Most millennials recall Frankie Muniz as the child actor who starred in the hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle in the early 2000s. Muniz’s undeniable talent and on-screen charisma won him an Emmy Award nomination as well as two Golden Globe nominations. Following his success on television, Muniz was cast in major motion pictures such as Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar, and My Dog Skip. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as one of Hollywood’s most bankable teenagers, and he seemed to be on track for a long career in front of the camera.
Muniz, however, faded from public view after several health setbacks and a decision to change careers. Here’s what happened to one of the world’s most famous child stars, who is now expecting his own child.
What Happened to Frankie Muniz?
After finishing Malcolm in the Center, Muniz chose to take a break from acting to pursue a career as a full-time race car driver. Muniz was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in severe injuries that forced him to retire from racing. Muniz then worked as a drummer for the band Kingsoil from 2012 to 2014. He and his bandmates performed all over the world. Muniz is now 34-years-old and is married to his long-term wife Paige Price.
What Disease Does Frankie Muniz Have?
Muniz has transient ischemic attacks. The former child star has been in and out of the hospital and has confessed to at least 15 of these assaults. When he was seven years old, he suffered his first concussion while playing goalie in a soccer game.
Muniz suffered from significant memory loss as a result of repeated concussions and mini-strokes. He’s had nine concussions in his short life. But things went from bad to worse when he had a mini-stroke in 2012. “I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head — the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn’t see anything,” Muniz revealed this to People in December 2012.
Why doesn’t Frankie Muniz remember Malcolm in the Middle?
Muniz fails to recall his experience filming Malcolm in the Middle due to extreme memory loss.
“Truth is, I don’t remember much [of Malcolm in the Middle],” he admitted on the US version of Dancing with the Stars in 2017. “It almost doesn’t feel like it was me.”
“It makes me a little sad,” Muniz added. “Things pop back into my mind [that] I should have remembered. I’ve gotten to do anything that I really wanted to do. But the truth is, I don’t really remember much of that.”
Muniz recently commented on what it’s like to have holes in his memory, and how it doesn’t affect him for the most part.
“I only know what it’s like to be me. Or have my brain,” Muniz revealed to People in 2019. “So, I’m only reminded of how bad my memory is when people I see, they come to me and go, ‘Oh, you remember when we did this? Remember we went on this trip to this country?’ And I have no recollection of it, but in my head, it’s not like I feel bad or sad about it.”
What is Frankie Muniz Doing Now?
Muniz purchased a small specialty shop in Arizona called Outrageous Oils & Vinegars a few years ago. In a 2019 interview with the Arizona Republic, he described his daily routine.
“My day this morning started at 6 am getting up to go to Restaurant Depot to get products that we needed,” he said. “Then I got here early to start filling bottles and to make sure all the shelves were stocked. We’re not just ordering products and putting them on the shelf. We bottle everything. We label the bottles. We seal everything. We do all that ourselves here in store. It’s a lot of work, but it’s really rewarding when people come in and rave about the product.”
On Instagram in May 2020, he expressed his appreciation for all of the orders he’d got. On May 22, 2020, he captioned a photo of himself with the product: “Words can’t express our gratitude for all the orders we’ve received over the past couple of weeks. It makes @pogmuniz and I feel extremely appreciated.”
Is Frankie Muniz married?
Muniz recently married his long-term partner Paige Price. On November 18, 2018, the couple declared their engagement. They finally married on February 21, 2020. They confirmed their first child’s birth in September 2020. A month later, they announced that they were expecting a child.
Muniz and Price welcomed their first child, a son, in March. In a video message to fans on March 25, the former Malcolm in the Middle star announced the happy news. “I’m a dad, guys,” the 35-year-old said that in an Instagram Story, “I love him so much. I love my wife so much.” In addition, the actor wrote, “I love my baby so much. And I love my wife more than ever.”