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Frankie Muniz Biography

Frankie Muniz biography: his fave food is hamburgers.
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Frankie Muniz plays secret agent Cody Banks in the successful Cody Banks movie series.
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Birthdate: December 5, 1985

Frankie Muniz: The Real Boy Genius

We all know that Frankie Muniz's best known character, Malcolm, is a boy genius. But, did you know Frankie was one too? Frankie Muniz grew up in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. By grade one he was already doing fourth grade work. Frankie became interested in acting after watching his older sister, Cristina, act in a musical. Muniz took the stage himself, at age eight, when he played Tiny Tim in a production of A Christmas Carol.

Frankie Muniz's Life in the Middle

Frankie Muniz landed guest roles on Spin City and Sabrina the Teenage Witch before landing the role of Malcolm on Malcolm in the Middle, in 1999. The show about a genius living with television's most screwed up family has been a big hit on FOX from the start. The first episode of the show picked up the largest audience for a Fox debut since The Simpsons.

Frankie Muniz, Movie Star:

Frankie Muniz's first major movie role was with Kevin Bacon in My Dog Skip. Muniz plays an eight year-old kid from Mississippi who hangs out with two crooks. Frankie Muniz then went on to score the lead in Big Fat Liar where he plays a 14 year-old boy named Jason Shepherd who's told one too many lies. Muniz's also played a teenage secret agent, with a crush on Hilary Duff, in Agent Cody Banks.

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Agent Cody Banks was a super-popular, super-cool film that left audiences wanting more. Well, more arrives on March 12, 2004 when Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London hits theaters! Frankie Muniz is back, as agent Cody Banks, only this time he's in London. Cody Banks goes undercover as a boarding school student, and he's got some new sidekicks to help him out. First, there's agent Derek (played by Anthony Anderson) as his new, wisecracking handler who tends to steal mopeds. Then, there's agent Emily (played by S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt) she's a fiesty British secret agent who has moves that Neo would envy!

Frankie Muniz - Did U Know?

  • Frankie Muniz's has been playing the drums since he was nine.
  • Frankie Muniz has a cat named Pumpkin.
  • Frankie owns the VW Jetta from The Fast and the Furious.
  • Frankie Muniz's favorite team is the LA Clippers (Well, nobody's perfect!)

Frankie Muniz Says...

"I'm not a genius - just a little ahead of other kids."

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