[[caption-width-right:300:Francisco James Mu˝Ýz IV (yes, that is his real name)]] An American actor, racecar driver and musician born on December 5, 1985. He is best known for playing the lead character in the hit Fox sitcom "MalcolmInTheMiddle" as well as in "BigFatLiar" and the "AgentCodyBanks" movies.
During the late 90s and early 2000s he was one of the most bankable and well known child/teen actors in Hollywood; he chose to distance himself from acting to pursue a career as a professional racecar driver and later as a drummer (he is currently the drummer to indie rock band Kingsfoil), although he has continued to appear in several TV shows as a guest star (most notably in "Criminal Minds").
!Tropes Associated with Frankie Muniz:
* AsHimself: He has played himself several times in different TV shows and at least one film.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Most notably he voiced Chester [=McBadBat=] (the trailer trash kid with braces) in ''TheFairlyOddParents'' during the early episodes. He was replaced with JasonMarsden in later episodes.
* CelebrityResemblance: To Cassey Affleck, say some.
* FormerChildStar: Averted. After reaching success as a child/teen actor, he went on to become a racecar driver and then a musician, is currently engaged, and overall seems to be doing all right.
* IAmNotSpock: He will always be Malcolm to his fans.
* PlayingAgainstType: Jonny [=McHale=] in "Criminal Minds".
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: For some reason there are plenty of YouTube videos claiming he's dead. He did have a TIA ("mini stroke") just before his 27th birthday, but he quickly recovered.
* StarMakingRole: Malcolm from "Malcolm in the Middle"