Nathan Karl Kress (born November 18, 1992) is an American film and television actor. Acting since he was three years old, he is best known for his role as Fredward "Freddie" Benson on the Nickelodeon television series iCarly.
Kress has had many small parts in both film and television (many of them voice-over roles) before landing a guest-starring role on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in which he played a disabled basketball player named Jamie.
His appearance led to a guest spot on the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh (which also starred his iCarly co-star Miranda Cosgrove). The character so similar to the role of Fredward "Freddie" Benson on iCarly that he was cast on iCarly as Fredward "Freddie" Benson and the role in Drake & Josh was written out of the episode. He was one of five actors up for the role of Freddie.
In March 2010, Kress guest-starred as murder case suspect Mason Ward in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode Neverland. In 2008 he was in " Gym Teacher " as Roland Waffle. In the year of 2006 he did a voice role in "Shurikin School" as many people. In 2005 Nathan was in "House" Season 2 episode 6 as Scott. Also in the year of 1998 he was Easy\Tough pup in "Babe."
On iCarly, Kress plays Fredward "Freddie" Benson, the technical producer for the fictional web-show iCarly, which stars his character's two best friends, Carly Shay and Samantha "Sam" Puckett. His character has a crush on the main character Carly Shay (played by series star Miranda Cosgrove), and a feuding, bitter-sweet, love/hate relationship with Carly's best friend and web-show co-star, Sam Puckett (played by Jennette McCurdy).
The show, Nickelodeon's most-watched show aimed at tweens, catapulted Kress to national fame among adolescents. Kress' performance on the show has been characterized by one reviewer as "sweetly nerdy".
Gym Teacher: The Movie
Kress also starred with Christopher Meloni in the made-for-television movie Gym Teacher: The Movie, which aired on Nickelodeon in September 2008. One reviewer noted that Kress and co-star had "sweet rapport".
|1998||Babe: Pig in the City||Easy/Tough Pup||Voice role|
|2005||Chicken Little||Additional Voices|
|House||Scott||"Spin" (Season 2, Episode 6)|
|Shuriken School||Eizan Kaburagi||Main role|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live||Sketch characters||Five episodes (2005–2006)|
|2006||Standoff||Young Matt||"Life Support" (Season 1, Episode 5)|
|Notes from the Underbelly||Young Andrew||"Surprise" (Season 1, Episode 8)|
|2007||The Suite Life of Zack and Cody||Jamie||"Back in the Game" (Season 2, Episode 35)|
|Magnus, Inc.||Jacob||Co-star is Reed Alexander, who has appeared in episodes of iCarly|
|Without a Trace||Young Barry||"Eating Away" (Season 5, Episode 13)|
|iCarly||Fredward "Freddie" Benson||Main role (2007–present)|
|2008||Gym Teacher: The Movie||Roland Waffle||Main role, Nickelodeon TV-Movie|
|2009||Kids' Choice Awards||Himself||Winner - Favorite TV Show (shared with the cast of iCarly)|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Mason Ward||"Neverland" (Season 10, Episode 15)|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Himself||Winner - Favorite TV Show (shared with the cast of iCarly)|
|True Jackson, VP||Prince Gabriel||"True Royal" (Season 2, Episode 14)|
|2010||Penguins of Madagascar||Ronald||Voice|
- ↑ "Today's Celebrity Birthdays." NorthJersey.com November 18, 2008.
- ↑ Morreale, Marie. "Nathan Kress Talks iFreddy." Scholastic News. October 19, 2007.
- ↑ Larsen, Peter. "Meet the Oldest Star on Tween TV." Orange County Register. December 3, 2008.
- ↑ Kinon, Cristina. "'Carly' & Star Miranda Cosgrove Have Lots in Common." New York Daily News. September 15, 2007.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fries, Laura. "iCarly Saves TV." Variety. June 12, 2008.
- ↑ Yahr, Emily. "Customarily Zany: 'iCarly' Goes to Japan." Washington Post. November 8, 2008.
- ↑ Shen, Maxine. "'Gym' Witted: 'iCarly' Meets 'L&O'." New York Post. September 11, 2008.
- ↑ Bianca, Robert. "Critic's Corner Weekend." USA Today. September 14, 2008.
- ↑ Klady, Leonard. "Babe: Pig In The City." Variety. November 25, 1998.
- ↑ "Chicken Little." Variety. 2005.
- ↑ "Nathan Kress Interview." Portrait. March 2008.
- Nathan Kress at the Internet Movie Database
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