After more than 20 years on the air and 23 incarnations, over 200 actors have cycled through the “Power Rangers” franchise. With most versions of “Power Rangers” lasting only one season, it gives plenty of opportunities for young actors. So what happens after they leave the show?

A surprising number of cast members end up working on TV shows in New Zealand — where “Power Rangers” has filmed since 2003 — but some of them do end up making it in the United States. While in many cases the actors end up in guest-starring roles on a variety of series, there is an elite group that has been able to grab starring roles in their post-“Power Rangers” career.

You may be shocked about some of the people who got their first exposure on a version of  “Power Rangers” — some as heroes, other as villains —  but everyone has to start somewhere. Below, Screener takes a look at those who made the most of the experience and became successful.

Amy Jo Johnson

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  • Played: Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger on “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” (1993)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As Julie Emrick on “Felicity,” Jules Callaghan on “Flashpoint” and Hayley Price on “Covert Affairs.”

Bryan Cranston

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  • Played: Voices of Snizard and Twinman “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” (1993-1995)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Walter White on “Breaking Bad” and Hal on “Malcolm in the Middle”

Alex Borstein

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  • Played: The voice of Queen Machina on “Power Rangers Zeo” (1996)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As the voice of Lois Griffin on “Family Guy” and herself on “MadTV.”

Aloma Wright

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  • Played: Adelle Ferguson on “Power Rangers in Space” (1998)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As Nurse Roberts on “Scrubs” and Maxine Landis on “Days of Our Lives.”

Archie Kao

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  • Played: Kai Chen/Blue Ranger on “Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy” (1999)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Sheldon Jin on “Chicago PD.”

Michael Copon

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  • Played: Lucas Kendall/Blue Ranger on “Power Rangers Time Force” (2001)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Felix Taggaro on “One Tree Hill” and Vin Keahi on “Beyond the Break.”

Phillip Jeanmarie

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  • Played: Max Cooper/Blue Ranger on “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Vincent Clarkson on “Passions.”

Emma Lahana

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  • Played: Kira Ford/Yellow Ranger on “Power Rangers Dino Thunder” (2004)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As Jennifer Mason on “Haven.”

Brandon McLaren

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  • Played: Jack Landors/Red Ranger on “Power Rangers SPD” (2005)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Dale Jakes on “Graceland,” Jamil Dexter on “Falling Skies” and Bennett Ahmed on “The Killing.”

Richard Brancatisano

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  • Played: Xander Bly/Green Ranger on “Power Rangers Mystic Force” (2006)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Dominic on “Chasing Life.”

Rose McIver

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  • Played: Summer Landsdown/Yellow Ranger on “Power Rangers RPM” (2009)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As Liv Moore on “iZombie,” Vivian Scully on “Masters of Sex” and Tinkerbell on “Once Upon a Time.”

Eka Darville

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  • Played: Scott Truman/Red Ranger on “Power Rangers RPM” (2009)
  • Where you’ve seen him: As Diego on “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”

Adelaide Kane

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  • Played: Tenaya 7 on “Power Rangers RPM” (2009)
  • Where you’ve seen her: As Mary, Queen of Scots on “Reign” and Cora Hale on “Teen Wolf.”
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