This is the cast of characters from the {{Nickelodeon}} series ''{{Drake and Josh}}''.
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[[folder:Drake Parker]]
->Portrayed by: Drake Bell
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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.
* AntiHero
* 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.
* BookDumb
* 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.
* 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
* DeadpanSnarker: Less so than Josh.
* DisappearedDad
* DumbassTeenageSon: Very much so.
* {{Flanderization}}: He just got dumber and dumber as the show progressed. 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'. [[TooDumbToLive As in, the country he lived in]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Josh's Responsible.
* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War Of Brotherly Rivalry]]: With Josh.
* HandsomeLech: He's very flirty.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Josh.
* HotGuysAreBastards: So very much. He may be good looking, but he's very self-centered, lazy, and jerkish.
* InsaneTrollLogic: One of Drake's most definitive traits.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On many occasions.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: In "Movie Job".
* KarmaHoudini: Though, unlike Megan, there are times where karma actually got him.
* KidAnova: He's very good with the ladies.
* ManipulativeBastard: Often, towards Josh.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Drake Bell, while not explicitly mean or a villain, is far nicer and well grounded than his character on the show.
* 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.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In "Victorious 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.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: And HOW!
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Josh.
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[[folder:Josh Nichols]]
->Portrayed by: Josh Peck
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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 doesn't like his guts (for whatever reason) drag him down many, many times.

* {{Adorkable}}: And HOW!
* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BadLiar
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: 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.
* ClassicalAntiHero
* CoolLoser: Especially towards the end of the series, when he loses weight and becomes fairly attractive. Even though he's fairly attractive, he's still treated by others (especially Drake) as a loser.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially towards Drake, but will snark at other people too.
* {{Flanderization}}: [[InvertedTrope He actually became de-flanderized as the show progressed]]. 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.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to Drake's Foolish.
* {{Geek}}
* GenerationXerox: Walter is an awkward and usually clumsy man, clearly inherited by his son Josh.
* GetAStupidAnswer: His sarcastic replies to Drake's outlandish questions.
* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War Of Brotherly Rivalry]]: With Drake.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Drake.
* HollywoodDateless
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Watches ''TheOprahWinfreyShow.''
* LargeHam: On many occasions.
-->'''Josh:''' I may have tripped, but this does not diminish the impact of my exit!
* MissingMom
* NerdsAreSexy: There are plenty of fangirls who feel this way about Josh.
* NiceGuy
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Particularly at his job.
* NoIndoorVoice: See VerbalTic.
* NoRespectGuy: Neither Drake nor Megan give him any sort of respect.
* OfficialCouple: With Mindy.
* OnlySaneMan
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Drake's Manly Man.
* VerbalTic: Repeating things for emphasis. EMPHASIS!
* WardrobeMalfunction: His pants zipper has a hard time staying up.
* 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.
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[[folder:Megan Parker]]
->Portrayed by: MirandaCosgrove
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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!''
* AntiHero: At best.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Megan is shown to genuinely care about Drake and Josh, a feeling that, for all the misery she causes him, 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 MirandaCosgrove, so of course she's pretty darn adorable. [[EnfantTerrible On the outside, anyway.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Her swimsuit in "Go Hollywood".
* BigBad
* BrainyBrunette: Her schemes are pretty darn genius, and she's pretty tech savvy, too.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Lampshaded all. The. Time.
* 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.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She's able to use her GenreSavvy to come up with various schemes against her brothers.
* 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
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Especially in later seasons, when her hair gets darker. And she certainly is eerie.
* EnfantTerrible: She is an evil, conniving brat (to almost preteen 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.
** There was also 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 also disapproves of eating orangutans.
* EvilGenius: She even has a hidden high-tech lair in her bedroom disguised as girly toys and pictures. Seriously.
* {{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.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] 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.]]
* 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
* {{Jerkass}}: And HOW!
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On VERY rare occasions.
* KarmaHoudini: One of the most blatant in television. In fact, the one time she gets punished, it's not even her fault and she ends up getting revenge anyway.
* 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).
* [[BigBrotherBully Little Sister Bully]]: Is this to 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.
* ManipulativeBitch: In one episode, to get revenge on her brothers for killing her hamster, she [[spoiler: 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.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Megan is a [[EnfantTerrible evil and borderline sociopathic]] little girl who lives to make her brothers' lives miserable. MirandaCosgrove, on the other hand, is a very nice and pleasant young actress.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly. She often uses this to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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).
* [[PrinceOfPranksters Princess Of Pranksters]]: 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).
* ThePrankster: She pranks Drake and Josh all. The. Time.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Where Does She Get All Those Wonderful Toys]]: In later seasons.
-->'''Drake:''' How much allowance do mom and dad ''give'' you?
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]: Let's be honest. {{Jerkass}} or not, some of her schemes are rather brilliant for a 9-13 year old girl.
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[[folder:Recurring Characters]]

!!Helen Dubois

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.

* EpheboPhile: ''Very'' heavily implied with Drake.
* FormerChildStar: Became famous for a catchphrase ("That is ''not'' my job!")
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam
* PointyHairedBoss
* ThePrimadonna
* SassyBlackWoman

!!Mrs. Alice/Linda Hayfer

The teacher in High School for Drake and Josh. She likes Josh a bit, but she can't truly stand Drake's guts.

* [[DatingWhatDaddyHates Dating What Mommy Hates]]: She hates Drake, yes, but doesn't butt in Kelly's relationship with him.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather I Am Your Mother]]: 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?!
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even though she dislikes Drake, she's willing to make Kelly be happy with Drake.
* {{Jerkass}}: Primarily towards Drake, and for explained reason.
* RunningGag: Mentioning her utter dislike of Drake in almost every appearance.
-->'''Mrs. Hayfer:''' I hate you.
-->'''Drake:''' [[CaptainObvious I know]].
* SadistTeacher: Mainly to Drake.
* ShoutOut: Her last name is based from Steve Hoefer, also one of the show's directors.

!!Mindy Crenshaw

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.
* [[spoiler: TheBGrade]]: The reason she [[spoiler: pranked Mrs. Hayfer]].
* BrainyBrunette
* BrokenAce: She has a [[spoiler: FreakOut once her plan to frame Drake fails, and it's revealed she actually ''really'' hated getting a B]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DeadpanSnarker
* 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheRival: To Josh in her first appearances.
* SlapSlapKiss: How her relationship with Josh got started.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A and eventually type B to Josh.

!!Craig Ramirez
* {{Adorkable}}
* ButtMonkey
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Both he and Eric, as nerdy as they may be, look down on Clayton for his nerdiness.
-->'''Craig:''' Clayton.
-->'''Eric:''' Pfft. '''Nerd.'''
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Eric.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Eric.

!!Eric Blonowitz
* 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
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Both he and Craig, as nerdy as they may be, look down on Clayton for his nerdiness.
-->'''Craig:''' Clayton.
-->'''Eric:''' Pfft. '''Nerd.'''
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Craig.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Craig.
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