This is the list of characters featured in Drake & Josh.

Main Characters

Drake Parker

Drake (Drake Bell) is portrayed as a somewhat simple person, putting little thought into his decisions. He plays guitar in a band which throughout the series has had many different members. They played many songs, including "Makes Me Happy", "I Found a Way", "Hollywood Girl" and many more. Some songs, such as "Telegraph", "Up Periscope", and "I Know" were not included in the TV series. Throughout the series, Drake has had more than 75 girlfriends. Drake is also the older brother of Megan. He also has a reputation as something of a prankster. It was mentioned in the episode "The Wedding" that he had put squirrels in his English teacher Mrs. Hayfer's car after breaking into it with a wire hanger, but this incident was never seen. He is also falsely accused of parking Mrs. Hayfer's car in her English classroom in "Honor Council" but it turned out Mindy pulled the stunt by taking the car apart and putting it back together in the classroom. In "Honor Council" he is shown to be a very good artist when Mindy showed everyone his "doodles" and they were all of Mrs. Hayfer getting injured in some way or another. He has no trouble getting girls though his brother does. The first girlfriend that he had a lot common with was a girl met later in the series. Drake's a cool guy who's into having a good time, playing his guitar and hanging with the girls. He's not big on responsibility and he'd rather be doing anything than his homework or work of any kind, for that matter.Drake is depicted as a cool, easygoing, popular, irresponsible and self-absorbed teenager. Although he often appears unintelligent, his under-achievement seems to be caused by laziness and he has been known to act before he thinks. Drake has great interest in music, playing the electric guitar in a band throughout the series and liking all forms, his favorite being rock. He can also play drums and percussion shown in one episode when he tried to play drums and guitar at the same time and in another episode where he played the bongos. He usually takes advantage of Josh to get what he wants. He has a lot of success with girls and much of the comedy is his effortless ability to get dates. Drake is also very unhygienic (not washing hands, eating food off the floor). Drake had felt embarrassed about his new stepbrother at first, but he has grown to accept Josh more. Despite his selfishness and laziness, Drake still remains a likable character and redeems himself by doing the right thing. In 2010, Drake Bell made an appearance in the iCarly Season 3 episode "iBloop" which stars his Drake & Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove. He reprised his role as Drake Parker to make an appearance in the episode, during which he seems to have stepped into the alternate fictional universe of iCarly where he recognizes Cosgrove's character as Megan Parker and follows by asking the whereabouts of Josh and the rest of his family. In season 1 drake's hair was spiky before growing to a bowl cut throughout the series.

Josh Nichols

Josh (Josh Peck) is usually the sensible one, and was portrayed as a nerd with little luck with women and an interest in science during the first and second seasons. Josh has a habit of questioning or arguing against someone's (usually an adult's) order and then after a stricter call, he immediately obeys. The only real girlfriend he had was Mindy Crenshaw, who also shared his interests, while she is usually sarcastic toward Drake. Apparently, he has a large head, which is why some people (including Megan) began regularly identifying him as "Big Head". Josh is known to be a spaz which Drake pointed out in Dr. Phyllis Show. Examples are him making weird noises, him putting on his underwear after his pants, and squealing. Josh is also known to like churros (a Mexican pastry) and will go to great lengths to get one. In the episode "Steered Straight", Josh was tempted by Drake to use a fake I.D. to get one. Josh's first kiss was with a girl named Susan, seen in "Believe Me, Brother" who was also Drake's girlfriend at the time. Josh has also lost an impressive amount of weight over the seasons. Josh is very paranoid about Megan pulling pranks on him. He also is a big fan of Oprah Winfrey, video games, and magic tricks.

Megan Parker

Megan (Miranda Cosgrove) (pronounced Maygen) is Drake's feisty, antagonistic, intelligent and prankster little sister. She continually pulls pranks on Drake and Josh, and enjoys seeing them suffer. Drake and Josh have tried to foil her plans and convince their parents that she is a demon but they always fail. Megan is always one step ahead. As stated on season four, her schemes get more complex: from simply putting hot sauce in Drake and Josh's pasta in season one to firing paintballs at them from a custom made radio in season three. She usually calls her two brothers "boobs" as a way of saying they're dumb. She has also been shown to be quite sadistic, hurting and pulling pranks on her older brothers through much of the series, but she loves them, although she rarely admits it.

Walter Nichols

Walter is Josh's father, and Megan and Drake's stepfather. Walter is a meteorologist who is often wrong about the weather. Walter is often clumsy, out of date, even seemingly empty-headed for example, he believed Titanic had to be "just a movie", he thought the word touchè to be pronounced 'toosh', and thought the word capise to be pronounced capeese, and as a result lacks a strict handle on Drake and Josh. Many people forget who he is, even if they've seen him many times, like Helen. Like Josh, he is the victim of many unfortunate things, such as being slapped, yelled at, laughed at, etc. Walter is so empty headed he gets laughed at when admitting he's the weatherman on Channel 2. Everybody in the family (except Josh) calls him by his first name, Walter. Megan and Audrey both watch channel 11 which is Bruce Winchell because of his hair, to Walter's disgust.

Audrey Parker-Nichols

Audrey is the mother of Drake and Megan and the stepmother of Josh. She is usually telling the boys to try not to be so stupid. She grounds them for every little thing they do. She, along Walter, are known to always believe Megan instead of Drake and Josh even when they're saying the truth. It is unknown what her profession is or even if she works, as her job is never mentioned throughout the series. Megan acts perfect around her getting the boys into trouble.

Recurring characters

Craig & Eric

Craig Ramirez is played by Alec Medlock. Eric Blonowitz is played by Scott Halberstadt Craig and Eric are two stereotypical "nerdy" honor students that are always being exploited by Drake and Josh, mostly due to Drake's hare-brained schemes and how he mixes their names up. The character of Eric was introduced before the character of Craig and has made more appearances in the show than Craig. Eric looks more "nerdy" than Craig, wearing a tucked-in button-up shirt, thick glasses, and pens in his pocket. Even though introduced later in the show, Eric is seen in the background in the first episode when Josh fights Buck. The first episode they are seen together is in "Pool Shark". It was learned in "Eric Punches Drake", that Eric is a pacifist and is Jewish. In "The Dance Contest", Eric visits Puerto Rico.

Helen Ophelia Dubois

Helen is played by Yvette Nicole Brown, but has been played by Frances Callier in "Little Diva" Helen is the manager at "The Premiere Theater", a movie theater where Josh and formerly Drake has a job. She is known for her intimidation factor, due to her loud voice and orders for her employees. She adores Drake but has a dislike for Josh, despite his hard work. She gets married to a man named Buzz in Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp. Helen usually tells Gavin to tell Josh to do something gross, but Gavin ends up doing it himself (See Gavin). She dislikes Josh but shows a lot of affection for him in hard times.

Mindy Crenshaw

Mindy is played by Allison Scagliotti-Smith. Josh's rival in school in Season 2 and eventually his girlfriend in Season 3. Though they broke up in the beginning of Season 4, they get back together in Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp. She had a job at The Premiere Theater, and blamed Drake for the stunt of parking Mrs. Hayfer's car in the classroom.

"Crazy" Steve

"Crazy" Steve (Jerry Trainor) is an employee at The Premiere movie theater. He is hard working and pretty calm at times, until someone (usually Josh) critiques his work, and that is when he goes crazy. On Mondays, he goes particularly crazy, but calms down when 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain' is sung. No one knows why the song calms him down.


Gavin is played by Jake Farrow. Gavin has a mullet-like haircut and is always telling Josh to clean something unusual in the theater bathrooms. He then eventually cleans up the mess himself, with his response and catchphrase being "I got it". He also has a crush on Audrey. He was first seen in "Helen's Surgery" and last seen in "The Storm". It is possible that he was fired from The Preimere.


Leah is played by Cathy Shim Leah. She is the female Asian employee at The Premiere movie theater who appears only in Seasons 3 and 4. She seems to get along well with Josh and is also afraid of Crazy Steve.

Mrs. Hayfer

Mrs. Hayfer is played by Julia Duffey. Mrs. Alice/Linda Hayfer is Drake and Josh's English teacher. She adores Josh, due to his hard-working personality in class, but dislikes Drake very much (and according to the doodles Drake made of her in his English Notebook, as seen in Honor Council, he hates her in return), her catch phrase being "Drake, I hate you", with Drake responding, "I know."She temporarily suspended Drake because his jacket was in the trunk of her car which was parked in her school class room so she assumes Drake pulled the stunt, when the boys found out Mindy Crenshaw was the culprit.

Dr. Glazer

Dr. Glazer is played by Roark Critchlow. Dr. Jeff Glazer lives across the street from Drake and Josh. He is always called on whenever a serious emergency happens at their house. Although he seems kind during the medical procedure, he is always charging a high bill for his services.


Trevor is played by Taran Killam. Trevor Wilson is one of Drake's friends, who appears to be even more unintelligent than Drake. He only appears in the episode "Dune Buggy" but is mentioned a lot throughout the rest of the series. Even though he and Drake both seem unintelligent, Drake seems smarter.

Bruce Winchill

Bruce Winchill is a weather-man who works for Walter's competition's weather station. He is never seen on-screen, but is mentioned from time to time. He is described by Megan and Audrey for having awesome hair. Bruce is always the favorite over Walter.

The Announcer

Although the announcer's name is never mentioned in any of the episodes, he has played a few roles on the show. His voice is in the episode where Drake and Josh call for help when they are trapped in a helicopter. He tries to find out their location. He also announced on another episode about Drake's cancellation to play on Star 99. In Zoey 101, the same announcer is saying in one of the episodes: "I'm just the camera man!" When an angry wrestler was about to attack. The Announcer is voiced by Dan Schneider, The Show's creator.

Guest stars

  • Gabrielle Christian
  • Erik Estrada
  • Gary Coleman
  • Richard Biggs1
  • Ted Lange
  • Wesley Mann
  • Paul Gleason
  • Gabrielle Carteris
  • Skyler Samuels
  • John O'Hurley
  • Larry Thomas
  • Maggie Wheeler
  • Josh Server
  • Chelsea Brummet
  • Torrey DeVitto
  • Samantha Cope
  • Emma Roberts
  • Alyson Stoner
  • Sammi Hanratty
  • Randee Heller
  • AnnaSophia Robb
  • Ashley Drane
  • Julie Gonzalo
  • Kimmy Robertson
  • Lucy Hale
  • Kaylee DeFer
  • Tara Lynne Barr
  • Brittany Curran
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Nathan Kress
  • Jair Torres
  • Tony Hawk2

  • 1Biggs guest starred in the episode "The Gary Grill", but died in May 2004 before it premiered. The episode was dedicated in his memory.

See also

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