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Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom that tells the story of extremely intelligent teenage boy "Malcolm" and his wacky family. The cult hit show ran on FOX for a total of seven seasons from 2000 to 2006.
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Frankie Muniz played the main character "Malcolm," who is also the show’s narrator. He has an IQ of 165 and often uses his wits to bail out his brothers, friends, and from time to time, even his parents.
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Frankie Muniz has been retired from acting for a while. The last time he was seen on TV was when he had a cameo as himself in the second season of the comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. These days, he focuses on his two major passions: music and driving race cars. He has been married to his wife Paige since 2020.
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Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston played "Malcolm's" parents "Lois" and "Hal". The couple was constantly struggling to keep their five sons under control and to make ends meet.
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Although she was fabulous portraying "Malcolm's" stressed out mother, Jane Kaczmarek wasn't as successful as her TV husband Bryan Cranston. She only played minor roles, for example in Us & Them, but is beloved by The Simpsons fans for lending her voice to "Judge Constance Harm".
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After Malcolm in the Middle, Bryan Cranston had a couple of smaller parts. But in 2008, the series Breaking Bad helped boost his success and made him and his incredible acting skills world-famous. For playing "Walter White" in Breaking Bad he won four Emmys and three Golden Globes. He recently appeared on the Amazon series Sneaky Pete.
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Justin Berfield played "Malcolm's" older brother "Reese," who really is the opposite of “Malcolm”. “Reese” isn't very bright and gets himself into trouble again and again due to his constantly foolish behavior.
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These days, Berfield doesn’t work in front of the camera anymore, but rather focuses on what goes on behind the scenes. He works as a producer and has even directed some of his own film projects.
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Christopher Masterson played "Malcolm's" oldest brother "Francis," who was sent to military school by his parents. From afar though, he still helps out his brothers in their struggles against their parents. Fun fact: Christopher is the younger brother of Danny Masterson, star of That 70s Show and The Ranch.