Frankie Muniz is an American actor, best known for starring in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He played the role of "Malcolm," for which he earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Francisco Muniz IV, better known as Frankie Muniz, was born in New Jersey on December 5, 1985. Frankie's quality as an actor was discovered from his childhood, which made him appear in commercials and made his debut in the film To Dance With Olivia, from 1997, which was followed by What the Deaf Man Heard. In 1999 he also appeared in Lost & Found and a little later, in 2000, he began his path in the series that would change his life and his career: Malcolm in the Middle. Since its premiere, this series has received good reviews, and Frankie managed to be nominated for an Emmy Award in 2001. In addition, he was awarded by The Hollywood Reporter with the "Young Star Award" for his work. Frankie played that role until the end of the series in 2006, also getting two other Golden Globes nominations and gaining worldwide recognition for his character. Thanks to such work, Frankie starred in films such as Agent Cody Banks and Big Fat Liar.
Sadly, Frankie remembers very little of what he went through early in his acting career. And it is that at present, Frankie suffers from serious memory loss, which prevents him from remembering many things from the past, which includes the experiences that happened during the series Malcolm in the Middle. The reason for this problem starts in 2012 after Muniz had to be hospitalized after suffering a transient ischemic attack; that is, a stroke, which became the beginning of health problems for Frankie. In 2013, the actor suffered a new attack, and despite the fact that the actor has revealed that he is not one hundred percent sustained, such events are the only reason to which he attributes the memory loss. "Most people will think my most memorable year was the one I started Malcolm because he allowed me to realize all my dreams. I have done everything I have always wanted, but the truth is that I do not remember much of that," said Frankie in 2017 on the program Dancing with the tars.