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Frankie Muniz Biography

Frankie Muniz


Date of Birth
5 December 1985, Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA

Birth Name
Francisco Muniz IV

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Biography
Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" for three years. Nominations for his performances include "The Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award", as well as "The Young Artist of Hollywood Award". Frankie is quite a good golfer and has been playing since his grandfather taught him at the age of five. Frankie was raised in Knightdale, North Carolina. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Is a drummer.
  • Is a die-hard basketball fan.
  • Father, Frank, is a restaurant manager. His mother, Denise, is a former nurse.
  • Landed his first major role at age 8 playing Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" at the Theater in the Park Raleigh. (Owned by Evan Rachel Wood's father).
  • Has an older sister, Cristina.
  • Frankie's ethnic heritage is 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Irish (his mother) and 1/2 Puerto Rican (his father's heritage).
  • Owns the VW Jetta from The Fast and the Furious (2001).
  • Owns 1 of 200 Porsche Speedsters, approximately a $250,000 car, which was the subject of his appearance on MTV's Punk'd (2003).
  • His favorite basketball team is the LA Clippers
  • Until 2002, owned a mansion in Brentwood, California.
  • Credits Zac Hanson with inspiring him to learn to play the drums.
  • Played in a North Carolina stage production of "The Sound Of Music" with Clay Aiken in 1997.
  • He likes to play golf and tennis.
  • In real life is older than Justin Berfield, but plays his little brother on Malcolm in the Middle (2000).
  • Best friends with Zac Hanson of the rock band Hanson.
  • 14 November 2004 - Broke a rib while playing basketball. He was back on the set of his tv show the next day.
  • Prefers his last name to be pronounced "me-YOO-nez"
  • Parents are Denise & Frank (divorced)
  • Formerly engaged to Jamie, of New Orleans, whom he met while making Stay Alive (2006), there. The relationship ended in 2006.
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Hallie Todd: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996), Lizzie McGuire (2001) and Malcolm in the Middle (2000).
  • Was ranked #19 in E's 50 most cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
  • On a episode of MTV'S "Diary" He met NASCAR Legend Dale Earnhardt on camera, just prior to his tragic fatal car accident.
  • Was ranked #20 on Forbes List The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
  • Suffered a mini-stroke, at age 26, on November 30, 2012 in Arizona.
  • Entering his sophomore season in the Champ Car Atlantic Series, recently joining the Pacific Coast Motorsports team. He has participated in numerous celebrity driving events and is now a full-time professional race car driver. [January 2008]
  • In London filming Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004). [August 2003]
  • Finished filming Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004). Now working on season 5 of Malcolm in the Middle (2000), has just completed an episode in Las Vegas, Nevada. [September 2003]
  • He is on the "Underneath" tour with Hanson. [July 2004]
  • Drummer of York, PA band Kingsfoil [2012]
  • Is a fan of the NHL team Arizona Coyotes.
  • On November 18, 2018. Muniz has been announces engagement to his Paige Price within a year.
  • Trademarks:
  • Youthful appearance
  • Short stature
  • Bright blue eyes
  • Quotes
  • [when he received news of his Emmy nomination] "I am keeping with tradition today. After I learned of my Golden Globe nomination, I went to the dentist, so today, let's make it the orthodontist."
  • Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique. I like mine.
  • Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas.
  • [about Australia] I love it! It's awesome. I want to move here! I've just been promoting Big Fat Liar (2002) and hoping it's going to go really good. Malcolm in the Middle (2000) is doing really well here. I haven't been able to do a lot of stuff and I haven't seen that much though.
  • Some kids are always getting into trouble or doing stuff, and I stay away from those types. I know I am no better than anyone else in this world. I'm just an actor, that's nothing special. But I'm not into anything bad. Just blackjack.
  • "There was a scene cut out of Big Fat Liar (2002) where I had to wear a dress. This may sound kind of weird, but I really enjoyed shooting that scene".
  • By that point, I already had nine concussions. But concussions don't usually correlate with TIAs. The doctors did every test. A lot of times with TIAs, there's a small hole in heart that causes it. Clots go to the brain and you have a mini-stroke. I don't have that hole. I'm 31, I've never sipped alcohol, I've never touched a drug or taken a drag of a cigarette. The only thing I've felt was stress. I'm a high-strung person. I just like to always be moving. I'm not good at relaxing.

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