Former Power Ranger Comes Out

Actor David Yost, a former star of hit kids' show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has come out of the closet.

Now 41, Yost played Blue Ranger Billy Cranston on the show from 1993 to 1996 and in a 1995 feature film. In a new interview with fan site No Pink Spandex (first spotted by JustJared) Yost says he eventually quit the show because he was discriminated and harassed for being gay.

"I was called 'f*ggot' one too many times [by the show's] creators, producers, writers, directors," Yost explains.

He adds, "I know that my costars were called in a couple of times to different producers' offices and questioned about my sexuality, which is kind of a humiliating experience to find that out."

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Following his departure from the show, Yost suffered a nervous breakdown and struggled to accept his sexuality. After several years out of Hollywood, he completed work on a new 2010 film, Degenerate.