Drake Bell is an American actor, musician, singer, and songwriter. In the early 1990s, at the age of 5, he started his acting career with his 1st televised appearance on Home Improvement. As a child, Drake appeared in several commercials. He is best known for his roles in Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, and in a trilogy of The Fairly Odd Parents movie. Drake was the voice of Peter Parker in the animated series on Disney XD Ultimate Spider-Man.
Along with acting Drake also has a music career. He started his career during appearances on The Amanda Show in the early 2000s with a band named Drake 24/7. Drake is the co-writer of the theme song to Drake & Josh, “Found a Way.” In 2005, his debut album, Telegraph, was released under Bell’s name; it is his independent release. Further, Drake’s second album, It’s Only Time, was released the following year after signing with Universal Motown Records. The album debuted at No. 81 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 23,000 copies during its 1st week of release. As of 2012, It’s Only Time has sold 178,000 copies in the US. In 2008, his first video album, Drake Bell in Concert, was released and on the Top 100 Mexican Albums Chart, it debuted at No. 81. In 2011, Drake released an EP titled A Reminder independently. Then in 2014, he released his 3rd album, Ready Steady Go!, under the indie label Surfdog Records. The album debuted at No. 182 on the Billboard 200, selling 2,000 copies in its 1st week of release.
Drake Bell Early Life:
Drake was on 27th June 1986, in Newport Beach, California. When he was five years old, his parents divorced, and Drake skateboarded while growing up in Orange County. He regularly attended punk rock concerts and received a GED.
From a young age, Drake showed an interest in movies, and by observing his talent, his father helped him to start an acting career. Drake acted in a commercial at age five, and his first televised commercial was for ‘Whirlpool Home Appliances.’
Apart from acting, he also showed interest in guitar, and at 11, he started playing guitar. He took lessons from Roger Daltrey and became an expert guitar player.
Drake Bell Family Background:
Drake was born to Robin Dodson and Robert Bell. Further, he is the youngest of the 4 other children. Drake has three brothers, Joey, Robert, and Travis, and a sister, Kellie.
Drake Bell Education:
After completing his schooling, Drake attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and got his training in acting.
Drake Bell Physical stats:
Drake stands 5 ft 8½ in tall and weighs around 75kg. Further, he has an athletic build and a straight sexual orientation. His hair and eyes are both dark brown. Drake’s distinctive features include thin lips.
On 29th December 2005, Drake and his friend were driving from Malibu to Los Angeles when an accident happened. Drake’s passenger suffered only bruises, a broken jaw, fractured neck and vertebra, the loss of seventeeth, and deep scraping to his face. He got more than 70 facial stitches; his jaw was wired shut for 2 months, and he underwent surgery on his mouth and chin.
Drake Bell Birth Signs:
According to Drake’s birthdate, he was born under the Cancer zodiac sign and was born on Friday; he is currently 36. Further, Drake’s birth flower is a Rose, and the birth element is Water.
Cancer sign belongs to the Water element, just like Pisces and Scorpio. Further, they are ruled by the Moon. People born under this zodiac are sensitive, nurturing, compassionate, self-protective, security-seeking, offering, and loving.
Drake Bell Net Worth:
Drake is a popular actor, producer, guitarist, singer/songwriter, and television director. His estimated networth is around $1 million. He has been a child artist from the late 90s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, he has experienced controversies, including the 2014 bankruptcy filing in which he claimed around $600,000 of personal debt.
Drake Bell Relationship Status:
Since 2018, Drake has been married to Janet Von Schmeling; the couple has a son.
About his past relationship, in the late 2000s, Drake dated Melissa Lingafelt for around three-year. In August 2020, she accused him of verbal and physical abuse during their relationship, but Drake denied the allegations.
Drake Bell Career:
In 1994, Drake debuted on television and acted in an episode of Home Improvement. Later in 1996, he got the opportunity to appear in the film ‘Jerry Maguire.’ In 1998, he acted in the hit TV series Seinfeld’s episode ‘The Frogger.’
From 1999 to 2003, Drake played minor roles in films, commercials, and TV shows. He also appeared as a performer in the live-action comedy series ‘The Amanda Show.’ However, all these roles did not give him that recognition.
In 2004, Drake got a lifetime opportunity when he got a lead role in ‘The Amanda Show’ called ‘Drake & Josh.’ The show boosted his image overnight since it was named after him. In addition, his expertise in playing guitar also helped his career growth, and he found the theme song for ‘Drake & Josh.’
Drake continued to work in music; In 2005, he released his 1st album ‘Telegraph’ with 12 tracks. Except for one, all the album tracks were written by him. The album was a successful hit and ran out of print immediately after its release; in 2007, it was re-released.
In 2006, Drake signed up with ‘Universal Motown Records and released his 2nd album ‘It’s Only Time.’ The album was a more successful hit than the first one; The album reached no.81 on Billboard’s ‘Top 200’ list. His 2nd album performed better in Mexico compared to the USA and reached no. 4th place in ‘Mexico Top 100’.
In 2008, Drake’s live album Drake Bell in Concert was released, and the video did not do well in the US, although it reached no. 81st in the ‘Top 100 Mexican Album Charts’. In 2012, he was featured as Shawn in Nickelodeon’s TV film ‘Rags.’ In 2013, Drake’s 3rd studio album was released, but it performed on average. Further, he starred in an animated film ‘A Mouse Tale,’ released in 2015, directly on DVD.
His popularity in Mexico continued to grow, and in 2016 Drake did a concert tour from 5th February 2016 to 7th February 2016 in Mexico. The tour was a huge success, and as the online ticket sale started, all the tickets were sold within minutes.
The Ready Steady Go! Tour started in 2015 and continued in 2016. Drake toured high schools in the US, a part of the High School Nation Tour, which started on 28th March to 29th April 2016. Further, in 2017, he was cast in the film Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, a sequel to the 2012 film Bad Kids Go to Hell. On 30th June 2017, Drake released an EP titled Honest.
Awards & Achievements:
In 2000, Drake was nominated for his performance in the TV film The Jack Bull under the Young Artist Award. Further, at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, he won 3 ‘Blimp Awards’ in the Favourite TV Actor category in line. Drake’s debut album, Telegraph’s one track, was performed in an episode of the TV series ‘Zoey 101’.
Since 2009, Drake has supported the Thirst Project, a non-profit organization that focuses on the issue of the clean water crisis by creating awareness through education. His contributions include public appeals and concerts to fundraising. In addition, he has also made contributions to other organizations, including Toys for Tots. On 18th April 2015, Drake performed in support of the charity Rockin A Cure for cystic fibrosis at the Strawberry Bowl.
Driving under the influence
On 21st December 2015, Drake was arrested, in Glendale, California, for driving under the influence. He was subsequently released on a $20,000 bond and pleaded not guilty, but later in September 2016, Drake pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 days in jail and 4 years probation; in addition, he was supposed to attend an alcohol education program. Before 2010, he was charged with driving under the influence about an incident in 2009 in San Diego.
Sexual assault accusation
On 4th June 2021, Drake was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, and the charges were attempted endangering children and disseminating matters harmful to juveniles. In the case, a 15-year-old victim had a relationship with Drake several years prior but came to the concert in December 2017. Further, the Police also discovered that he had sent the victim inappropriate social media messages for months. At that time, he was 31, and he pleaded not guilty. Later Drake was freed on a $2,500 personal bond and was ordered to provide a DNA sample. On 23rd June, he pleaded guilty, and on 12th July 2021, Drake’s accuser (then 19) made a public appearance. She stated about sexually assaulting her and the endangerment charges. Drake was sentenced to 2 years of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Several months later, He posted the incident on TikTok and said he had no prior knowledge of the girl’s real age during their conversations; he also added that the girl had henceforth stalked him from 1 concert to another.
Drake Bell Social Appearance:
Drake has a massive fan following; he has an active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile with around 8.2M, 4.4M, and 4M followers, respectively. Further on his YouTube, he has around 840k subscribers. He regularly posts to keep his fan updated, and mainly his posts consist of his latest professional project.
Drake Bell is a popular name among other artists in the music industry. His fans are always waiting to see his new project highlights. Our best wishes are always with him.