Drake Bell Biography – Wiki
Drake Bell is a former Nickelodeon star and singer has admitted to charges of endangering a child during a 2017 incident involving a 15-year-old girl.
Drake Bell is also known as Drake Campana, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first televised appearance on Home Improvement, and also appeared in several commercials as a child. Bell is best known for his starring roles on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. He also starred in a trilogy of The Fairly OddParents movies on Nickelodeon. Bell was the voice of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD.
Bell, who lives in West Hollywood, California had originally pleaded not guilty, but on Wednesday he changed his plea to admit attempted endangering of a child, a fourth-degree felony, and to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was arrested earlier this month and released on bond.
“My understanding is there’s been a plea agreement reached where the defendant will plead guilty to count one attempted endangering children, a felony in the fourth degree [and] plead guilty to count two: disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor the first degree,” the judge stated in court this week.
The attempted endangering children charge carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
Bell, born Jared Bell, starred in Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh,” which ran from 2004 to 2007. Following the show’s conclusion, Bell has continued acting and voiceover work and he has released several albums. His ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt accused him last year of being verbally and physically abusive during their relationship. He denied the claims.
Drake Bell is 35-years-old.
Family & Siblings
Bell was born on June 27, 1986, in Newport Beach, California, the son of Robin Dodson and Robert Bell. His parents divorced when he was five years old. While growing up in Orange County, Bell skateboarded and regularly attended punk rock concerts, the music of which he cites as an influence.
Charges Of Endangering A Child
Former Nickelodeon star and singer Drake Bell has admitted to charges of endangering a child during a 2017 incident involving a 15-year-old girl.
Bell, pleaded guilty on Wednesday during a Cleveland pretrial, News5 Cleveland reports.
Cleveland Police say that Bell fostered a relationship with the girl several years before the 2017 Cleveland concert, sending her inappropriate texts for months before the event. Then, at the concert, prosecutors say that Bell — then 31 years old — had “violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim,” local station WJW reported.
The teen filed a police report in Canada, where she lived, in 2018. Cleveland police later launched the investigation into the allegations.