Christopher Masterson became popular for his role as the troublemaker Francis on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. His character was the oldest son of Lois and Hal, and was regarded by his younger siblings, Reese (Justin Berfield), Malcolm (Frankie Muniz), and Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan) as a rule-breaking role model. Exiled to a military academy, he was noted for a number of mischievous acts such as breaking curfew, drinking, nose-piercing and sleeping around. Towards the end of the series, his deadbeat ways soon vanished, as he got a job at a large corporation and a seemingly pregnant wife. This ultimately completed Francis’s transition into adulthood, ending up with an extremely similar fate like that of his parents.
After a brief hiatus following his exposure on Malcolm in the Middle, Masterson marks his comeback with several movies in which he stars as the lead.
Subsequent to his recently released thriller The Masquerade, the former Malcolm in the Middle actor will be featured in The Art of Travel. He plays Conner Layne, a high school graduate who is about to marry his first love. But due to failed wedding plans, he goes solo on his honeymoon and embarks on an adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners. Slated for release this year, the movie also includes Brooke Burns (Pepper Dennis), Johnny Messner (Killer Instinct), and James Duval (Gone in 60 Seconds).
At present, he is occupied in filming Made for Each Other. In the comedy, Masterson finds himself engaged in the world of casual sex after three months of a sexless marriage. In an attempt to morally rectify his faults, he sets out to find the right man to get his wife to cheat on him.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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