Frankie Muniz was one of the hottest kids stars in the 90’s, starring in multiple movies (Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar) and playing the lead in the classic sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Recently, Muniz admitted that he doesn’t remember starring in the sitcom though, or most of his life before now.
The former child star returned to the spotlight earlier this year after accepting a spot on the dancing competition show, Dancing With the Stars. In the opening segment of the most recent episode, which was themed “The Most Memorable Year,” Muniz stated he can’t remember most of the things he has experienced in his life due to the nine concussions and several mini-strokes he has suffered.
In the same clip, his former co-star and tv dad, and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston talked about Muniz and his experiences.
“Frankie was a TV star, then he became a race car driver, and then a drummer in a rock band. I said to him, ‘What are you going to be next, an astronaut?’” Cranston said. “They are still [his] experiences. My job is to tell him to remember what happened on Malcolm in the Middle. What a life.”
So far during the show, Frankie Muniz has had up and down performances. A couple of weeks ago, he tied for second to last place. This week he managed to perform considerably better, earning a 24 out of 30 for his quickstep with partner Witney Carson, set to Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime.”
To his credit, Muniz has remained positive about the situation, stating on the same episode of DWTS that he chooses to focus on the present.
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