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Richard Genelle

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Richard Genelle
Richard Genelle as Ernie
Born October 12, 1961
Born in New York City, New York
Died December 30, 2008 (age 47)
Died in Corona, California
Role(s) Ernie

Richard Genelle (October 21, 1961 - December 30, 2008) was an actor who played Ernie, the owner of the Angel Grove Youth Center and frequent hang out of the Power Rangers, from the first season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers until the end of Power Rangers: Zeo. Genelle also made a brief appearence in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Genelle's only other acting credit was as a guard in the 1991 film The Death Merchant.

Though Genelle played a popular supporting character on the show, he began having health problems due to his weight and was forced to leave the show because of his declining health (due to obesity and smoking problems). After leaving the show, Genelle successfully lost 40 pounds. He later founded a company called Retail Logistics Solutions, Inc. in Cerritos, California, providing transportation services.

Other appearances as Ernie


Genelle passed away on December 30, 2008 due to a heart attack. He was forty-seven years old. His internment was in Riverside, California's Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park. 

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