Throughout its seven seasons on Fox, Malcolm in the Middle was a consistent audience favorite and critical darling, receiving seven Emmys, a Grammy, and a Peabody Award. Establishing Frankie Muniz's career and forging Bryan Cranston's future superstardom, this dysfunctional family sitcom ran for over 150 episodes, and it remains a syndication favorite. Now that nearly 15 years have passed since the series left the air, however, what is the Malcolm in the Middle cast doing now? Let's find out.
Also, we should sadly note that, due to her recent passing, we didn't include Cloris Leachman, though her two-time Emmy-winning performance shouldn't be overlooked.
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm)
Playing the title character of Malcolm, a high-IQ student trying to make his way through life with his dysfunctional lower-class family, Frankie Muniz found his star-making, Emmy-nominated role in this acclaimed Fox sitcom. During his time in this series, Muniz also starred in Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip, Miracle in Lane 2, and the Agent Cody Banks movies. Additionally, the actor was heard in Racing Stripes. Muniz's other film credits include Lost & Found, Deuces Wild, Stuck on You, Stay Alive, My Sexiest Year, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Extreme Movie, and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Additionally, Frankie Muniz's other TV credits include Lizzie McGuire, Criminal Minds, Last Man Standing, and Preacher. As a voice actor, Muniz can be heard in Scruff, The Simpsons, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Fairly OddParents, Moville Mysteries, Fillmore!, and, most recently, Harley Quinn. Also, the former child actor competed in Dancing with the Stars Season 25 and later co-hosted Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. In 2008, Muniz briefly put acting on hold to pursue open-wheel racing. He was also the drummer for the band Kingsfoil. Next, Muniz appears in Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2 and Road to Capri.
Bryan Cranston (Hal)
In the role of Hal, our befuddled but ultimately well-meaning father figure, Bryan Cranston played the emasculated patriarch in Fox's Malcolm in the Middle. While this Emmy-nominated performance put him on the map, along with his scene-stealing recurring role on Seinfeld, it was Cranston's widely acclaimed, four-time Emmy-winning leading part in Breaking Bad that propelled him into superstardom. He later won a Tony for Broadway's All the Way, and he received an Oscar nomination for Trumbo.
Bryan Cranston's other notable credits include Argo, Drive, That Thing You Do!, Saving Private Ryan, Contagion, The Upside, The X-Files, The King of Queens, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Sneaky Pete, which he also co-created. He's also the co-creator of The Dangerous Book For Boys, and he wrote, directed, and starred in Last Chance. Additionally, Cranston authored A Life in Parts. Most recently, he starred in Disney+'s The One and Only Ivan and lent his voice to CBS All Access' The Stand. Currently, Cranston stars in Showtime's Your Honor, for which he was Golden Globe-nominated.
Jane Kaczmarek (Lois)
As Lois, the stubborn, decisive mother running her immature, boy-driven household, Jane Kaczmarek played a brash, outspoken matriarch in Fox's Malcolm in the Middle. The seven-time Emmy-nominated actress also appeared in St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Party of Five, Frasier, Felicity, Wilfred, The Middle, Law & Order: SVU, Playing House, The Big Bang Theory, This is Us, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, and Carol's Second Act. Additionally, as a voice actress, she is heard in Trolls: The Beat Goes On, Phineas and Ferb, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and The Simpsons. Away from TV, Kaczmarek can be seen in D.O.A., Pleasantville, Falling in Love, Uncommon Valor, The Heavenly Kid, Visa Versa, Wolves at the Door, The Chamber, and CHIPS (2017).
Most recently, Jane Kaczmarek guest-starred in an episode of ABC's mixed-ish. Next, the actress will star in the indie dramedy, Killing Eleanor, and the short film, 2 Timers.
Justin Berfield (Reese)
Playing the part of Reese, Malcolm's frequently outwitted older brother, Justin Berfield portrayed a spirited sibling in Malcolm in the Middle. Outside of this series, the actor is recognized for The WB sitcom, Unhappily Ever After. His other notable TV credits include Kim Possible, The Fairly OddParents, Hardball, The Boys Are Back, and The Nightmare Room. Away from television, Berfield starred in Mom, Can I Keep Her? and The Kid with X-Ray Eyes. His other film credits include Max Keeble's Big Move, Invisible Mom II, Wanted (1998), and Who's Your Daddy? Outside of acting, Berfield was a producer on Blonde Ambition, as well as a co-producer on Romance & Cigarettes.
Following Malcolm in the Middle's series finale, Justin Berfield stepped away from the profession. His only other acting credit thereafter was a guest star appearance in Fox's Sons of Tucson, where he served as an executive producer. Away from acting, Berfield was a producer on An Invisible Sign and the short film, Departure Date. Since 2010, the former child actor has worked at Virgin Produced as the Chief Creative Officer.
Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey)
In the role of Dewey, Malcolm's intelligent, musically-gifted younger brother who's often the victim of his siblings' pranks, Erik Per Sullivan was a scene-stealing child performer in this acclaimed Fox sitcom. Outside of this show, Sullivan is recognized for his voice work in Finding Nemo and its accompanying video game. He's also known for Joe Dirt, Christmas with the Kranks, and Unfaithful. Additionally, the child actor can be seen in The Cider House Rules, Armageddon, Wendigo, Wonderland, and The King of Queens.
Following Malcolm in the Middle's series finale, Erik Per Sullivan gradually moved away from acting. Most notably, Sullivan played the title character in 2007's dramedy, Mo. He also lent his voice to Arthur and the Invisibles' English dub and starred in 2006's short film, Once Not Far From Home. Sullivan was last seen in Joel Schumacher's Twelve.
Christopher Kennedy Masterson (Francis)
As Francis, Hal and Lois' military school-attending first-child, Christopher Masterson played a true troublemaker in Fox's Malcolm in the Middle. Credited as Christopher Kennedy Masterson on this popular show, Masterson is also known for his starring roles in Scary Movie 2, Waterborne, Made For Each Other (which he also produced and worked on as a second unit director), Intellectual Property, and Dragonheart: A New Beginning. His other notable film credits include American History X, My Best Friend's Wedding, Cutthroat Island, Girl, Sunchaser, Singles, and Campfire Tales. He also starred in MTV's Wuthering Heights. Additionally, Masterson's other television credits include That '70s Show, The Road Home, Murphy Brown, Touched By An Angel, MADtv, White Collar, Men at Work, and Haven. The actor also produced and appeared in Mystic Cosmic Patrol. His other producing credits include The Art of Travel and Dark Mind.
Most recently, Christopher Masterson starred in Beneath the Leaves. He also appeared in I'd Like To Be Alone Now. His follow-up project hasn't been announced at this time.
Catherine Lloyd Burns (Caroline)
Playing the part of Caroline, a caring and concerned teacher who believes our overlooked protagonist has a promising future ahead of him, Catherine Lloyd Burns was one of the main characters for the first two seasons of Malcolm in the Middle. Away from this series, Burns had leading roles in Partners and LateLine. She can also be seen in Party of Five, Law & Order, ER, All-American Girl, and Ned and Stacey. Additionally, Burns appeared in films like Pushing Tin, Michael, Keeping the Faith, Mafia!, The Night We Never Met, The Baxter, Dedication, Adult World, and The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story. She also starred in Everything Put Together, which she co-wrote. Outside of acting, the actress is the author of 2007's It Hit Me Like A Ton of Bricks.
Most recently, Catherine Lloyd Burns appeared in Clara's Ghost. Currently, the actress can be seen in HBO Max's Search Party.
Craig Lamar Traylor (Stevie Kenarban)
In the role of Stevie Kenarban, our title character's genius best friend, Craig Lamar Traylor played a recurring part throughout Malcolm in the Middle's seven seasons. Outside of this series, the former child actor is also known for his supporting role in Matilda. Additionally, Traylor can be seen in ER, Freddie & Vinnie, and Dance Fu.
Following Malcolm in the Middle, Craig Lamar Traylor kept a lower public profile. The actor was last seen in 2012's musical drama, This Bitter Earth. Away from acting, Traylor briefly joined a spiritual group, which caused him to isolate from society for a short while. Nowadays, he's a tattoo artist and wire artist, designing wearable art.
David Anthony Higgins (Craig Feldspar)
As Craig Feldspar, Lois's Lucky Aide co-worker, David Anthony Higgins played a recurring role throughout Malcolm in the Middle's run. Away from this popular series, Higgins is known for Mike & Molly, Ellen, and Big Time Rush. Also, he was the creator and star of International Ghost Investigators. His other TV credits include NewsRadio, The Army Show, Judging Amy, My Wife and Kids, True Jackson VP, Last Man Standing, American Horror Story: Murder House, Californication, Mom, School of Rock, Stan Against Evil, and Comedy Bang! Bang! Additionally, Higgins can be seen in Snake Eyes, The Great Buck Howard, State of Bacon, Payback, Coldblooded, Tapeheads, and Hiding Out. The actor also starred in, produced, and co-wrote The Wrong Guy.
Currently, David Anthony Higgins appears in CBS's new sitcom, B Positive.
Gary Anthony Williams (Abe Kenarban)
Playing the part of Abe Kenarban, Hal's best friend, Gary Anthony Williams was often seen throughout Malcolm in the Middle's seven-season stay on Fox. A prolific actor with 200-plus credits to his name, Williams is known for The Boondocks, Weeds, Boston Legal, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Blue Collar TV, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, to name only a few credits.
Most recently, Gary Anthony Williams appeared in Robbie, The Neighborhood, and WRZ: White Racist Zombies. He was also heard in Star Wars Resistance, Doc McStuffins, American Dad!, Solar Opposites, Central Park, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space, Robot Chicken, Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King, The Owl House, Tigtone, Bless the Harts, and Puppy Dog Pals. Currently, Williams stars in Netflix's The Crew. Next, the hard-working actor will be seen in Witness Infection and The Outlaw Johnny Black, as well as heard in The Harper House and Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Kyle Sullivan (Dabney Hooper)
In the role of Dabney Hooper, Malcolm's fellow classmate, Kyle Sullivan played a recurring character in Malcolm in the Middle's first four seasons. Outside of this series, Sullivan can be seen in Seinfeld, Mad About You, Chicago Hope, NewsRadio, Scrubs, The Hughleys, and Unhappily Ever After. Additionally, the child actor appeared in Soldier, Max Keeble's Big Move, The Master of Disguise, Geppetto, and Tuesdays with Morrie.
During his time on this Fox single-camera sitcom, Sullivan was a cast member on Nickelodeon's All That. He could also be heard in Whatever Happened to ... Robot Jones? and Fillmore! For a short while, the actor was part of the main cast for Fox's The War at Home. Following the show's cancellation, Sullivan retired from acting and attended Columbia University. Now, he works as a partner for a venture capitalist firm.
Evan Matthew Cohen (Lloyd Jensen)
As Lloyd Jensen, one of Malcolm's fellow classmates, Evan Matthew Cohen played a recurring role in the first four seasons of Malcolm in the Middle. Outside of this series, Cohen was also seen in Soccer Dog: The Movie. Additionally, he guest-starred in Encore! Encore! and lent his voice to Filmore! Following Malcolm in the Middle, Cohen retired from the profession. This sitcom became his last professional acting credit.