[[caption-width-right:300:Francisco James Mu˝Ýz IV (yes, that's his real name]] An American actor, racecar driver and musician born in 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 in "TheFairlyOddParents" during the early seasons.
* 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.
* HeReallyCanAct: Not that he was ever considered a bad actor, but many were surprised with his dramatic role in an episode of "Criminal Minds", simply because he had never played such a dark character before.
* IAmNotSpock: He will always be Malcolm to his fans.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He is actually 27.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is actually Francisco (he is of Puerto Rican descent). Also, he has said that he has no plans to drop "Frankie" in favor of "Frank"
* PlayingAgainstType: Jonny [=McHale=] in "Criminal Minds", oh so much.
* 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"