The spunky bunch Malcolm in the Middle’s plucky attitude made it one of the most iconic TV shows of the early 2000s — and fans are still trying to keep up with the cast.
The comedy, which was a faux memoir by Malcolm Wilkerson’s middle child, was hilariousFrankie Muniz), detailed the Wilkerson family’s low-income, dysfunctional life and all the highs and lows that came with it.
The sitcom reminded viewers that all families are complicated — but even the most wild relatives can’t out crazy the Wilkersons.
The series received 33 Emmy nominations, seven wins, and seven Golden Globe nominations during its seven-season run. It aired from 2000 to 2006. Jane KaczmarekFor her role, Lois Wilkerson’s mom, Alicia, received seven Emmy nominations.
Kaczmarek’s Lois was the boss of the house and didn’t take anyone’s backtalk, often running her household like a tyrant. Hal Wilkerson, her family patriarch, counteracted her parenting style.Bryan Cranston). Hal was more passive than his wife when disciplining his kids. Hal was actually the one who often initiated the shenanigans that his children all participated in on the show.
Muniz, for his part brought to life Malcolm, a genius kid who didn’t like being surrounded by his brothers. In fact, his selfishness and disdain of being placed in gifted classes was a major storyline on Fox.
In addition to Malcolm, the Wilkerson squad consisted of two older brothers — Francis Wilkerson (Christopher Masterson) and Reese Wilkerson (Justin Berfield) — and the baby, Dewey Wilkerson (Erik Per Sullivan). Cloris Leechman was the final cast member as grandma Ida.
The Wilkerson boys had their share of problems throughout the sitcom. Francis, the edgy eldest child was often to blame for the drama in their house before he was sent off to military school.
While Reese, on the other hand, was known as the fighter in the group — who despite battling his own siblings from time to time — always had their backs against bullies. Dewey was the closest to Malcolm when it came to smarts, but as the baby, he often found himself being the butt of all the boys’ jokes.
More than a decade later Malcolm in the Middle came to an end, the Wilkerson family is still on the minds of many of the show’s diehard fans.
Fortunately, some of the cast have continued to act and remain in the spotlight throughout the years. Scroll down to see the core 7’s current projects: