Drake Bell was a star in the Nickelodeon hit series Drake & Josh. He has been described by US police as “missing, endangered”.
According to the Daytona Beach Police Department, his last known location was “potentially”, in the vicinity of a Florida high school on April 4, Daytona Beach Police Department stated on Facebook.
The post also stated that this was a legitimate post by the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Bell, 36 years old, was featured in 56 episodes on Drake & Josh between 2004-2007.
He and Josh Peck, his Nickelodeon co-star, played two teenage brothers who were opposites in personalities. They also starred together in two Drake & Josh films.
According to police, the actor should have been traveling in a 2022 gray BMW and was last seen Tuesday evening around 21:00 PM.
Bell started his acting career as a child star and he also appeared on The Amanda Show. He went on to win nine Nickelodeon Children’s Choice Awards. Bell also released two albums, and his most recent acting was voice work for animated children’s stories.
In recent years, however, he has been under scrutiny for high-profile criminal cases.
He was charged with attempted child harm and dissemination of harmful material to children in June 2021. He pleaded guilty.
He was sentenced to 2 years probation and 200 hours community service in California the following month for sexual contact charges against a girl who had met him online. She was 15 when she went to his concert.
According to the Associated Press, he admitted that he had made a mistake and accepted this plea before he was sentenced. I am sorry that the victim was hurt. It wasn’t my intention.”
It was reported in January that Bell and Janet Von Schmeling, their wife, had split and were “heading towards divorce” after being married for four years. In June 2021, the couple’s son, Jeremy Drake Bell was born.
This news comes shortly after it was reported earlier this year that actor John Von Schmeling had split from Janet Von Schmeling.
Sources claimed that he had entered treatment after photos emerged showing him apparently puffing out balloons in a parking garage in December while his young son was riding in the backseat.
Bell had spoken out about his arrest in September 2021 and subsequent conviction for child endangerment after he exchanged inappropriate text messages with a 15 year-old girl.
After entering a guilty plea, the star received a two year probationary sentence and 200 hours community service.
“I want to make it clear that there was no sexual image or physical relationship between me and this person. I wasn’t charged with anything. He said that I wasn’t charged with any disseminating images or photographs or similar charges.