Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has one thing in common with Selena Gomez, Jimmy Eat World, and the Jonas Brothers -- they all hired the same record producer ... except now, the guy's suing Drake for $36,000.
Producer John Fields filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he produced a total of 9 songs for Bell's new album "A Reminder" back in August 2010.
According to Fields, Bell agreed to pay $9,000 for every song Fields produced -- but only ended up paying for five.
Now, Fields says Bell owes him the balance -- $36,000 -- and he's suing to get every penny back.
Funny ... of all nine songs ... only four made it to the album, which was released last year.