso Comic Con 2016 along with all 4 Ninja Turtles!
Jason Ybarra started his Acting/Stunt career back in 1994 right out of high school on the popular childrens tv show “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”.
Starting out as an extra, he quickly landed the role of “Baboo” one of the villans on the show. From there he slowly played other monsters and various rangers.
During his tenure there, he wore many hats from in front of the camera as well as behind it.
After the show left to film in New Zealand back in 2004, Jason decided to continue in the industry having worked on countless tv shows, movies, commercials and music videos.
Jason frequently meets his fans at comic cons across the country.
In 2009 Jason built the Transformer “Ratchet” out of a 1987 Toyota van which was the van they used to portray the robot in the G1 cartoon, filled with many sound effects and lights to bring it to life.
In 2011 Jason had a problem, he wanted a new car.
He was looking at BMW’s and Mercedes’ but felt that those cars everyone had or could buy.
That’s when he designed and poured about $30,000 into having the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van” built.
His main goal was to make it look and function just like the toy that was produced in the 1980s.
After assembling the best in Hollywood, his dream was soon a reality.
Sure some of you don’t understand why he would drive this around, but then again most of you do. and that’s why he does it. He drives his TMNT van around to bring 1000’s of smiles to fans young and old who had that same dream he had and now they can see it cruising the streets of Los Angeles every weekend.
So who is Jason Ybarra? He is just like you and me, not any better than anyone else, he is just him.