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"Aw, geez."
— Josh's catchprase when something goes wrong for him.

Josh Nichols


Full Name
Joshua Nichols
December 6th, 1988 (age 29)
Premiere Theater Employee (Movie Job until Really Big Shrimp)
Premiere Theater Assistant Manager (Really Big Shrimp)
Actor (Theater Thug)
San Diego, California
Family & Friends
Drake Parker (stepbrother)
Megan Parker (stepsister)
Audrey Parker-Nichols (stepmother)
Walter Nichols (father)
Grammy Nichols (grandmother)
Catherine (great aunt)
Papa Nichols (great grandfather)
Helen Dubois
Gavin Mitchell
Craig Ramirez
Eric Blonowitz
First appearance
Last appearance
Really Big Shrimp (intended to be series finale)
Portrayed by

Joshua "Josh" Nichols (b. December 6, 1988) is a main character in Drake & Josh.

He is portrayed by Josh Peck.

Personality Edit

Josh's most common personality is his intellegence and willing to work being a straight A student, compared to Drake's laziness. However, he is also shown to be bad when it comes to social skills. He remarks to his brother Drake whenever he says something nonsensical. He is known to anounciate some of his words. Josh is portrayed by Josh Peck, as a teenager and Matthew Gumley as an eight-year-old. Josh moved in with Drake when they were 15. He is obsessed with the The Oprah Winfrey Show and ran her over with his car by accident while he was going to the show for his birthday.

Unlike Drake, he usually stresses over school a lot and uses his common sense. Despite his good character and good grades, Josh is prone to bad luck, especially with girls, but even though Drake is usually more successful with girls, Josh gets 22 dates in a week to win a bet from Drake in the episode, Who's Got Game?. He often has a bad habit when a person tells him to take care of something, when Josh questionably objects, the person tells him more firmly. Josh has a job at The Premiere movie theater, where he gets an average number of customers. He loves his job and has had hopes of becoming assistant manager. His hobbies are playing video games, cooking, and performing magic tricks. He usually suffers at the expense of Drake's carefree behavior, but the brothers somehow complete each other. He also had a perfect attendance record, but a blemish was put on that record due to him and Drake skipping school to spy on Walter in The Affair.

Relationships with Other Characters Edit

Drake Parker Edit

Megan Parker Edit

Audrey Parker-Nichols Edit

Walter Nichols Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The only episode where Josh was a minor character was The Storm, when he only appeared in the opening comment and the first scene. After that, he went to the stage Drake would be performing at and din't appear for the rest of the episode.
  • He only had one girlfriend, Mindy, but he had many crushes.
  • It is a reccuring gag that many people say he has a big head, or it's "bigger than average."
  • He is liked by Mrs. Hayfer, but is disliked by Helen.
  • He is smart and does well in school.
  • He is constantly tortured by his stepsister, Megan.
  • He sometimes gets into fights with Drake.
  • He is a good student.
  • He listens to his parents and teachers.
  • He's a terrible liar, as shown on many occasions, and almost always gets caught when lying.
  • He works at a movie theater throughout the whole series.
  • He likes Oprah Winfrey.
  • He has the same first name as his actor, Josh Peck.
  • In the first two seasons, he's obese, but in the third season, he lost a little bit of weight and in the fourth season, he is skinny.
  • He has lumbar problems.