|Born:||June 27, 1986|
Occasional television director
|Years Active:||1991 - Present|
Jared Drake Bell (also known as Drake Campana) is an American actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, record producer, and occasional television director.
After beginning his career as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he appeared on The Amanda Show and became well-known among young audiences for his role in the series Drake & Josh, where he played Drake Parker.
In addition to acting, Drake has a growing career as a musician, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled "I Found a Way". In 2005, he independently released his debut album, Telegraph. His second album, It's Only Time, was released in 2006 after signing with Universal Motown Records and debuted at #81 on the Billboard 200, selling over 7,500 copies its first week of release. Bell released an EP in 2011 called A Reminder. He has an upcoming album in 2013 and will be his first album released under the record label Surfdog Records.
Drake is one of Nickelodeon's most popular stars ever and has won nine Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. He has also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Actor. He appeared in A Fairly Odd Christmas on Nickelodeon. Bell is also the voice of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Bell appeared on ABC's new reality TV series Splash.
After Drake & Josh's Conclusion in 2007 his on-screen sister Miranda Cosgrove got casted as the lead in iCarly, Cosgrove and Bell sang the iCarly theme song "Leave It All To Me"
In 2007, Bell bought a $2,050,000 house in Los Feliz.
He has supported the non-profit organization, The Thirst Project, since 2009. The Thirst Project is an organization that addresses the issue of the clean water crisis by raising awareness through education. His contributions include public appeals and concerts to raise funds. In 2010, the organization gave him the Pioneering Spirit Award, the highest honor that The Thirst Project has.
On May 28, 2012, he was seen in the movie Rags as Shawn, the fairy godfather for Charlie Prince.
Bell also provided the voice of Young Eraqus in Kingdom Hearts III.
On June 2021, Bell revealed that he has been married since 2018 and has a son.
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- Drake Bell and Miranda Cosgrove previously worked together in the movie Yours, Mine & Ours.
- In June 2017 he tweeted of having cut ties with former co-star Josh Peck due to not being on the guest list of his wedding. The two have since reconciled their friendship, however, with Drake even appearing in some of Josh's vlogs on his YouTube channel.
- Drake has made appearances in iCarly, Victorious and Zoey 101.
- He helped write the song Finally Falling from Victorious.
- On June 4, 2021, Drake was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, on charges relating to "attempted endangerment [of] children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles" following an incident with a 15-year-old girl in Cleveland, Ohio in 2017.
- On June 23, he plead guilty.
- On July 12, 2021, he was sentenced to two years probation.