Frankie Muniz has emerged as an early frontrunner on Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC.

Frankie is a 31-year-old actor and racecar driver, who is best known for his starring role in Malcolm in the Middle on Fox.

Frankie was nervous to compete on Dancing with the Stars, but his effort and determination is definitely paying off. Frankie has received consistently average or higher scores with his pro partner Witney Carson, a one-time mirrorball trophy champion, since the show premiered.

Frankie comes across humble and grateful on the reality dancing competition, but he's up against some tough competition such as violinist Lindsey Stirling and TV personality Vanessa Lachey.

He's also fighting to overcome the daily consequences of having previously broken his back. Curious to learn more about him?

Below is a list of 6 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Frankie Muniz:

- Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey to his mother Denise, a nurse, and father Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

- Frankie's full name is Francisco Muniz IV, and he wears a lot of hats in the entertainment industry as an actor, musician, writer, producer, race car driver and band manager.

- Frankie has been nominated for an Emmy award and two Golden Globe awards for his performance on Malcolm in the Middle.

- He competed in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship as a race car driver. And in 2011, Frankie participated in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, and after starting 15th, he finished fourth.

- The Dancing with the Stars contestant starred in My Dog Skip, a 2000 family drama film; Big Fat Liar in 2002 opposite Amanda Bynes and Paul Giamatti; and Agent Cody Banks as well as its sequel Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

- From 2012 to 2014, he was a drummer in the band Kingsfoil. Frankie currently manages an electronic, indie and pop band called Astro Lasso from York, PA.