Frankie Muniz

by ethnic on July 10, 2009

Birth Name: Francisco Múñiz IV

Place of Birth: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Date of Birth: December 5, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican (father)
*Italian, Irish (mother)

Frankie Muniz is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and race car driver. He starred in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

Frankie is the son of Denise and Francisco James “Frank” Muniz III. His father is Puerto Rican. His mother is of Italian and Irish heritage.

Frankie is said to have ancestry from Asturias, Spain.

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andrew October 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm

His father is Francisco James Muniz III.

Frankie’s paternal grandparents have ancestry from Asturias, Spain.

neiltennant July 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

he looks so sexy

reminds me of pit bull, but pit bull is not mixed

andrew July 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

so you’re a girl or you’re gay

P.RicanSence April 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

To me he looks like a white Puerto Rican. But again White is the race and Puerto Rican the ethnicity.

TheTruth April 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

@ Christian. You can se the mediterranian cuban infkuence ?!? Where? Hes Latin side is Puerto Rican not cuban. If anything (smile & face) is from the Puerto Rican side as his dad looked just like him. Check out his pic on Google!

Christian March 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

interesting combination

my best friend looks the same, he has blue eyes, brown hair and similar bone structure

i can see the irish influence(hair+ eyes ) but also the mediterranian cuban infkuence (smile,+ face)

he is like PITBULL

mony May 30, 2015 at 6:16 am

A lot of Italians have brown and blue eyes

Maria February 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

He has the same ethnicity as Victoria Justice, 26 really he looks alot younger than his age baby face .The wrinkles around his eyes give it away though lol

Eduardo January 19, 2012 at 3:40 am

He looks more puerto rican to me I think especially the nose and mouth area he’s more puerto rican because his father is a full blooded puerto rican and his mother is mixed so that makes more of his fathers race puerto rican latino

Latina Mamí September 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

My father is fair skinned green eyed Puerto Rican and my mother is very dark skinned almost black eyed Puerto Rican. I love them both and I am 100% proud of my heritage. Please read the history of Puerto Rico before leaving ignorant comments!

Boricua_Negrita August 26, 2011 at 2:35 am

@Monica- idiot, spainish is for spainards. Why do you think many spainards do not claim any boricuas or dominicanos? We aren’t the same, the language is different, as well as the music, and bachata y salsa all come from African music, the drums, the movements, tu sabes? Don’t sell ya self into self hate like the morenos, we are African, Latino, y Taino Indians. Proudly claim it

monica August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

ha, i just found out he’s half-puerto rican. wow I’m late lol

amanie July 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

so happy hes not racist.

ena July 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I meant some puerto ricans are native , white , african ancestry .Puerto ricans have colonial mentality white is better .

rafael July 8, 2011 at 5:32 am

ena or maybe were just white?

ena July 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I hate it when the latinos say salsa , merenge , la bamba is latin music , it is not latin music it is not spanish at all it is african music i am also part latina from my mom side my mom is african spanish and half european her father is whuite european and she doesn’t want to be white.

monica August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

salsa, merengue, bachata etc. aren’t just inspired by african culture, they are inspired by spanish and native cultures too, its just that they started off at poorer places, most mixed/black-hispanics danced to them first, black-latinos are the ones who speak spanish, soon people are going to say spanish is a african language. smh

ena July 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

My mom ex boyfriend is puertorican when i first met him i thought he was a white men he had fair skin and blue eyes , straight hair then he told me he was part african and proud of it and africa was his mother land.I met few puertoricans with browns skin who looks mixed with black and they deny their african ancestry but my mom ex who looks white was proud of his african ancestry ,every one wants to be white self hate , some puerto ricans though i was puertorican too .Yes ther is some white puertoricans but most of them are part native , white and african.

Vanessa July 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm

If Frankie was reading this he will say to hop off his d**k. Lol ALL of you guys have NO life’s. He’s Puerto Rican and Caucasian okay!! Get over it and go along with your life.. Lol. Do you know how stupid and ignorant you guys sound? Worrying and stressing out about someones race who doesn’t ev en know you excist!! Lmao >D

Yeah okay August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

First of all Frankie is busted looking and no one is stressing about his race. Trust me most girls would take Bruno Mars or Carlos Pena ANY day of the week Why do you people take these busted looking white latinos and hail them as being special for being white. I personally think you are a guy who is just jealous that most women chases after the multi-racial latino male and not the white latino. For some reason only on this site are white latinos so feisty- telling everyone to shut up and go to hell just because people give stats which shows many of you are mixed. Just google it.

Selene-The-Immortal August 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I agree that Frankie Muniz is not cute …

Maggie June 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

to: wow apparently youre as ignorant as those that have never lived in the island. oh, and yes I am proud of my fine puertorican ass! Youre one of those thats ashamed of what they are. Go do what people like you do and hide under a rock. And while youre there take a education. Oh, and dont bother answering because i take info only from impt. People not pieces of crap.

Ohplease June 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

@Maggie:what ass,if that black blood not in you,you won’t have a fine ass.Also your the one who’s ignorant,if you don’t know you can look one way,and still have the black bloodline.So cut the crap.

Jessica Garcia-De Rivera June 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Ohhh thats interesting wasnt aware that Frankie Muniz was half latino & half white. Heyyy just like me i am half latina & half white. (I’m Mexican/Italian) =D

Queen*Borii*Bella July 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Can I ask wat part of Mexican,Italian,& puerto rican makes yu white ……really? #justsayin

Jason November 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

Europeans are commonly accepted as white, so the Spanish and Italian is considered white. But they are both considered Latino as well.

mony May 30, 2015 at 6:19 am

Italians are white

chrispierre May 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

ok guys the fact is of course census is self identifying and puerto rico is deffinately not overwhelmingly majority white, but the european contribution to culture and ethnic make up is the strongest of the elements in puerto ricos racial make up. puerto rico was the longest controlled spanish colony it recieved tons of european refugees from haiti,dominican republic,louissiana,and south america. it also recieved most of the jewish refugees from cuba after fidel took over and experienced a long time period of whitening when spain granted land to non iberian europeans

living in puerto rico you will see a large spectrum of features and phenotypes in one family but you will notice that a great chunk of those features are european and that your looking at off white people quadroons,castizos,triracials,mulattos make up least 60 to 70% of the population and can be found all around the island

the pure white population does exist and is not primarily the wealthy people tho they do make up that group there are tons of poor white ricans they make up large population in the big cities of san juan and ponce but also usually form majority groups in the southern half of the island where most european immigrants settled(where my paternal family is from) making up id say 1/4 of the prican population or 20-30%

pure blacks make up a small minority and are found in the north eastern part of the island where my grandfather is originally from making up about 5 -10%
if you get like o.c.d specific and broke down all the racial grroups and mixes to the T you will notice all the groups are very close in number to each other and there is no extreme majority

Queen*Borii*Bella July 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Looove it …. Thank yu!!:)

RicanBran March 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

To let everyone know..yes i am puerto rican, speak fluent spanish but i look “black” with straight hair, green eyes, but my sister is light, brown eyes, nearly wool hair. We do have the same parents and my ancestry dates back to africa from my father’s side. He is dark skinned which explains my color. my mom is bright like she is white but she as well has african ancestry. Our african culture is strong and i love both. People just know that we Puerto Ricans do have african or native culture. Dont fight. Love it.

rafael June 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

rican bran no we dont all have african you have it ,are you so ashamed of being black that you have to make all of us black?dont you know that we all came to the island from all over europe,its ignorant fools like you that let people make their assumptions about us

WoW June 20, 2011 at 4:59 am

@Rafael

No you may not all have that bloodline,but many of you do.So how is he being ashamed when he is simply stating a fact,that many of you do but go out your way to deny it;which btw is another fact.

Maggie June 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

You are so wrong! The majority of puerto ricans are white! I lived in the island for thirty years and, yes, there is a mixture but its very low. The island has been populated lately by dominicans. Thats why puerto ricans are moving to continental usa now. We had to move here because jobs were given to them for pennies an hour while we looked for jobs and couldnt find any.

Ohplease June 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

@maggie

That’s what you guys keep saying,but we keep seeing different.Also like I just told the other person,you don’t have to have a certain look to have a bloodline.

WoW June 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

@maggie

Lady I’m not stupid,and I’m not talking about any darn Dominicans.I know what’s in your country history.I also know how saying your black is taught to be looked down on,so you’ll say your dead ,before you’ll say your part black;so save you breath.

john February 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

Dont ever believe Latin American Census’s…They always downplay their percent of Black and Mixed race population vs the White one. As far as Puerto Rico goes, having been there myself a few times I can tell you that PR is in no way, shape or form majority white.

The claim that 80% of PR is white is a nice lie, they come to that conclusion since the census asks your race and most people checkmark the white box. But having been there its really the reverse. The majority are mixed race, you cant even tell what they are most times. Sometimes a family will have a brown skinned kid with straight hair and the other kid has a afro, and the 3rd a afro with blue eyes.

But there are blacks and whites in PR, black people seem slightly more numerous than whites…But that could have been some of the areas I was in. In the downtown district, most of the poor people begging for money are black and they are very numerous. Those black PR’s look just like black Americans. The White PR’s seem to be mostly well off, I saw no white PRs begging for money. And most of the Police/City management/People who run the show were white [white as in – looks just like a White american, not white as in – hey i look mixed but I checkmarked the white box].

Jessi June 28, 2011 at 1:02 am

So uve been to puerto rico huh? U no let me tell u something. I am a 100% puertorican & im white. I was born in puerto rico the majority of us r white. Ur jus a discriminator. A racist. U say that to make us look bad. Nice yry. But nobodys goin to beleive one person. Oh & look it up in the internet. Oh & grow up & keep the lies to urself. -_- Btw, stop bein jealous.

Ohplease June 28, 2011 at 3:45 am

@Jessi

You can be part black,and still be white.White skin,hair etc,and still be part black.I’m shocked that in this an age people will go oh not me,I don’t have any black in me.You grow up,no one is jealous of you

Jessi June 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

U no wat im not here for a fight. i didnt say he was jealous of me. Wen i sed that i ment hes jealous of us. I dnt care much about low lifes any way. Im proud of wat i am. Im jus stating a fact & my opinion.

Ricenbeanz January 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

You black people are funny to me. 1 minute you wanna claim PRs and Dominicans as black and then other times its nah yall not black yall don’t have no african blood in you. You claim us when it suits you. But that’s ok. See I think it has something to do with jealousy. See us Hispanics we know where we come from. We know our native language. Black people in America have no knowledge of themselves. You don’t know your native languages or your names. Most of you wil never see Africa where I’ve been to PR like 6 times in my life. I truly believe PRs and Domincan came from africa and that’s obvious because all civilization started in Africa. But just because that is a fact does not make you better than us. The average hispanic knows more about his ancestry than the average black person does in america. Just because I am light skinned does not mean I do no have black in me or that I am cacausian. Because I have big lips a big wide nose and that did not come from a white man.

WTF February 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

@Ricenbeanz

Black people don’t claim you,I think it’s the other way around.All I’ve seen on here except for a few people,is PRs saying they don’t have any black blood.Then they get mad when you say they do.Now what I know is here,I’m not looking to run back to Africa.Also I’m not looking to speak any native language,which from what I seen on American Lives,could be up to 15 different groups;No thanx,I’m cool

BublyGirl201 February 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

well first of all, I am not only african american, I am puerto Rican, Jamiacan, Irish, and european… So I do know where I come from. And what right does it give you to bash other people.. I’m not saying I agree with them or anything but you have absolutely NO idea what African Americans in America think… And by the way all civilization started in Asia.. read a history book..

Jose Lomba June 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

This argument makes sense. You sound like this dumb ass girl dominicana123 on YouTube. Puerto ricans are not the indigenous people of PR: you all are the result of the Atlantic diaspora too. Here is an analogy- Puerto Rico is to Puerto Ricans like America is to African Americans.

Jose Lomba June 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

The above comment is directed at ricenbeanz

Jose Lomba June 28, 2011 at 6:15 am

And it should read “no sense”

rafael June 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

jose,does frankie muniz look african american to you?are you also seeing pink elephants

Jose Lomba June 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Did I say that he did?

rafael June 29, 2011 at 5:39 am

jose im sure we do better than cape verdeans

Rolls January 29, 2011 at 5:36 am

“Hispanic” is a term used to label the Spanish-speaking side of the Americas to the English-speaking side.
It’s also an excuse for someone who is white(Spanish) to pretend like they have African or Native blood.

Mulato December 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

Puerto Ricans do have have African blood. Your getting it straight from the horses mouth as I have lots of African blood and do not pretend like I do not unlike others. Don’t believe me? Look up Tego Calderon. He is a black Puerto Rican with an afro who has been quite outspoken about the treatment of blacks in latin culture.

rafael June 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

mulato also lok up dayanara torres

WoW June 20, 2011 at 5:04 am

@Rafael

you wanted him to look up dayanara torres,and what?Have you learned nothing?That light skin doesn’t tell you what’s in a person bloodline,what you don’t know this?Yet you have the nerve to call others ignorant.Sounds to me like your the one living in denial

rafael June 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

wow,dayanara doesnt have light skin,she has white skin.why is it that black puerto ricans are black,but white ones arent

TheCoolGirl December 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

Because of Muniz I always thought he was German. Hmm, interesting. Also, anyone ever notice how him & Lindsay Lohan look as if they could be related in some way? I’ve always wondered about this.

john lee franchi de luri October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

buy the way the caucasian are …..Pink!

Anonymous October 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Not all Puerto Ricans have African blood only a small percentage do like any place in the world. Most Puerto Ricans are white.

fuzzybear October 2, 2010 at 3:46 am

To anonymous
Let me guess,just the ones that look black right?If that’s what you need to believe,so you can sleep at night ,more power to you.Now I’m going to tell you a secret, just keep this between me and you.You can look all white,and yet still be part black,but don’t tell anyone I told you.See this way others will think just like you

Anonymous September 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm

everybody has BLACK in them u know we will fuck up a race..datz how we doooze it!!

coco September 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

And Mr.Coolz… If you got your facts straight you would know that when the europeans captured the Africans they colonized in America as well the caribe and west indian islands. So yes puerto ricans do have african in them as well as many of the ethnicities from north and south america including all of the surrounding islands. However, none of that matter because there is no genetic difference between the Races (nor ethnicities) the only difference between us all is skin deep.

Dio November 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

SOME puerto ricans have african blood in them, the common mistake people (mostly Americans, i’m not dissing Americans because i myself am American) seem to make about these Latin American countries is that because of the diversity everyone in them must be the same thing. Which is far from the truth, America is as diverse as Brazil or Puerto Rico, is everyone in America black? no they are not.

98% of Argentina is European, Spaniard & Italian to be exact, Puerto Rico & Brazil also have a decent amount of Caucasians, most of the Caucasians in Brazil are either Italian, Portuguese, or German many of the models and or actors that come out of Brazil like Alessandra Ambrosio, or Rodrigo Santoro, Lucas Malvacini are ethnicaly Italian.

So just because someone is “Puerto Rican” does not make them Black or White ethnicaly.

black wallstreet November 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm

To Dio

You say some PR’s have African blood.I think your belittling the contributions of that bloodline.I’ve read a number of reports stating that having black traits are looked down on,and how People from there will go out their way to deny that heritage(thats what the reports are saying not me).However with the people on this site alone,that seems to be the case(my opinion).Now from the evidence I given it’s 1 in 3 have African heritage,and only 1 in 12 have European,I’ve given this infro before.Now as America goes, they say 1 in 3 white people(not caucasian,because that word does “NOT” mean you white)has recent black heritage,and it growing.

Also people please lets this sink in.Saying you have recent black heritage is “NOT” saying your a black person,and I repeat “NOT” saying your a black person.All it means is that someone in your family maybe less than 200yrs ago was a black person.It (DOESN’T) make you one.So Please would you guys stop crying (I’m not black,or you trying to turn everybody black)

Now you mention Argentina being 98% European,I don’t think that’s right.Anyhow let me give a little history lesson about that place.I have to give them credit,they were very smart about this.They freed all their slaves,but made most of the black men join the army,sending them to fight and die.Most of the rest of the men died from sickness.Which left the women,whom they took and got busy with getting rid of the visible trait.All this happen less than 200yrs ago

Now in Brazil,according to reports and what I read the even the Whites(not caucasian)has at least 10% African heritage.Now I didn’t write the reports,I’m only stating what I read.

Dio November 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

No, practicaly all of Argentina is Caucasian straight from Spain & Italy, there are literaly no blacks there, there is a small metizo population like 2% and thats it. Its as white in Argentina as it is in any other European country infact places like France have an even bigger minority of Non-caucasians then Argentina does which goes to show you not everyone is South America have black heritage.

The point is DON’T be ridiculous, don’t claim countries that have as much diversity as America as being “One thing” they are not and will never be, they have groups of different people just like America does.

Brazil has Italian communities of FULL Italians, Brazil also has communites that are Full German, Full Spaniard etc etc Just like America does. Your assumption that people are “Mixed” because they are multicultural is just that a RIDICULOUS one because that would also make an American like say Britney Spears mexican or half black since there are many of blacks and mexicans in America? no it doesn’t work like that in America and it doesn’t work like that in any other Multicultural country.

black wallstreet aka Fuzzybear November 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

To DIO

No your incorrect:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro_Argentine
I could show you a few about Argentina black history,and I didn’t get my information from Wiki.I got mine from history books and my professors.I don’t know where you got yours from.Also I didn’t say everyone one in South America has recent African heritage.

Also I suggest you take your own advice,and not claim everyone in Argentina as white,when apparently they’re not.

Also you say full this, full that as if you know who their ancestors were laying down with.Because despite what you believe,white love to lie about their ethnicity,when it comes to African bloodlines.

Now As far as 1/3 the white people in America,it was Experts who stated this.Plus unlike you,I know what black people did who pass for white,they married white people.Also Creoles did the same thing(thousands of them did this)and their descendants are walking around right now,married to other white people;I can give you examples if you want.Also if Brittney is Maltese like they say,well she might very be part black.Now it’s obvious I seem to know more about what people did in the past,than you do

coco September 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Puerto Rican is an ethnicity.. Its just not a Race. The problem with minorities is that we always want to divide ourselves into catergories. How about we stop thinking about ethnicity,color and race and just unite? Maybe then we can stop being defined as the minority and become the majority.

Mr.COOLz September 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

IF THEY WERE MIXED WITH AFRICAN THEY WOULD BE CREOL BUT THERE NOT

Fuzzybear September 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

To tell the truth,I guess they could call themselves creoles,never thought about that.For people who didn’t know,a Creole can be of Spanish or Frrench heritage(usually French).I guess they never thought about it either

Mr.COOLz September 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

LETS GET IT STRAIGHT PEURTO RICANS ARE SPANISH(WHITE) MIXED WITH TAINO (NATIVE AMERICAN) NOT AFRICAN GET YER FACTS STRAIGHT

Fuzzybear September 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Stop living in denial,they have African blood get over it already

Jessi June 28, 2011 at 1:15 am

Only some of us.ITS RARE! LOOK IT UP OR GO DOWN PR YOURSELF! WE SHOOD KNOW WAT WE R. U RNT ONE OF US SO DNT TELL US WAT WE ARE!

WoW June 28, 2011 at 3:56 am

@Maggie

Cut the crap lady,the only thing rare is your ass

Marc B August 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

“Actually, puerto ricans are also have african descent in them.”

Just like some Americans do. Frankie is mostly Spaniard from his Puerto Rican side.

Mr.COOLz September 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

uuuuhhhh no retard there spanish mixed with native americaN

Fuzzybear September 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

No coolz,your the one who’s wrong.Now get over it,and stop making yourself look silly

sandy July 13, 2010 at 3:44 pm

he has bushy eyebrows black eyebrows

mr.its goin down....basement June 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm

yeah it is puerto ricans are of tino indian and spanish descent

Aqua August 1, 2010 at 1:14 am

Actually, puerto ricans are also have african descent in them. So together it’s Taino (native american), Spanish (caucasian), and African (black) descent.

Fuzzybear September 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Many of the Spaniards who came there were also of recent African lineage.Either from a parent or grandparent or right from African and raised in Spain

rafael June 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

ha ha ha thats all i can say when people try telling a group of people THEIR ethnicity,wow

Fuzzy June 20, 2011 at 6:29 am

To Rafael

To rafael

What I find funny,is I notice you didn’t say I was wrong.See my grandfather was a Latino,but since I never got to meet him or know exactly where he came from.I decided to learn about all of Latin America.I have been studying for a few years now,and I don’t say things unless I know it to be fact(I may make a mistake about a date or name the wrong country,and that had to do with Africa)but that’s about it.What I give people is easy to look up.If I say something wrong,I invite you to show me.I have no problem learning something new,but I can see you can’t say the same

Don June 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Puerto Rican is not an ethnicity.

Mr.COOLz September 3, 2010 at 11:51 am

THEN WHAT IS IT

Aqua September 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

A nationality

hawaiian guy September 5, 2010 at 9:40 am
black wallstreet aka Fuzzybear November 25, 2010 at 3:31 am

To DIO

I wanna to put this on here,I’ll be gone for a few days if you want to refute it,I’ll look at it later.This is some stuff about the Afro-Argentines
according to Francisco R. Carnese
http://www.blackherbals.com/argentine_researchers_exhume_african_roots.htm

This article results will be published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.It also say 10% of the people who ID themselves as white,were in part descendants of the black Argentines.So like I said althought you can’t see the traits,there in the genes

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