Nathan Kress

Nathan Kress

Nathan Karl Kress
18 November 1992 (1992-Template:Pad2digit-Template:Pad2digit) (age 24)
Glendale, California
Pop rock, pop
Actress, musician, voice actress, singer
Guitar, vocals
Years active
Columbia Records, Giffen Records, Nickelodeon Records
Associated acts

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 was 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.


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".


Film & Television
Year Title Role Notes
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 Voice role. "The Winning Ninja" (Season 1, Episode 1)
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)
2007-???? 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 "List of True Jackson, VP episodes# 40: True Royal" (Season 2, Episode 14)
2010 Penguins of Madagascar Ronald Voice
06-11-2011 iCarly: iParty with Victorious Freddie Benson Main role, Nickelodeon TV-Movie (ICarly Episodes 411 to 413)
09-17-2011 Victorious Audience member "Who Did It to Trina?" (Season 2, Episode 9)
12-02-2011 Game of Your Life Phillip Tv Movie
2013 The Naughty List (Video) Snowflake (voice) Release 11-12-2013
Marvel's Avengers Assemble (TV Series) Spider-Man / Peter Parker Planet Doom (2013)
Hulk's Day Out (2013)
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (TV Series) Spider-Man The Venom Inside (2013)
The Collector (2013)
2014 A Fairly Odd Summer (pre-production) Timmy (TV Movie)
Jungle Shuffle (filming) Manu
L.A. Slasher (post-production) The Pop Star

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