Actor Drake Bell, who was reported missing, has been found safe.

Actor Drake Bell has been found safe after being reported missing.

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Jared "Drake" Bell, a famous actor who played a leading role in the Nickelodeon TV series "Drake & Josh," has been located safe in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Thursday. Earlier, authorities had expressed concerns that he was "missing and endangered."

However, according to a spokesperson for the Daytona Beach Police Department, Carrie McCallister, Bell contacted the police and is out of danger. No further information was given about the situation. McCallister confirmed that law enforcement officials are in contact with Bell and that he is safe.

Before being located on Thursday, the police department had issued a statement labeling Jared "Drake" Bell as "missing and endangered" and had sought public assistance in finding him. He was last seen near a high school in Daytona Beach on Wednesday night before he was found safe on Thursday afternoon. As of now, there has been no comment from Bell's representatives, who were contacted for further information.

Jared "Drake" Bell started his acting career as a child and became famous during his teenage years with Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" and later "Drake & Josh." "Drake & Josh" featuring Bell and Josh Peck, aired on Nickelodeon from 2004 to 2007, and even had two movies released.

Since then, Bell has primarily worked as a voice actor and has appeared in some lesser-known TV series and movies. In addition to acting, he has also ventured into music and has launched a music career.

Last year, in 2021, Bell faced charges of child endangerment in relation to an incident that involved a girl who attended his concert in Cleveland in 2017. The girl, who had met him online when she was 15 years old, was involved in the incident.

Bell pleaded guilty to the charges of attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, which were a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively. He received a sentence of two years of probation and 200 hours of community service, which he was allowed to serve in California.

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