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Drake Bell Biography

Drake Bell

Biography


Birth Name
Jared Drake Bell

Nickname
The Drakester

Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Trivia
  • 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. [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. [2008]
  • Is currently on a summer tour with Aly & AJ (Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka), Corbin Bleu, and Bianca Ryan. [2007]
  • Filming his new movies Superhero Movie and College due out in March and April. [2008]
  • Recording his new album. Out at the end of the year or early next year. [2009]
  • Has recently filed for bankruptcy in California for being $600,000 in debt.
  • Quotes
  • [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.



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