"Jared Drake Bell" more commonly known as "Drake Bell" was (born on June 27, 1986), and is an American actor, guitar player and singer/songwriter.
Bell was born in Orange County, California to Robin Dodson, a professional billiards player. He has a stepfather, Roy, and two older brothers, Robert and Travis. He attended the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California.
Bell started acting at age five and began playing the guitar at age 13. He was nominated in 2000 for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot in the Supporting Young Actor category for his role as Cage Redding in The Jack Bull. Before working on ''Drake & Josh'', Bell was known to young television audiences as a cast member on ''The Amanda Show''. He made a guest appearance as himself on Nickelodeon's ''Zoey 101'', which was created by Dan Schneider, also the creator of ''Drake & Josh'' and ''The Amanda Show''. Bell also won a blimp in the Favorite TV Actor category, for his character on ''Drake & Josh''. The show also won for Favorite TV Show at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.