Francisco James Muniz IV born December 5, 1985 is an American actor. He is best known for playing the title character in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle 2000–2006, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations.
He is also known for his film roles in the films Deuces Wild 2002, Big Fat Liar 2002, Agent Cody Banks 2003, and Racing Stripes 2005.
At the height of his fame, he was considered one of the most popular child actors and “one of Hollywood’s most bankable teens” in 2003.
In 2008, he put his acting career on hold to pursue an open-wheel racing career, and competed in the Atlantic Championship. From 2012 to 2014, he was the drummer of the indie rock band Kingsfoil
Frankie Muniz Parents: Meet Francisco James Muniz III, Denise Muniz
Francisco James Muniz IV was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, on December 5, 1985, the son of nurse Denise and restaurateur Francisco Muniz III.
Muniz’s mother is half Irish and half Italian, while his father is Puerto Rican of Spanish descent from Asturias. He has an elder sister named Cristina.
When Muniz was four years old, his family moved to Knightdale, North Carolina, where he grew up.