Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986) is an American actor and musician, who first got stated on The Amanda Show before becoming best known for playing Drake Parker in Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh. He has also starred in a few films such as Yours, Mine, And Ours, Superhero Movie, College, and the three live action The Fairly OddParents! movies where he played a 23-year old Timmy Turner. Bell later went on to voice Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man along with various other Marvel cartoons.
Tropes associated with Bell's works:
- Adorkable: Like Josh Peck, he's this too, which comes along as a surprise compared to his usual type casted characters.
- The Cast Show Off: He's performed plenty of songs for his TV and movie appearances, including the theme song of Drake & Josh, as well as in Superhero Movie, and another song for A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner along with Daniella Monet.
- Celebrity Voice Actor: As Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man and a few other Marvel-related projects.
- Fan Nickname: The Drakester. It's also what he calls his fans.
- Follow the Leader: Subverted with his music career.
- Game-Breaking Injury: In January 2015, he shattered his wrist and due to the way it healed, the doctors told him that he may not be able to play guitar ever again. Luckily, this trope was ultimately subverted as he was back to playing guitar in a few months.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: A couple of his songs have plenty of this.
- Hotter and Sexier: His second album, "Its Only Time", is this compared to his first. "Up Periscope" in particular was seen as very raunchy by many who still saw Bell as a Nickelodeon kid.
- New Sound Album: Not only was It's Only Time one to his debut Telegraph, trading in straight head teen pop for a Beatles'-influenced sound (most notably Yellow Submarine), but then he trades that in for a rockabilly sound on Ready, Steady, Go!, even enlisting Stray Cats front man Brian Setzer as producer.
- Old Shame: His film debut Drifting School is often considered one of the worst movies ever. Fortunately, no one seems to remember it.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His first name is actually Jared; Drake is his middle name.
- The Other Darrin: He's been on both ends of this in Ben 10 (2016). He initially voiced Michael Morningstar in season 1, replacing Wil Wheaton. By season 2, he was replaced by Yuri Lowenthal.
- The Other Marty: Spider-Man's dialogue on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! was originally recorded by his The Spectacular Spider-Man voice actor Josh Keaton until he was asked to rerecord the dialogue.
- Promoted Fanboy: He went from being a comic book fan while growing up to voicing Spidey himself in Ultimate Spider-Man. Although he has said that he always liked Batman more...
- Star-Making Role: As Drake Parker from Drake & Josh.
- Typecasting: Expect him to play either the carefree cool kid, the shy geek, or himself.