Francks, Rainbow 1979–

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Francks, Rainbow 1979–

(Rainbow Sun Francks, Rainbow Sun, Sydney Whiplash)


Born December 3, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Don (an actor, musician, artist, and activist) and Lili (a dancer) Francks; brother of Cree Summer (an actor).

Career: Actor and producer. Dynasty (musical group), founder; MuchMusic (a Canadian music channel), veejay, 2001–c.2003; The Oddities (hip-hop group), writer and performer.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2000, for One Heart Broken Into Song.


Film Appearances:

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Hank Johnson, One Heart Broken Into Song, 1999.

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Gus, Johnny, The Asylum, 1999.

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Julian, Love Come Down (also known as Cris du coeur), DEJ Productions, 2000.

Film Work:

Producer, Johnny, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Host, Electric Circus, 2002–2003.

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Lieutenant Aiden Ford, Stargate: Atlantis, 2004–2006.

Barnaby Sharpe, This Space For Rent, CBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Frank Johnson, Black Fox: The Price of Peace, 1995.

Frank Johnson, Black Fox: Good Men and Bad, CBS, 1995.

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Buddy Clark, The Planet of Junior Brown (also known as Junior's Grove), Showtime, 1997.

Calvin Dumas, Love Song, MTV, 2000.

Dion Mial, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Diff'rent Strokes," NBC, 2005.

One Heart Broken Into Song, syndicated, forthcoming.

Television Appearances; Pilot Movies:

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Lieutenant Aiden Ford, Stargate Atlantis: Rising, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself and Lieutenant Aiden Ford, Preview to Atlantis, 2004.

(As Rainbow Sun Francks) Himself and Lieutenant Aiden Ford, From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Himself and Lieutenant Aiden Ford, Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate: Secrets Revealed, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jimmy, "Moonshine Over Harlem," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 2001.

Made professional debut in Sesame Street, c.1983.


Albums (with the Oddities):

Released six records, including The Scenic Route, Battle Axe Records.