Drake Bell rose to fame after starring in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy, The Amanda Show in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Hailing from California, he kick started his career in the show business at the tender age of five.
Having said all of that, Bell’s wealth did not come exclusively from acting- in fact, much of it came from his career as a recording artist.
After several years of playing scattered parts, Bell received a huge break after being cast as one of the series regulars in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy, The Amanda Show (1999).
His television breakthrough, it offered him a chance to showcase himself to the world.
With his noticeable talent, he easily landed a television commercial for Whirlpool Appliances in the early 90’s.
Over the next few years, he appeared in a series of small roles in the films Drifting School (1995), Jerry Maguire (1996), Dill Scallion (1999), and Dragonworld: The Legend Continues (1999).
In addition, Superhero Movie also earned him a Teen Choice Award in 2008 for the category of “Choice Male Movie Breakout”.
On top of his live-action acting career, he’s also known for voicing the character of Peter Parker/Spiderman in the Marvel animated cartoon, Ultimate Spider-Man (2012).
One of the two main protagonists, the show only boosted his already increasing fame as an up-and-coming star.
Possibly one of his best remembered television roles to date, it netted the California-native a number of accolades including six Kids’ Choice Awards, and an ASCAP Award.
While it’s unknown how many copies of the album have sold since its release, one thing’s for sure- it effectively established Bell as a talented singer-songwriter.
The following winter, the pop rock singer came out with his second studio album entitled, It’s Only Time after signing with Universal Motown.
Since then, he has appeared in a number of television series and films throughout the years such as High Fidelity (2000), Superhero Movie (2008), and Ultimate Spiderman (2012).