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Frankie Muniz

Lowest Rated:   3% Deuces Wild (2002)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
13% 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
42% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • 2017
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
87% Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Himself
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001

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