Jared Drake Bell  born June 27, is an American actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. In he independently released his debut album, Telegraph , released under Bell's own name. His second album, It's Only Time , was released in after signing with Universal Motown Records and debuted at 81 on the Billboard , selling over 23, copies during its first week of release. It's Only Time has sold , copies in the United States as of
Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early s at the age of five with his first televised appearance on Home Improvement. In he independently released his debut album, Telegraph, released under Bell's own name.
Though he had been acting since he was five, when he was filmed in his first commercial, Drake Bell born Jared Drake Bell in Orange County, California didn't start playing the guitar until he was cast in the TV movie Chasing Destiny, also starring the Who's Roger Daltrey, who gave the young performer his initial lessons. As a teenager, though Bell was focusing on acting, he continued to play music and write songs on the side, and after a program he was in, Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, was canceled in , and a spinoff, The Drake and Josh Show, was started it first aired in , Bell was able to finally show off his chops onscreen, writing the theme song, "Found a Way," and playing an exaggerated version of his guitarist self named Drake Parker. Heavily influenced by the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Bell released his debut, Telegraph, independently in ; soon after he signed to Universal, who put out his sophomore record, It's Only Time, the following year. The live album, Drake Bell in Concert, appeared in and it wouldn't be until that Bell would release any new material, with the stopgap EP A Reminder.
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