Dear Ken: What is going on in the life of Frankie Muniz, who starred as Malcolm in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”?
Francisco James Muniz IV, 25, has backed off his acting career a bit to pursue music and race car driving. He is the drummer in the Phoenix-based band You Hang Up. He has been open wheel racing since 2006, competing in the Atlantic Championship. And he has been writing screenplays and produced a few movies. Muniz stars later this year as a super hero in the movie “Pizza Man.” Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Knightdale, N.C. (population 6,200), where his mom was a nurse and his father a restaurant manager. A big basketball and soccer fan, he was taught how to play the drums by his pal Zac Hanson of Hanson brothers fame.