In 2000, millennials were introduced to the family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. The FOX show was about a family of seven starring Frankie Muñiz as Malcolm Wilkerson, a genius boy who loved testing his intelligence.
After seven seasons, 151 episodes, seven Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award, Malcolm in the Middle wrapped up in 2006.
In 2008, the then child actor put his acting career on pause and became a race car driver. He was also a drummer of a rock band. Now, he's flaunting his dance moves as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars.
On the Season 25 episode "Memorable Year!," the 31-year-old star opened up about a situation he's been facing for many years: He can't recall being on the popular TV show.
"Most people think that my most memorable year was the year Malcolm in the Middle started because it allowed me to live all these dreams of mine," he said on DWTS. "The truth is, I don't really remember much of that. It almost feels like it wasn't me. There's no negative feeling, I just don't necessarily remember," he added.
Muñiz is not sure how his memory loss began and he's never gone to the doctor or really talked about it.
However, he admitted to having nine concussions and a fair amount of mini-strokes throughout his life. "It makes me a little sad that it doesn't just pop back into my mind," he said.
As for his most memorable year? He claims that it's 2017 because he learned to live in the present. "I'm happy with my acting career, I'm happy with the decision I made to go race cars and focus on music," he notes.
"Even if I don't remember it all... I'm happy."
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