25 Celebrities Who Ditched Hollywood for Regular Jobs


20. Frankie Muniz


Frankie Muniz. You remember him, right? Well, if you were a kid growing up in the early 2000s, you definitely knew who he was. How can you forget the little genius who starred as Malcolm in the Emmy-nominated sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle? The hugely popular sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2006 exposed just how terrible young boys can be.

Muniz was the star of the show and was a truly talented character who many would bet was most destined to become one of the biggest adult stars in Hollywood. If anything, he had been crowned “one of the most bankable teens in Hollywood in 2003.

However, Muniz sporadically appeared on our screens after the show was canceled. That was until he decided to fully cast aside acting in 2008 at the age of 19 to pursue a career as a racecar driver and a drummer in a music band. That’s not bad considering that he ditched acting with allegedly $40 million in the bank. He’s said to be having the time of his life in his new career.


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