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Characters: Drake & Josh
This is the cast of characters from the Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh.
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    Drake Parker 
Portrayed by: Drake Bell

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.

  • Aloof Big Brother: Towards Megan.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Ask a Stupid Question...
    Drake: Wait, there's a NEW Jersey?
    Josh: Yeah, they just opened it.
  • Bad Luck Charm: 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.
  • Book Dumb
  • Brainless Beauty: Sometimes.
    Drake: It says here they're only available in South A-mar-ee-ka.
    Josh: South America!
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: 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) Okay, like if you could figure all that out, why're you failing math?
    Drake: Because this is important.
  • Chick Magnet: Has ZERO problems with picking up girls.
  • Commitment Issues: Drake goes through a different Girl of the Week 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 disappears eventually).
  • Consummate Liar
  • Deadpan Snarker: Less so than Josh.
  • Disappeared Dad
  • Dumbass Teenage Son: 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'. As in, the country he lived in.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Josh's Responsible.
  • The Glorious War Of Brotherly Rivalry: With Josh.
  • Handsome Lech: He's very flirty.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Josh.
  • Hot Guys Are Bastards: So very much. He may be good looking, but he's very self-centered, lazy, and jerkish.
  • Insane Troll Logic: One of Drake's most definitive traits.
  • Jerkass
  • Karma Houdini: Though, unlike Megan, there are times where karma actually got him.
  • KidAnova: He's very good with the ladies.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Often, towards Josh.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Drake Bell, while not explicitly mean or a villain, is far nicer and well grounded than his character on the show.
  • The Millstone: "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.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: 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.
  • Really Gets Around: 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.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: 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.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Josh's Sensitive Guy.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: And HOW!
  • With Friends Like These...: With Josh.

    Josh Nichols 
Portrayed by: Josh Peck

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.

    Megan Parker 
Portrayed by: Miranda Cosgrove

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.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Taken Up to Eleven. She's not just annoying, she's evil!
  • Anti-Hero: At best.
  • Badass Adorable: She is very strong for her size, and she's portrayed by a preteen Miranda Cosgrove, so of course she's pretty darn adorable. On the outside, anyway.
  • Big Bad
  • Brainy Brunette: Her schemes are pretty darn genius, and she's pretty tech savvy, too.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Lampshaded all. The. Time.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She prides herself on being evil.
    Drake: You are an evil, evil little girl!
    Megan: Hey, look who's catching on!
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: 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?
  • Creepy Child: Her behavior sometimes borders on 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.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She's able to use her Genre Savvy to come up with various schemes against her brothers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's as snarky as she is evil.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Sometimes, especially to her parents.
    Megan: Look, Mommy, I knitted you a sweater!
    Megan: (fake crying) Mommy, they knocked my poster down!
  • Devil in Plain Sight: It's amazing really how oblivious her parents are to her evilness.
  • Disappeared Dad
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Especially in later seasons, when her hair gets darker. And she certainly is eerie.
  • Enfant Terrible: She is an evil, conniving brat (to almost preteen supervillain levels) to the titular characters, but acts sweet and adorable to everyone else.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Drake & Josh were arrested for stealing 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 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.
  • Evil Genius: 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 putting a bucket of water over an open door to 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.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Inverted. She tends to dress in bright, pastel colors, and her room is full of brightly colored and girly decorations, but she's rather twisted and demented.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's very strong for her age, but is still very girly.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She harasses her brothers endlessly, but objects to anyone else doing it.
  • Insufferable Genius: All those threats she gives can be carried out...seriously.
  • Invincible Villain
  • Jerkass: And HOW!
  • Karma Houdini: 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.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is stronger than both of her brothers, flipping them easily in one episode.
  • Little Miss Con Artist
  • Little Miss Snarker: Easily the snarkiest of them all (after Josh, of course).
  • 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 Bitch in Sheep's Clothing that her parents don't see past.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In one episode, to get revenge on her brothers for killing her hamster, she 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.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Megan is a evil and borderline sociopathic little girl who lives to make her brothers' lives miserable. Miranda Cosgrove, on the other hand, is a very nice and pleasant young actress.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly. She often uses this to scheme against her brothers.
  • Pet the Dog: 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).
  • 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).
  • The Prankster: She pranks Drake and Josh all. The. Time.
  • Token Evil Teammate
  • Where Does She Get All Those Wonderful Toys: In later seasons.
    Drake: How much allowance do mom and dad give you?
  • 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.

    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.

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.

  • Dating What Mommy Hates: She hates Drake, yes, but doesn't butt in Kelly's relationship with him.
  • 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?!
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Even though she dislikes Drake, she's willing to make Kelly be happy with Drake.
  • Jerkass: Primarily towards Drake, and for explained reason.
  • Running Gag: Mentioning her utter dislike of Drake in almost every appearance.
    Mrs. Hayfer: I hate you.
    Drake: I know.
  • Sadist Teacher: Mainly to Drake.
  • Shout-Out: 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.

Craig Ramirez

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