Before they were stars in their own right, a ton of celebs guest-starred on an episode of Drake & Josh. Starring Drake Bell, Josh Peck and Miranda Cosgrove, among others, the show premiered in 2004 and came to an end in 2007 after four seasons.
Over the years, the stars — especially Josh — have opened up about their life as child stars on the network.
“I’m really lucky to have a great mom who sort of instilled this strong foundation for me early on,” he told E! News in August 2022, while promoting his memoir, Happy People Are Annoying. “I sort of detail in the book that I certainly went through my three or four years of totally sowing my wild oats, being a cliché, having some regrettable behavior. It just was before camera phones. I was lucky.”
When it comes to supporting his own child’s dreams of fame, Josh shared that he would “support him in every way that I could.” The actor shares son Max with wife Paige O’Brien.
“I don’t necessarily think he needs to do it professionally before he’s a grown-up,” Josh added. “I want him to do it for the love of it in school plays and acting class, and then kind of see from there.”
Drake, for his part, has reflected on his Drake & Josh days with some amazing memories.
“I loved it, and it was a great time. Yeah, I was going through my adolescence and my teen years and, obviously, there were times on the show when I was dealing with everything that a teenager deals with, and yeah, it was kind of difficult to get up early in the morning and have the responsibility of an entire cast and crew, and everybody … there were our ups and downs about it, but man, I’d go back in a second,” he gushed to HollywoodLife in February 2019. “There was something special about the show. I am in touch with everybody on the show!”
Other than Drake and Josh, there were actually a ton of celebrity guest stars throughout the show’s four seasons. Lucy Hale, Dianna Agron, Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Roberts, Dylan Minnette, Alyson Stoner, Nathan Kress and more made appearances on the show.
Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the stars you totally forgot guest starred in Drake & Josh.
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