Rainbow Sun Francks

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Rainbow Sun Francks
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Francks at Pegasus One in London, 2006
Born (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 40)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesRainbow Francks
OccupationActor, VJ
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Don Francks
Lili Red Eagle
FamilyCree Summer (sister)

Rainbow Sun Francks (born December 3, 1979) is a Canadian actor known for his role as Lt. Aiden Ford in the television show Stargate Atlantis.

Early life and family[edit]

Francks was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Canadian actor and musician Don Francks and African-American dancer Lili Red Eagle, who is originally from North Richmond, California. They are both adopted members of the Plains Cree First Nation. 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] Francks is also involved with a video game website, Console Creatures.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Planet of Junior Brown Buddy Clark
1999 Johnny Gus
1999 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
2018 Deer Hunting for Beginners Cole / Bartender Short
2019 Goliath Adam Completed


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
2013 Played Orlando Episode: "Poison"
2013 State of Syn Preacher Episodes: "1.6", "1.8"
2014, 2016 Murdoch Mysteries Sam Carr, Stanley Garrity Episodes: "The Death of Dr. Ogden", "Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas"
2015 Defiance Uno Episodes: "Of a Demon in My View", "The Awakening", "Upon the March We Fittest Die"
2016 Slasher Wayne Episode: "Ill-Gotten Gains"
2016 Eyewitness Burlingame Recurring role
2017 The Strain Alex's Brother, Jason Guest role (season 4)
2017 Rising Suns Banfi TV miniseries
2017 The Beaverton Doctor Episode: "2.4"
2017–18 Upstairs Amy Martin TV series
2018 Imposters Dr. Price Episodes: "Phase Two Sucks", "The World Needs Heroes. Over", "See You Soon, Macaroon"
2019 The Umbrella Academy Det. Chuck Beamen Recurring role (season 1)
2020 High Fidelity Cameron Brooks Recurring role


  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". 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". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "The Oddities Myspace Page". Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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