Actors Tobey Maguire, Matthew Lewis and Drake Bell are all celebrating their birthdays today.
Tobey Maguire, 39
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Actor and film producer Tobey Maguire turns 39 today. Maguire made his debut in the 1985 film the Wizard. After his breakthrough role in The Ice Storm, Maguire earned a variety of lead roles in films such as Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules and Wonder Boys, and provided his voice for the film Cats & Dogs. In 2002, Maguire earned the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man. The film was a blockbuster hit, and earned Maguire worldwide recognition. He reprised the role for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, and voiced the character in the video game.
Maguire went on to star in Seabiscuit, The Good German, Brothers, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination, The Great Gatsby and Labor Day. He has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards and received two Saturn Awards, including one for Best Actor.
Maguire married jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer in 2007, and have two children.
Matthew Lewis, 25
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Film, television and stage actor Matthew Lewis turns 25 today. Lewis started acting at five years old, appearing in minor parts in television programmes, debuting in Some Kind of Life. He then went on to try out for the part of Neville Longbottom. He has portrayed Neville Longbottom in the eight Harry Potter films. After his Harry Potter success, he went on to play a reporter in the independent film The Sweet Shop, and starred in a five-part TV series called The Syndicate.
In 2011, Lewis played Lester Cole in his stage debut in Agatha Christie’s Verdict. In June 2012, Lewis went on to play Mick in the stage production Our Boys by Jonathan Lewis. Lewis played the role of Dodd in the 2012 film Wasteland. He joined the season 2 cast of the BBC Three comedy drama Bluestone 42 in October 2013.
Drake Bell, 28
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Actor, musician, singer-songwriter, comedian, television personality, voice actor and record producer Drake Bell turns 28 today. He began his career as an actor in the early 1990s, with an appearance on Home Improvement. He starred on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show and became well-known for his role on the series Drake & Josh. Recently, Bell starred in a trilogy of Fairly Odd Parents movies on Nickelodeon. Bell is the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Bell appeared on ABC’s new reality TV series Splash.
Bell also has a career as a musician, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled “Found a Way”. In 2005 he independently released his debut album, Telegraph. His second album, It’s Only Time, was released in 2006 after signing with Universal Motown Records. In 2014 Bell released his third album, Ready, Steady, Go! under a new record label, Surfdog Records, hoping to reemerge in the music industry.