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* LatinoIsBrown: Averted--his father is Puerto Rican while his mother is of Irish and Italian descent, but all of his acting roles have mainly had him playing "white" characters.


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.

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Francisco "Frankie" Muniz IV (born December 5, 1985) 1985 in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) 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.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Has always looked a good few years younger than his actual age. It helped when he landed the role of Malcolm, who was originally supposed to be 9 years old but was aged up slightly because the casting directors loved Muniz's performance so much.


* 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.

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* CelebrityResemblance: To Cassey Casey 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, married to his longtime sweetheart, and overall seems to be doing all right.pretty well for himself.


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* LatinoIsBrown: Averted--his father is Puerto Rican while his mother is of Irish and Italian descent, but all of his acting roles have mainly had him playing "white" characters.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Due to suffering the TIA mentioned below, Frankie has forgotten much of his childhood acting career. Most notably, he does not remember doing his most famous work, ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.


* 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.

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* IAmNotSpock: He will always be Malcolm to his fans.
** HarsherInHindsight
fans. It became harsher after he revealed on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' that, thanks to multiple concussions and a few mini-strokes, he doesn't remember playing Malcolm.

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** HarsherInHindsight after he revealed on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' that, thanks to multiple concussions and a few mini-strokes, he doesn't remember playing Malcolm.


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.

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An 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.


* CelebrityVoiceActor: Most notably he voiced Chester [=McBadBat=] (the trailer trash kid with braces) in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' during the early episodes. He was replaced with Creator/JasonMarsden in later episodes.



* PlayingAgainstType: Jonny [=McHale=] in ''Series/CriminalMinds''.



* StarMakingRole: Malcolm from ''Malcolm in the Middle''.
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* StarMakingRole: Malcolm from ''Malcolm in the Middle''.
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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").

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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").
''Series/CriminalMinds'').



* PlayingAgainstType: Jonny [=McHale=] in "Criminal Minds".

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* PlayingAgainstType: Jonny [=McHale=] in "Criminal Minds".''Series/CriminalMinds''.



* StarMakingRole: Malcolm from "Malcolm in the Middle"

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* StarMakingRole: Malcolm from "Malcolm ''Malcolm in the Middle"Middle''.


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.

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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" ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' as well as in "Film/BigFatLiar" ''Film/BigFatLiar'' and the "Film/AgentCodyBanks" ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'' movies.

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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 "Film/BigFatLiar" and the "Film/AgentCodyBanks" movies.

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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" "Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle" as well as in "Film/BigFatLiar" and the "Film/AgentCodyBanks" movies.






* CelebrityVoiceActor: Most notably he voiced Chester [=McBadBat=] (the trailer trash kid with braces) in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' during the early episodes. He was replaced with JasonMarsden in later episodes.

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* CelebrityVoiceActor: Most notably he voiced Chester [=McBadBat=] (the trailer trash kid with braces) in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' during the early episodes. He was replaced with JasonMarsden Creator/JasonMarsden in later episodes.



* 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.

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: For some reason there are plenty of YouTube Website/YouTube videos claiming he's dead. He did have a TIA ("mini stroke") just before his 27th birthday, but he quickly recovered.

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