Drake Bell is a popular American actor and musician. Drake Bell began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first television appearance on Home Improvement.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Drake Bell was born on June 27, 1986, in the city of Newport Beach, California, United States. His age is 36 years as of 2023 and his full name is Jared Drake Bell.
Similarly, he is American by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, his zodiac sign is Cancer which belongs to the element of Water, according to astrologers.
He was born to Robert Bell (father) and a housewife Robin Dodson (mother). Likewise, his siblings’ names are Kellie Bell, Travis Bell, Joey Bell, and Robert Bell.
In terms of his educational background, he has done his schooling at Orange County School of the Arts in California. However, his additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web. Later, he might have skipped college as he started to pursue his professional career at an early age.
Career and Professional Life
Moving on to his career, he made his acting debut as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first television appearance on Home Improvement. He then appeared in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Similarly, he had a small role in the Seinfeld episode “The Frogger” in 1998.
In 1999, he appeared in a commercial for Pokemon Red and Blue. Likewise, he appeared in several commercials as a child. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2000 for his performance as Cage Redding in the made-for-TV film The Jack Bull.
He was also cast as Drake Parker on the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh in 2003, alongside Amanda Show co-star Josh Peck. In 2005, he appeared in a video for Hawk Nelson’s song “Bring ‘Em Out,” which was featured in the film Yours, Mine and Ours.
Besides that, as a musician, he released his first debut album Telegraph on August 23, 2005. Furthermore, he signed with Universal Motown in 2006. Later, his second album It’s Only Time was released on December 5, 2006. In August 2008, he co-starred in the movie Comedy College, which was shot on location in New Orleans.
Following that, his songs “Unbelievable” and “Modern Times,” which were featured in a Twalkin commercial, were released exclusively on Myspace in 2009. In 2010, he appeared as Drake Parker in an episode called “iBloop” and as a guest star in I Owe My Life To Corbin Bleu.
More about his career
On April 22, 2014, he released his third studio album, Ready Steady Go. In addition, he starred with co-star Miranda Cosgrove in the animated film A Mouse Tale, which was released on February 10, 2015.
Later, he began a concert tour in Mexico on February 5, 2016, and ended on February 7, 2016. Also, in 2017, he starred in the film Bad Kids of Crestview Academy.
Moreover, in August 2000, his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt accused him of verbal and physical abuse during their three-year relationship but he denied the allegations. Also, in July 2021 he revealed that he has been married since 2018 and has a son.
Aside from his earnings from acting, he is also associated with endorsing brands such as Whirlpool, Barmicil, JC Penney, Gushers Fruit Snacks, Pokemon Red and Blue, HTC smartphones, and many more.
Moreover, he appeared in several commercials which have contributed to his net worth. Furthermore, we may see him associated with some more brands and supporting their products in the coming days.
Awards and Nomination
Drake was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won ASCAP Award, six Blimp Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, Festival Award, Teen Choice Award, and many more. Similarly, he was nominated for Bravo Otto Germany, two Young Artist Awards, and many more.
However, his best form has yet to be acknowledged by his audience and he still has much more to do. Furthermore, we believe that his talent will earn him several awards in the future.
Drake Bell – Net Worth 2023
Drake has an estimated net worth of around $600k and his annual salary is $40k. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his acting profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.
He has also worked very hard since childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.
Drake married Janet Von Schmeling on 2018. Janet is also an actress by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other.
They have one son named Jeremy Drake Bell. Recently, they got separated on September 2022. However, in the past, he was in a relationship with Melissa Lingafelt.
Drake was arrested on December 21, 2015, at 2:45 a.m. in Glendale, California, after police officers observed him driving above the speed limit. He was later released on a $20,000 bond after pleading not guilty.
Furthermore, he was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 4, 2021, on charges of attempted endangering children. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $2,500 personal bond after providing a DNA sample. He also agreed not to contact the accuser in the case.
Later, on July 12, 2021, his accuser, who was 19 at the time, made a public appearance and issued a statement accusing him of sexually assaulting her while she was underage, in addition to the endangerment charges. Drake received a two-year probation sentence and 200 hours of community service.
Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 74kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 38-30-37 inches and has beautiful brown eyes and black hair.
Also, his suitable dress size is 7 and his shoe size is 9(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.
Drake Bell – Social Media
Drake is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photo shoots with his friends.
He has 4M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @drakebell. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @DrakeBell with 4.3M followers. His Facebook account is @drakebell and he has 8.3M followers.