Drake Bell Net Worth, Age, Bio, Movies, and Wife

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Drake Bell Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ

Popular Name: Drake Bell
Real Name: Jared Drake Bell
Birth Date: June 27, 1986
Birth Place:
Newport Beach, California, United States
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Nationality/Citizenship: American
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s):
Janet Von Schmeling ​(m. 2018)
Children: 1
Profession: Actor, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Television Personality
Years active: 1991–present
Net Worth: $600,000
Last Updated: 2022

 

 

Drake Bell is a successful American actor, singer, and songwriter who rose to prominence following his stellar performance in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh” in which he starred alongside fellow American actor and YouTube personality Josh Peck. We have confirmation that Drake Bell’s net worth is currently pegged at $600,000, earned from his career in the entertainment industry which has spanned more than twenty decades.

 

Early Life: Childhood, Education

Jared Drake Bell was born on the 27th of June in 1986 in Newport Beach, California, the United States to parents Joseph and Robin Dodson. Unfortunately, his parents broke up when Drake was just five years old. The youngest of five children, his older sister’s name is Kellie, while his three older brothers are named are Robert, Joey, and Travis. He is also related to the former MLB pitcher Heath Bell who is his cousin.

Growing up in Orange County in California, Drake discovered an interest in attending punk rock concerts as well as skateboarding from an early age.

Concerning his education, he attended Orange County School of the Arts but abandoned his studies before later returning to earn his GED.

 

Professional Life: Acting & Media Career

Drake Bell started his career as a child actor when he was five years old, featuring in a commercial for Whirlpool Appliances. He then popped up in small roles in projects like “Seinfeld”, “Home Improvement”, and “Jerry Maguire”.

When he was twelve years old, Drake began to learn how to play the guitar. Around this time, he was booked as a performer on “The Amanda Show” which aired on Nickelodeon.

His breakthrough happened in 2003 when he was presented with the opportunity to play the role of Drake Parker in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh”.

A talented singer and songwriter, Drake’s song “I Found A Way” was chosen as the theme song of the “Drake & Josh” television show. In total, he has released five studio albums with his debut titled “Telegraph” being released back in 2005. He cites his musical influences as being Brian Setzer, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys.

Drake Bell Net Worth
Actor and Television Star, Drake Bell

He has appeared in over two dozen films throughout the years, mostly playing minor roles. His most notable movies to date are “Superhero Movie”, “High Fidelity”, and “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. His television roles garnered to date include “Cupcake Wars”, “Victorious”, “Zoey 101”, and “Ultimate Spider-Man”.

 

Achievements: Awards & Honors

Drake Bell’s role as Drake Parker in the hit sitcom “Drake & Josh” made him well-recognized all over the world. He was popular in countries like Australia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States (of course).

His performance in the television show “Drake & Josh” which aired for four seasons, totaling 56 episodes, earned him five Kids’ Choice Awards in addition to many other accolades.

 

Personal Life: Relationships, Private Interests, Legal Issues, Height, Weight

The actor cum singer does an excellent job of keeping his personal life private, and this has often led to speculations. Initially, there were rumors that he was gay as he has never been seen with any women despite his status as a renowned movie star. However, the television personality has since confirmed that he has been since 2018. His wife is the beautiful Janet Von Schmeling with whom he has one son together.

In 2015, Drake Bell was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after police officers witnessed him swerving uncontrollably and driving well over the speed limit. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 days in jail and four years of probation. Once again, in 2021, he was arrested on charges of attempting to endanger children and exposing harmful substances to juveniles. After pleading not guilty, the movie star was released on a $2,500 bond and was ordered to provide the court with a DNA sample. In the end, he was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years of Probation.

Contrary to popular claims, Drake Bell’s move to Mexico was not done in order to evade his sexual assault charges. As a matter of fact, he claims to have moved to the country to appeal to his Latin American audience. He legally changed his name to Drake Campana as well.

He stands at a height of 174 centimeters and weighs 80 kilograms.

 

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter

Drake Bell is a popular figure on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram. He currently boasts of a remarkable 4.1 million followers on his verified Instagram page while also serving his more than 4 million Twitter followers.

 

Drake Bell Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Brands

Since the conclusion of the “Drake & Josh” sitcom, Drake Bell hasn’t received any high-profile gigs. Although he has made countless appearances in a long list of films and television shows, he has mostly played minor roles in the majority of them. Many people consider Drake Bell’s net worth of $600,000 on the low side especially because he is gifted and has been acting since he was five years old. However, a lot of unfortunate events during the height of his fame contributed to his downfall.

CelebrityNetWorth reports that Drake Bell earned more than $400,000 in 2012, but then just over $14,000 the following year. In 2014, he filed for bankruptcy protection. His lack of gigs and combined with his financial problems and legal issues ultimately led to him forfeiting his millionaire status years ago. But despite the odds in his life and the challenges he has faced over the past few years, Drake Bell tries to be a decent man and continues to work hard to make a living. He has a family to provide for, and his activities on social media platforms as a brand promoter also help to augment his income.

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