Former Nickelodeon child star turned musician Drake Bell has had a storied career. That’s why there was so much concern over him going missing. Bell went missing for a bit on Wednesday night. Specifically, he was reported “missing and endangered” by the Daytona Beach Police Department. Bell was found the next day.
The Daytona Beach Police Department then issued a statement on the situation: “** UPDATE: 4/13/2023 1:26p.m. – At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe.”
After the situation calmed down, Bell explained his “disappearance,” tweeting a quip about how he had just left his phone in the car for the night. In the replies, fans are still expressing concern.
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Bell worked steadily in Hollywood from an early age. In addition to his starring roles on Nickelodeon shows, he also appeared in a series of Fairly OddParents movies, and has released several albums of music. He is also known for his voice work; he played Peter Parker and Spider-Man on the popular Ultimate Spider-Man Disney cartoon, and reprized the role on several other Marvel animated series.
Bell has had run-ins with the last in the past. He was arrested in 2015 for driving under the influence, and in 2021 he pled guilty to a charge of attempted child endangerment over “inappropriate social media messages” he allegedly sent to a minor. (Bell later claimed he did not know the victim’s age at the time of the messages.) Bell was ultimately sentenced to probation and community service in the case.
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