I first watched Malcolm In The Middle as a 13-year-old and I was immediately hooked. It was like watching my family. Yeah, we’re pretty dysfunctional. What I really mean is that I’m the middle child in my family, and I have a younger brother who is really similar in age to me. The only difference is I probably identified with Reece, while my brother was more Malcolm. In school, he was even put into an advanced overachieving geek-face class.
What made us so similar to Reece and Malcolm is the fact that we were equally obsessed with getting up to no good. It was fuelled by a diet of Playstation games, pick’n’mix and long WCW Nitro marathons. All my memories of being that age involve us imitating our favourite wrestlers, as we pummelled each other daily, much to the dismay of my parents. I think my mum was convinced we’d end up going to jail if we continued our lust for all things violent. Alas, that never happened. But it got me thinking the other day: what do the cast of Malcolm In The Middle look like now? Let’s take a look…
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm, obviously)
So what’s changed in the intervening years? He’s pretty much just grown some facial hair. He almost looks exactly the same. Frankie’s life has been written about quite a lot since Malcolm In The Middle ended. He went on to race cars, and suffer two strokes, all before becoming 30 years of age.
Justin Berfield (Reece)
Oh Justin, why did you get rid of the frosted tips? If they’re good enough for Guy Fieri, then they’re good enough for you, bro. Justin hasn’t been in front of the camera since the show ended, actually preferring to be a producer and director instead.
Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey)
Oh my god, he used to be so cute. These days he’s all fully grown, and not so cute. He’s pretty much gone off the grid since Malcolm ended, and only has one acting credit to his name (a film from 2010). Where are you, Dewey? We miss you.
Jane Kaczmarek (Lois)
Wow, the actor who played Lois actually still looks great! We’re not big fans of the haircut, but she’s got it!
Craig Lamar Traylor (Stevie)
What the hell! Stevie doesn’t need a wheelchair anymore. That’s amazing! Also, he’s become a bit attractive, hasn’t he?
Tania Raymonde (Cynthia)
Oh wow Tania. You Krelboyne to Krel-boing. You properly Neville Longbottomed your way to the top of our ‘list’.
Bryan Cranston (Hal)
Apparently Bryan Cranston now goes by some new name. Something German sounding. Heisen something? Oh well.