what actually happened was that he was sleeping but awakened "by Elycia yelling at him and hitting him in the face." Muniz said he was defending himself when "Elycia fell to the ground and started to kick the bedroom door."Cops say in the report ... The handgun was impounded and both Frankie and Elycia were warned they'd both go to jail if things got out of control again.
The same year, he appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of What the Deaf Man Heard.
A small role in the film Lost & Found (1999) led up to his breakthrough role as the title character on Malcolm in the Middle.
Muniz denied putting a gun to his head, but did say, "I grabbed the case, but not the gun ... According to the police report, Elycia says, Frankie "punched her in the back of the head, and threw her into a wall while in the downstairs bedroom."Muniz denied punching Elycia, telling cops, "I love her too much.
She is the woman I want to marry."Muniz told cops ...
According to the report, Muniz and his girlfriend, Elycia Turnbow, were arguing in their home about "prior relationships." Elycia told cops, Frankie "grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide." Elycia says she became worried and called one of Frankie's bandmates to take him to the hospital.