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.