Nathan Karl Kress is an American actor, director, and former child model. Kress began his career at the age of four, notably appearing in several television commercials and providing the voices of Easy and Tough Pup in the comedy-drama film Babe: Pig in the City (1998). He resumed acting seven years later on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2005), and thereafter had regular appearances on several Nickelodeon productions, including Toplin on the sitcom Drake & Josh (2007). Kress rose to prominence for portraying Freddie Benson on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly (2007–2012), which earned him five Young Artist Award nominations. He subsequently voiced Wedge Antilles in the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels (2016–2017) and reprised the role of Freddie Benson on the Paramount+ revival series of iCarly (2021–present).