WATCH: Drake Bell, Josh Peck react to their childhood acting roles

/ 05:06 PM February 21, 2019

Ever since Drake Bell and Josh Peck reconciled, the actors have been making up for lost time.

The discord started after Bell had taken offense that he was not invited to Peck’s wedding in 2017.


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Image: Twitter/@drakebell

Bell and Peck played stepbrothers in Nickelodeon sit-com “Drake and Josh.” Though they had an undeniable bond, it seemed that over time, they followed their own paths and drifted apart.

After the mini-feud, they showed that they remained friends: last August, Bell shared a video of him on Instagram congratulating Peck on his first child.

Recently, it seems the bromance is finally going back to what it once was as the two reunited for videos together.

Last Feb. 3, Bell shared a video on Instagram of him and Peck jamming to Bell’s new single, “Fuego Lento.”


Then Peck released a YouTube vlog on Monday, Feb. 18, of him and Bell watching their acting stints as kids.

Watch the video in the link below:

Before judging their acting skills, Peck poked fun at his former co-star for posing nearly nude in a photo shoot in February 2018, which was featured in People.

Bell said he was inspired by Peck’s photos on the beach.

Peck said, “I’ve come a long way, but let’s be honest, I’m never gonna look like that. You win.”

Bell explained that he was home a lot so he stayed busy by getting fit. He said too that he did the shoot because he wanted the photos for himself only.

Both went through their early work, such as Bell’s role in the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire.” He shared that his religious mom had no clue that he would tell Tom Cruise “f*ck you.”

Peck reacted to his role in “ER” where he played a boy with a heart condition back in 2001. He recalled doing four months of acting classes before the shoot.

Naturally, they reminisced on “Drake and Josh” episodes and “The Amanda Show.” Both recalled improvising their characters on the comedy shows they did in their teens. 

Peck also explained what it was like losing weight during the stages of puberty as they watched a “Drake and Josh” clip wherein Peck was lifting weights.

“I was just wearing clothes that were not flattering. I remember wearing LeBron sneakers there and thinking that ‘these will make me look athletic.’”

“LeBron James, you are one talented man, but you can make me look slim,” Peck said as Bell laughed.

While a “Drake and Josh” reboot still seems unlikely, the vlog has made many fans nostalgic with 2.5 million views as of this writing.  /ra


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