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Frankie Muniz Biography

Birth Name:
Francisco James Muniz IV
Birth Place:
Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Homeschooled by his mother, beginning in the sixth grade
  • Taught himself to play the drums
  • Toured with the band Hanson for two months in the summer of 2004, testing instruments and microphones before each show
  • Fooled into believing his $250,000 Porsche Speedster was stolen in a 2003 episode of Punk'd
  • When the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle ended in 2006, he changed his career focus to professional race car driving
  • Briefly returned to his acting roots in a guest appearance on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds in 2007
  • Joined the rock band You Hang Up as a drummer in 2009

Awards

  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated

Relationships

  • Jamie Gandy -- Ex-fiancée
  • Frank Muniz -- Father
  • Elycia Turnbow -- Fiancée
  • Denise Muniz -- Mother
  • Christina Muniz -- Sister