Actor Drake Bell found safe after being reported missing in Daytona Beach, Florida

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Actor Drake Bell arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Former Nickelodeon actor Drake Bell has been found safe hours after officials announced he was reported missing and endangered in Daytona Beach, Florida, Thursday, according to police.

"At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe," a spokesperson for the Daytona Beach Police Department said in an email to FOX 35 News.

No other details about the circumstances of Bell's disappearance and where he was found were immediately released by authorities.

On Thursday evening, the 36-year-old actor and musician, whose legal name is Jared Bell, appeared to react to the missing persons' report.

"You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this?" he tweeted. 

Daytona Beach police first announced Bell's disappearance in a Facebook post Thursday morning. In the post, officials said he was possibly last seen Wednesday evening near Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and was likely traveling in a 2022 gray BMW.

Bell is best known for starring in the popular Nickelodeon TV show, "Drake & Josh," and his music career.

"For those asking, this is a legitimate post from the Daytona Beach Police Department," officials said in the comment section of their initial Facebook post. 

In 2021, Bell pleaded guilty in an Ohio courtroom to one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and one count of attempted endangering children.