Former Nickelodeon actor Drake Bell has been found safe in Daytona Beach, Florida, hours after officials announced he was reported missing and endangered on Thursday. A spokesperson for the Daytona Beach Police Department said: “At this time we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe.” No other details about the circumstances of Bell’s disappearance and where he was found were immediately released by authorities.
Daytona Beach police first announced the disappearance of the 36-year-old actor and musician — legal name Jared Bell — in a Facebook post Thursday morning. In the post, officials said was possibly last seen Wednesday evening near Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and was likely traveling in a 2022 gray BMW.
Bell is best known for starring in the popular Nickelodeon TV show, “Drake & Josh.” In 2021, Bell pleaded guilty in an Ohio to one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and one count of attempted endangering children.
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