Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks
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Francks at Pegasus One in London, 2006
Born (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 39)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Other names Rainbow Francks
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1995–present
Parent(s) Don Francks
Lili Red Eagle
Family Cree Summer (sister)

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

Early life and family

Francks was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of actor and musician Don Francks and dancer Lili Red Eagle, a Native American 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 Film/TV show Role Other notes
1995 Black Fox: The Price of Peace Frank Johnson
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Frank Johnson
1997 The Planet of Junior Brown Buddy Clark
1999 One Heart Broken Into Song Hank Johnson
2000 Love Come Down Julian
Love Song Calvin Dumas
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Jimmy
2003 Electric Circus Host (2002–2003)
2004 Preview to Atlantis Himself/Aiden Ford
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci-Fi Lowdown Himself/Aiden Ford
Stargate Atlantis Lieutenant Aiden Ford
2006 This Space for Rent Barnaby Sharpe
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Earl
2011 The Listener Dev Clark
2011 Falling Skies Click 2 episodes
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Sam Carr 1 episode
2015 Defiance Uno Recurring
2016 Eyewitness Burlingame Recurring
Murdoch Mysteries Stanley Garrity 1 episode
2018 Imposters Dr. Price Recurring
2019 The Umbrella Academy Detective Chuck Beaman Recurring


  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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