Frankie Muniz
American actor and race-car driver
Frankie Muniz
Francisco "Frankie" Muniz IV is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racecar driver. He is known primarily as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which has earned him an Emmy-Award Nomination and two Golden Globe Award Nominations. In 2003, he was considered "one of Hollywood's most bankable teens. " In 2008, he put his acting career on hold to pursue an open wheel racing career. He competed in the Atlantic Championship.
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Frankie Muniz on supporting the Armed Forces Foundation
Fox News - almost 2 years
Why organization is so important
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Frankie Muniz teaming up with AFF to help our veterans
Fox News - almost 2 years
Actor talks raising awareness for PTSD
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Frankie Muniz, 27, has mini-stroke
CNN - about 3 years
Former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz has a second mini-stroke at the age of 27.
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Frankie Muniz suffers second mini-stroke
USA Today - about 3 years
The actor tweeted the news.
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Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'
LATimes - about 3 years
Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame has suffered another mini-stroke, his second in a little less than a year. 
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Frankie Muniz Recovering from Second Mini-Stroke
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Take the ultimate Friends holiday episode quiz Last year, Muniz was hospitalized for a mini-stroke, which he described as "not fun at all" and attributed to working too hard.
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Frankie Muniz Calls Obamacare An 'Embarrassment'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Frankie Muniz was in the middle during his tenure on "Malcolm in the Middle" (he played Malcolm), but he's picked a side on the debate over Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. On Friday, he took to Twitter to tell the world his thoughts on Obamacare. This Obamacare launch is an embarrassment to the American people. How many more promises have to be broken? — Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) October 25, 2013 This tweet comes after the 27-year-old "Malcolm In The Middle" star retweeted Jay Leno on Tuesday. Trouble accessing Obama says to enroll by mail. Only our government could develop a website that's slower than mail! — Jay Leno (@jayleno) October 23, 2013 Muniz joins Robert Redford, James Woods and other celebrities who have recently expressed their displeasure with the United States government. This isn't the first time Muniz has openly admitted his distaste for Obama. Back in June, Muniz criticized Obama for appointing Susan Rice as National Sec ...
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So That ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale
The Superficial - over 3 years
SPOILERS, BITCH. Before I jump into Kim Kardashian‘s tits – Coming up next on The Superficial. Stick around! – I thought I’d drop a thread here for everyone to laud/bitch about/meticulously dissect instead of doing work because fuck that last night’s final episode of Breaking Bad. As for my own analysis, there are people doing a much better job of that out there, so I’ll just fart out some quick thoughts: 1. Walt hiding in the snow-covered car. This is one of those clever little moments that the show has been full of, so no wonder it takes them 12 goddamn days to come up with each episode. 2. Gretchen and Elliot. My theory was Walt would poison himself than take the machine gun to gun down Gray Matter completely forgoing the Nazis and die on his own terms. What actually happened worked better because I write penis jokes underneath Britney Spears for a living. 3. The ricin. I like how they got the mystery of this out of the way early because the Internet had speculated the ...
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Frankie Muniz opens up about 2011 gun incident: It was 'a fake overblown story'
Fox News - over 3 years
Frankie Muniz had some words of wisdom for his former costar-turned-tabloid-sensation Amanda Bynes.
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The Second City's Breaking Bad Finale Predictions
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Steam-clean your tighty whities and crack open a bottle of your best meth! The countdown is on for the highly-anticipated Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday. How will it all end? Our guess is as good as yours. (Or maybe, our guesses really blow...) Here are The Second City's Breaking Bad finale predictions. ***** "I think the guy with the poor choice of glasses will go to jail and stop yelling all the time, and his super-cute wife will find a much nicer husband. Also, something with tank tops and somebody named Jesse. I read US Weeklys while my boyfriend watches this show." -Abby Mager, Director of Business Development "Bryan Cranston wakes up in the hotel room of a methed-up Frankie Muniz." -Joseph Ruffner, Producer, Touring Companies & Associate Producer, Theatricals "Walt finally quits cooking and runs away with his family to start a new life. He invests all of his assets into a struggling Panera, and AMC uses it to launch their first spin-off: Baking Bread. 'Kne ...
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A 'Malcolm In The Middle' Reunion On 'Breaking Bad'?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Just when you thought "Breaking Bad" couldn't get any better, rumors surfaced that the hit AMC drama would be hosting a "Malcolm in the Middle" reunion. But it turns out, some things are too good to be true. Though Bryan Cranston's former "Malcolm" co-star, Jane Kaczmarek tweeted the following after Cranston won at the SAG Awards on Sunday ... ... HuffPost TV has learned that Kaczmarek was only shooting a DVD extra, not a new episode of "Breaking Bad." Kaczmarek played Cranston's on-screen wife, Lois, throughout "Malcolm In the Middle's" seven-season run. Frankie Muniz was the show's titular middle child, while Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan and Jamie and Lukas Rodriguez played his brothers. The "Breaking Bad" cast teased a potential reunion earlier this month, after Dean Norris tweeted a picture of Cranston and Kaczmarek on the set: With only eight episodes left in "Breaking Bad's" final season, every detail counts. Recently, ...
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Frankie Muniz: Mini-stroke was 'wake-up call'
CNN - about 4 years
Actor/musician Frankie Muniz recounts his mini-stroke experience with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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Frankie Muniz 'still trying to make sense' of his mini-stroke
LATimes - about 4 years
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frankie Muniz
  • 2014
    Age 28
    In 2014 he had to leave the band because of scheduling problems.
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  • 2013
    Age 27
    He suffered a second attack a year later, in November 2013.
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    Muniz criticized the Obama administration for hiring Susan Rice as National Security Advisor in early June 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 26
    On November 30, 2012, Muniz was hospitalized after having a "mini stroke", also described as a transient ischemic attack, and spoke about the experience on Katie.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    In 2011, Muniz announced his second engagement. The engagement ended in early 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Muniz is an avid supporter of the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Clippers.
    In 2011, Muniz returned to the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race; after starting 15th, he finished 4th.
    More Details Hide Details Muniz joined the unsigned band "You Hang Up" as a drummer. He said, "This is something I have always wanted in my life, and I'm thrilled to be associated with such a great group of guys!" In 2012, Muniz joined Kingsfoil, a band based in York, Pennsylvania, and endorsed SJC Drums and Imperial Cymbals.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    In 2009, Muniz joined Team Stargate Worlds, and finished in the top ten in every race he contested, with a best finish of fourth at Miller Motorsports Park.
    More Details Hide Details However, prior to the penultimate race at Road America, his season was shortened by wrist surgery.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    At the end of the 2008 season, he won the Jovy Marcelo Award, an award for sportsmanship voted on by fellow drivers named in memory of the 1991 Atlantic Championship winner who was killed during practice for the 1992 Indianapolis 500.
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    He finished the 2008 season in eleventh place.
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    He signed with Atlantic Championship-winning team Pacific Coast Motorsports in January 2008, with a goal to consistently compete in the top ten of the points championship.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    In January 2007, he placed second at the Sebring Winter National race.
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    In 2007, Muniz moved up to the more competitive Champ Car Atlantic Series, where he competed in the entire season of 12 races.
    More Details Hide Details For the season, his best race finish was ninth place, and he officially earned a total of 41 points (for 22nd place) and $17,000 in prize money, logging 351 laps.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    Muniz entered fourteen races during the 2006 Formula BMW USA season, and failed to finish in a point-scoring position.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected as one of the thirty–six drivers to compete in the annual Formula BMW World Final at Valencia. Muniz finished 29th. In April, he again competed in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity, finishing 11th after starting 19th.
    In 2006, he was also executive producer for the movie Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman.
    More Details Hide Details A year later (2007), he became an associate producer of the film Choose Connor. Muniz has had a long-running interest in car racing. On February 18, 2001, Muniz drove the pace car for the Daytona 500 and met Dale Earnhardt shortly before Earnhardt entered his vehicle for the race. Muniz, who was also attending the race to film for MTV's documentary series True Life, witnessed the subsequent crash on the final lap which killed Earnhardt. Muniz's career in car racing traces back to 2004, when he ran the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach as a celebrity participant, finishing 7th. The following year, he finished third, and was the best-finishing celebrity after capitalizing on Ingo Rademacher and Aaron Peirsol's contact on the final lap. While investigating the possibility of joining a racing team as an owner, he was granted a test in a car, and instead signed a two-year deal with Jensen Motorsport as a driver.
    Despite his earlier stated intention to take a break from acting, in May 2006, he signed on to star in the R-rated teen-sex comedy Extreme Movie.
    More Details Hide Details The film was originally planned to be released in 2007 by Dimension Films, but was ultimately released straight to DVD in February 2009. In late 2007, he made a guest appearance in an episode of the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. In December 2007, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, playing Buddy Holly. In 2008, he began work on a film with former Missy Elliott protégée Brianna Perry, but the project was never released. In 2012, he made a cameo appearance as himself in the second season of the comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Muniz started writing in 2004, when he wrote the screenplay of the TV show Granted. To date, that is his only screenplay. In 2004, he was the executive producer of Granted.
    In April 2006, he began filming My Sexiest Year, an independent film in which Harvey Keitel played his father.
    More Details Hide Details He announced, during that same month, that he would be taking a break from acting, in order to pursue a career in race car driving, under a full-time two-year deal with Jensen Motorsport in the Formula BMW competition. Malcolm in the Middle finished its run on May 14, 2006. Ten days later, on May 24, Muniz appeared in the horror movie Stay Alive. He expressed a desire to leave traditional Hollywood film roles behind, saying:
  • 2005
    Age 19
    Muniz provided the character voice of a zebra named Stripes, who wishes to become a racing equine, in the 2005 film Racing Stripes.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he made a guest appearance as himself in "Mr. F," an episode of the Fox comedy Arrested Development.
  • 2003
    Age 17
    In 2003, he made a cameo appearance as Cher's underage boyfriend in Stuck on You.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he appeared in the series premiere of Ashton Kutcher's MTV practical joke series Punk'd. Muniz subsequently played the title role in the film Agent Cody Banks as well as its sequel, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. The first film opened in March 2003, and grossed $47 million; the sequel, which opened a year later, grossed $28 million. He trained in martial arts for the films, and performed most of his own stunts. He also commented that it was the point in his career where he should "make the transition from child actor to an adult actor or a respectable actor."
  • 2002
    Age 16
    He had a hit with the 2002 release Big Fat Liar, which teamed him with teen actress Amanda Bynes as a pair of students seeking revenge on a sleazy movie producer (played by Paul Giamatti).
    More Details Hide Details Muniz was also part of the ensemble for the gang film Deuces Wild, released that same year.
  • 2000
    Age 14
    That same year, he provided the character voice of Domino in the 2000 video game 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue, and was featured on the video game Stargate Worlds.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he contributed a character voice to the animal cast of the film Dr. Dolittle 2.
    Throughout his television career, Muniz made guest appearances on the shows Lizzie McGuire; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; and MADtv. His first starring role in a feature film was as Willie Morris in the 2000 family period piece My Dog Skip, which was released at the same approximate time as the pilot for Malcolm in the Middle.
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    Fox premiered Linwood Boomer's Malcolm in the Middle, starring Muniz, on January 9, 2000, as a mid-season replacement, and the show was quickly overcome with accolades.
    More Details Hide Details The premiere episode was watched by 23 million people and the second episode by 26 million. He was nominated for the Emmy Awards in 2001, and received the Hollywood Reporter "Young Star Award" for his work in the series.
  • 1985
    Born on December 5, 1985.
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