Drake Bell gained fame as a teen in a pair of Nickelodeon TV series and has continued to act in a variety of projects while pursuing his love of music. Born in California in 1986, he started acting at the age of 5, appearing in commercials before winning small roles on TV shows and in movies. He was a featured performer on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002. After its sudden cancellation, Bell and co-star Josh Peck were chosen to lead the spinoff Drake & Josh. He played Drake Parker on the show for four seasons and in a pair of TV movies. Bell released his debut album, Telegraph, in 2005. It was followed a year later by It's Only Time. The rockabilly-heavy Ready, Steady, Go! was released in 2014.
Selected filmography: The Amanda Show (1999-2002), Drake & Josh (2004-2007), A Fairly Odd Summer (2014)
Related stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jamie Lynn Spears, Amanda Bynes
Further reading: Drake Bell Talks Battling Beliebers, Drake Bell Shares Devastating Wrist Injury, Drake Bell Files for Bankruptcy