Drake Bell

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Actor • Musician • Comedian • Songwriter

Birth Date: June 27, 1986

Age: 37 years old

Birth Place: Santa Ana, California

As one half of Nickelodeon's hit TV duo "Drake and Josh" (2004-07), Drake Bell was an talented double-threat with an already lengthy acting resumé in his teens, as well as a budding music career as a performer and television composer.

Born Jared Drake Bell on June 27, 1986 in Orange County, CA, Bell grew up in a household already accustomed to the spotlight, as his mother, Robin Dodson, was a champion billiards player. At age five, Bell made his professional acting debut in a commercial for Whirlpool appliances, followed up by appearances on television series like "Home Improvement" (ABC, 1991-99) and in features like "The Neon Bible" (1995).

At age 13, Bell enjoyed a brief scene-stealing moment as the boy who expresses his displeasure with Tom Cruise by giving the finger in "Jerry Maguire" (1996). More episodic work followed on shows like "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004), "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000) and "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1990-98), at the same time Bell landed his first lead role in the low-budget fantasy, "Dragonworld: The Legend Continues" (1999).

That same year saw Drake's career blossom in significant directions. He was cast as John Cusack's son in the HBO western "The Jack Bull," and from that experience, was hired again to play a younger version of Cusack in the comedy "High Fidelity" in 2000. Also in 1999, Bell became a series regular on "The Amanda Show" (Nickelodeon, 1999-2002), a sketch comedy series built around the comedy talents of its star, Amanda Bynes.

One of Bell's co-stars was Josh Peck, and the pair - Bell, tall and handsome, Peck, shorter, manic, and heavier - earned considerable fan acclaim during their tenure on the show. In 2001, Bell co-starred with Roger Daltrey, the legendary vocalist for The Who, in the independent feature "Chasing Destiny." A longtime classic rock fan and budding guitarist, Bell elicited private music lessons from Daltrey while shooting the film.

The end result of this inspirational tutelage was the formation of Bell's own band, Drew 24/7, launched in 2003. The band eventually appeared on the popular Nickelodeon sketch comedy series "All That" (1994-2005) to much approval from Bell's growing fanbase of teenage girls.

In 2004, producer Dan Schneider reunited Bell and Peck for their own Nickelodeon series, "Drake and Josh" (2004-07), a lighthearted comedy show which showcased both Peck's comic chops and Bell's musical pursuits. In addition to performing on the show, Bell also composed the series' theme song.

The program was a hit with teen audiences, and Bell was well on his way to attaining heartthrob status, which was further cemented by his role as rocker Fefe Dobson's romantic interest in her music video for the single "Don't Go" in '04. The following year, Bell returned to feature films as one of the 19 younger cast members in the remake of "Yours, Mine and Ours" (2005).

He also released his solo CD debut, Telegraph, that same year, and began composing the music for the Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101" (2005-), starring former "All That" star Jamie Lynn Spears. Unfortunately, what seemed like a banner year ended on a frightening note when Bell was injured in a car crash on New Year's Eve. He suffered a broken jaw, fractured neck, the loss of several teeth and a sizable scar on his chin.

After surgery and much physical therapy - and to the relief of young girls everywhere - Bell returned to work on his series, and in 2006, celebrated the airing of the TV movie, "Drake and Josh Go Hollywood," on Nickelodeon. A follow-up film, "Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh" (Nickelodeon 2008) spelled the amicable end of the partnership, aside from a brief appearance on an episode of the series "iCarly" (Nickelodeon 2007-12).

Bell next starred in the lead role of Timmy Turner in a live-action film based on the animated hit "The Fairly OddParents" (Nickelodeon 2001- ), "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" (Nickelodeon 2011), which was followed by the sequels "A Fairly Odd Christmas" (Nickelodeon 2012) and "A Fairly Odd Summer" (Nickelodeon 2014). A supporting role in the fantasy film "Rags" (Nickelodeon 2012) followed, as well as a burgeoning career as a voice actor, including taking over the role of Spider-Man in animation and in video games.

On the big screen, Bell co-starred in the horror comedy "L.A. Slasher" (2015) and in comic thriller "Bad Kids of Crestview Academy" (2017).

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Dragon Tales

Actor
Movie
2022

Drake Bell: Fuego lento

Music Performer
Show
2019

Big Trip

Voice
Oscar the Rabbit
Movie
2019

Double DareStream

Guest
Series
2018

Cover Versions

Actor
Byron
Movie
2018

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Voice
Spider-Man
Show
2017

Daily Thetha

Actor
Show
2017

Fear Factor

Contestant
Show
2017

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy

Actor
Ben
Movie
2017

A Stork's Journey

Voice
Richard
Movie
2017

American Satan

Actor
Damien
Movie
2017

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6

Voice
Show
2016

Arlo: The Burping Pig

Voice
Arlo
Movie
2016

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled

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Spider-Man
Show
2015

GrandfatheredStream

Guest Star
Kirk
Series
2015
71%

L.A. Slasher

Actor
The Slasher
Movie
2015

A Mouse Tale

Voice
Sebastian
Movie
2015

The Nutcracker Sweet

Voice
Nutcracker
Movie
2015

Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled

Voice
Spider-Man
Movie
2015

Frozen in Time

Voice
Show
2014

Frozen in Time/The Naughty List

Actor
Show
2014

Adventure Planet

Actor
Movie
2014

A Fairly Odd Summer

Actor
Timmy
Movie
2014

Under Wraps

Voice
Squid Boy
Movie
2014

Jungle Shuffle

Voice
Manu
Movie
2014

Frozen in Time

Voice
Movie
2014

Double Feature: The Naughty List and Abominable Christmas

Actor
Show
2013

Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Voice
Spider-Man
Show
2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Voice
Spider-Man
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2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Voice
Spider-Man
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2013

A Monsterous Holiday

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Andy
Show
2013

Take Part Live

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Show
2013

Marvel's Avengers Assemble

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Spider-Man
Show
2013

Splash

Contestant
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2013

The Naughty List

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Snowflake
Movie
2013

The Little Penguin: Pororo's Racing Adventure

Voice
White Tiger
Movie
2013

Frog Kingdom

Voice
Movie
2013

The Hollywood Christmas Concert

Music Performer
Show
2012

Figure It Out

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2012

Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

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Peter Parker/Spider-Man
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2012

Ultimate Spider-ManStream

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Peter Parker/Spider-Man
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2012

A Fairly Odd Christmas

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Timmy Turner
Movie
2012

Rags

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Shawn
Movie
2012

The Reef 2: High Tide

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Pi
Movie
2012

Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big WorldStream

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Series
2011

Drake Bell: Terrific

Music Performer
Show
2011

A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!

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Timmy
Movie
2011

Access Hollywood Live

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Show
2010

The Gulf Is Back

Music Performer
Show
2010

VictoriousStream

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Drake Bell
Series
2010

Birds of Paradise

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Jack
Movie
2010

Cupcake WarsStream

Contestant
Reality
2009

Teen Choice 2008

Guest
Show
2008

Miranda Cosgrove feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me (Theme from iCarly)

Music Performer
Show
2008

Miranda Cosgrove Feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me

Music Performer
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2008

Miranda Cosgrove Feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me

Music Performer
Show
2008

Superhero Movie

Actor
Rick Riker
Movie
2008

College

Actor
Kevin
Movie
2008

Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare

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Butch Hare
Movie
2008

The Nutty Professor

Voice
Harold Kelp/Jack
Movie
2008

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Actor
Drake Parker
Movie
2008

Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp

Actor
Movie
2007

Drake Bell: I Know

Music Performer
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2006

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

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Drake Parker
Movie
2006

Yours, Mine & OursStream

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Dylan
Movie
2005
6%

Drake & JoshStream

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Drake Parker
Series
2004

So Little TimeStream

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Series
2001

Perfect Game

Actor
Bobby Geiser Jr.
Movie
2000

Chasing Destiny

Actor
Walter
Movie
2000

Dragonworld II

Actor
Johnny
Movie
1999

The Jack Bull

Actor
Cage Redding
Movie
1999

The Amanda ShowStream

Actor
Series
1998

The View

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Talk
1997

Gun

Actor
Show
1997

Access HollywoodStream

Guest
News
1996

Caroline in the CityStream

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Series
1995

The Drew Carey ShowStream

Guest Star
Series
1995

The Neon Bible

Actor
David, aged 10
Movie
1995

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Guest
Talk
1993

RugratsStream

Guest Voice
Dusty
Series
1991

SeinfeldStream

Guest Star
Kenny
Series
1989
89%

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

Afterschool Special

Guest Star
Show
1972

Today

Guest
News
1952

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