First Sean Connery. Now Generation Y has discovered that Frankie Muniz will also leave the acting field. The "Malcolm in the Middle" star says that he'll abandon acting for every boy's dream: to be a racecar driver.
"I got signed to Jensen Motorsport for two years, so once the show is done, I'm just going to be doing that full-time," says Muniz in an interview with ABC News Radio.
Muniz, 20, has been acting since he was eight and recently wrapped the final episode of the FOX comedy.
"I've been on the show for seven years going nonstop, and I'm definitely extremely fortunate," he says. "I couldn't ask for anything more. I'm lucky to be able now to sit down and go, 'OK, I'm going to race for a few years ... I'll come back to acting later.'"
Muniz has officially been feeling the need for speed when he competed in the 2004 Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race. He's been auto mad for a while and owns several expensive cars including a rare Porsche Speedster that was subject to an Ashton Kutcher-style prank on MTV's "Punk'd."
The Peabody and Emmy-winning "Malcolm in the Middle," which follows the adventures of boy genius Malcolm (Muniz) and his wacky family, is scheduled to air its series finale on Sunday, May 14.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times