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This is the cast of characters from the {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} series ''Series/{{Drake and Josh}}''.

!Main Characters
[[folder:Drake Parker]]
->Portrayed by: Creator/DrakeBell

Big brother to Megan and stepbrother to Josh. Drake is an expert musician and a ladies' man, but he fails academically and is pretty lazy outside doing his hobbies.
* AloofBigBrother: Towards Megan.
* AskAStupidQuestion
-->'''Drake:''' Wait, there's a NEW Jersey?
-->'''Josh:''' Yeah, they just opened it.
* BadLuckCharm: A ''human'' example...for Josh, as seen in ''Josh Is Done'' where Josh stops hanging around with Drake. Without Drake around, Josh has so much more luck in life at the cost of making Drake's life ''far'' more miserable than his.
* BeautyIsBad: PlayedWith. He may be good looking, but he's very self-centered, lazy, and jerkish.
* BigBrotherBully: Is only a couple months older than Josh, but often manipulates and acts insensitive towards him. Though even THAT'S quite tame compared to what [[EnfantTerrible Megan]] puts them through.
* BookDumb: He doesn't do too well in school, mostly because he doesn't care.
* BrainlessBeauty: Sometimes.
-->'''Drake:''' It says here they're only available in South A-mar-ee-ka.
-->'''Josh''': South ''America''!
* BrilliantButLazy: Maybe.
-->'''Josh:''' You really think we can ride the Demonator and be back before Mom and Dad get home?
-->'''Drake:''' Okay, let's think this through, alright? It's been 17 minutes since we were at the sign that said "Two Hours From This Point." You'd figure 1 hour and 43 minutes for the line, six minutes to ride the Demonator, 13 minutes to find the car, and 20 minutes to drive home. That puts us at the front door at exactly 10:58, so that's two minutes before Mom and Dad said they'd be home.
-->'''Josh:''' [[{{Beat}} (beat)]] Okay, like if you could figure all that out, why're you failing math?
-->'''Drake:''' Because this is important.
* ButtMonkey: Not nearly as much as [[TheChewToy Josh]], but he has his Butt Monkey moments too: his little sister is terrible, his teacher hates him for no reason, and has been through other crap as well.
* ChickMagnet: Has '''ZERO''' problems with picking up girls.
* CommitmentIssues: Drake goes through a different GirlOfTheWeek every episode (sometimes he'll go through multiple girls in the same episode). He's been shown to be afraid of being steady for too long and will often get bored with his current girlfriend very quickly (possibly the only exception is Carly, the record store worker, and even she [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappears eventually]]).
* ConsummateLiar: He constantly lies to his mother.
* CoolKidAndLoserFriendship: The cool to Josh's loser
* DeadpanSnarker: Less so than Josh, but still has his moments.
* DisappearedDad: It's never revealed who his and Megan's biological father is--all we can gather is that Audrey was apparently raising him and Megan as a single parent before marrying Josh's dad, Walter.
* DumbassTeenageSon: Very much so.
* {{Expy}}:
** Of Oscar Madison from ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', due to them acting as the easy-going slob to the neurotic neat freak (Josh for Drake, Felix for Oscar) of the pair.
** Of Tony Curtis' character Joe from ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', for acting as the HandsomeLech sleaze-bag to the bumbling, but well-meaning character (Jack Lemmon's Jerry for Joe, Josh for Drake).
* {{Flanderization}}: His stupidity. He just got dumber and dumber as the show progressed.
* FatAndSkinny: At first the Skinny to Josh, then Josh Peck lost a lot of weight by the end of the series, especially in ''Merry Christmas Drake and Josh''.
* FlungClothing: By Josh in the Christmas movie.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Josh's Responsible.
* HandsomeLech: He's very flirty.
* HiddenDepths: In one episode, he mentions his favorite book is ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
* TheHedonist: A large part of his character is that he'd rather do something fun or pleasurable as opposed to the responsible or sensible thing.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Josh.
* InsaneTrollLogic: One of Drake's most definitive traits.
* {{Jerkass}}: He takes advantage of Josh for his own selfish desires.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On many occasions, Drake has shown that he cares about the people surrounding him, especially Josh.
* KarmaHoudini: Nowhere near as often as Megan, but he does get away with his selfishness sometimes. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Dune Buggy''.
* KidAnova: He's very good with the ladies.
* LadykillerInLove: He gets a case of this in "Who's Got Game?". [[spoiler: [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Unfortunately,]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse even SHE]] [[StatusQuoIsGod doesn't seem to last.]] ]]
* LethallyStupid: He sometimes inadvertently causes troubles and physical pain to Josh due to his carelessness. Lampshaded in "Josh Runs Into Oprah".
* ManipulativeBastard: Often, towards Josh.
* MrFanservice: Why else would we see [[http://www.foroswebgratis.com/imagenes_foros/2/2/6/0/2/830114merry-xmas-josh-drake01.jpg this]] in the Christmas movie?
* TheMillstone: "Josh Is Done" showed that Drake is really this in regards to Josh. Without having to worry about Drake's selfishness, Josh would be able to enjoy a very good life. Conversely, without Josh, Drake would fall apart. So really, Drake needs Josh more than Josh needs Drake.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In "Girl Power," he almost dumped Lucy because he didn't want to date a girl that was stronger than he was. He only decides against dumping her when he decides that she's not at all tougher than he is, and when he tells Lucy this, Lucy challenges him to a wrestling match at his house.
* ReallyGetsAround: Nearly every episode, he's seen with a new girl to his side, and ''they do always find him attractive.'' None of them last for long, though, even if they have a lot in common.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: In a male version of this trope, he most certainly did not want to be stripped naked in the Christmas movie but couldn't escape.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In "Vicious Tiberius", the neighbors called pest control after he and Josh screamed because of Mrs. Hayfer's evil dog, and they thought a pest was frightening two little girls.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Josh's Sensitive Guy.
* ShirtlessScene: Notably in the Christmas movie.
* TookALevelInDumbass: At the start of the series, he was a teenager who admittedly wasn't too bright, but wasn't too dumb either. Eventually, it got to the point where he couldn't pronounce the word 'America'. [[WhatAnIdiot As in, the country he lived in]].
%%* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: And HOW!
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Josh.

[[folder:Josh Nichols]]
->Portrayed by: Creator/JoshPeck

Stepbrother to Drake and Megan. Josh is a very good student and a total geek, but his naive attitude in social regards and how nearly everyone seems to hate his guts (for whatever reason) drag him down many, many times.
* {{Acrofatic}}: He pulls off a couple of impressive flips in his and Drake's "Blue's Brothers" routine during the talent show.
* {{Adorkable}}: Very awkward compared to Drake. He becomes cute and charming in later seasons, but never loses his geeky nature.
* AfraidOfDoctors: He says the exact words in "Paging Dr. Drake" when asked why he neglected to tell his parents about his swollen foot.
-->'''Walter:''' Why didn't you tell us?!
-->'''Josh:''' Because...I'm afraid of hospitals!
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Mindy, his academic rival. Josh always loses to Mindy at the Science Fair, a fact that she loves to remind him.
* BadLiar: As shown in ''Dune Buggy'', Josh has difficulty hiding the truth when Drake convinces him to lie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[ManipulativeBastard Drake]] has learned this ''dozens'' of times.
* ButtMonkey: He gets taken advantage of by Drake quite a lot and is the butt of many jokes, and on some occasions Megan or Helen will say that he has a huge head - when in actuality there's nothing wrong with his head at all. Also, his boss Helen hates him for no reason. In one episode, he's literally assaulted in the streets several times. He has been arrested several times, in fact. If he were to stop hanging around with Drake, the universe would practically smile his way all the time.
* CharacterDevelopment: Initially, he was a weird and awkward fat kid. As the show progressed and his career took off, his character became much more down-to-earth.
* ChickMagnet: In "Who's Got Game?" thanks to Audrey's advice. [[AbortedArc Not that it's ever mentioned again...]]
* CoolKidAndLoserFriendship: The loser to Drake's cool, but the cool to Eric's and Craig's loser.
* CoolLoser: Especially towards the end of the series, when he loses weight and becomes better looking. Even when he's more attractive and charismatic, he's still treated like a loser by the rest of the cast.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially towards Drake, but will snark at other people too.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Even Josh finds his father's weather pun completely terrible as shown in "The Storm".
* {{Expy}}: Of Felix Ungar from ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', due to them acting as the neurotic neat freak to the easy-going slob (Drake for Josh, Oscar for Felix) of the pair. He also has a very similar personality to Ross Geller from Series/Friends as well as Cody Martin from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of Oprah! And [[CaptainErsatz Henry Doheney.]]
* FatComicRelief: He notably becomes more of the straight man after losing a significant amount of weight.
* FatAndSkinny: At first the Fat to Drake's Skinny, then Josh Peck lost a lot of weight by the end of the series, especially in ''Merry Christmas Drake and Josh''.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to Drake's Foolish.
* FormerlyFat: Josh has noticeably lost weight by the third season and became slightly skinnier by the fourth season.
* {{Geek}}: As a stereotypical 'nerd' of the school.
* GenerationXerox: Walter is an awkward and usually clumsy man, clearly inherited by his son Josh.
* HeavySleeper: Josh claims he's not a heavy sleeper, but a video shows he really is. Megan and her friend take advantage of this and host a web show featuring them "Doing Stuff To Josh While He Sleeps".
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Drake.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Watches ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow.''
* JerkassBall: Grabs it in "Megan's New Teacher". While acting as a student-teacher for Megan's 5th grade class, Josh forces the kids to learn from a ''college-level'' textbook and refuses to ease up on them once it's clear that the material is too difficult for them to grasp.
* LargeHam: On many occasions.
-->'''Josh:''' I may have tripped, but this does not diminish the impact of my exit!
* MissingMom: It's never revealed who Josh's biological mother is--all we can gather is that Walter was apparently raising Josh as a single parent before marrying Drake and Megan's mom, Audrey.
* MoralityPet: Josh turns out to be the only person who knows how to calm Crazy Steve down on a Monday.
* NerdsAreSexy: There are plenty of fangirls who feel this way about Josh.
* NiceGuy: He's more sensible than Drake and usually has a good moral-compass.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Particularly at his job.
* NoIndoorVoice: See VerbalTic.
* NoRespectGuy: Neither Drake nor Megan give him any sort of respect.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He may be the most responsible, but he isn't above doing crazy and immature stuff along with Drake.
* OfficialCouple: With Mindy.
* OnlySaneMan: Downplayed due to his clumsy and LargeHam moments, but he's the most reasonable character compared to [[DumbassTeenageSon Drake]] and [[BrattyHalfPint Megan]].
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Both him and Drake, when they were stranded in Mrs. Hayfer's bathroom by her Rottweiler.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Drake's Manly Man.
* TemporarilyAVillain: In ''Megan's New Teacher''.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Unlike Drake, Josh actually managed to [[spoiler:settle with a healthy relationship with Mindy, unlike Drake's constant switching on girls]].
* VerbalTic: Repeating things for emphasis. EMPHASIS!
* WardrobeMalfunction: His pants zipper has a hard time staying up.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A mundane take on this trope in "Megan's New Teacher." He assigns a 5th grade classroom work that's geared toward college level students, because he genuinely believed that the challenge would've been good for them had they applied themselves.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: In ''Pilot'', Josh wears a woman's dress as "Miss Nancy" in order to give sound advice in a school paper column.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Drake.

[[folder:Megan Parker]]
->Portrayed by: Creator/MirandaCosgrove

Younger sister to both Drake and Josh, and a mastermind of evil schemes who tortures her older brothers, and even her parents from time to time, whenever she gets a chance.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Taken UpToEleven. She's not just annoying, she's ''evil!''
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Megan is shown to genuinely care about Drake and Josh, a feeling that, for all the misery she causes them, is fully reciprocated. They were (rightly) pissed off when they found out that Megan's first boyfriend was cheating on her and resolved to get back at him for it.
* BadassAdorable: She is very strong for her size, and she's portrayed by a preteen Creator/MirandaCosgrove, so of course she's pretty darn adorable. [[EnfantTerrible On the outside, anyway.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Her swimsuit in "Go Hollywood".
* BigBad: She's often the main source of conflict for Drake and Josh.
* BigSisterBully: Inverted, because she's younger than Drake and Josh. She also is often able to make it look like they are bullying her by being a BitchInSheepsClothing that her parents don't see past.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Lampshaded all. The. Time.
* BrainyBrunette: Her schemes are pretty darn genius, and she's pretty tech savvy, too.
* BrightIsNotGood: She tends to dress in bright, pastel colors, and her room is full of brightly colored and girly decorations, but she's rather [[EnfantTerrible twisted and demented.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: She prides herself on being evil.
--> '''Drake:''' You are an evil, evil little girl!
--> '''Megan:''' Hey, look who's catching on!
* CheshireCatGrin: It's the only kind of smile she ever does, really.
--> '''Drake:''' I like that smile. It's a smile full of evil.
--> '''Megan:''' Is there any other reason to smile?
* CreepyChild: Her behavior sometimes borders on [[ComedicSociopathy sociopathic.]] Plus, some of the things she says to Drake and Josh are really creepy!
-->'''Megan:''' You know what, Josh? I have dreams. And sometimes in those dreams, ''things'' happen to you.
* DeadpanSnarker: She's as snarky as she is evil.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Sometimes, especially to her parents.
-->'''Megan:''' Look, Mommy, I knitted you a sweater!
-->'''Megan:''' [[CrocodileTears (fake crying)]] Mommy, they knocked my poster down!
-->'''Megan:''' [[HypocriticalHumor Why do people have to be bad?]]
* DevilInPlainSight: It's amazing really how oblivious her parents are to her evilness.
* DisappearedDad: As mentioned in Drake's bio, it's never revealed who her and Drake's biological father is--all we can gather is that Audrey was raising her kids as a single parent before marrying Josh's dad, Walter.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Especially in later seasons, when her hair gets darker. And she certainly is eerie.
* EnfantTerrible: She is an evil, conniving brat (to almost kid supervillain levels) to the titular characters, but acts sweet and adorable to everyone else.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** When Drake & Josh were arrested for stealing Grill/MP3 hybrids endorsed by Gary Coleman (They had merely been selling them, and had no idea the grills were stolen), they each got a phone call. When Drake made his call, he phoned home & told Megan he was in jail, who laughed it off as a prank, but when Josh phoned seconds later, there was a noticable look of concern on her face when she realized that they really were in jail, and helped the FBI arrest the real thieves.
** The time when Mindy framed Drake for putting their teacher's car in her classroom. Drake was likely going to lose until Megan decided to help. She even said she couldn't stand to see him sad, scared and upset like he was unless [[HypocriticalHeartwarming she caused it.]]
** In "Josh Runs into Oprah," she bakes Josh a birthday cake, which Josh believes is poisoned. Megan sincerely counters that she wouldn't give him something that would make him sick on his birthday. She didn't say it wouldn't explode.
** She disapproves of eating orangutans.
* EvilGenius: She even has a hidden high-tech lair in her bedroom disguised as girly toys and pictures. Seriously.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Creator/HayleyMills' mischievous prankster character Mary Clancy from ''Film/TheTroubleWithAngels''.
* {{Flanderization}}: She went from just a typical mischievous younger sister occasionally pulling harmless pranks on her brothers, to a totally sadistic demon child who believes she was put on Earth to make their lives miserable. Her "pranks" also went from just simple antics like [[BucketBoobyTrap putting a bucket of water over an open door]] to [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys having a full arsenal of high-tech gadgets and weapons that would make any CIA operative jealous]]. She also seemed to be willing to go to further extents to cause them misery; in one episode, the writers imply she was willing to put a whole crowd of people in danger of kidney failure, just so she could beat Drake and Josh in a salsa contest.
* ForTheEvulz: She certainly doesn't let the lack of a proper motive get in the way of her fun.
* GirlyBruiser: She's very strong for her age, but is still very girly.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: She harasses her brothers endlessly, but objects to anyone else doing it.
* InsufferableGenius: All those threats she gives can be carried out...seriously.
* InvincibleVillain: Drake and Josh almost never get the upper hand on her.
* {{Jerkass}}: She is a massive jerkass, but she always [[KarmaHoudini gets away with it]], because she tends to pull {{Wounded Gazelle Gambit}}s.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On VERY rare occasions, but deeply she truly loves her siblings.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Most of the time, she'll only help Drake and Josh, because she feels [[HypocriticalHeartwarming she should be]] [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the only one tormenting them.]]
* KarmaHoudini: One of the most blatant in television. In fact, the one time she gets punished by her parents, it's not even her fault and she ends up getting revenge anyway.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: When Drake and Josh start working at the movie theater, she blackmails Drake into letting her and her friends see a PG-13 horror film called ''Monsters from the Drain''. She winds up traumatized and scared of drains, much to the brothers' amusement.
* LittleMissBadass: She is stronger than both of her brothers, flipping them easily in one episode.
%%* LittleMissConArtist
* LittleMissSnarker: Easily the snarkiest of them all (after Josh, of course).
* ManipulativeBitch:
** In one episode, to get revenge on her brothers for killing her hamster, she [[spoiler: [[ParanoiaGambit makes them think she's going to do something horrible to them and watches them as their fear of her revenge eats them alive.]] ]]
** When Josh is picked to go to work as an assistant weatherman to his dad for the day instead of Megan, Megan psyches him out by reminding him of how many people are going to be watching him in order to make him nervous so that his nervous twitch would be projected on television.
%%* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* OnlySaneWoman: Surprisingly. She often uses this to scheme against her brothers.
* PetTheDog: A few times.
** The Gary Grill: Got her brothers out of jail.
** Honor Council: Helped Drake win against Mindy in the school's court.
** Mindy's Back: Gives Josh a little advice when he's upset about Mindy.
** Megan's First Kiss: The ending. Just see for yourself.
** Drake & Josh Go to Hollywood: Megan is basically a hero in this one, as she saves her brothers from some criminals (and apparently, death because the criminals planned to kill them once they got away).
* PhraseCatcher: "Megan!"
* ThePrankster: She pranks Drake and Josh all. The. Time.
* PrinceOfPranksters: Megan pulls pranks on her brothers every other week and {{Flanderization}} has turned them from harmless whoopee cushion style antics to freakily sociopathic pranks (she puts explosives in their room in one episode).
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the family.
* TookALevelInJerkass: The early seasons had her just pull more harmless pranks on Drake and Josh. The later seasons have her do stuff that would outright ''kill'' them (In episodes such as ''Tree House'', ''Peruvian Puff Pepper'', ''Vicious Tiberius'', and ''Helicopter'').
* {{Troll}}: Her defining characteristic.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: In later seasons.
-->'''Drake:''' How much allowance do mom and dad ''give'' you?
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Let's be honest. {{Jerkass}} or not, some of her schemes are rather brilliant for a 7 and later 13 year old girl.

[[folder:Audrey Parker-Nichols]]
->Portrayed by: Nancy Sullivan

Drake and Megan's mom and Josh's stepmother.
* FlatCharacter: Both parents are this to an extent, but while Walter is often portrayed as a BumblingDad and ButtMonkey, Audrey seems just a generic mother. We don't even know her job and her first name is rarely mentioned.
* HappilyMarried: With Walter.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When it comes to Megan. She always believes Megan instead of Drake and Josh.
* {{Housewife}}: Since her job is never mentioned, and we don't even know if she works, we can assume she is this.
* MoralityPet: Downplayed, but she's the only family member Megan seems to respect.
* ParentalNeglect: Downplayed. She's far from the worst mother ever, but doesn't ever seem to care too much about Drake doing absolutely awful in school. And ''something'' had to go wrong to end up with a child like Megan.
* ParentalObliviousness: Like Walter, it's amazing how oblivious she is to Megan's evilness.
* UglyGuyHotWife: She's more conventionally attractive than Walter.
* TheUnreveal: Her job is never specified in the series. Also, her real name is never mentioned in the series, but is revealed in most scripts as "Audrey".
* WomenAreWiser: Compared to her husband Walter, though she is also naïve about Megan's schemes.

[[folder:Walter Nichols]]
->Portrayed by: Jonathan Goldstein

Josh's father and Drake and Megan's stepfather.
* BumblingDad: The typical goofy dad who is the butt of all jokes.
* ButtMonkey: He's treated like crap by Drake, mocked by everyone, and his own step-daughter doesn't even acknowledge his existence as her father. To say nothing of the physical pain he endures in some episodes.
* FirstNameBasis: Both Drake and Megan call him Walter.
* HappilyMarried: With Audrey.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When it comes to Megan. He believes she is an innocent little girl and isn't aware of her pranks on Drake and Josh. He does however begin to notice her true personality in season 4.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like Josh, Walter is an awkward and clumsy man, and they both like magic tricks.
* MistakenForCheating: He was involved in an episode where his son and stepson believed he was doing this. Towards the end of the episode, it's revealed that the woman he was "seeing" was working with a weather channel, which could potentially pay him more than what he currently makes. The only reason why he refused to tell his family anything was because he didn't want to get their hopes up if he didn't get the job. Considering what happens in the end, he ''should'' have told his family.
* ParentalObliviousness: Along with Audrey. It's amazing how oblivious they are to Megan's evilness. However in season 4 Walter does slowly begin to see Megan's true evil ways.
* TookALevelInDumbass: At first Walter was a normal every day father but by the end of the show, he's a complete idiot. Easy to tell how hard he fell in intelligence when you compare the respect his family gave him in the first season compared to later episodes when his stupidity is constantly taken advantage of by his children.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Audrey is more conventionally attractive than him.

!Recurring Characters

[[folder:Helen Dubois]]
->Portrayed by: Yvette Nicole Brown (most episodes), Frances Callier (episode ''Little Diva'')

Owner of the cinema theater where Josh works at. She sees Josh as nothing more than an idiot not worth her time, but she's head-over-heels for Drake.
* BenevolentBoss: She's fairly dismissive of Josh, but otherwise she's a pretty good boss to all of her employees (including him).
* {{Crossover}}: She would eventualy show up in another Schneider show, ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', in the episode "Helen Back Again", in which she (briefly) took over as the new principal of Hollywood Arts. She also appears in the 2015 show ''Series/GameShakers'' as the host of her own talk show, "Helen" (an AffectionateParody of ''[[Creator/EllenDegeneres The Ellen [=DeGeneres=] Show]])''.
* {{Ephebophile}}: ''Very'' heavily implied with Drake.
* FormerChildStar: Became famous for a catchphrase ("That is ''not'' my job!")
* {{Jerkass}}: [[BadBoss Mainly towards Josh]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[BenevolentBoss She does care about him]], even if she loves Drake more.
* MamaBear: Is quick to protect both the boys (but mostly Drake) when they're in trouble.
* MrsRobinson: She's an adult woman and is openly attracted to KidAnova Drake.
* PointyHairedBoss: She'll often bend the rules for Drake.
%%* ThePrimadonna
* SassyBlackWoman: Best illustrated in ''Girl Power'', after some {{Jerk Jock}}s are hassling Drake, Josh and Drake's GirlOfTheWeek.
-->'''Jock:''' This isn't over!\\
'''Helen:''' [''brandishing a baseball bat''] I beg to differ. Now you and your little hoodlum friends better get out of my movie theater before I ''pop you like a zit!''

[[folder:Mrs. Alice/Linda Hayfer]]
->Portrayed by: Julia Duffy

The teacher in High School for Drake and Josh. She likes Josh a bit, but she can't truly stand Drake's guts.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: She hates Drake, yes, but doesn't butt in Kelly's relationship with him.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Reveals to be Kelly's mother.
-->'''Mrs. Hayfer''': Wait, you're the boy who's been dating my daughter?
-->'''Drake''': You're Kelly's mom?!
-->'''Mrs. Hayfer:''' I'm gonna be sick...
-->'''Drake:''' Make that two of us...
* {{Foil}}: To Helen, interestingly--Helen is [[BigBeautifulWoman heavy-set]], strict but generally fun-loving and favors Drake while dismissing Josh. Mrs. Hayfer is [[LeanAndMean thin]], strict and harsh and favors Josh while hating Drake.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even though she dislikes Drake, she's willing to make Kelly be happy with Drake.
* {{Jerkass}}: Primarily towards Drake, and for explained reason.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Her main problem with Drake is that he's terrible at his studies, but she still treats him like he's hopeless even when he does try.
* RunningGag: Mentioning her utter dislike of Drake in almost every appearance.
-->'''Mrs. Hayfer:''' I hate you.
-->'''Drake:''' [[CaptainObvious I know]].
* SadistTeacher: Mainly to Drake. She tells him he's wrong when he answers ''what his personal favorite book is''.
* ShoutOut: Her last name is based from Steve Hoefer, also one of the show's directors.

[[folder:Mindy Crenshaw]]
->Portrayed by: Allison Scagliotti-Smith

A High School student who likes to compete a lot against Josh with their grades. She later on develops a crush on Josh until they start dating.
* AcademicAlphaBitch: She eventually gets better from this.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Josh.
* TheBGrade: The reason she [[spoiler: pranked Mrs. Hayfer]].
* BrainyBrunette: She has a 4.0 GPA. [[spoiler: Though she did have one B.]]
* BrokenAce: She has a [[spoiler: FreakOut once her plan to frame Drake fails, and it's revealed she actually ''really'' hated getting a B]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Mindy is extremely snarky, especially before she TookALevelInKindness.
* {{Expy}}: A loose one of Sandy Dennis' character Gwen Kellerman from ''The Out-of-Towners'' due to them being brunettes who each has a tendency to react with a DeadpanSnarker, though Mindy is more of a {{Tsundere}} then the simply mousy Gwen. It even hits home that she starts to date Josh, who himself is an {{expy}} of Dennis' said film's co-star Jack Lemmon's character Felix Ungar from ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' film.
* HeelFaceTurn: She wasn't outright evil towards Josh [[spoiler:except for when she tried blaming Drake for driving Mrs. Haifer's car in the classroom and let her competitiveness take the better of her]]. Much later on, the two start dating and become a couple, which is ironic considering Drake never gets a single girl to stay with him.
* InsufferableGenius: Though to be fair it's more downplayed after she gets with Josh.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Introduced as an AcademicAlphaBitch, but shows a nice side when she and Josh become an OfficialCouple.
* NotSoDifferent: From Megan. Both are smart, cunning, snarky girls who like to pick on Drake and Josh.
* ThePerfectionist [[spoiler: To the point of having a SanitySlippage over receiving TheBGrade. She gets better.]]
* TheRival: To Josh in her first appearances.
* SlapSlapKiss: How her relationship with Josh got started.
* TeenGenius: She beats Josh in a previous science fair by ''cloning her own dog'' and [[spoiler:frames Drake for driving Mrs. Hayfer's car into the classroom by taking it apart and putting it back together in said classroom.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: She's painted in a much more positive light after receiving her RelationshipUpgrade from Josh.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A and eventually type B to Josh.

[[folder:Craig Ramirez and Eric Blonowitz]]
->Portrayed by: Alec Medlock (Craig) and Scott Halberstadt (Eric)

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Happens in "Eric Punches Drake," when a rumor that Eric punched Drake for insulting Eric's sister spreads around the school. [[HeterosexualLifePartner Craig]] gets so upset by Eric's desertion of him that he helps Drake bring Eric back down the popularity ladder by squashing the rumor.
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* ButtMonkey: Anytime they try to talk with Drake, he rudely shuts the door in their face and tells them that are lots of reasons why they don't have girlfriends
* {{Expy}}:
** They are basically the GenderFlip version of Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon from ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', their names even get mixed up by the slob of the main protagonist pair (Drake/Oscar).
** They are also considered to be this to the gas station attendant brothers Ray and Irwin from the madcap comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Both of them, as nerdy as they may be, look down on Clayton for his nerdiness.
-->'''Craig:''' Clayton.
-->'''Eric:''' Pfft. '''Nerd.'''
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Craig and Eric have been friends since they were kids.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're considered those two nerds by the others.

[[folder:"Crazy" Steve Upshaw]]
->Portrayed by: Creator/JerryTrainor

* AxCrazy: Toned-down. He isn't violent, but he does have a fiery temper.
* BerserkButton: Believe it or not, making him work on a Monday makes him go crazier than usual.
* BreakoutCharacter: Received a bigger role in the series as it went on.
* TheCameo: Seen in a mental hospital in a ''Series/SamAndCat'' episode, wearing a Hannibal Lector mask so Sam wouldn't mistake him for [[IdenticalStranger Spencer.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: UpToEleven in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
* CompanionCube: His wood chipper, Sally.
* CoolCar: He has a [=DeLorean=] modeled after the one from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He seems like a normal person until...
--> '''Josh:''' The only thing you might want to check out is the cup holder in seat 34-C. It's a little wobbly.
--> '''Crazy Steve:''' Well, I'll get my tool kit and have a look at that just as soon as the next movie lets out.
--> '''Josh:''' Great!
--> '''Crazy Steve:''' Because, with all the pain, hunger, and disease in the world, there's really no better use of my time than to make sure that every ''blessed'' cup holder '''[[SuddenlyShouting IS ROCK-SOLID STEADY!!]]''' So that little whiny punk-holes like ''you'' don't have to worry about your precious little LEMONADE being a teeny-bit unBALANCED!!
--> '''Josh:''' ''(horrified)'' ...[[ComicallyMissingThePoint I had fruit punch]]...
--> '''Crazy Steve:''' '''WELL, FRUITY DO DEE DO! I QUIT!'''
* {{Expy}}: Of Dick Shawn's hair-triggered LargeHam character Sylvester Marcus from the classic 1963 comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* FreudianExcuse: One episode implies he has DaddyIssues.
* InsistentTerminology: His wood chipper is a she, not an [[ItIsDehumanizing it.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When you get passed his general craziness he can be a pretty pleasant guy.
* HairTriggerTemper: Almost everything is a BerserkButton to him.
%%* TheMentallyDisturbed
* MoodSwinger: Steve's psychiatrist actually set up a schedule as an attempt to control his emotions.
%%* NervousWreck
* NoIndoorVoice: He tops Josh in lung capacity.
* NoodleIncident: Why Helen gave him his job in the first place:
-->'''Josh''': Why did you hire him again?
-->'''Helen''': I had to.
%%* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace:
* PsychopathicManchild: A non-villainous example.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Apparently Helen has a damn good reason to keep him around.