Frankie Muniz

Lowest Rated: 3% Deuces Wild (2002)
Birthday: Dec 5, 1985
Birthplace: Ridgewood,New Jersey, USA
Child actor Frankie Muniz shot to stardom as the titular genius mired in a family of underachievers in Fox's single-camera smash sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Able to mix his apple-cheeked features with intelligent acting, Muniz quickly became a darling to some critics. Other critics predicted he would become the Fred Savage of his generation, meaning he would fail to carry his childhood television success into an adult career. Francisco James Muniz IV was born on December 5, 1985, in Ridgewood, NJ. Raised in Knightdale, NC, Muniz found his interest in acting ignited by watching his older sister in a play. He was soon cast as Tiny Tim in a local production of A Christmas Carol, a role he reprised the next two seasons. Productions of The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and Our Town fleshed out his regional theater resumé. Muniz made his television debut in the made-for-TV movie To Dance With Olivia (1997), starring Lou Gossett Jr. He next appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of What the Deaf Man Heard (1997). A small role in Lost & Found (1999) led up to the breakthrough that would make him a familiar face in millions of households. Fox premiered Malcolm in the Middle as a mid-season replacement in 2000, and the show was quickly swamped with accolades. Matriarch Jane Kaczmarek may have received the lion's share, but it was Muniz's job to anchor the show with his narration and his central role in many of the dysfunctional, envelope-pushing plots. He was twice nominated for Golden Globes in 2000 and 2001, and was honored with the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for his work in the series. Muniz's first starring role on the big screen was as Willie Morris in the family period piece My Dog Skip (2000), released right around the time of the Malcolm pilot. Muniz then contributed a voice to the animal cast of Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001). He had a moderate-sized hit with the 2002 release Big Fat Liar, which teamed him with Amanda Bynes as a pair of students seeking revenge on a sleazy movie producer (Paul Giamatti) who steals their idea. He was also part of the ensemble for the 2002 gang film Deuces Wild.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Lucas Stevens 2015
No Score Yet Blast Vegas Nelson 2013
No Score Yet Pizza Man Matt Burns 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Movie Chuck 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass Actor 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Buddy Holly $18.4M 2007
No Score Yet My Sexiest Year Jake 2007
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself 2006
9% Stay Alive Swink Sylvania $23M 2006
No Score Yet Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Executive Producer Actor 2006
35% Racing Stripes Stripes $49.2M 2005
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Cody Banks $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet Fairly Oddparents - Superhero Spectacle Actor 2004
61% Stuck on You Cher's Boy Toy (uncredited) $33.9M 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks Cody Banks $47.3M 2003
3% Deuces Wild Scooch $6.1M 2002
43% Big Fat Liar Jason Shepherd $47.9M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Boy Bear Cub $111.5M 2001
No Score Yet Miracle in Lane Two Justin Yoder 2000
73% My Dog Skip Willie Morris 2000
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Franklin 2000
13% Lost and Found Movie on TV `Boy' 1999
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard Young Sammy 1997
No Score Yet Parental Guidance Suggested Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars: Juniors
2018
Host
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Fairly OddParents
2001-2017
Chester Voice
  • 2016
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
Himself
  • 2015
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Richard
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
John McHale/Night
  • 2007
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Malcolm Wilkerson Malcolm
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
75% Arrested Development
2003
Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
Host
  • 2002
100% Lizzie McGuire
2001-2004
Himself
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Derek Evans
  • 1998
  • 1997

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