Malcolm in the middle and the misadventures of the Wilkerson family kept us entertained for seven seasons, from 2000 to 2007. We all remember Frankie Muniz constantly bickering with his two brothers. The actor, sadly, has a scant recollection of this success. During an interview with Dancing with the Stars, he confessed that he doesn't remember much about his years as Malcolm.
Entertainment Weekly reports that a series of medical incidents have impaired his memory. After Malcolm ended, he reinvented himself as a racing car driver, a quite hazardous pursuit. As of today, he's suffered nine concussions and many strokes, which had a devastating effect on his health in general and his memory in particular.
“It makes me a little sad,” Muniz admits. “Things pop back into my mind [that] I should have remembered. Truth is, I don’t remember much [of my time on Malcolm]. It almost feels like it wasn’t me.”
His father, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Sneaky Pete) supports his as much as he can, saying: “They are still [his] experiences. It will be my job, I will tell him, ‘remember this? Remember that on Malcolm?’ What a life for you."
The NY Daily News states that Muniz is also being supported by his girlfriend. They've made it a habit of writing down in a notebook everything that's been going on, day by day, as a precaution against possible future memory loss.