Malcolm in the Middle won seven Emmy Awards, achieved huge ratings and is widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms of the 21st century. Tragically, though, its leading man can no longer remember his time on the hit show. Here’s how life has been unkind to Frankie Muniz.
Well before Muniz went through his run of bad luck, however, he was on track to become an acting success. He made his screen debut aged just 12 in TV movie To Dance with Olivia, for example. Roles in Hallmark production What the Deaf Man Heard and romcom Lost & Found then followed. And, in 1999, the up-and-coming star would then land the role that would change his life forever.
Indeed, as the titular character of Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, Muniz became a household name virtually overnight. Screened in January 2000, the show’s first episode attracted an incredible 23 million viewers. And a year after that, Muniz picked up an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the snarky child genius.