Drake Bell

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Bell in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Jared Drake Bell

Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Welsh

Drake Bell is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. His roles include the series The Amanda Show, All That, Drake & Josh, and, in voice-over, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man; the films The Neon Bible, Dragonworld: The Legend Continues, High Fidelity, Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Superhero Movie, College (2008), L.A. Slasher, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, American Satan, and, in voice role, Tortoise vs. Hare, The Nutty Professor (2008), Birds of Paradise, A Monster Christmas, A Mouse Tale, The Reef 2: High Tide, The Frog Kingdom, Jungle Shuffle, and The Big Trip; and the made-for-tv movies Perfect Game (2000), the A Fairly Odd franchise, and Rags. He is also known as Drake Campana, the Spanish word for Bell.

His mother is professional billiards player Robin Bell Dodson. His cousin is professional baseball player Heath Bell. He is married to Janet, with whom he has one child.

Drake’s paternal grandfather was James Wiley Bell, Jr. (the son of James Wiley Bell and Mary Linda Porter). Drake’s grandfather James was born in Maryland. Drake’s great-grandfather James was the son of Andrew Bell and Francine Dill. Mary was the daughter of Priestly Porter and Mary Susan Cain.

Drake’s paternal grandmother was Wynema Bulamae Bickerstaff (the daughter of Harry Lee/C. Bickerstaff and Lodi/Ladie/Lodie Mae Haddock). Wynema was born in Oklahoma. Harry was the son of Joseph Albertus Bickerstaff and Mary Dixon. Lodi was the daughter of Charles Alexander Haddock and Addie May Roach.

Drake’s maternal grandfather was Roderick Wayne Hansen (the son of Fred D. Hansen and Ethel F. Davis). Roderick was born in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. Fred was the son of Martin Hansen/Hanssen/Hanson, who was Danish and/or Swedish, and of Emma A./H. Oak/Oaks/Oakes, who was Swedish. Ethel was the daughter of William Wheaton Davis and Lina May Riggins.

Drake’s maternal grandmother was Reva Helen/Helene Carlton (the daughter of William Edward Carlton and Ola T. Black). Reva was born in Black, Reynolds, Missouri.

Sources: Drake’s paternal grandfather, James Wiley Bell, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
James Wiley Bell, Jr. on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s paternal grandmother, Wynema Bulamae Bickerstaff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s maternal grandfather, Roderick Wayne Hansen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s maternal grandmother, Reva Helen/Helene Carlton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    I think his maternal grandfather was Roderick W. Hansen…
    source: Robin Jo Hansen in the Nebraska U.S. Birth Ledgers 1904-1911 Birth Index 1912-1994 (ancestry.com)
    Has Omaha, Nebraska as the birthplace in the record. Lists Roderick W. Hansen as a parent in the document.

  2. bablah says:

    His maternal grandmother’s last name might be Runyan.

    His maternal great-grandparents might be Fred Dudley Hansen and Ethel Fern Davis.

    What’s the source of his grandmother’s name being Helen?

  3. andrew says:

    Are you still in trolling mode?

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