Rainbow Sun Francks

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Rainbow Sun Francks
Francks in 2006
Born (1979-12-03) 3 December 1979 (age 44)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesRainbow Francks
Years active1995–present
RelativesCree Summer (sister)

Rainbow Sun Francks (born 3 December 1979) is a Canadian actor known for his role as Lt. Aiden Ford in the television show Stargate Atlantis, and his recurring roles on The Listener, The Umbrella Academy and High Fidelity.

Early life and family[edit]

Francks was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Canadian actor and musician Don Francks and Plains Cree-African-American dancer Lili Red Eagle, who is originally from North Richmond, California. He is an adopted honorary member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, a First Nation of Canada. He is also the younger brother of Cree Summer.[1][2]


Francks was an on-air personality at MuchMusic, a Canadian music video and variety television channel.[2] He starred in Stargate Atlantis Season 1 as US Marine Lieutenant Aiden Ford. His role was reduced to that of a recurring character for Season 2, and was written out entirely for Season 3 and 4 (he made a brief cameo in a dream sequence in season 5).[3][4] He played the role of Dev Clark on The Listener.[5] He produces a hip hop group known as The Oddities.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Planet of Junior Brown Buddy Clark
1999 Johnny Gus
One Heart Broken Into Song Hank Johnson
2000 Love Come Down Julian
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Earl
2012 100 Musicians Sydney Short
2014 Pretend We're Kissing Henri
2015 The Steps Dean
2017 How to Fall Quincy Short
2019 Goliath Adam
2020 Age of Dysphoria Wes Short
2021 Trigger Point Mouthpiece
2022 Diaspora Daniel Short
2023 Suze Carl
TBA Deer Hunting for Beginners Cole / Bartender Short


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Black Fox Frank Johnson TV miniseries
2000 Love Song Calvin Dumas TV film
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Jimmy episode: "Moonshine Over Harlem"
2004–2008 Stargate Atlantis Aiden Ford Main role (season 1), recurring (season 2), guest (season 5)
2006 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Diff'rent Strokes Dion Mial TV film
2007 This Space for Rent Barnaby Sharpe episode: "Stain'd"
2010 The Bridge Daniels episode: "Never Let Me Down Again"
2011 Lost Girl Cameron episode: "Can't See the Fae-Rest"
2011–2014 The Listener Dev Clark Main role (season 2–5)
2013 Against the Wild Charlie Foster TV film
Played Orlando episode: "Poison"
State of Syn Preacher 2 episodes
2014, 2016 Murdoch Mysteries Sam Carr / Stanley Garrity 2 episodes
2015 Defiance Uno 3 episodes
2016 Slasher Wayne Episode: "Ill-Gotten Gains"
Eyewitness Burlingame Recurring role
2017 The Strain Jason Guest role (season 4)
Rising Suns Banfi TV miniseries
The Beaverton Doctor Episode: "2.4"
2017–18 Upstairs Amy Martin TV series
2018 Imposters Dr. Price 3 episodes
2019 The Umbrella Academy Det. Chuck Beamen Recurring role (season 1)
2020 High Fidelity Cameron Brooks Recurring role
A Christmas Exchange Patrick TV film
2021 My Favorite Christmas Melody Travis TV film
2022 Better Things Copeland Episode: "Jesus Saves"


  1. ^ "Rainbow Sun Francks Bio on Official Stargate Site at MGM". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Rainbow Sun Francks at InsideToronto.com". 18 June 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Aiden Ford at Gateworld.net". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Interview with Rainbow Sun Francks re: reduced role on Stargate Atlantis as Aiden Ford". Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  5. ^ "The Listener on CTV". Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "The Oddities Myspace Page". Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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