Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1970
SpouseJoe Anne Jones
FactPractices tae kwon do.

Walter Emanuel Jones is an American actor, martial artist and dancer best known for his role as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger, in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series. He has also appeared in films such as Menace II Society and The Skulls.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 30, 1970, Walter Emanuel Jones was the youngest of five children. His father, Walter Sr., was a businessman, and his mother, Carolyn Jones, was a homemaker. Walter Jr. began his acting career at the age of six, when he appeared in a local production of The Wiz. He later studied dance at the Detroit School of Arts, where he met future Power Rangers co-star Amy Jo Johnson.

After graduating from high school, Jones moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He landed his first major role in the 1993 film Menace II Society. He also had a recurring role on the television series Martin, before being cast as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger, on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Jones appeared in all three seasons of the show, as well as the 1995 feature film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

Following the end of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jones had roles in the films The Skulls and Out for Justice. He also appeared in episodes of the television series Touched by an Angel and JAG. In recent years, he has had guest roles on the television series Castle and Bones.

Jones has been married twice. His first marriage, to actress Tammie Fuller, ended in divorce. He is currently married to his second wife, Jennifer Freeman. The couple has two daughters together.

Walter Emanuel Jones has a net worth of $3 million. He earns a salary of $40 thousand per episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

General Info

Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1970
Height1.96 m
Weight147 kg
EducationBarton College, North Carolina State University, Hargrave Military Academy


SpouseJoe Anne Jones
ChildrenWaleria Jones, Walterius Jones
ParentsWalter B. Jones Sr.


MoviesLove and a Bullet, Backyard Dogs, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Malcolm X, The Dogwalker, American Gun, Man Without a Head, Talisman, Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa, The Order, Mutiny
TV ShowsSpace Cases, Malibu Shores, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers

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1Was originally supposed to be in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) but due to a contract dispute with Haim Saban he left the series and was later replaced by Johnny Yong Bosch.
2Practices tae kwon do.
3Is missing the middle finger on his left hand




The Order2017pre-productionCole
Gideon's Frontier2016post-productionLt. Freeman
Red to Blackpre-production
Star Trek: Captain Pike2016Captain Sean Devin
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Angry Fan
Mighty Med2013TV SeriesDr.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22013Additional Voices (voice)
Pair of Kings2012TV SeriesTough Poet
Speed Demons2012Terrance
Prime Suspect2011TV SeriesRandall Hughes
Red Dead Redemption2010Video GameThe Local Population (voice, as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Steps Toward the Sun2009ShortCowboy 2
Open Season 22008Video voice
House of the Dead 22005TV MovieLocker Zombie (uncredited)
Freedom Fighters2003Video GameThe Kid (voice)
The Shield2002-2003TV SeriesRondell Robinson
Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa2002TV MovieRick. E (voice)
Power Rangers Wild Force2002TV SeriesGerrok
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2002TV SeriesStreet Racer
Move2002/IShortChester / Sacou / Cyrus
Love and a Bullet2002Cisco
American Gun2002J.B. (as Walter Emauel Jones)
Off Centre2002TV SeriesCheddar
Spyder Games2001TV SeriesDean
Suckers2001Clay (as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Moesha2001TV SeriesJay
Backyard Dogs2000VideoLee Takura (as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Brat 22000
Good vs Evil2000TV SeriesYoung Sonny Rhymes
NYPD Blue2000TV SeriesRaymond Young
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy1999TV SeriesNightmare
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999TV SeriesEdward
In the House1999TV SeriesWalter
The Dogwalker1999Blonde Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers1993-1999TV SeriesZack Taylor The Black Ranger
Mutiny1999TV MovieShorty
Early Edition1999TV SeriesCrazy H
The Gardener1998Punk (as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Brink!1998TV MovieBoomer (as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Talisman1998Jake Fine
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesDolrimple
The Burning Zone1997TV SeriesMarcus Dawson
Space Cases1996-1997TV SeriesHarlan Band
Malibu Shores1996TV SeriesMichael Hammon
Family Matters1995TV SeriesKissel
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesJared King
Step by Step1995TV SeriesJoe
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Official Fan Club Video1994Video shortZack Taylor
Malcolm X1992Barber's Customer
White Men Can't Jump1992Guy on Watts Sideline (uncredited)
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV SeriesGuy in Hall
Man Without a HeadLeonold


The Brothers Grimsby2016additional voices
Chronicle2012additional voice - as Walter Emanuel Jones
Warrior2011ADR walla group - as Walter Emanuel Jones
Post Grad2009voice cast
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer2007voice actor - as Walter Emanuel Jones
Primeval2007ADR voice - as Walter Emanuel Jones
The Skeleton Key2005ADR voice


Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa2002TV Movie lyrics: "Ricky's Rap" - as Walter Emanuel Jones / performer: "Ricky's Rap" - as Walter Emanuel Jones

Sound Department

I Love You, Beth Cooper2009ADR loop group - as Walter Emanuel Jones


Miller's Justice League Mortal2018Documentary announcedHimself
GeekRockTV2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The EZ Show2014TV SeriesHimself
My Morphin Life2014TV SeriesHimself
Contrast of Evil2013Documentary shortHimself
LA Live the Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
That Hashtag Show2013TV SeriesHimself
A Morphenomenal Cast: A Look Back at Becoming a Power Ranger2012Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Mask: Celebrating the Stunt Team2012Video documentary shortHimself
Morphin Time! A Look Back at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers2012Video documentary shortHimself
Tales of the Giant Banana: Looking Back at Bulk & Skull2012Video documentary shortHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Karate Masters: Beginning Martial Arts for Kids1994VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Power Rangers DinoThunder2004TV SeriesZack Taylor The Black Ranger I
Lord Zedd's Monster Heads: The Greatest Villains of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers1995Video shortZack Taylor The Black Ranger
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers1995Video GameZack Taylor
The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid: The Misadventures of Bulk and Skull1995VideoZack Taylor The Black Ranger
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers1994TV SeriesZack Taylor The Black Ranger

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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