19 November 2012 3:16 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When we last saw teen idol Josh Peck (“Drake & Josh”), he was selling special ice cream in the 2008 film, “The Wackness.” That film established him as an actor who could handle more adult themes. He expands further in the action movie “Red Dawn,” playing a student turned soldier.

Peck is best known for portraying Josh Nichols in the hugely popular Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh,” a teenage version of “The Odd Couple” that co-starred Drake Bell. Raised in New York City by his single parent mother, he began his show business career as a young stand-up comedian. He took a role on Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show” in 2000, and “Drake & Josh” was spun off of that series. From 2004 to 2008, the well received sitcom was one of Nickelodeon’s most popular. The final appearance of the duel was in “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” (2008), which broke the record for highest viewership of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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