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|Full name:||Jared Drake Bell|
|Stage Name:||Drake Bell|
|Date of Birth:||June 27th, 1986|
|Place of Birth:||California, USA|
|Parents||Robert Bell, Robin Dodson|
|Siblings||Joey, Robert, Travis, and Kellie Bell|
|Ex-Wife:||Janet Von (2018 – 2022)|
|Occupation:||Actor, Singer, Voice Actor, and Songwriter.|
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What Is Drake Bell’s Net Worth
Drake Bell is a lot of things. But he’s primarily known for his roles in the hit Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh. He was also in The Amanda Show.
So you may be wondering; just how wealthy is the child star? As of 2023, Bell’s net worth is estimated to be about $600 thousand.
By the end of this article, you’ll get to know more about this TV star. From his personal life to his career, assets, and awards.
Early & Personal Life
Jared Drake Bell was born in Newport Beach, California, on the 27th of June, 1986. He was raised by his father, Robert Bell, and mother, Robin Dodson.
Dodson, Bell’s mother, was a well-known billiard player of her time. She won various major tournaments, including the National Championships and the WPA World 9-Ball Championships.
In 1991, she and Robert Bell got divorced, and she married her current husband, Roy Dodson, in 1995. Drake was only 5 years old at the time of his biological parents’ divorce.
These circumstances, however, didn’t affect the bond between Drake and his father. In fact, it was Drake’s father who noticed his son’s interest in acting and helped him kickstart his acting career.
Drake grew up with his four elder siblings, Joey, Robert, Travis, and Kellie Bell.
He attended Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California.
Drake started acting at the age of 5. He was encouraged by his father, who noticed Bell’s interest and talent.
In the book; Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, he stated, “I was five, and my dad kind of said, ‘Hey, you wanna be an actor?’ and I said, ‘Sure,’ that kind of thing, you know? I was kind of put into it by my dad, but, you know, good. I really love it, and I still do it.”
His first appearance on TV was on a Whirphool commercial. He recalls feeling at home on the commercial.
The rest, they say, is history.
He landed his first role in the movie Drifting School. He also starred in other movies, including Jerry Maguire, Seinfeld, The Frogger, Dragon World:The Legend Continues, and so many more.
In the 2000s, Drake’s acting went a notch higher. He starred in the Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh and The Amanda Show.
The 36-year-old’s popularity increased, and people started to take note of him. He went on to star in other films like Zoey 101, Fairly Odd Parents, Yours, Mine, and Ours, and even did the voiceover for the Spiderman cartoon on Disney XD.
Drake is an established name in the acting industry. However, he also has a career in music.
He began singing in the early 2000s with a band, Drake 24/7, and in 2005, he released his debut album, Telegraph.
Till date, he has released albums that made it to the Billboard 200 chart. And according to him, his music was influenced by the Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Brian Setzer.
The 36-year-old has been involved in different romantic relationships.
His first public relationship was with his co-star, Amanda Bynes. The two were on the Amanda show together and dated from February 1999 to December 2001.
Bell went on to date other stars, including Fefe Dobson, Quinn Paul, Torrey DeVitto, Stevie Ryan, Melissa Lingafelt, Hofit Golan, and Tess Taylor.
In 2010, the TV star got into a serious relationship with actress and model Paydin Lopachin. The two were set to get married, but that didn’t happen.
They broke up in 2016, going their separate ways.
Several months later, Lopachin accused Bell of physical and verbal abuse during their 3-year relationship. Bell, however, denied all allegations.
In 2018, Drake Bell married actress Janet Von Schmeling. However, in January of 2023, the couple separated after reports of Bell’s alleged substance abuse broke out.
Von Schmeling took to her Instagram to say, “I’m HEALING and trying to find peace. This will be a process. My son is with me and will stay with me, We are in Florida with family, and we are safe. We are finding our forever home here.”
The two have a son together.
Child endangerment and dissemination of harmful matter to juveniles
On the 4th of June 2021, Drake Bell was arrested and charged with attempted child endangerment and dissemination of harmful matter to juveniles.
The then 15-year-old attended Drake’s concert in 2021. And during her stay, he allegedly violated his duty of care, creating a risk of harm to the victim.
When probed further, the Cleveland police discovered that the two had established contact years prior to the concert day. They also found inappropriate messages sent from Bell to the minor on social media.
Bell pleaded not guilty and was freed on a $2,500 personal bond. However, on the 23rd of June, he pleaded guilty to both charges in exchange for a plea deal.
He was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service. In addition, he was prohibited from having physical contact with his victim in the future.
Months later, Bell claimed he had no idea of the girl’s real age and cut off contact when he learned the truth. He said that the girl stalked him afterward till his arrest.
Driving under the influence
Bell was also arrested in December 2021 for driving under the influence. This happened at 2:45 am after the police officers on duty witnessed him swerving and driving over the speed limit.
He pleaded not guilty. However, in September 2016, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four days in jail and four years probation.
As an actor and musician, Drake Bell has managed to amass some wealth. As at 2007, he had a net worth of about $2.7 million.
In 2005, he made $500,000 from the Drake and Josh album. Two years after this, Bell bought a home in Los Feliz for the price of $2,050,000.
The 2,640 square feet of living space includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a swimming pool. As of 2023, Bell had put the house on the market at $1,524,900.
In 2012, Drake Bell’s annual income was $400,000. However, it plummeted to just $14,000 in 2013.
He eventually filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2014.
As of 2023, Bell’s monthly income is estimated to be $2,820. His net worth is also approximately $600,000.
Drake Bell began his career early but seems to have fallen from grace. His career and assets are not as they were before. However, the TV star is not giving in.
He is putting in the work, and one day, we believe everything will be sorted out.