'Drake and Josh' star Drake Bell found safe after reported missing in Florida

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Thursday, April 13, 2023
'Drake and Josh' star Drake Bell reported missing in Florida
Police said he is considered missing and endangered.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Actor Jared "Drake" Bell, 36, has been found safe after being reported missing in Florida, according to a Facebook post from the Daytona Beach Police Department Thursday morning.

Police did not release any other details at this time.

Police said he was considered missing and endangered at the time he was reported missing.

His last known location was potentially in the area of Mainland High School in Daytona Beach around 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

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Bell, also a singer, began acting as a child, but was catapulted to stardom as a teen with Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" and later "Drake & Josh," which debuted on the channel in January 2004. The final episode aired in September 2007. Bell and co-star Josh Peck also starred in two "Drake & Josh" movies.

In 2021, he pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in connection with a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Ohio when she was 15.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.