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Also Known As: Francisco James Muniz Died:
Born: December 5, 1985 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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A precocious child actor who charmingly anchored the hit "Malcolm in the Middle," (FOX, 2000-06), Frankie Muniz always seemed wise beyond his years on screen and off. Launched into stardom with his oddball television series and with movie roles in films like "My Dog Skip" (2000), "Big Fat Liar" (2002), and "Agent Cody Banks" (2003), Muniz was one of the most successful young actors of his era, popular with critics and fans alike. The always difficult transition from child star to adult actor gave Muniz the opportunity to step away from the spotlight and into professional race car driving, seemingly in no hurry to storm Hollywood again. Based on his history, it seemed logical to assume that if he chose to return to acting full-time as an adult, he would approach the challenge with as much intelligence and charm as he had as a child.

A precocious child actor who charmingly anchored the hit "Malcolm in the Middle," (FOX, 2000-06), Frankie Muniz always seemed wise beyond his years on screen and off. Launched into stardom with his oddball television series and with movie roles in films like "My Dog Skip" (2000), "Big Fat Liar" (2002), and "Agent Cody Banks" (2003), Muniz was one of the most successful young actors of his era, popular with critics and fans alike. The always difficult transition from child star to adult actor gave Muniz the opportunity to step away from the spotlight and into professional race car driving, seemingly in no hurry to storm Hollywood again. Based on his history, it seemed logical to assume that if he chose to return to acting full-time as an adult, he would approach the challenge with as much intelligence and charm as he had as a child.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Blast Vegas (2013)
3.
 Extreme Movie (2008)
4.
 My Sexiest Year (2007)
6.
 Stay Alive (2006)
8.
 Racing Stripes (2005) Voice Of Stripes
9.
10.
 Agent Cody Banks (2003) Agent Cody Banks
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Knightdale, NC
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Moved with sister and mother back to his New Jersey birthplace after his parents' separation; continued to maintain a permanent home there, staying only temporarily in Los Angeles while working
1997:
Made TV-movie debut in the CBS drama "To Dance With Olivia"
1997:
Had a supporting role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production "What the Deaf Man Heard" (CBS)
1998:
Played an ailing child who brings out the competitive spirit in the mayor on an episode of "Spin City" (ABC)
1999:
Guest starred on an episode of ABC sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
1999:
Starred in the Hartford Stage Company production "The Death of Papa" by Horton Foote
1999:
Acted in the festival-screened "Little Man"
2000:
Played title character on off-beat Fox sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle"; received Emmy nomination in 2001
2000:
Starred as Willie Morris in World War II-set family feature "My Dog Skip"
2000:
Cast as wheelchair bound youngster determined to win a soapbox derby in The Disney Channel movie "Miracle in Lane 2"
2001:
Voiced a young bear cub in the hit sequel "Dr. Dolittle 2"
2002:
Starred in the children's comedy "Big Fat Liar"
2002:
Acted in the period drama "Deuces Wild"
2003:
Starred as the title character in "Agent Cody Banks"
2004:
Revised his role for "Agent Cody Banks 2"
2005:
Voiced a zebra named Stripes in the animated feature "Racing Stripes"
2006:
Played a techno-geek opposite Samaire Armstrong and Jon Foster in the horror flick "Stay Alive"
2006:
Took a break from acting to become a professional race car driver
2007:
Played Buddy Holly in comedy feature "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
2010:
Played drums in rock band You Hang Up
2012:
Guest starred as himself on " Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (ABC)
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Notes

Frankie Muniz on his character in "Malcolm in the Middle": "Malcolm in sort of like me in the way he talks with his friends and the way he acts sometimes. And that's kind of weird, but it's also cool." --quoted in Daily News, January 7, 2000.

"Malcolm in the Middle" creator Linwood Boomer on what he needed in an actor playing Malcolm, and on receiving Muniz's audition video: "[I was searching for an actor who] looked younger than 13, was able to memorize pages and pages of dialogue, be funny and talk to the camera without freaking out. That's a big list of requirements for any actor, not just a kid.

"From the very beginning of this crappy quality videotape, it was instantly obvious that Frankie was the guy. He was charming, funny and seemed so smart, aware and real." --quoted in USA Today, January 14, 2000.

"I would much rather go to the Golden Globes and the Emmys and all the premieres and meet all my favorite celebrities than go to a prom." --Frankie Muniz to USA Today, February 6, 2002.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Hilary Duff. Actor. Born on September 28, 1987; Muniz claims they are "very, very close ... we're like a couple ... we don't say we are".
companion:
Megan Hubbell. Student. Born c. 1986; no longer together as of March 2003.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Frank Muniz. Restaurant manager. Born c. 1956; divorced from Muniz's mother; lived in North Carolina.
mother:
Denise Muniz. Nurse. Born c. 1955; divorced from Muniz's father; moved to California to oversee son's career.
sister:
Christina Muniz. Born c. 1984.

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