Frankie Muniz is an actor, producer, musician, and racecar driver from New Jersey. He was born in the United States and is best known for playing the main character on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle from 2000 to 2006. For this role, he was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. The first episode of the show was watched by 23 million people, and the second episode was watched by 26 million people.
He is also known for his roles in the movies Agent Cody Banks, Racing Stripes, Big Fat Liar, and Deuces Wild. He is a musician who used to play drums for the independent rock band Kingsfoil and now manages the band “Astro Lasso.”
In 2008, he decided to try his hand at open-wheel racing, so he put his acting career on hold and took part in the Atlantic Championship. In 2007, he was named the 20th highest-earning young star.
Early Life of Frankie Muniz
Francisco Muniz IV was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, on December 5, 1985. His parents, Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, who owned a restaurant, raised him. Cristina is his sister.
At age 8, he was chosen to play Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at a “North Carolina talent event” in Raleigh. After his parents split up soon after, he moved to Burbank, California with his mother. Beginning in the sixth grade, his mother taught him at home.
Personal Life of Frankie Muniz
Muniz and Jamie Grady were engaged in 2005. In 2008, he started dating Elycia Marie Turnbow, a publicist, and they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. But in 2011, they broke up because of a fight at home that involved the police and was reportedly caused by Muniz pointing a gun at his own head. In the same year, they got engaged, but they broke up later.
In 2016, Muniz started dating Paige Price, and in 2018, they got engaged. They got married in secret in 2020. Mauz Mosley Muniz is their son’s name.
In 2018, Muniz and his now-wife Paige Price bought a small shop in Arizona called Outrageous Olive Oils & Vinegars. In 2020, right before COVID-19 broke out, the two of them sold the shop. They said that Price’s pregnancy was the reason for the sale.
Net Worth of Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz’s estimated net worth in 2022 is approximately $30 million. He reportedly earns an average of $6 million per year and was once considered the most bankable child actor in Hollywood. Muniz increased his salary from $30,000 per episode to $120,000 per episode for the final season of the television series Malcolm in the Middle.
Muniz has made a great deal of money from his roles in the film “Agent Cody Banks,” earning $2,000,000 and $5,000,000 each from “its sequel.” The first film earned $47 million at the box office, while the sequel earned $28 million.
He has performed in both film and television as a gifted American actor. His money was accumulated through his profession as a television and film actor, as well as a musician, writer, producer, and racecar driver.
Frankie Muniz’s Acting Career
Frankie’s career began in 1997, when Muniz’s first movie, To Dance with Olivia, came out. He had already been in a few commercials. Because of a small part in “Lost & Found,” he got his big break in “Malcolm in the Middle.” He was a guest star on several TV shows, such as Lizzie McGuire, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and MADtv, over the course of his career.
In the movies “Agent Cody Banks” and “its sequels,” he played the main character. He was good at martial arts, and he did most of his own stunts for the movies. He was also the head of the production for the 2006 movie Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman.
In 2017, it was announced that Muniz would be a contestant in Dancing with the Stars 25th season. Muniz and Witney Carson got third place for the year as a whole. In 2018, Muniz will be a co-host on Dancing With the Stars Juniors.
Music Career of Frankie Muniz
He joined the unsigned band You Hang Up as their drummer. In 2012, he became a member of the band Kingsfoil, which is based in York, Pennsylvania, but had to leave the group in 2014 due to scheduling issues.
In 2017, Muniz claimed on Facebook to be Astro Lasso’s manager. Members of Astro Lasso include Jordan Davis and Tristan Martin from his previous group Kingsfoil. While the band is on the road, Muniz manages the monitor systems, the lighting, and the drives.
Racing Career of Frankie Muniz
Before Dale Earnhardt started his car for the race in the 2001 Daytona 500, Muniz was operating the pace car. After utilizing Ingo Rademacher and Aaron Peirsol’s crash on the final lap to his advantage, he finished third, making him the highest-placing celebrity in 2005.
He agreed to drive for Jensen Motorsport for two years after being given permission to test drive a vehicle. Despite taking part in fourteen races in the 2006 Formula BMW USA season, Muniz was unable to secure a point-scoring position.
In the annual Formula BMW World Final, he competed in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity and was one of the 36 drivers selected, placing 29th and 11th, respectively. Muniz advanced in 2007 to the more competitive Champ Car Atlantic Series. He received the Jovy Marcelo Award in 2008 for his sportsmanship. The wrist surgery he underwent before the fifth and final race at Road America ended his season.
Muniz competed in his debut stock car race in 2021. He finished fifteenth in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Muniz participated in an ARCA Menards Series test at the Daytona International Speedway in 2022.
Francisco Muniz IV was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, on December 5, 1985. He played the main character on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle from 2000 to 2006. He is also known for his roles in the movies Agent Cody Banks, Racing Stripes, Big Fat Liar, and Deuces Wild. Frankie Muniz was once considered the most bankable child actor in Hollywood. He has performed in both film and television as a gifted American actor.