[[caption-width-right:300:Francisco James Muñíz IV (yes, that is his real name)]]
Francisco "Frankie" Muniz IV (born December 5, 1985) is 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 ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' as well as in ''Film/BigFatLiar'' and the ''Film/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 ''Series/CriminalMinds'').
!Tropes Associated with Frankie Muniz:
* AsHimself: He has played himself several times in different TV shows and at least one film.
* 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.
** HarsherInHindsight after he revealed on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' that, thanks to multiple concussions and a few mini-strokes, he doesn't remember playing Malcolm.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: For some reason there are plenty of Website/YouTube videos claiming he's dead. He did have a TIA ("mini stroke") just before his 27th birthday, but he quickly recovered.