Drake Bell is an American actor, comedian voice actor, songwriter, and musician, best known for his role in the hit sitcom Nickelodeon, Drake & Josh. Bell won nine Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards for this program. He co-wrote and performed the theme song for the Drake & Josh Show Found a Way.
Bell first made a national reputation as a child star in another Nickelodeon sketch comedy, The Amanda Show, which ran from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Drake Bell was a judge at the Miss Teen USA 2006.
After going bankrupt a few years ago, Bell turned to his music to try to change his fortunes and relaunch his career. He has been busy promoting himself on radio stations across the country, organizing meetings with Drake & Josh fans, and promoting the Drake Bell Entertainment YouTube channel.
Born Jared Drake Bell on June 27, 1986, in Santa Ana, California, from Robin and Joe Bell, Drake is of English and Scandinavian origin. His mother Robin Dodson was a professional pool player. He has three older brothers, Joey, Rob and Travis, and one older sister, Kellie. His parents divorced and in 1995 and his mother remarried her current husband Roy. This added a number of half-brothers and half-sisters on his mother’s and father’s side. He attended the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana.
Drake Bell first appeared on television in a small advertising screen for Whirlpool Appliances when he was only 5 years old. He has also done commercials for Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers and Fruit Gushers. He made his debut in a 1994 episode of Home Improvement. Since then, he has proven himself in the twin fields of acting and pop recording.
Bell has its own Drake Bell group, originally called Drake 24/7. He also owns a record label, Backhouse Records and is the face of The Thirst Project – a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that helps raise awareness and educate people about the drinking water crisis.
Drake Bell’s career has not been very promising, as he has had his share of bad luck. In the declining moments of 2005, the actor was involved in a car accident that left him with a broken jaw, fractured vertebrae, broken teeth and severe lacerations to his face. Worse still, he lost his ability to play the guitar due to an extreme wrist injury.
Drake Bell’s Net Worth, Height
Despite his career in television and film, as well as three music albums, Bell went bankrupt in 2014. He filed legal documents claiming to have a debt of nearly $600,000. His earnings could not cover his expenses and his $1.5 million mortgages either.
His annual earnings had dropped from $408,000 in 2012 to a meager $14,000 in 2013! He also indicated that his monthly income was only $2,800, well below his monthly expenses of $18,771. He no longer lives in his house because it was put up for sale by the bank.
Drake Bell is 5 feet 9 inches high. His hair and eyes are dark browns.
With a Hollywood career spanning more than two decades, Drake Bell has certainly had his fair share of relationships with celebrities. His first relationship was with Amanda Bynes, his co-star on The Amanda Show.
He also dated Canadian singer Fefe Dobson, American actress Quinn Paul, Torrey DeVitto and YouTube sensation Stevie Ryan. Bell was devastated by the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend Stevie Ryan in 2017. According to the Los Angeles coroner’s office, Ryan, 33, committed suicide. Bell has also been in a relationship with the model Melissa Lingafelt, Isreali socialite Hofit Golan, Tess Taylor and Paydin LoPachin.
Right now, Drake Bell is dating model and actress Janet Von. The two had met through a mutual friend and they “clicked” instantly.
Is Drake Gay?
Based on his previous relationships, Drake Bell’s sexual orientation is right. However, Bell was criticized after he made a transphobic tweet in reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s public debut in 2015. After the backlash, the former Nickelodeon star quickly erased the tweet by claiming that it had been misinterpreted.
Married? – Wife
Currently, the star of “Drake and Josh” is not married. Even though he had a long list of famous girlfriends, he hasn’t tied the knot yet. He has never been closer to getting married than with the American actress Paydin Lopachin. Their relationship lasted five years and they got engaged. However, they never made it to the altar.