ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
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Rob Harris

Linwood Boomer's Emmy Award-winning sitcom blended adult and child humor spectacularly, bridging age gaps and uniting the whole family into one big couch full of laughter.

The surreal comedy is now 16 years old, and even Malcolm himself could hardly believe it upon its 15th anniversary last year:

Although the cast members have all long since moved on, it hasn't stopped them from coming together for a big family reunion every once in a while. Check out this awesomely nostalgic pic from their 2015 get-together:

Wow! I can't believe how different they all look, especially Reese! Let's take a closer look at just how far they've all come since the show first aired:

Malcolm (Frankie Muniz)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / @frankiemuniz4 Instagram
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / @frankiemuniz4 Instagram

Age then: 14

Age now: 30

What you might have seen him in: Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar, Stay Alive

Fun fact: "Krelboyne," the name given to Malcolm's gifted class of students, is a reference to the heroic nerd from the 1960 classic The Little Shop of Horrors.

Hal (Bryan Cranston)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in 'All the Way,' HBO
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in 'All the Way,' HBO

Age then: 43

Age now: 60

What you might have seen him in: Breaking Bad, Drive, Godzilla

Fun Fact: Not many people know it, but the family's last name is actually Wilkerson. You can spot it during the pilot episode on Francis's name tag.

Lois (Jane Kaczmarek)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / @frankiemuniz4 Instagram
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / @frankiemuniz4 Instagram

Age then: 44

Age now: 60

What you might have seen her in: Us & Them, Falling in Love, Raising the Bar.

Reese (Justin Berfield)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Barry in 'Son of Tucson' (2010), Fox
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Barry in 'Son of Tucson' (2010), Fox

Age then: 13

Age now: 30

What you might have seen him in: Unhappily Ever After, Who's Your Daddy?

Fun fact: A major pain in the ass, Reese was ranked 9th in TV Guide's list of TV's 10 Biggest Brats.

Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Timmy in 'Twelve' (2010), Hannover House
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Timmy in 'Twelve' (2010), Hannover House

Age then: 8

Age now: 25

What you might have seen him in: The Cider House Rules, Joe Dirt, Finding Nemo.

Fun fact: During the opening sequence, the animation clips that are briefly shown are taken from a 1988 Japanese anime called Nazca.

Francis (Christopher Masterson)

malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Morgan Gardener 'Haven'
malcolminthemiddle.co.uk / as Morgan Gardener 'Haven'

Age then: 20

Age now: 36

What you might have seen him in: Scary Movie 2, American History X, My Best Friend's Wedding

Fun fact: Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul auditioned for the role of Francis, but was unsuccessful. He'd have to wait another decade to team up with the great Heisenberg, Bryan Cranston.

Stevie (Craig Lamar Traylor)

'Malcolm in the Middle' / @CraigLTraylor Twitter
'Malcolm in the Middle' / @CraigLTraylor Twitter

Age then: 10

Age now: 27

What you might have seen him in: Matilda, Dance Fu

Fun fact: The actress who played Stevie's mom, Merrin Dungey, also showed up in the very first episode as Malcolm's school teacher!

Jessica (Hayden Panettiere)

'Malcolm in the Middle' / @haydenpanettier Twitter
'Malcolm in the Middle' / @haydenpanettier Twitter

Age then: 10

Age now: 27

What you might have seen her in: Nashville, Heroes, Remember the Titans.

Fun fact: Although actor Justin Berfield played Malcolm's older brother, Reese, he was in fact younger than Frankie Muniz in real life.

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