Drake Bell
Drake Bell was put behind bars on Friday for DUI, but the former Nickelodeon star only served less than 48 hours in jail instead of 96 hours. Pictured: Bell attends the 23rd Annual Time for Heroes Celebrity Picnic to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at Wadsworth Theater on June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Getty Images/Imeh Akpanudosen


  • Drake Bell said he left his phone when he was reported missing
  • Several of Bell's fans commented on his post, saying they were worried
  • Daytona Beach Police Department reported him missing Thursday

Drake Bell seemingly laughed off the report that he went missing.

Bell's brief disappearance immediately made headlines. The "Drake & Josh" star is already safe, and he quickly addressed the issue on social media.

"You leave your phone in the car and don't answer for the night and this?" he tweeted Thursday.

He didn't provide any other comment or details about the incident. His post also received mixed responses from his fans.

"But, who reported you as missing? I mean, I'm glad they took matters seriously, but your regular citizen has to wait 48 to 72 hours before they're officially reported missing. Glad to hear you're safe and sound," one commented.

"Mexico was so worried. We even started a rescue team right now!" another wrote. A third person added, "Because we were very worried... you have no idea how many unread messages I have from family, friends, coworkers and ex-coworkers, even strangers asking about you. Means we care a lot about [you]."

"I was praying with my Rosario surrounded by candles with your photo even I almost sacrifice a toy 4 your safety ...kidding but don't do it again please, we love [you]," a different fan wrote.

"Hey the silver lining is that means you have a lot of people that do love and care about you deeply," another commenter said.

Daytona Beach Police Department announced on Facebook Wednesday that the actor was missing.

"He should be traveling in a 2022 grey BMW, and his last known location is potentially the area of Mainland High School on 4/12/2023 just before 9 p.m." the post read. "He is considered missing and endangered."

** UPDATE: 4/13/2023 1:26p.m. - At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe.MISSINGOfficers are looking for Jared Bell, DOB 06/27/1986. He should...

After a few hours, the officers said Bell was safe and had been in contact with law enforcement.

Bell's net worth is $600,000 despite making his first appearance in a 1994 episode of "Home Improvement." The former child star, who appeared most notably on "Drake & Josh" and "The Amanda Show," went bankrupt nearly a decade ago.

He filed for bankruptcy in February 2014. In the documents obtained by People, he was $1.597 million in debt. His income was reportedly only $2,820 a month. But his monthly expenses were $18,771.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 15: (L-R) Brittany Jones-Cooper, Shannon Coffey, Drake Bell, Ali Kolbert and Lukas Thimm take part in the Build brunch at Build Studio on July 15, 2019 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images