Frankie Muniz was 15 when he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
He was the star of Malcolm in the Middle, the critically acclaimed family sitcom that ran for seven seasons, with a debut audience of 23 million. Actors such as Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Susan Sarandon, and Heidi Klum guest starred on the show, as well as celebrities like Magic Johnson. For a young actor, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.
But Muniz, now 32, doesn’t remember a moment of it.
He couldn’t tell you anything about attending the Emmys, or what it’s like to have Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston play your on-screen father.
In October last year, while Muniz was appearing on Dancing with the Stars, the show ran an episode with the theme ‘Most Memorable Year’. Being asked to recall events from his childhood and adolescence, he made the matter-of-fact statement that he has no memory of being on Malcolm in the Middle.