There have been some pretty big names on basically every show Dan Schneider’s worked on, from the all-star days of “All That” to the budding celebs on “Game Shakers” and “Henry Danger.” But you might not have known that Dan has had some pretty big names helping him out behind the camera, as well! Here are a few people you’ve probably heard of who have taken the director’s chair in Dan’s productions.
You’ll remember him as Freddie Benson from “iCarly,” but in between acting gigs, Nathan Kress has done some directing as well. Impressed by his talents in his leading role beside Miranda Cosgrove, Dan later tapped Nathan to direct episodes of “Henry Danger” and “Game Shakers!” Although acting remains his first love, with starring roles in “Breaking Brooklyn” and “LA>Vegas” coming down the pipeline, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Nathan take on some more directing work in the future.
Today’s Nickelodeon fans may not know him, but their parents just might: the inimitable Fred Savage charmed America (and stole Winnie Cooper’s heart) as Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years.” But not long after that show’s run ended, Fred (brother of “Boy Meets World”’s Ben Savage) became one of Hollywood’s hardest working TV directors, with over sixty different shows bringing him into the fold.
With his resume, it’s no wonder that Dan chose to call on Fred to lend his talents to two different Schneider’s Bakery productions. Not only was he at the helm for an episode of “Drake & Josh,” but also two episodes of “Zoey 101!”
You already knew he was a multitalented actor and musician, but it doesn’t end there for Drake Bell. He pulled double duty on the “Drake & Josh” episode “The Really Big Shrimp: Part 1,” both acting and directing in the epic series finale. Drake proved more than up to the task, performing great on both sides of the camera in the fan-favorite episode.
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Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”