Josh Peck loves former co-star Drake Bell like a brother ... but Josh won't help his buddy crawl out of debt by making a "Drake & Josh" flick.Peck was catching some rays on a bench in… READ MORE >
Joshua Michael "Josh" Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor, comedian, director, and voice actor best known for playing Josh Nichols in the Nickelodeon live-action sitcom Drake & Josh. He began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his role on The Amanda Show. He has since acted in films such as Mean Creek, Drillbit Taylor, The Wackness, and Red Dawn. Peck was born in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City, where he attended The Professional Performing Arts School. His parents were unmarried at the time of his birth and Peck never knew his biological father. He grew up with his Jewish mother, Barbara, who is a career coach, and his maternal grandmother. Peck had asthma during his childhood, and often stayed indoors watching old sitcoms. He performed in children's musical theater at New York's TADA! Youth Theater when he was nine years old.