“Malcolm in the Middle” television star Frankie Muniz revealed this week on a Washington, D.C.-based radio station that he’s “definitely to the right” in his politics.
“I don’t talk about it that often because I’m just an actor. When I hear actors and celebrities talking about a cause or whatever it may be, they are just an actor. I don’t know why all of a sudden their opinion matters so much. So I’m doing what I do best, I’m an actor and enjoying my life,” Muniz told WMAL‘s morning drive radio show in D.C.
The former child star says he “loves politics” and “loves this country.”
Muniz also revealed he is an avid viewer of Fox News Channel and discovered politics out of boredom when he moved to Arizona.
“I didn’t grow up in a family that leaned one way or the other. I started reading everything I could and to try to learn as much as I could. I ended up where I am based on what I thought just made sense,” he said.
The Emmy Award nominee told WMAL that his politics stem from his views of what he believes is “better for the country” and “what is common sense.”
He is an advocate for the troops and has been teaming up with the Armed Forces Foundation to raise awareness of PTSD.
Muniz’s breakout acting role in Hollywood was when he played the lead character of “Malcolm in the Middle.” The show aired from 2000 to 2006. He starred along side Bryan Cranston who played a happy, loving father, and would end up playing a manic crystal meth kingpin dad in “Breaking Bad.”
“No I didn’t see that coming,” Muniz laughed about Cranston’s polar opposite “Breaking Bad” character.
“Bryan Cranston is one of the greatest people I ever met. He’s my idol as far as an actor goes… he was so good and so funny. To me, he made the show,” the former child star reflected on Cranston. “He’s an incredible actor.”