Date of Birth
27 December 1986, Santa Ana, California, USA
Jared Drake Bell
5' 8Â½" (1.74 m)
Played John Cusack's son in The Jack Bull (1999). In High Fidelity (2000), in which John Cusack starred as Rob Gordon, Drake played 14-year-old Rob in a flashback scene.
Has his own band: Drake Bell, originally called Drake 24/7.
His car is a '61 Ford Galaxie (he crashed his '66 Mustang).
Favorite cartoon is Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000).
Attended the immensely prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts.
His mother, Robin Dodson, is a professional billiards player.
Has a kitten named Natasha, given to him by his Drake and Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove.
His favorite role model is John Lennon.
Has three older brothers, Joey, Rob and Travis. Also has an older sister, Kellie.
Best friends with Drake & Josh (2004) costar, Josh Peck. They've known each other since 1999 when they were in The Amanda Show (1999) together.
He was seriously injured in Santa Monica, California in an automobile accident on December 31, 2005.
Had private guitar lessons from The Who's Roger Daltrey during filming of Chasing Destiny (2001).
Was featured in commercials and on packaging of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers in 2005. Fans had the chance to win to go see Drake perform live.
Has his own record label, Backhouse Records.
His first television appearance was in a Whirlpool commercial when he was around 5 years old.
His favorite TV show is Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000).
Was a judge at the 2006 Miss Teen USA pageant.
Has appeared in commercials for Fruit Gushers Galactic Pieces and Pokemon Red & Blue Cable.
Originally signed with Nine Yards Records, Bell signed with Universal Records in the summer of 2006.
Plays brother to Miranda Cosgrove in both Drake & Josh (2004) and Yours, Mine & Ours (2005).
Cousin of major league pitcher Heath Bell of the San Diego Padres.
Very close with his Drake and Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove.
Finished up filming of Drake & Josh, which will continue to premiere the final episodes through July 2007. 
Recovering at his home after being in a near-fatal car crash that left him with a fractured neck, a broken jaw, and lacerations to his face that needed 70 stitches. He may even have to have his jaw wired shut for six weeks. [February 2006]
Cutting down on his acting career in order to move towards his music. Drake wants to spend more time touring and having concerts in order to boost his musical status. [June 2007]
Doing various random concerts around the US and working on his third album due out in the Spring. 
Is currently on a summer tour with Aly & AJ (Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka), Corbin Bleu, and Bianca Ryan. 
Filming his new movies Superhero Movie and College due out in March and April. 
Recording his new album. Out at the end of the year or early next year. 
Has recently filed for bankruptcy in California for being $600,000 in debt.
[Explaining how he became an actor, 2005]: "I was five, and my dad kind of said, 'Hey, you wanna be an actor?' and I said, 'Sure,' that kind of thing, you know? I was kind of put into it by my dad but, you know, good. I really love it, and I still do it."
I love the instant gratification of playing live...the energy. And rock star parties are better than actor parties.