Fans were introduced to the hilarious dynamic between Drake Bell and Josh Peck when Drake and Josh premiered on Nickelodeon in January 2004!
The Amanda Show alums starred as stepbrothers Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who are forced to live under the same roof after Drake’s mom married Josh’s dad. While the two characters had little to nothing in common, they often found themselves in insane schemes or being pranked by their younger sister Megan, played by Miranda Cosgrove. After four seasons and two TV movies, the show came to an end in September 2007. However, both Drake and Josh even sparked reboot rumors in 2019 when they were photographed together.
“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,” Drake told HollywoodLife in February 2019. “There was something special about the show. I am in touch with everybody on the show!”
Following the series’ run on the children’s network, Drake, Josh, Miranda, and some of the shows’ guest stars, continued to stay in the spotlight. They’ve even had the rare reunion over the years. Josh — who went on to start a successful YouTube channel before nabbing a role in the Disney+ series Turner and Hooch — uploaded videos with both Drake and Miranda where they reacted to their most cringe-worthy moments from their career.
Miranda, for her part, famously went on to play Carly Shay in iCarly from 2007 to 2012 and reprised the role for the 2021 Paramount+ reboot. As fans know, Drake continued his movie and music career over the years. In June 2021, he revealed via Twitter that he was married to Janet Von Schmeling and the couple had welcomed a child together.
“In response to various rumors that are incorrect, I have been married for almost three years, and we are blessed to be the parents of a wonderful son,” the actor wrote on social media in Spanish. “Thank you very much to all my fans around the world for your good wishes.”
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