Reed Alexander

Reed Alexander (born December 23, 1994) is an American journalist, author, and former actor from Boca Raton, Florida.[2] He is best known for his role as Nevel Papperman in Nickelodeon's iCarly.[3][4]

Reed Alexander
Born (1994-12-23) December 23, 1994
Alma materNew York University
Columbia University
  • Journalist
  • author
  • actor
Years active2002–present

Two years after his last appearance on the show, he then appeared on Sam & Cat, a spin-off of iCarly and Victorious (another Nickelodeon show) in the episode "#SuperPsycho" reprising his character from the former show. His food blog that began in 2009 turned into a second career as a spokesman for healthy eating habits.[3][4]

He appeared in Will & Grace for which he was nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy) – Guest Starring Actor.[5] He was also in 2009's direct-to-video telefilm Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective.[6]

Alexander has been a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation's anti-obesity program called Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and has been involved in promoting Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative,[7] and has been credited with being able to get healthy eating messages to young audiences.[8] He has published a website on healthy eating geared towards young people and a book, KewlBites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes (2013).[9]

Alexander obtained his undergraduate degree in media studies and broadcast journalism from New York University.[10] As of 2020, he had graduated with his master's of science in journalism at Columbia University. He is currently a financial news reporter at Insider, Inc. [11][12]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002A Bored HappinessRayShort film
2005Pool GuysTV movie
2005–06Will & GraceJordy Truman / Jordan Truman2 episodes
2007If I Had Known I Was a GeniusGifted Kid #1Film
2007Magnus, Inc.PercivalShort film
2007Out of Jimmy's HeadC. Kingsley WeatherheadEpisode: "Bully"
2009Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.Pennington Jr.TV movie
2011Kickin' ItTrumanEpisode: "Dummy Dancing"
2007–12iCarlyNevel PappermanRecurring role, 8 episodes
2014Sam & CatEpisode: "#SuperPsycho"


  1. "About Reed Alexander". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. "Boca Raton's Reed Alexander signing copies of his cookbook". The Miami Herald. September 19, 2013. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  3. Nicole Brochu (September 19, 2013). "Reed Alexander, of 'iCarly' fame, shares healthy recipes for teens in 'KewlBites' book". Fort Lauderdale, FL: South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2014. First lady Michelle Obama later tapped the teen actor for her "Let's Move!" campaign, and he's become the official spokesman for the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  4. Lisa Orkin Emmanuel (February 19, 2013). "ICarly's Reed Alexander Comes to Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The South Florida native will be at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to talk about healthy foods for kids". NBC 6 South Florida. NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2014. Tweens and teens may know Reed Alexander as Nevel Papperman, the nemesis on the iCarly TV show, but he has another interest that keeps him in the spotlight: Cooking.
  5. "27th Annual Young Artist Awards". March 25, 2006. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2009.
  6. "Reed Alexander's "Kewl Bites"". ABC 7 News. May 5, 2012. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  7. Bill Daley, September 11, 2013. "'Kewl' cooking by teen actor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  8. SUZETTE LABOY (February 24, 2012). "Will teen actor become next celebrity chef?". Yahoo News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  9. Alexander, Reed (September 3, 2013). KewlBites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes. Rodale. ISBN 9781609615109. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  10. DeHaemer, Leah (February 25, 2020). "Former actor continues dialogue on Parkland's impact". The Hofstra Chronicle. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  11. Runnells, Riley (April 13, 2020). "Q&A: Actor, journalist Reed Alexander talks 'iCarly,' journalism experiences". The Post. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  12. Sher, Eva (September 7, 2019). "I (Kind Of) Share Two Alma Maters With Nevel Papperman". Bwog. Archived from the original on December 25, 2019.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.