Frankie Muniz is an American actor, musician, producer, and racecar driver. He rose to fame for his role as the lead character in the hit Fox sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” from 2000 to 2006, which earned him widespread popularity with two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination. With a net worth of $30 million, Muniz is one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors.
Francisco Muniz IV was born on December 5, 1985, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey to nurse Denise and restaurateur Francisco Muniz III. He has a sibling, Cristina. At the age of eight, he was cast as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. It was at a Raleigh, North Carolina talent event. He relocated to Burbank, California with his mother after his parents divorced not long after. He was home-schooled by his mother starting in the sixth grade.
Muniz made his feature film debut in “To Dance with Olivia” in 1997 after appearing in several commercials. His breakthrough role came when he was cast as Malcolm in the hit television show “Malcolm in the Middle,” which ran from 2000 to 2006. He also appeared in the films “Agent Cody Banks,” “Racing Stripes,” “Big Fat Liar,” and “Deuces Wild.” He served as the executive producer of the film “Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman” in 2006. Muniz was also a guest actor on several television programs, including “Lizzie McGuire,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” and “MADtv.”
Muniz is also a musician and has played drums for the independent rock band Kingsfoil. He presently manages the band “Astro Lasso.” He learned to play the drums on his own and was inspired by Zac Hanson to start drum lessons.
Muniz decided to pursue an open-wheel racing career and participated in the Atlantic Championship in 2008 while putting his acting career on hold. He was listed as the 20th highest-earning young superstar in 2007. He competed in numerous racing competitions and was one of the 36 drivers chosen to compete in the annual Formula BMW World Final, finishing 29th and 11th, respectively.
House and Car Collection
Muniz sold the renowned Sunset Strip for $5,995,000 in the year 2005. The same year, he sold a one-story house as well, costing him a total of $3,900,000. He owned another house just above Sunset Strip in LA, which he sold for $3,050,000 in 2014. Muniz owned a house in Scottsdale, Arizona, that was built in a western desert style. He put it up for sale in 2016 for $2.95 million. Muniz owns a variety of luxury cars, including one of 200 Porsche Speedsters worth $250,000, the VW Jetta from The Fast and the Furious worth $100,000, and a Maserati Coupe, among others.
Muniz and Paige Price started dating in 2016, and they got engaged in 2018. In 2020, they got married secretly. They have a son named Mauz Mosley Muniz. Muniz and his now-wife Paige Price purchased a small shop, Outrageous Olive Oils & Vinegars in Arizona in 2018. The two sold the shop in 2020, right before COVID-19 broke out. According to them, the sale occurred because of Price’s pregnancy.
Frankie Muniz Net Worth in 2023
As of April 15, 2023, Frankie Muniz’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million, with an annual salary of $5 million. Muniz’s earnings come primarily from his acting career in TV and movies, but also from his work as a musician, producer, and racecar driver. Muniz went on from earning $30,000 per episode to earning $120,000 each episode for the last season of the television show “Malcolm in the Middle.” He also earned a substantial amount of money through his appearances in the film “Agent Cody Banks.”
Despite his success in Hollywood and the racing world, Muniz keeps a low profile and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare time.