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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.

Not to be confused with rapper Drake, although he has joked about it often.

In 2021, he was arrested and "charged with attempted endangering children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles." He pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment and one count of disseminating harmful material to juveniles and was sentenced to two years probation. The victim also alleged sexual assault from Bell on two separate occasions, to which he denies those claims and maintains his innocence.


Tropes associated with Bell's works:

  • 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.
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  • 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: invoked 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. 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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When PETA gleefully condemned Steve Irwin on Twitter and said that he deserved his death on what would have been his birthday no less, he had this absolutely brutal reply in response:
    So your response here is this Human deserved what he got and is better off dead?! You are a disgusting organization and should be absolutely ashamed!! He was a FATHER and a HUSBAND and did WAY more for wild life conservation than the IDIOT INTERN hired to write this tweet!
  • Promoted Fanboy: invoked 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: invoked As Drake Parker from Drake & Josh.
  • Typecasting: invoked Expect him to play either the carefree cool kid, the shy geek, or himself.


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Where's the door hole?

Drake's realization comes a bit too late.

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