Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

  • Highest Rated: 74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Deuces Wild (2002)
  • Birthday: Dec 5, 1985
  • Birthplace: Ridgewood,New Jersey, USA
  • Child actor Frankie Muniz shot to stardom as the titular genius mired in a family of underachievers in Fox's single-camera smash sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Able to mix his apple-cheeked features with intelligent acting, Muniz quickly became a darling to some critics. Other critics predicted he would become the Fred Savage of his generation, meaning he would fail to carry his childhood television success into an adult career. Francisco James Muniz IV was born on December 5, 1985, in Ridgewood, NJ. Raised in Knightdale, NC, Muniz found his interest in acting ignited by watching his older sister in a play. He was soon cast as Tiny Tim in a local production of A Christmas Carol, a role he reprised the next two seasons. Productions of The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and Our Town fleshed out his regional theater resumé. Muniz made his television debut in the made-for-TV movie To Dance With Olivia (1997), starring Lou Gossett Jr. He next appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of What the Deaf Man Heard (1997). A small role in Lost & Found (1999) led up to the breakthrough that would make him a familiar face in millions of households. Fox premiered Malcolm in the Middle as a mid-season replacement in 2000, and the show was quickly swamped with accolades. Matriarch Jane Kaczmarek may have received the lion's share, but it was Muniz's job to anchor the show with his narration and his central role in many of the dysfunctional, envelope-pushing plots. He was twice nominated for Golden Globes in 2000 and 2001, and was honored with the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for his work in the series. Muniz's first starring role on the big screen was as Willie Morris in the family period piece My Dog Skip (2000), released right around the time of the Malcolm pilot. Muniz then contributed a voice to the animal cast of Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001). He had a moderate-sized hit with the 2002 release Big Fat Liar, which teamed him with Amanda Bynes as a pair of students seeking revenge on a sleazy movie producer (Paul Giamatti) who steals their idea. He was also part of the ensemble for the 2002 gang film Deuces Wild.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Black String Jonathan 2019
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Lucas Stevens 2015
No Score Yet Blast Vegas Nelson 2013
No Score Yet Pizza Man Matt Burns 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Movie Chuck 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass Actor 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Buddy Holly $18.4M 2007
No Score Yet My Sexiest Year Jake 2007
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself 2006
9% Stay Alive Swink Sylvania $23M 2006
No Score Yet Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Executive Producer Actor 2006
35% Racing Stripes Stripes $49.2M 2005
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Cody Banks $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet Fairly Oddparents - Superhero Spectacle Actor 2004
61% Stuck on You Cher's Boy Toy (uncredited) $33.9M 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks Cody Banks $47.3M 2003
3% Deuces Wild Scooch $6.1M 2002
44% Big Fat Liar Jason Shepherd $47.9M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Boy Bear Cub $111.5M 2001
No Score Yet Miracle in Lane Two Justin Yoder 2000
73% My Dog Skip Willie Morris 2000
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Franklin 2000
13% Lost and Found Movie on TV `Boy' 1999
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard Young Sammy 1997
No Score Yet Parental Guidance Suggested Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars: Juniors
2018
Host
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Fairly OddParents
2001
Voice Chester
  • 2016
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
24% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
Himself
  • 2015
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Richard
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
John McHale/Night
  • 2007
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Malcolm Wilkerson Malcolm
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
75% Arrested Development
2003
Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
Host
  • 2002
100% Lizzie McGuire
2001-2004
Himself
  • 2002
  • 2001
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Derek Evans
  • 1998
  • 1997

QUOTES FROM Frankie Muniz CHARACTERS

Willie Morris
He's only the best ballplayer anywhere around here. Ever.
Sammy
Well, you haven't seen Waldo Grace.
Willie Morris
Is he a colored boy?
Sammy
Yep, and the best in the whole world.
Willie Morris
(writing a letter to Dink) How long does it take mail to get from here to Europe?
Ellen Morris
Where in Europe?
Willie Morris
Where Dink is, Foxhole in the south of France.
Skip
(Barks. Willie turns to Skip)
Willie Morris
Are you for Roosevelt, boy?
Skip
(Barks)
Willie Morris
What do you think about Hitler?
Willie Morris
(Growls, and Skip growls ever fiercer)
Willie Morris
(Referring to the leg that his father lost in combat) Does it ever itch and hurt, like it's still there?
Jack Morris
Yes, it hurts.
Willie Morris
But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they?
Jack Morris
I'd rather have a leg.
Willie Morris
Haven't seen you around much.
Dink Jenkins
Yeah, I've been pretty busy.
Willie Morris
I'm playin' some ball now, ya know.
Dink Jenkins
Oh yeah? That's good.
Willie Morris
Yeah. Right. Well, see ya, Dink, it's openin' day. That's what they call the first game of the season, and well, I was sort of wonderin' if... I was hopin' that maybe... you might come.
Dink Jenkins
Yeah, sure, kid. That'd be fine.
Willie Morris
Really? Okay, great! Well, I'd better get on down there. See ya!
Dink Jenkins
Thanks for pickin' my number.
Dink Jenkins
You think I don't know what folks are sayin'. That old Dink's a coward?. Huh?. Well I know. And you know?. They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dyin'?. Because I wished I was dead of plenty of times.
Willie Morris
Then what was it?.
Dink Jenkins
It ain't the dyin' that scary, boy. It's the killin'. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?.
Dink Jenkins
You bawlin' like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?.
Willie Morris
What do you know about it?. You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone
Dink Jenkins
That's how it is, isn't it. You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now, I didn't come because games don't mean nothin' to me anymore.
Willie Morris
It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink Jenkins
For good?. Now how do you know that?. You some kind of fortune teller?.
Willie Morris
I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothin'.
Dink Jenkins
You bawling like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?
Willie Morris
What do you know about it? You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone!
Dink Jenkins
That's how it is, isn't it? You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now I didn't come because games don't mean nothing to me anymore.
Willie Morris
It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink Jenkins
For good? Now how do you know that? You some kind of fortune teller?
Willie Morris
I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothing.
Dink Jenkins
You think I don't know what folks are saying? That old Dink's a coward? Huh? Well I know. And you know what? They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dying? Because I wished I was dead plenty of times.
Willie Morris
Then what was it?
Dink Jenkins
It ain't the dying that scary, boy. It's the killing. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?
Jack Morris
[Willy runs off to find Skip] Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accounting. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't staring at me anymore. I guess they kind of forgot about it.
Dink Jenkins
Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.
Jack Morris
Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Not because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.
Willie Morris
(Referring to the leg Jack lost in combat) Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there?
Willie Morris
[referring to the leg Jack lost in combat] Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there?
Jack Morris
Yes, it hurts.
Willie Morris
But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they?
Jack Morris
I'd rather have the leg.
CIA Director
Good work banks
CIA Director
Good work Banks.
Cody Banks
Noooooooooooooooooooo!
Emily
50 seven scient
Emily
50 seven scient.
Mrs. Banks
Let mother have it.
Swink
Bitch! That's cheating!
Willie Morris
(talking to Skip) Sit!. Stretch. Dig!.
Willie Morris
[talking to Skip] Sit! Stretch. Dig!
Willie Morris
I'm gonna find.... you?.
Willie Morris
I'm gonna find you?