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 39)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesRainbow Francks
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1995present
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 .

Aiden Ford fictional character from Stargate Atlantis

First Lieutenant Aiden Ford, USMC is a fictional character in the Canadian-American Sci-Fi Channel television series Stargate Atlantis, a military science fiction show about a combined civilian and military team exploring another galaxy via a network of alien transportation devices. Played by Rainbow Sun Francks, Aiden Ford is introduced as a main character in the season one premiere "Rising", holding the military rank of first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

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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]

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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 .

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YearFilm/TV showRoleOther notes
1995Black Fox: The Price of PeaceFrank Johnson
Black Fox: Good Men and BadFrank Johnson
1997 The Planet of Junior Brown Buddy Clark
1999One Heart Broken Into SongHank Johnson
2000 Love Come Down Julian
Love SongCalvin Dumas
2001Twice in a LifetimeJimmy
2003 Electric Circus Host(2002–2003)
2004Preview to AtlantisHimself/Aiden Ford
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci-Fi LowdownHimself/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 Click2 episodes
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Sam Carr1 episode
2015 Defiance UnoRecurring
2016 Eyewitness BurlingameRecurring
Murdoch Mysteries Stanley Garrity1 episode
2018 Imposters Dr. PriceRecurring
2019 The Umbrella Academy Detective Chuck BeamanRecurring

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  1. "Rainbow Sun Francks Bio on Official Stargate Site at MGM" . Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 "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.