Franciso Muniz IV was born on 5 December 1985, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey USA, of Puerto Rican (father) and Irish and Italian (mother) descent, Frankie Muniz is an actor who is also working behind the screen as a producer. He is also a musician, a writer and even a professional race – car driver, but perhaps best known for his roles in films and TV series such as “What the Deaf Man Heard”, “Lost & Found”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, “My Dog Skip”, “Miracle in Lane 2”, Agent Cody Banks“, and “Stay Alive”. Frankie began his career in 1997.
So just how rich is Frankie Muniz? Sources estimate that Frankie now has a net worth of $40 million – even being described in 2003 as one of the richest teenagers in Hollywood – but actually accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry spanning almost 20 years.
Frankie Muniz Net Worth $40 Million
Muniz started his acting career at a young age of eight years as he was discovered at a talent show in Raleigh, North Carolina, to where his family had moved. He firstly performed in commercials, and his first TV film role was in “Dance With Olivia” in 1997. He then had a small role in the movie “Lost and Found” which did not add a lot to his net worth, but provided him a way to a major role on “Malcolm in the Middle”. The first and second episodes of the series were watched by audiences of 23 and 26 million respectively, which certainly encouraged additions to his net worth, and saw him nominated for an Emmy Award in 2001, and also earned him two Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2001 he was the number one in Satellite Awards in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Series: Comedy or Musical.
During the next six years, Frankie appeared in over 25 productions on TV and the big screen, including “The Simpsons”, “Dr. Dolittle 2”, “Deuces Wild” and “Criminal Minds”, before deciding to take a break from acting in 2008, and try to make a career as a race car driver, an idea originating as early as 2005 when he won a Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race as a guest participant. In the fallowing year he took part in fourteen Formula BMW USA races but was not very successful, and in 2007 Muniz competed in the Champ Car Atlantic Series where his best result was ninth place which increased Frankie’s net worth with $17,000. The next year Muniz won Jovy Marcelo Award in the Atlantic Championship, but the risks were hardly worth the rewards.
In 2004 had Frankie written his first screenplay for the TV show “Granted”. The same year he produced the movie “Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman“, which contributed to Frankie Muniz’ net worth.
Muniz also wanted to try himself as a musician. As he states “This is something I have always wanted in my life“. He became a drummer of the band You Hang Up, and in 2012 he joined another band – Kingsfoil.
Frankie Muniz net worth shows his popularity, and work in many entertaining fields such as acting, producing, writing, being occupied as a musician and also taking part in race car competitions.
In his personal life, Frankie has been living with Arcadia Village clothing brand owner Elycia Marie in Scottsdale, 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]
Suffered a mini-stroke, at age 26, on November 30, 2012 in Arizona.
Was ranked #20 on Forbes List The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
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 #19 in E's 50 most cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
"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".
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.
[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.
Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas.
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.
[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."