Drake Bell Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, YouTube, Girlfriend, Wife, Height, Spouse

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 7, 2024

Drake Bell is an American actor and musician best known for his roles on Nickelodeon shows such as The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh.

He also voiced Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man and released several albums and songs.

He has been involved in various legal troubles and controversies, such as pleading guilty to attempted child endangerment and disseminating matters harmful to juveniles in 2021.


  • Full name: Jared Drake Bell
  • Date of birth: June 27, 1986
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Santa Ana, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, musician
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Parents: Robin Dodson (mother), Joe Bell (father)
  • Siblings: Joey Bell (brother), Robert Bell (brother), Travis Bell (brother), Kellie Bell (sister)
  • Spouse: Janet Von Schmeling (m. 2018; div. 2022)
  • c: Jeremy Drake Bell (son)
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Net worth: $400,000

Early Life and Education

Drake Bell, now 38 years old, was born in Santa Ana, California on June 27, 1986.

His mother, Robin Dodson, was a former professional billiards player, and his father, Joe Bell, was a businessman. He has three older brothers, Joey, Robert, and Travis, and one older sister, Kellie.

He grew up in Orange County, California, and attended the Orange County School of the Arts but did not graduate.

He started acting at age five and appeared in shows like Home Improvement and Seinfeld, and movies like Jerry Maguire.

Personal Life

Drake Bell married Janet Von Schmeling, a social media influencer, in 2018. They have a son named Jeremy Drake Bell, born in 2020.

However, they filed for divorce in 2022, citing irreconcilable differences. Before his marriage, he dated celebrities such as Melissa Lingafelt, Tess Taylor, Paydin LoPachin, and Janet Von.

He also had a close friendship with his Drake & Josh co-star Josh Peck, but they had a falling out in 2017 when Peck did not invite Bell to his wedding. They later reconciled in 2018.


Drake Bell became a star on The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, playing various characters and performing comedy sketches.

He then starred in Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007, playing a teenage musician and stepbrother to Josh Peck.

He also wrote and performed the theme song for Drake & Josh, “Found a Way.” He also starred in three live-action movies based on The Fairly OddParents, where he played Timmy Turner, a boy who has fairy godparents.

He voiced Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man from 2012 to 2017, as well as in other Marvel animated shows and video games.

He released his debut album, Telegraph, in 2005, followed by It’s Only Time in 2006, which reached No. 81 on the Billboard 200 chart.

His third album, Ready Steady Go!, came out in 2014 and was influenced by rockabilly and rock and roll genres. He also released several singles and EPs, such as “I Know,” “Makes Me Happy,” “Honest,” and “A Reminder.”

He changed his name to Drake Campana and released Spanish-language songs in 2020, such as “Diosa” and “Fuego Lento”. He also toured in Mexico and Latin America, where he has a large fan base.


Drake Bell has won several awards and nominations for his acting and music career, such as:

  • Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite TV Actor in 2006, 2007, and 2008 for Drake & Josh.
  • Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor: Comedy in 2007 for Drake & Josh.

Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)—Leading Young Actor in 2006 for Drake & Josh.

  • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Top Television Series in 2008 for Drake & Josh.
  • BMI Film & TV Awards for BMI Cable Award 2008 for Drake & Josh.
  • MTV Video Music Awards Latin America for Best New International Artist in 2010.

Net Worth

According to sources, Drake Bell’s net worth is $400,000. He filed for bankruptcy in 2014, claiming that he had debts of $581,000 and assets of only $1.575 million.

He also said he made only $2,820 monthly, while his expenses were $18,771.


Drake Bell has faced several legal troubles and controversies in his career, such as:

  • In 2009, he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in San Diego, California. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four days in jail and four years of probation.
  • In 2015, he was arrested again for DUI in Glendale, California. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 96 hours in jail and four years of probation.
  • In 2016, he was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt, who claimed that he physically and verbally assaulted her during their relationship from 2006 to 2009. He denied the allegations and said that they were false and defamatory.
  • In 2020, his former manager, Melissa Victor, sued him for breach of contract and fraud. She claimed he owed her over $200,000 in unpaid commissions and expenses. He denied the allegations and said he fired her for incompetence and dishonesty.
  • In 2021, he was arrested and charged with attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles after being accused of grooming and sexually abusing a minor fan who met him online and at a concert in 2017. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He later denied the allegations and claimed he was unaware of the victim’s age.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @drakebell
  • Twitter: @DrakeBell
  • YouTube: Drake Bell
  • TikTok: @drakebell


  • Jerry Maguire
  • Home Improvement
  • Seinfeld
  • The Amanda Show
  • Drake & Josh
  • Superhero Movie
  • A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
  • A Fairly Odd Christmas
  • A Fairly Odd Summer
  • Ultimate Spider-Man

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