What has Craig Lamar Traylor been up to since the nearly 17-year run of Malcom in the Middle ended?
Like many actors, Craig Lamar Traylor was born not too far from Hollywood. Craig, who was born in San Bernardino County on March 19, 1989, went up to become a beloved character on Malcolm in the Middle. What happened, though, before that show got popular?
There isn’t much information available about Craig’s early life, but in 1996, he played small parts in two significant TV shows and movies: ER and Matilda. When Malcolm in the Middle premiered in 2000, he was only eleven years old, making him only seven years old at the time. He eventually earned his high school diploma from Rancho Cucamonga in 2007, not long after the series came to an end.
Malcolm in the Middle
When Fox gambled on an unconventional programme with smart writing in 2000, Malcolm in the Middle became an unexpected smash for the network. Frankie Muniz played Malcolm in the seven-season drama, which aired from 2000 to 2006. Bryan Cranston played Hal, Jane Kaczmarek played Lois, Christopher Masterson played Francis, Justin Berfield played Reese, and Erik Per Sullivan played Dewey.
The programme centres on Hal and Lois as they struggle to control their four boys. Francis, the older brother, has been sent to military school after having too many run-ins with the law at the beginning of the episode, and Malcolm has been chosen to enter the “Krelboyne” class because of his extraordinary intelligence. The programme tackles issues like belonging, maturing, and the nature of family while also delivering a tonne of absurdist plots and funny humour. Bryan Cranston and Jane Kaczmarek both exhibit exceptionally great acting.
After Malcolm in the Middle
Stevie Kenarban, played by Craig Lamar Traylor, was Malcolm’s closest buddy and appeared in 58 of the show’s 151 episodes. Stevie is in a wheelchair and only has one lung due to a medical problem. He speaks in a staccato manner throughout the series, pausing to breathe every few words. Although he was just cast as a supporting role, Stevie ended up becoming a very well-liked figure. Similarly, his mother appeared on the show; if you look closely, you can see that she was Malcolm’s teacher at the premiere.
Although there hasn’t been a new season of the show since its conclusion in 2006, there have been rumours about a potential film or other reunion. You can buy the DVD of the show or watch it on Hulu+ in the interim.
What has Stevie (Craig Lamar Traylor) been up to since Malcolm in the Middle? After his stint on Malcolm, it appears that Craig took a vacation from acting. It would be difficult to blame him if he wished to live a regular life for a while as he was between the ages of 11 and 17 during the duration of the series.
Craig returned to acting in 2011 with the release of the films Fred & Vinnie and Dance Fu. Since then, Craig has only had one additional performance credit (in 2012’s This Bitter Earth), it appears that neither of these movies were able to revive his acting career. In comparison to his work on Malcolm, where he appeared in 58 episodes, his roles in these films paled in significance.
Traylor made the decision to stop acting in 2012 in order to devote more time to other pursuits, such as spending time with his family and creating his own jewellery.
What Is Craig Lamar Traylor Doing Now?
No, Craig Lamar Traylor is hardly the first actor to achieve success as a child actor before moving on to other projects.
He now works as a jewellery maker in the wire-wrapping industry.
This style of jewellery has a long history. Taylor stated that he is one of the few individuals of colour in the wire wrapping community in an interview with the Museum of the African Diaspora.
He was enrolled in a Brooklyn school as of 2021 to earn a certificate in handling diamonds and gems.
Since Craig doesn’t have a significant social media following and hasn’t given many interviews, not much is known about his private life. He is probably straight and single based on prior knowledge, but this is just conjecture. He most likely resided in New York as of 2021, according to his pursuit of a jewellery licence from a Brooklyn school.
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