Bryan Cranston overwhelmed by emotion as he has unexpected reunion with Frankie Muniz

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By Asiya Ali

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Bryan Cranston became emotional as he was unexpectedly greeted by former co-star Frankie Muniz.

Fans of the popular TV show Malcolm In The Middle - which ran for seven seasons between 2000 to 2006 - rejoiced at the unexpected reunion between Cranston, and Muniz.

Before the 67-year-old actor gained prominence for his role as Walter White in the AMC crime drama Breaking Bad, he was first recognized for his performance as Hal, Malcom's well-meaning but inept father in the sitcom.

Led by the 38-year-old former child star, who starred as the titular Malcolm, the beloved series followed the misadventures of a lower-middle-class family in California.

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Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston played father and son in Malcolm In The Middle. Credit: Ron Galella / Getty

The series became one of the most popular sitcoms of its time, winning numerous awards and accolades - including Prime Time Emmy awards.

It's been years since the show ended, and both Cranston and Muniz's careers have gone off in very separate directions since starring as father and son in the sitcom.

After Breaking Bad concluded in 2013, Cranston made appearances as the chemistry teacher turned meth chef in the spin-off Better Call Saul, the sequel movie El Camino, and even in a Super Bowl commercial for crisps.

The Golden Globe winner is now planning to release a few more movies such as Everything’s Going to Be Great, Kung Fu Panda 4, and Argylle, and will then temporarily retire from acting and his business ventures in 2026 for at least six months.

As for Muniz, he ended up becoming a professional race car driver and will be returning to NASCAR next year.

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Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz with Malcolm in the Middle co-stars Chris Masterson, Erik Per Sullivan, and Justin Berfield at the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Credit: Steve Granitz / Getty

The Agent Cody Banks actor still speaks fondly of his TV dad, describing him as "the greatest human being alive" during his appearance on Steve-O's Wild Ride! podcast.

"He would show up every single day, and you know when you do something every day you can get annoyed - never," he continued.  "He was so happy to be there and so great to the crew and so great to everyone so, in my head, he’s my idol."

Muniz revealed that he's still in touch with Cranston and shared a heartwarming video on Instagram of him surprising his former co-star at a restaurant.

Watch the reunion below:

In the clip, Muniz approaches a table where Cranston is sitting, while his Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul exclaims: "Yo, yo, oh my god!" The former father and son duo then lean across the table to share a touching embrace.

Plenty of Malcolm In The Middle fans took to the comment section to share their delight at seeing their favorites together again, with one person writing: "I’m crying on Thanksgiving from two celebs greeting each other like father and son. Thanks, Frankie."

Another commented: "This made me so happy as Malcolm in the Middle’s biggest fan!"

A third shared: "Brian Cranston has got to be the most caring person I have ever seen, every video I see of him he’s always so loving and happy."

A fourth quipped: "Malcolm sneaking Hal some drinks while Lois isn’t looking."

Others are now calling for a "reboot" of the sitcom so that we can see Muniz and Cranston on TV again.

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty

Bryan Cranston overwhelmed by emotion as he has unexpected reunion with Frankie Muniz

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Bryan Cranston became emotional as he was unexpectedly greeted by former co-star Frankie Muniz.

Fans of the popular TV show Malcolm In The Middle - which ran for seven seasons between 2000 to 2006 - rejoiced at the unexpected reunion between Cranston, and Muniz.

Before the 67-year-old actor gained prominence for his role as Walter White in the AMC crime drama Breaking Bad, he was first recognized for his performance as Hal, Malcom's well-meaning but inept father in the sitcom.

Led by the 38-year-old former child star, who starred as the titular Malcolm, the beloved series followed the misadventures of a lower-middle-class family in California.

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Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston played father and son in Malcolm In The Middle. Credit: Ron Galella / Getty

The series became one of the most popular sitcoms of its time, winning numerous awards and accolades - including Prime Time Emmy awards.

It's been years since the show ended, and both Cranston and Muniz's careers have gone off in very separate directions since starring as father and son in the sitcom.

After Breaking Bad concluded in 2013, Cranston made appearances as the chemistry teacher turned meth chef in the spin-off Better Call Saul, the sequel movie El Camino, and even in a Super Bowl commercial for crisps.

The Golden Globe winner is now planning to release a few more movies such as Everything’s Going to Be Great, Kung Fu Panda 4, and Argylle, and will then temporarily retire from acting and his business ventures in 2026 for at least six months.

As for Muniz, he ended up becoming a professional race car driver and will be returning to NASCAR next year.

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Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz with Malcolm in the Middle co-stars Chris Masterson, Erik Per Sullivan, and Justin Berfield at the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Credit: Steve Granitz / Getty

The Agent Cody Banks actor still speaks fondly of his TV dad, describing him as "the greatest human being alive" during his appearance on Steve-O's Wild Ride! podcast.

"He would show up every single day, and you know when you do something every day you can get annoyed - never," he continued.  "He was so happy to be there and so great to the crew and so great to everyone so, in my head, he’s my idol."

Muniz revealed that he's still in touch with Cranston and shared a heartwarming video on Instagram of him surprising his former co-star at a restaurant.

Watch the reunion below:

In the clip, Muniz approaches a table where Cranston is sitting, while his Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul exclaims: "Yo, yo, oh my god!" The former father and son duo then lean across the table to share a touching embrace.

Plenty of Malcolm In The Middle fans took to the comment section to share their delight at seeing their favorites together again, with one person writing: "I’m crying on Thanksgiving from two celebs greeting each other like father and son. Thanks, Frankie."

Another commented: "This made me so happy as Malcolm in the Middle’s biggest fan!"

A third shared: "Brian Cranston has got to be the most caring person I have ever seen, every video I see of him he’s always so loving and happy."

A fourth quipped: "Malcolm sneaking Hal some drinks while Lois isn’t looking."

Others are now calling for a "reboot" of the sitcom so that we can see Muniz and Cranston on TV again.

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty