Drake Parker Biography
The person who gave life to the character Drake Parker, Drake Bell, is an American actor, singer, song writer, musician, comedian, television personality, record producer, voice actor and occasional television director. He was born on June 27, in the year 1986. He shot to fame as he portrayed the character of Drake Parker on the series Drake & Josh. The role made him famous among the young audience. He started his acting career with an appearance on Home Improvement in early 1990s. Besides acting, he released his debut album Telegraph in 2005 followed by another album It’s Only Time, a year later. Recently, he released his third album Ready, Steady, Go! in 2014.
He was born in Santa Ana, California, United States as Jared Drake Bell but is better known by his professional name Drake Bell. His mother Robin Dodson was a professional billiard’s player and his father was Joe Bell. He has four siblings, three older brothers Travis, Robert and Joey and an older sister Kellie. He is an American by nationality but his religion is not known. He attended Orange County High School of the Arts.
At the start of his career he got a chance to appear in an episode of Home Improvement in 1994. Then he appeared in the movie Jerry Maguire in 1996. He was also featured in a commercial and for his role as Cage Redding in the made-for -television film The Jack Bull, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award. He was then seen in as a featured performer on The Amanda Show. He got his breakthrough role in 2004 when he was cast as Drake Parker on the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh. He won the Favorite TV Actor at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Then, he starred alongside his Drake & Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove in Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005. The same year, on September 27, 2005 he came up with his first studio album Telegraph which was released independently. His songs from the album have been featured on Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and Yours, Mine and Ours. His second album It’s Only Time was released on December 5, 2006. He recorded the theme song Superhero! Song for the comedy movie Superhero Movie where he had the starring role. He starred in the live- action TV-movie A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! as Timmy Turner. He reprised his role for its sequel A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012. He released his EP, A Reminder, on June 28, 2011. He voiced Spider-Man in the animated TV series Ultimate Spider-Man, which was an adaptation of the comic of the same name. He reprised his role for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. He participated in the first season of the ABC reality TV series Splash in 2013. He also owns a record label, Blackhouse Records.
Talking about his personal life, his best friend is his Drake & Josh co-star Josh Peck and is good friends with another co-star Miranda Cosgrove. He dated several actresses before. His rumored girlfriends make a long list. He got engaged to Paydin LoPachin on February 14, 2011 and had been dating since August 2010.
Despite his work and income, he filed for bankruptcy protection in the early 2014 and claims that he is in debt of around $600,000. So his net worth is in negative terms. Drake has a charming face and a good height of 5 feet and 8 and a half inch. The young actor is the heartthrob of many young girls all around the world. He has official Facebook and Twitter accounts where he keeps posting about the recent events and happenings and also interacts with his numerous fans and followers. His bio is available in Wikipedia.