Frankie Muniz, born on December 5, 1985, is an actor, race car driver, and musician from the United States. He is most known for his titular role in the Fox sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle,” for which he received an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2003, he was regarded as one of the most popular child actors and “one of Hollywood’s most bankable teens.” He took a hiatus from his acting career in 2008 to pursue open-wheel racing, and participated in the Atlantic Championship. He was also the drummer for Kingsfoil, an indie rock band, from 2012 to 2014. Let us celebrate his birthday!
Francisco James Muniz IV
December 5, 1985
Francisco James Muniz IV was born on December 5, 1985, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, as the second child of Frank and Denise Muniz. Known by the name Frankie Muniz, he has been homeschooled since the sixth grade. He looked up to Christina, his sister, who had taken up acting classes. Feeling confident that he could do the same, the young boy set out to follow in her footsteps, applying for theatrical productions and eventually landing several roles.
When young actors were in high demand for T.V. programs, Muniz was fortunate enough to get roles in some of the most popular ones, including “Spin City” (1996) and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996). Following that, the half-Puerto Rican, half-Irish actor appeared in two more big-screen films, “Lost & Found” (1999) and “Little Man” (1999). He felt he could do more at that point, so he agreed to star in the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle” (2000), in which he portrayed both the narrator and the center of a dysfunctional family.
In “102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue” (2000), he made his debut appearance as a voice actor. Muniz also dabbled in music and became a drummer for the unsigned band You Hang Up. He joined the band Kingsfoil, based in York, Pennsylvania, in 2012. However, he had to leave the band in 2014 due to schedule conflicts. He claimed on Facebook in 2017 that he is the manager of the York-based band Astro Lasso, which features Jordan Davis and Tristan Martin from his previous band, Kingsfoil.
In July 2005, he proposed to Jamie Grady, whom he met on the set of “Stay Alive” while filming. They did, however, call a halt to the proceedings afterward. Paige Price, whom Muniz began dating in 2016, is now his wife. On February 21, 2020, they tied the knot. The couple has a son named Mauz Mosley Muniz. Muniz left the entertainment industry in 2008 to pursue a career as a professional race car driver. From 2008 to 2009, he raced in the Formula B.M.W. U.S.A. Championship before stepping up to the ChampCar Atlantic Championship. He was fourth in the Championship standings with two races to go in 2009 before suffering a season-ending injury that necessitated numerous surgeries.
He plays Oscar in “To Dance With Olivia.”
He stars in the American romantic comedy “Lost and Found.”
His role in the comedy series "Malcolm in the Middle" earns him an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations.
In "102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue,” he makes his debut as a voice actor.
He bags the award for ‘Favorite Television Actor’ for “Malcolm in the Middle.”
He pursues an open-wheel racing career, competing in the Atlantic Championship.
Why We Love Frankie Muniz
He was a talented child star
Muniz’s unconventional looks and captivating personality have attracted young and old fans alike. At a very young age, he established himself as an interesting actor in Hollywood.
A man of many talents
Muniz has done it all when it comes to entertainment. Apart from acting in movies, he has flirted with voice acting, narration, and even music. He also launched a car racing career. This man is of many talents!
He is generous
Muniz is dedicated to assisting other entrepreneurs in getting a good start. After a spectacular win on FOX's "Name That Tune," he gave $58,000 to an Arizona nonprofit.
5 Surprising Facts
He is an avid golfer
His grandfather had been teaching him golf since he was five years old.
He was forced to learn martial arts
Before filming "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London," he had to spend two months training in martial arts.
He made millions in showbiz
He was paid $5 million for his role as Agent Cody Banks in "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" (2004), which was $3 million more than the initial agreement.
He’s a fan of basketball
He is a huge basketball lover, and his favorite team is the Los Angeles Clippers.
You’re probably pronouncing his name wrong
Muniz has revealed that his last name is to be pronounced as "me-YOO-nez."
Frankie Muniz FAQs
What disease does Frankie Muniz have?
Muniz suffers from aura migraines.
Are Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz friends?
Yes, Cranston, who played Muniz’s onscreen father in “Malcolm in the Middle,” is still in touch with his young co-star.
Why did Frankie Muniz forget his “Malcolm in the Middle” experience?
Muniz has admitted in interviews that he suffers from concussion-induced memory loss, which is why he has difficulty remembering his “Malcolm in the Middle” days.
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