“With a good melody... music gets me through everything.”
“I wake up in the morning, walk downstairs, and just bang on the piano and write about what's going on in the world around me.”
“The fans are especially amazing in Mexico. You look out your window, and there are fans that stay out there all night long.”
Drake Bell (born Jared Drake Bell on June 27, 1986 in Santa Ana, California) is an American actor and musician. Drake began acting at age 5. Drake’s early career included minor appearances on episodes of Home Improvement, Seinfeld, and in the film Jerry Maguire. Around the age of twelve, Drake began learning guitar. He received lessons from Roger Daltrey when they worked together on the film, Chasing Destiny. Drake was a featured performer on the Nickelodeon comedy and variety show, The Amanda Show, up until the show’s 2002 cancellation. In 2004, Drake was cast, along with Josh Peck, in the spin-off, Drake & Josh. Drake released his first album independently in 2005 before signing with Universal Motown in 2006. He released his second album that year and his third in 2014. While finding moderate success is the United States, Drake is more popular in Mexico. Drake voiced Peter Parker/Spider Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider Man and has appeared in the Fairy Oddparents live-action movies. He has appeared in many Direct-to-DVD movies and short films, with his most noted film role being 2005’s Yours, Mine and Ours.
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Drake Bell is known as the star of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh as well as a musician.
In 2005, Drake was involved in a car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles. He fractured his neck, suffered several facial lacerations and broke his jaw in three places. In Jan 2015, he broke his wrist by diving into the shallow end of a pool. It nearly ended his guitar-playing career. Drake has supported the non-profit Organization The Thirst Project as well as Make A Wish Foundation, Toys For Tots and Rockin’ A Cure. Drake Bell has been romantically linked to Amanda Bynes and Janet Von Schmeling. He had a long-standing feud with Justin Bieber, ending it in 2015, and was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Dec. 21, 2015.