Banfi

Played by Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks was born into a family of entertainers.  He is the son of actor/musician Don Francks and dancer/actor Lili Francks, and brother to voice actor Cree Summer. It was only natural that Rainbow would take his first steps into the business at the age of four, counting and dancing on the children’s program “Sesame Street”.

At the age of thirteen he worked alongside Christopher Reeve and Tony Todd in the TV western mini-series “Black Fox”.  At around the same time, he was starting to explore his creativity through music.  In collaboration with some friends, they formed the hip-hop group “The Oddities”.  The Oddities began releasing records independently before getting signed to Battle Axe Records/EMI and touring across Canada & the States.

It was at the age of seventeen that Rainbow decided to seriously pursue a career in acting, landing his first leading role in the film “The Planet of Junior Brown”, directed by Clement Virgo.  The two worked together several more times, including the films “Love Come Down” and “One Heart Broken into Song”, for which Rainbow received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Male Leading Actor.

Rainbow showcased yet another skill-set when he became a VJ on Canada’s famous MuchMusic television channel, hosting various programs and award shows including the “MMVAs” and the popular “Electric Circus”.

In 2004, Rainbow moved to Vancouver to begin working on the popular sci-fi television series “Stargate: Atlantis” as LT. Aiden Ford.  While in Vancouver, he also played on the short-lived comedy “This Space for Rent”.

After returning to his hometown, Toronto Ontario, Rainbow was fortunate to land the series regular role of Corp. Dev Clarkeon in the CTV series “The Listener” which he played for four seasons. Recently he has started filming for the upcoming Netflix series, “The Umbrella Academy”.

In between filming, Rainbow continues to write and produce music under the name “Whippersnapper”. He is now ecstatic to be joining the cast of Rising Suns as Banfi!

 

 

Rainbow Sun Francks was born into a family of entertainers.  He is the son of actor/musician Don Francks and dancer/actor Lili Francks, and brother to voice actor Cree Summer. It was only natural that Rainbow would take his first steps into the business at the age of four, counting and dancing on the children’s program “Sesame Street”.

At the age of thirteen he worked alongside Christopher Reeve and Tony Todd in the TV western mini-series “Black Fox”.  At around the same time, he was starting to explore his creativity through music.  In collaboration with some friends, they formed the hip-hop group “The Oddities”.  The Oddities began releasing records independently before getting signed to Battle Axe Records/EMI and touring across Canada & the States.

It was at the age of seventeen that Rainbow decided to seriously pursue a career in acting, landing his first leading role in the film “The Planet of Junior Brown”, directed by Clement Virgo.  The two worked together several more times, including the films “Love Come Down” and “One Heart Broken into Song”, for which Rainbow received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Male Leading Actor.

Rainbow showcased yet another skill-set when he became a VJ on Canada’s famous MuchMusic television channel, hosting various programs and award shows including the “MMVAs” and the popular “Electric Circus”.

In 2004, Rainbow moved to Vancouver to begin working on the popular sci-fi television series “Stargate: Atlantis” as LT. Aiden Ford.  While in Vancouver, he also played on the short-lived comedy “This Space for Rent”.

After returning to his hometown, Toronto Ontario, Rainbow was fortunate to land the series regular role of Corp. Dev Clarkeon in the CTV series “The Listener” which he played for four seasons. Recently he has started filming for the upcoming Netflix series, “The Umbrella Academy”.

In between filming, Rainbow continues to write and produce music under the name “Whippersnapper”. He is now ecstatic to be joining the cast of Rising Suns as Banfi!