Nickelodeon fans are most likely familiar with former child star Josh Peck, who rose to fame as Josh Nichols on the sitcom Drake and Josh. Being a child star is never easy, and Peck says he’s lucky to have “survived the curse of child stardom.”
The now 36-year-old actor has come a long way since his debut. According to E! Online, he is now a husband and father of two. Peck has racked up quite a few acting credits since his youth, taking on roles on shows such as how i met your father, More complete houseAnd iCarly. However, it seems he hasn’t forgotten how he got his start. In an interview, the actor says he’s “aged out” of Nickelodeon as a former child star.
Peck’s career as a child star on Nickelodeon
Peck knew from an early age that he wanted to break into the world of acting, and though it took extreme focus and perseverance, he didn’t let anything get in his way. The GW Hatchet website reports that it was after several Nickelodeon auditions that Peck finally landed a role in the 2000 film. Snowy daywhich led to him being thrown into The Amanda Show and finally, Drake and Josh.
According to People, the actor has no regrets about being in the spotlight from an early age and gives his mother plenty of credit. Peck says, “My mom doesn’t play. Even now, if I say something vaguely new, she’ll still call me.
The star enjoyed what he was doing, saying, “I was just totally in love coming to work every day.”
He’s seen many other child stars fade away over the years and expressed his gratitude for being able to pursue his career as he got older. Peck says, “It takes an incredible amount of hard work, focus and dedication. You have to overcome the times when you are not working. There are a lot of rejections. I understood it very early. I’ve never let that deter me from my main focus – my passion.
Peck says he’s ‘aged out’ of Nickelodeon as a former child star
It is obvious that Peck looks back on his beginnings with tenderness. But he recently opened up about his feelings about being a former child star.
While speaking to teenage star Hilary Duff, he explained how Nickelodeon had a kind of “setup.” What exactly did Peck say? He told Duff, “Nickelodeon kind of had a setup where they were like, ‘Once you’re 18 and the show is over, we’re probably done because you’ve probably just aged from the demo.
Will there be a ‘Drake & Josh’ reboot?
In fact, he raised the possibility of it happening. According to E! Online, Peck isn’t exactly on board with the idea, saying, “Not really, no. I never think of it that way.
He just doesn’t think it will ever work or even happen, for that matter, even though it was in the works at some point. The actor even wrote a screenplay for a reboot of the series. However, this never materialized.
Peck added that other reboots, such as More complete housemay work because it was “important characters from the original who were then able to make it their own on the reboot. So I think if you want to do it, I think you have to do it like that.
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