What Ever Happened To … the cast of Malcolm In The Middle?

‘Malcolm In The Middle’ followed a boy genius who kept talking to camera (hated that) and his regular family (plus surplus older brother character) as they fought, broke stuff, yelled a lot and ultimately learned life lessons.

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The show ran from 1999 to 2006, won 7 Emmy awards, and became a bit of a modern sitcom classic.

I loved it until I started writing this catch-up and spelled ‘Malcolm’ as ‘Malcom’ about 72 times.  Why is that second ‘L’ there?!

Find out what all the cast are up to after the jump!

Frankie Muniz – Malcolm

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While a child/tween star Frankie also starred in ‘My Dog Skip’ and junior spy movie ‘Agent Cody Banks’, he also hooked up with Cher in ‘Stuck On You’.

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So wrong.

After Malcolm in the Middle he pretty much gave up acting and only appeared in small roles in ‘Criminal Minds’ and a cameo in ‘Don’t Trust The B_____ In Apartment 23′. 

Outside of showbiz he spent a few years pursuing professional car racing without any major success.   He’s now a drummer in a band called ‘Kingsfoil’. 

Last year he suffered a mini stroke but made a full recovery.  He lives in Arizona and is engaged to Elycia Marie.

You can follow him on Twitter @FrankieMuniz

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Justin Berfield – Reese

justin berfield reeseAged 9, Justin was one of 3000 young actors to try out for the role of Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace’, the part unfortunately went to Jake Lloyd (see here).

He also starred in 100 episodes of ‘Unhappily Ever After’ before landing the role as Malcolm’s older brother – in fact Justin was the youngest screen star to ever star in 100 episodes of two separate series

Since leaving the show he’s focused on being a producer and he was behind a TV show about three brothers called ‘Sons of Tuscan’ and a Jessica Simpson movie called ‘Blonde Ambition’.

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He and his partner Jason Felts now work with Richard Branson on ‘Virgin Produced’.

You can follow him on Twitter @JustinBerfield

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Erik Per Sullivan – Dewey

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Erik’s mum Anne is Swedish, he speaks the language fluently and his family visit Sweden every year.   Aged 7 he had a first degree black-belt in Tae Kwon Do.   He also starred in ‘The Cider House Rules’ and voiced Sheldon The Seahorse in ‘Finding Nemo’. 

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He hasn’t acted much but came to Dublin to receive ‘The James Joyce Award’ from Trinity College in 2007.

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He since went to the University of Southern California and doesn’t seem to be on Twitter.

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Jane Kaczmarek – Lois

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Before ‘Malcolm In the Middle’, Jane’s highest profiled role was in the 80’s romance ‘Falling In Love’ with Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.

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Since the show she’s voiced Judge Constance Harm on ‘The Simpsons’.

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She’s also made appearances on ‘The Middle’, ‘Law & Order: SVU’, and Elijah Wood’s dire comedy ‘Wilfred’. 

She is due to appear on a DVD extra for ‘Breaking Bad’ with her former co-star Bryan Cranston.

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She has three children with her ex husband, the actor Bradley Whitford from ‘The West Wing’. 

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Bryan Cranston – Hal

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Before ‘Malcolm In The Middle’, Bryan starred in ads, TV shows like ‘Murder She Wrote’, voiced two ‘Power Rangers’ villains, regularly played a dentist on ‘Seinfeld’ and popped up in ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

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His biggest role since the show has of course been playing dying former-school teacher Walter White on ‘Breaking Bad’.  He has won three Emmys for his acting and was also Emmy nominated as producer.

He has a daughter called Taylor Deardon Cranston with his second wife.  His family are big supporters of gay rights.

Bryan’s also had roles in ‘Total Recall’ (the remake), ‘Argo’, ‘Madagascar 3′, and ‘Drive’ and played Kenneth’s dad on ’30 Rock’.

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Christopher Kennedy Masterson – Francis

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Before the show he had a small part in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’  He has since starred in ‘Scary Movie 2′, ‘White Collar’ and a few episodes of ‘That 70’s Show’.

He and his brother Danny Masterson (Steven from ‘That 70’s Show) are Scientologists and have invested in a few restaurants together.

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Craig Lamar Traylor – Stevie

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Before the show, Craig had a small part in ‘Matilda’.

The character of Stevie was originally intended as a once-off but he became one of the main roles (by Melanie at dhead inc).  Unlike Stevie, Craig doesn’t use a wheelchair but really does have glasses.

He’s acted in small films like ‘Dance Fu’ and ‘This Bitter Earth’ and got himself a fair few tattoos.

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David Anthony Higgins – Craig Fedspur

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I know what you’re thinking but he’s not the guy who appeared in ‘Jurassic Park’ (If that is indeed what you were thinking). More on Wayne Knight here.

His first major role was playing Joe in Ellen Degeneres’ 90’s sitcom ‘Ellen’. 

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He has since appeared in season 1 of ‘American Horror Story’ and joined the cast of ‘Mike and Molly’. 

He has two children with his wife Julia. Here he is with a bunny.

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Emy Coligado – Piama Tananahaakna

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Emy has since appeared on the web series ‘CNTL’ and played Ling in the 2012 remake of ‘The Three Stooges’.  She has a degree in Psychology and performed in a Broadway production of ‘Miss Saigon’.

You can follow her on Twitter @EmyColagado 

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Those are the main cast though of course there were hundreds of guest parts – including Hayden Pannetiere as a babysitter called Jessica –

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The cast all got together (bar Erik Per Sullivan) in 2012 and it seems they still get on pretty well.

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And also when Bryan Cranston got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame –

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The cast of Malcolm in the Middle – we salute you!

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20 thoughts on “What Ever Happened To … the cast of Malcolm In The Middle?

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  3. i loved this show when i was a kid. I actually got to meet the cast and so did my sister . they are so nice and sweet Malcolm actually made out with me

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