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"In 5, 4, 3, 2..."
— Freddie's catchphrase

Fredward "Freddie" Benson (born February 4) is a main character and the technical producer of iCarly.

This role includes being an administrator for the iCarly website, creating the special effects used on the iCarly webcast, editing film clips for the show, and operating the camera. Freddie is the oldest member of the iCarly trio and came up with the name iCarly for their webshow.

Freddie is portrayed by Nathan Kress.


iCarly (2007)

Freddie Benson is the son of Marissa Benson and Mr. Benson. He comes from a family of fencers.

Freddie grew up in Seattle and lives in Apartment 8-D of Bushwell Plaza with his mother. This is the apartment directly across the hall from his best friend Carly Shay.

Freddie attended Ridgeway Junior High School, and was known to have very high grades across a variety of subjects. He was part of many extra-curricular activities, the most well known being the A.V. Club.

iCarly (2021)

At the beginning of the revival, Freddie has just gone through his second divorce, where he lost almost everything. On top of this, he was "an utter failure in business" after his career in tech at the Silicon Valley start-up world was a bust. He and his adopted step daughter, Millicent, move in with his mother.

Despite these setbacks, Freddie remains a driven person and has become more positive. He eventually revisits his entrepreneurial "reflexes."[88]

Physical Appearance

In Season 1, Freddie was short and had a small frame. Both Carly and Sam were taller than him. He also had spiky hair. He later has a growth spurt and becomes a little taller than both Carly and Sam.

In Season 2, Freddie gets taller, looks slightly older, and his hair is flat. His hair also appears to be slightly lighter in the middle of the season.

In Season 4, he becomes more muscular. His biceps become larger and his chest thickens and hardens, filling out his shirt. His hair is shorter and combed. He also has noticeable remnants of stubble because of Nathan Kress growing facial hair and shaving it.

In the revival series' first season, Freddie has flatter hair and a beard. He appears to still quite muscular and his hair is darker. In season 2, he has lost his beard.[89]


Freddie wearing one of his usual shirts, a penny tee.

This character won third place for Best Character at the iCarly Wiki Awards!


Freddie Benson Ladies' Choice

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Freddie is intelligent and gets good grades in school. He is sometimes described as "geeky" as he gets excited by technology and sci-fi. He is a member of the A.V. Club at Ridgeway Junior High School and a fan of World of Warlords (parody of World of Warcraft). Because of his love for computers, he became iCarly's technical producer, the one who builds and operates the technical equipment on iCarly, such as the green screen, the flat screen monitor (which he made move 18% faster), Sam's remote, and various special effects.

Freddie is generally calm and even-tempered when dealing with negative people or events. Freddie has very strong morals, and has trouble being mean, taking advantage of people, or lying. He can also be a little clumsy.

Freddie does have a somewhat devious side, especially when he wants to get back at Carly or Sam for something. This was shown in iStage An Intervention and iHire An Idiot. Freddie likes to believe that he is "bad", but his pranks and wrongdoings usually backfire somehow.

Freddie shares Spencer's enthusiasm for Galaxy Wars (parody of Star Wars). His interest is also shown in the decoration of his room and the fan-talk they share after Spencer buys a "Proton Cruiser" spaceship. In iHeart Art and iWas A Pageant Girl, he mentioned that he visits the Galaxy Wars Convention, and he has also been shown to have a laser gun and a stun blazer (which he shocked himself with when he thought he was dreaming). He also shares Spencer's love for World of Warlords as evidenced in iStart a Fanwar.

In iFence, it was shown he has great talent for fencing - just like his ancestors and his mother. However, his fencing has not been mentioned since, and it is likely he quickly lost interest in it. His mother also takes him to different sports activities, like synchronized swimming or tennis, much to his embarrassment. Interestingly, in numerous episodes, he's holding a fork or a pen with his left hand (such as in iHeart Art where he signs something with his left hand). In iFence, however, he is shown fencing with his right hand, and in other episodes always carries a camera using his right hand, which has led fans to think that he might be ambidextrous.

Freddie is multi-lingual. He blurts out random Spanish phrases every now and then and also speaks some French.[90] Some iCarly fans theorize that Freddie's language abilities may be related to the tracking chip that Freddie's mom had inserted into his head when he was a baby. In iGoodbye, Freddie attempts to explain why he speaks Spanish so randomly, but he never finishes his explanation.

In some episodes, Freddie shows a rare case of somewhat violent and mean thoughts. In iWon't Cancel The Show, he is shown to be shaking in laughter at Gibby's discomfort of having to brush his teeth with mustard repeatedly. When Sam bothers him in iSell Penny-Tees, he slowly picks up a knife, but stops himself. In iPity The Nevel, he wanted Nevel to drink from the shoe Sam's foot had "been sweating in for over a year." In iOMG, he seems pretty amused by the fact that Sam posted the (obviously mean) pictures of what she'd drawn on Gibby's forehead on the internet.

Freddie lives with his overprotective mother Marissa Benson, who frequently embarrasses him. In iMove Out, Freddie gets fed up with his mom's behavior and moves out. At the end of the episode, he comes back on the condition that she never embarrass him in public again, and that she unlocks all the TV channels, although Marissa is hesitant to unlock the nature channel. As mentioned in iDate Sam & Freddie, he knows his mom put a chip in his head. In a recent iCarly.com interview with T-Bo, Freddie confesses to T-Bo that he has stage fright, although in iCook, Freddie (when he found out he was on TV), said "I'm Freddie Benson" in a nervous and rather amusing way.

In various episodes, he has been shown to be a caring person and true friend to both Carly and Sam. For example, in iReunite with Missy, he saw Sam's need for help, and secretly got rid of Missy for her by giving away his cruise vacation to Missy (also removing the problem of his absence from the webshow). On numerous other occasions, he does whatever he can to help both of his friends, and sometimes Carly's brother Spencer as well.

When he was younger, Freddie was portrayed as weak as he was easily overpowered by Carly. Later on, Freddie developed greater physical strength. In iScream on Halloween, he ripped a door knob off with his bare hands by accident. In iThink They Kissed, when Carly pinned him down, Freddie easily reversed it. In Season 4, his biceps looked a lot thicker than in the past. In iOMG, it took Sam a little longer than before to beat him in arm wrestling.


(In order of first interaction)

Carly Shay

iGoodbye Kiss

(2005-Present; Best Friend, Ex-Girlfriend, Neighbor, Love Interest, In Love With) Freddie's massive crush on Carly was established in iPilot. Freddie has been shown to be extremely jealous towards any guy Carly was interested in. Despite her constant rejection, they became best friends. They have known each other since the sixth grade and are shown to care for each other very strongly, as they both stand up for the other one on a number of occasions. (See: Creddie Friendship)


Later, after Freddie saves Carly from being run over by a truck in iSaved Your Life, they begin dating. However, Sam convinced Freddie that Carly was only touched that he saved her life and wasn't in love with him, but what he did. They broke up afterward, but said they would be interested in going out again when Carly is over the "hero thing". Their relationship has been mentioned once since then in iApril Fools, but because this episode broke the fourth wall, this was generally ignored by viewers.

In iOpen a Restaurant, Freddie asks Carly, "Is it too late for you to love me?" out of nowhere. She did not answer because she was taken off guard and then they got interrupted. However, this leads many to believe that Freddie has feelings for Carly.

In the original series finale iGoodbye, Carly comes up to the iCarly studio while Freddie is packing up. Carly stops him by placing her hand on his, and then she kisses him. Freddie returns the kiss, and as they are leaving the iCarly Studio, he is seen raising his hands up in a triumphant gesture.

Carly and Freddie in the revival.

In the revival series, it is revealed that Carly and Freddie have stayed friends in the last 10 years. In iRobot Wedding, Carly and Freddie share a romantic slow dance at Nevel Papperman's wedding, while she is wearing a wedding dress. A few episodes later, in iTake a Girls' Trip, Carly and Freddie end up going on a short get away together and wind up in a honeymoon suite. This causes a lot of sexual tension between the two, especially when Brooke thinks Carly and Freddie are having sex, and their past relationship is mentioned. In the season finale, there are hints to Carly and Freddie having feelings for each other again. When Wes and Beau tell Carly they love her, she looks directly at Freddie who looks like he wants to tell her he is in love with Carly too. The episode/season ends with Carly saying "and", whilst looking at only Freddie as if she wants to tell him she loves him or wants to be with him.

In the season 2 premiere, Carly and Freddie fake date after she dumps both Beau and Wes and share a little kiss. The two talk about their feelings and although they deny them there is a lot of romantic and sexual tension between the two, Freddie leans closer to Carly as if he is about to kiss her for real before they are interrupted. However, they are forced to fake break up, but the episode strongly suggests/implies that Carly and Freddie are staring to have feelings for each other again.

In iBuild a Team, Freddie and Carly spend a lot more time together and he becomes annoyed and slightly jealous of Carly's former producer Paul from years ago in Italy. Carly tries to make sure Freddie and Paul get along so she doesn't have to lose Freddie as her producer and member of her team. Freddie shows slight jealousy over Paul's closeness with Carly, especially when Paul asks Carly if she is ok when she feels claustraphobic. At the end of the episode, Carly and Freddie (altough they are both high) act very coupley with each other and she tells him she could never do iCarly without him.

In the season 2 finale, iThrow a Flawless Murder Mystery Party, after Pearl tries to throw Freddie the perfect birthday party, but it it turns out she doesn't know him as well as Carly does when Carly is forced to take over and turn it into a 70's party, something Freddie actually likes. In the end Carly comes clean that she had to take over and Pearl says that Carly and Freddie are clearly in love with each other, something neither of them deny.

On the day of iThrow a Flawless Murder Mystery Party's release, Nathan Kress said that Carly and Freddie do indeed love each other.[68]

A couple of weeks following the season 2 finale, Miranda Cosgrove confirmed that Carly and Freddie are indeed endgame and will end together.[91]

(See: Creddie)

Sam Puckett

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(2005-2014; Frenemies, Best Friends, Ex-Girlfriend) Sam and Freddie started as frenemies, but developed to best friends. As they grew older, they began hanging out without Carly much more frequently. Although they frequently tease each other, they can always rely on each other when they need help and always have each other's back. (See: Seddie Friendship)

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In iKiss, Sam and Freddie shared their first kiss with each other after they agreed to do so just to get their first kisses over with. Freddie was later kissed by Sam in iOMG and it was revealed she had a major crush on him. They dated for a short while from iLost My Mind to iLove You, but broke up when they realized that they "didn't click". They did admit that they loved each other, but remained broken up. Their relationship evolved into a deeper version of their previous friendship: hanging out, exchanging barbs, etc. Their previous romance was brought up again in iPear Store when Sam mentioned that she and Freddie dated for a while: "He's still in love with me, it's kinda sad". In iGoodbye, during an awkward phone call, Freddie asked Sam if she wanted to get back together. Her answer was never fully established, as Freddie quickly changed the subject and they didn't speak of it again. (See: Seddie)

Millicent Mitchell

Freddie with his daughter Millicent


(2020-Present; Adopted step-daughter) Millicent and Freddie have a love-hate relationship, but Millicent eventually warms up to her new stepfather. In iFauxpologize, Millicent finds an old tweet from Freddie 8 years earlier saying he never wanted kids. This hurts Millicent's feelings, thinking her father regrets her. Freddie tries to make it up to Millicent and that he was young when he said it. Millicent takes advantage of Freddie kindheartedness for gifts. Over the course of the first season, Freddie and Millicent grow closer to each other and she calls him dad for the first time in iNeed Space and then again in future episodes. Millicent also grows to really care for her father as she often worries about him and his career. (See: Freddie and Millicent)

Spencer Shay

Freddie and Spencer in the revival.

(2005-present; Close Friend, Neighbor, Like-Brother)

Spencer seems to be something like a big brother to Freddie. Freddie usually asks him for advice (especially about girls) and enjoys hanging out with him when he needs "guy time" away from girls. We can also see that Freddie and Spencer work together as a team. Throughout the series, Freddie often looks up to Spencer as a big brother and they are shown to be really close.

In the revival series, Freddie is seen spending time with Spencer and helping him. Spencer often helps Freddie when it comes to his career and offers to invest in his new app idea. Spencer and Freddie care deeply about each other and look at each other like brothers. Freddie helps Spencer with his issues and Spencer cares deeply about Freddie's happiness. (See: Fencer)

Gibby Gibson

Gibby and Freddie

(2007–2012; Good Friends)

Before Gibby (Noah Munck) became a main character, Freddie barely interacted with him except for working on iCarly. The most notable situation between them was in iEnrage Gibby when Gibby thought Freddie tried to kiss his girlfriend. It is seen in many iCarly videos on their website that they hang out more. In Season 4, they are shown hanging out together in the episode iSam's Mom. In iGet Banned (Season 5), they form a fake band to get girls. (See: Fibby)


Recreation of Freddie and Gwen's first date

(2020-2021; Ex-wife)

Gwen and Freddie were previously married and maintain a friendly relationship.

On their first date, they ate Ethiopian food. Freddie had a soul patch and Gwen had an eyebrow ring, which was later bitten off by a barracuda. Freddie missed her “Gwenchiladas”.

The reason for the divorce is unknown, but they divorced a year before the events of iLove Gwen. They seemed to have divorced amicably based on their relationship.

After misunderstandings from Millicent, Freddie and Gwen assure their daughter that although they are not getting back together, they remain good friends and the three of them will always be a family.


(2022; Former Rival, Friends)

Freddie shows jealousy over Paul caring for Carly

Paul is Carly's manager from Italy who Freddie butts heads with in season 2. The two can not get along as Paul states that he was Carly's Freddie (manager) when she was in Italy and things get so bad that Freddie makes Carly chose to have as her manager: Freddie or Paul. Freddie appears jealous of Paul's interactions with Carly, especially when she is seen laughing at his jokes or he's caring about her.

Minor Relationships

(In chronological order)
Valerie (2007)

Freddie and Valerie's one kiss (which he says was too short to count).

Freddie had a brief relationship with Valerie in iWill Date Freddie, but broke up with her after learning that she was only using him to ruin iCarly for her own web show's gain. She was also mentioned in iKiss.

Shannon Mitchell (2008) Shannon had an unrequited crush on Freddie in iWin a Date. They went on a triple date (along with Carly, Gibby, Sam, and Reuben) at the Cheesecake Warehouse, during which Carly and Freddie tried to persuade Shannon to like Gibby (who had a crush on Shannon) instead, without success. Freddie obviously didn't like her; he did it out of friendship for Gibby.

Rona Berger (2008; Alternate Reality only) Rona was Freddie's girlfriend in the alternate reality of iChristmas. He seemed very unhappy in the relationship, as Rona was quite pushy, self-absorbed, mean,and obnoxious.

Melanie Puckett (2009)

Melanie and Freddie kiss in iTwins.

In iTwins, Freddie (who believed that Sam's twin sister, Melanie, didn't exist and that Sam was simply playing a prank on him) asked Melanie for a date in an attempt to force her to admit that she was really Sam. During their date, Melanie tried to convince Freddie that she wasn't Sam by kissing him. Later, in iThink They Kissed, Freddie stated that he was pretty sure that the kiss was actually with Melanie and not Sam, although he said he was "still fuzzy on the whole Melanie thing." This indicated that he seems to have accepted Melanie as real, although in the actual episode Sam and Carly convince him she was just a fabrication..

Shelby Marx (2009)


Freddie had a crush on Shelby in iFight Shelby Marx. He made several awkward attempts to get her attention, but she repeatedly indicated that he was actually creeping her out.

Magic Malika (2009) An eccentric girl who likes to perform magic tricks, Malika was one of three girls who asked Freddie to the Girls' Choice Dance in iSpeed Date. He had no interest in her, but agreed to go with her because he had waited too long to respond to the other two girls (who had found other dates). The date did not go well, because she made Freddie's cell phone float and a smoothie explode. After that she disappeared and was never seen again.

Jamie (2009) Freddie mentions Jamie as one of the two girls who asked him to the Girls' Choice Dance.

Ariana (2009) Freddie mentions Ariana as one of the two girls who asked him to the Girls' Choice Dance.

Leslie (2010; Date) Freddie reluctantly agreed to go on a double date (along with Spencer) with Leslie in iWas A Pageant Girl. He showed little interest in Leslie, and both girls left after being ignored for most of the night, while Freddie and Spencer battled in the "Who am I?" game.

Sabrina Gibson (2010)

Sabrina and Freddie.

Freddie spent several nights video-chatting with Gibby's cousin, Sabrina, in iBeat the Heat. Despite some initial romantic interest, the two never became anything more than friends, because when they met in person, Freddie was put off by Sabrina's much greater height. (In the extended version of this episode, Freddie gave up his interest in Sabrina after she accidentally destroyed Carly's class project, indicating that he still had feelings for her at the time).

Three Unnamed Ridgeway Girls (2011) In iPity The Nevel A random group of three Ridgeway girls all mentioned they thought Freddie was hot at Nevel's "Karma" party after the Fredward Cullen sketch. They were again seen saying that he should do more Fredward Cullen sketches at the Groovie Smoothie before he went out with Patrice.

Patrice (2011)


Patrice asked Freddie for a date in iPity The Nevel after seeing his vampire impression on iCarly. However, when Gibby showed up (dressed as a werewolf) at the Groovie Smoothie while they were on their date, Patrice decided she was "more into the werewolf type", followed by Gibby entering the room dressed werewolf-like. When Freddie angrily shouts, "Gibby, you have a girlfriend!" Gibby responds with, "We're not exclusive." before he and Patrice leave the Groovie Smoothie together.

The girls really love their tech producer.

Amy (2021) Amy and Freddie spend time together in iStart Over and she is shocked when she hears Freddie's mother yell across the room that she left a thermos of warm milk next to his bed.

Brooke (2021) Brooke and Freddie flirted with each other and spent time together during their trip to Snoqualmie Suites. At a carnival, Freddie won a stuffed unicorn for Brooke at a ring toss game.

Later, Brooke asks Carly and Freddie whether they are trying to hint that they would like to have a threesome with her, and is mortified when she finds out that it isn't the case. Brooke leaves and is never mentioned again.

Pearl Wallace (2022; Possible Ex-Girlfriend) Pearl and Freddie start dating in iGuess Everyone Just Hates Me Now, which causes Carly to come jealous of Pearl. Their relationship continues to grow strong until the season finale, iThrow a Flawless Murder Mystery Party, where Pearl realises she doesn't seem to know Freddie as well as she hoped when it comes to his birthday party and they seemingly break up when Pearl says that Freddie is in love with Carly, something he does not deny, causing Pearl to walk out.

Freddie's Random Spanish Outbursts

Freddie often speaks Spanish phrases and words throughout the iCarly series, some of which make sense, while most times it is random and does not pertain to the subject to which the other characters are speaking. His Spanish speaking is rubbing off on other characters, like Carly and Sam. There is an underlying reason to Freddie's random Spanish, a reason Dan Schneider said he would reveal in a Season 4 episode.[citation needed] A theory among fans is that the tracking chip implanted by Freddie's mother is malfunctioning. (The chip was inserted by a "questionable" Venezuelan doctor.) In the iCarly Series Finale, iGoodbye, Gibby asks Freddie why does he sometimes talk on Spanish. Freddie wanted to answer, but the guy at the kiosk interrupted him and it is never revealed why.

Season 2

iWant My Website Back *"Cómo?" - means "how?".

iMust Have Locker 239 *"Arriba!" - a Spanish exclamation of happiness or approval or up.

iDate A Bad Boy *"Buenos días, muchacha(lata)s!" - means "Good morning, girls!"

Season 3

iCook *"Queso" - means "cheese"; *"Fantástico" - means "fantastic"; *"Gracias" - means "thank you"; *"Carne" - means "meat".

iCarly Awards *"Con mucho gusto" - means "I'd like to" *"Hula gusto!" - Hula refers to Hula hoops while *"gusto" means "like" or "pleasure"..

iHave My Principals *"Pantalones" - means "pants"; *"Arriba" - a Spanish exclamation of happiness or approval.

iMove Out *"Casa de Freddo" - means/meant to mean "house of Freddie", "Freddie's house" or "House of the Freddo."


iSaved Your Life *"Agua" - means "water".

iQuit iCarly *"Hola, David." - means "Hello, Dave/David.".

iSpace Out *"Maravilloso" - means "marvelous.".

iFix a Pop Star *"Señor" - means "sir" or "mister"; *"finalmente" - means "finally"; *"Calcetín" - means "sock".

iBelieve in Bigfoot *"El-Foo-tah-jee-gantico" - not Spanish, just a Spanish-sounding way to say "Bigfoot". *"Interesante" - means "interesting"

iWon't Cancel The Show *"Los frijoles calientes queman mis pantalones, hoooooooo!!" - means "The hot beans burn my pants, hoooooooo!!!".

iPsycho *"Feliz Navidad" - means "Merry Christmas", although it would have made sense if he had said "Feliz Cumpleaños" (happy birthday), as he said it in a message for Gibby wishing him a happy birthday. *"Adiós" - means "goodbye." *"Veo" - means "look".

iBeat the Heat *"Tubos yellos" - technically not Spanish, just meant to sound as if he were saying "yellow tubes" in Spanish. *"Ungüento" - means "ointment".

Season 4

iGot a Hot Room *"Aquí" - means "here".

iGet Pranky *"Ocho" - means "eight".

iSell Penny-Tees *"Queso" - means "cheese".

iDo *"Albóndigas" - means "meatballs".

iStart a Fanwar *"Chorizo" - means "sausage"; *"por fin" - means "finally".

iStill Psycho *"Cabeza" - means "head";

  • "Pañal" - means "diaper"; *"Correcto" - means "correct"

iToe Fat Cakes *"Estados Unidos" - means "United States"

Season 5

iApril Fools *"Sí, pelo largo" - means "Yes, long hair"; *"Niños" - means "kids"

iGo One Direction *"Hola" - means "Hi" or "Hello"; *"Carne" - means "meat"

iShock America *"Gigante!" - means "Big" or "Giant"

iFind Spencer Friends *"Grande" - means "Large"

iGoodbye *" Cabeza Duplicada" - means "Duplicated head"


  • Freddie is the only main character in the original show without a sibling (Carly has a brother named Spencer, a fellow main character, Sam has a twin sister named Melanie, and Gibby has a brother named Guppy).
  • In iRescue Carly it was revealed that Freddie had formerly taken ballet lessons, most likely due to the fact that Mrs. Benson wanted a daughter.[92]
  • Freddie and Gibby are the only main characters that did not have a birthday episode.

Freddie's Penny-T

  • In iDate Sam & Freddie, it is revealed Freddie has lost some of his hearing. This became known when Sam revealed she first started liking him after she pushed him into a bike messenger. The bike messenger accidentally knocked Freddie down and his head hit a fire hydrant. He laid there moaning with blood coming out of his ears. Freddie personally believes it was worth the hearing loss.
  • His ex-girlfriend and best friend is Carly Shay.
  • Freddie wore a new Penny T in iDate Sam & Freddie. It was gray and had the phrase, "Penny Tease" on it in red letters.
  • The audience finds out that Freddie knows about the tracking chip his mother put in his head in iDate Sam & Freddie.
  • His "before the start of the webshow" countdown ("In 5...4...3...2...!") can be considered a catchphrase, even outside the webshow. He used it in iWas A Pageant Girl, iGive Away a Car, and he mocked Sam for saying the "1" in iTake on Dingo ("You don't say the one!"). Also, in iHire An Idiot, he started the countdown, but as he reaches the end, Cort unexpectedly yells, "ONE!" much to his annoyance. This was reenacted in iLost My Mind, when Freddie does the countdown, and the mental patients shout "ONE!!!" Carly omitted the "one" when she did the countdown (iKiss). It's mentioned again in iChristmas when Carly explains that she doesn't understand why he omits the one, but she likes it anyway. Freddie does say the one in iFight Shelby Marx, but this is in a countdown to the end of a fight. He also skipped it when Sam rolls him from the couch in iStill Psycho. He also used it (without the one) in iFind Lewbert's Lost Love when he was about to roll the scene where Martha, Lewbert's ex-girlfriend was about to enter the building, much to Carly's annoyance. This countdown was also made the introduction in the iCarly opening theme.
    • Not saying "1" is a common practice amongst camerapeople when they do countdowns.
  • Freddie has cried four times so far: in iWanna Stay with Spencer (because he was upset Carly was leaving); in iPromise Not to Tell (because he thought he was going to juvie); in iQuit iCarly (because he didn't want Carly and Sam to split up); and iFix a Pop Star (because he was forked in the shoulder and was under a lot of pain).
  • Freddie is allergic to bees (mentioned in iSpy a Mean Teacher) and onions (mentioned in 12 Days of Christmas Torture, Sam's Christmas Blog on iCarly.com).
  • The equipment on his cart includes an old TV antenna, a PlayStation Controller, and a dashboard. Most of the equipment on the cart are things Nathan Kress doesn't even recognize.
  • During the Drake & Josh days, Dan Schneider had cast Nathan Kress as Toplin, a nerdy boy who had a crush on Megan Parker (Drake's sister and Josh's stepsister, played by Miranda Cosgrove) in the episode "Battle of the Panthatar." However, when he saw the potential Kress had, he gave him a character on iCarly, this time as a boy who had a massive crush on Carly (also played by Miranda Cosgrove). As for Toplin's scenes, they were ultimately cut, because the producers were worried that the young Nickelodeon fans would be confused by seeing Nathan on Drake & Josh playing a character similar to Freddie.
  • In iGet Pranky, Freddie revealed that he was a Boy Scout (although he should have been a Boy Sprout, since on the show, the Girl Scouts are known as the Girl Sprouts).
  • Freddie can Fence, and is a member of the Ridgeway High School Fencing Club. In iMeet Fred, he is also said to be a member of the Junior Bow and Arrow Club, as well as the Mathletes (iSaw Him First). He is also a member of the AV Club.
  • In iMove Out, it is revealed that Freddie's mom, Marissa Benson, kept him inside her for eleven months ("I wanted to make sure you were done!").
  • Freddie's star sign is an Aquarius.
  • In the second season, Freddie's voice got lower due to puberty, although it's noticeable that his voice slowly gets lower as the finale of the first season approaches.
  • In a promo for an episode, it shows a timeline of the episodes. Freddie's name is misspelled when it shows the title of the episode - iWill Date Freddy (instead of the actual title, iWill Date Freddie).
  • Freddie has had three girlfriends in the original series. Coincidentally, all three of them are (or were) web show hosts.
  • Freddie has a scar from picking a chicken box blister when he was young.[93]
  • Starting from when Freddie was born, his mother Marissa Benson would de-wax his ears on every third Friday.[94]
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  • In iApril Fools it is implied that Freddie MAY have kids with Sam or Carly in the future.
  • Freddie is the first main character to get kissed (on the nose by Carly), and the first main character to get kissed on the lips (by Valerie), although in iKiss, he reveals he has never kissed anyone.
  • Freddie has had one job throughout the show in iPear Store at the Pear Store.
  • Freddie was supposed to be born in December but his mom was pregnant with him for 11 months-2 more months than she should have so he was born in February.
  • Freddie likes baseball (As revealed in iToe Fat Cakes).
  • Freddie says the last line of the original series "And we're clear."
  • In iSaved Your Life, it was shown that Freddie had a huge picture of Carly on his closet door.
  • It seems as though Freddie frequently wore striped shirts in season 1, which may explain why Sam hated him so much, considering the fact Sam hates stripes.

"I can never love you, either. You're a bra!"

  • In the Sam & Cat special, #TheKillerTunaJump, Freddie revealed he still had feelings for Sam.
    • Then in the revival season 1 finale, it is shown that Freddie is starting to have feelings for Carly again.
  • Freddie was the first iCarly star to appear on Sam & Cat. (Second if you include Sam since she is the main character.)
  • Freddie appeared in an episode of Sam & Cat called #TheKillerTunaJump. In one episode however, Sam contacted Freddie off screen to trace an IP address.
  • In a 2019 interview for NickRewind, Anthony Padilla asked Nathan Kress what Freddie would be up to today. Kress initially replied by saying Freddie would have moved to Palo Alto and met a cute programmer, but after thinking about it some more he and Padilla agreed Freddie would still be living with his mom.[95] Padilla and Kress's theory was confirmed in the first episode of the revival.
  • Freddie's Spanish outbursts are in English instead in both the Latin American Spanish and Castilian Spanish dubs.[citation needed]
  • According to Nathan Kress in the official iCarly locker tour video by Nickelodeon, Freddie really wanted to learn to drive at some point, [citation needed] which he ended up doing.
  • He is one of the three main characters from the original series ICarly that is also a main character in ICarly (2021) along with Carly Shay and Spencer Shay.
  • He shares custody with his ex-wife Gwen over Millicent Mitchell his adoptive step-daughter.[96]
  • He was married to Millicent's mother Gwen for 14 months.[97]
  • His mom still tucks him into bed.[60]
  • Despite his name being Fredward, he seems to be embarrassed by it as he is mostly known as Freddie.
  • He doesn't know how to tie a tie.[60]
  • He is good at salsa dancing.[85]
  • Unlike the original series, Freddie is yet to speak Spanish in the revival.
  • He is terrorfied of Richard Nixon after being lost in a gift shop in a presidental libary, with a load of masks of Nixon.[64]
  • Miranda Cosgrove confirmed that Freddie and Carly will end up together and be "endgame".[91]


Freddie: I gotta get home before my mom has a panic attack. (iDream of Dance)

Sam: Your mom only gives you $8 a month?
Freddie: She's afraid if she gives me more, I'll buy a bus ticket and leave her.
Carly: That's so stupid.
Freddie: No, not really. (iRue the Day)

Freddie: Morning girls
Carly: What?
Freddie: [lifts up shirt] No belt. And look-[lifts hem of pants] Open toe shoes.
Sam: [sarcastically] Wow, you're an animal! (iHurt Lewbert)

Freddie: She thinks I'll choke on pills, so she pounds them with a mallet then puts them in the fruit sauce.
Spencer: Fruit sauce?
Freddie: She thinks I might choke on fruit, so she pounds them-
Spencer: It's none of my business. (iSaved Your Life)

Sam: Freddie hates you.
Freddie: I do not "hate" her. (iParty With Victorious)

{{Freddie: Where's the part where they make fun of JAVA Script? (iFauxpologize)}}


iCarly Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Total
1 25
2 21
3 18
4 20
5 13
Total 97
iCarly (2021) Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Total
1 13
2 10
Total 23
= Appeared M = Mentioned F = Flashback
- = Did not appear V = Voice P = Pictured
Note: Specials are counted as 1 episode in the total (see more information).


See photos of Freddie Benson here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 iMake Sam Girlier
  2. 2.0 2.1 iParty with Victorious
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 iPilot
  4. iWill Date Freddie
  5. 5.0 5.1 iScream On Halloween
  6. iHeart Art (reference to his Nug Nug costume)
  7. 7.0 7.1 iHeart Art
  8. iStakeout
  9. iMight Switch Schools
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 iFence
  11. You're In Luck: Freddie
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 iMeet Fred
  13. iStage an Intervention
  14. 14.0 14.1 iHurt Lewbert
  15. 15.0 15.1 iKiss
  16. iGive Away a Car
  17. 17.0 17.1 iBeat the Heat
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 iHire An Idiot
  19. iOMG
  20. iLost My Mind
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 iStill Psycho
  22. iShock America
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 iRocked the Vote
  24. 24.0 24.1 iTake on Dingo
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 iPsycho
  26. 26.0 26.1 iDate a Bad Boy
  27. 27.0 27.1 iHave My Principals
  28. iMake Sam Girlier
  29. iCarly Awards
  30. 30.0 30.1 iGo Nuclear
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 iFix a Pop Star
  32. iMust Have Locker 239
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 iTwins
  34. iSpeed Date
  35. 35.0 35.1 iDon't Want to Fight
  36. iCarly Awards
  37. iFind Lewbert's Lost Love
  38. iQuit iCarly
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 iSaved Your Life
  40. iSpace Out
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 iPear Store
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 iEnrage Gibby
  43. iGet Pranky
  44. 44.0 44.1 iSell Penny-Tees
  45. iBattle Chip
  46. iDo
  47. iDate Sam & Freddie
  48. 48.0 48.1 iCan't Take It
  49. 49.0 49.1 iLove You
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 iMeet The First Lady
  51. iHave A Question: What's Under the Table?
  52. "iCarly Extras" tab under iVideo menu
  53. 53.0 53.1 iHave A Question Weird and Random
  54. 54.0 54.1 iGet Banned
  55. iLost My Head in Vegas
  56. iWas A Pageant Girl
  57. iGot Your Back
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 iMLM
  59. Carly, Spencer and Freddie are Back for Season 2!
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 iGuess Everyone Just Hates Me Now
  61. iObject, Lewbert!
  62. 62.0 62.1 iBuild a Team
  63. iCupid
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 iThrow a Flawless Murder Mystery Party
  65. Freddie's bio
  66. iReturn to Webicon
  67. Miranda Cosgrove Talks Creddie in Season 2
  68. 68.0 68.1 Miranda Cosgrove & Nathan Kress Talk Season 2 Cliffhanger
  69. iLike Jake
  70. iHate Sam's Boyfriend
  71. iHave a Lovesick Teacher
  72. iGo to Japan
  73. iReunite With Missy
  74. 74.0 74.1 iSam's Mom
  75. iBattle Chip
  76. 76.0 76.1 iMove Out
  77. iHalfoween
  78. iRescue Carly
  79. IDate a Bad Boy
  80. iMLM
  81. 81.0 81.1 iLove Gwen
  82. I'M Cursed
  83. iRobot Wedding
  84. iRescue Carly
  85. 85.0 85.1 iHire a New Assistant
  86. IFauxpologize
  87. IGuess Everyone Just Hates Me Now
  88. Miranda Cosgrove says iCarly revival will address Sam's absence
  89. ICarly Season 2 BTS 20.jpg
  90. iHate Sam's Boyfriend
  91. 91.0 91.1 'iCarly:' Miranda Cosgrove Calls Carly and Freddie ENDGAME!
  92. iRescue Carly promo
  93. IDate a Bad Boy
  94. IMove Out
  95. Interview with Nathan Kress for NickRewind
  96. iStart Over
  97. iRobot Wedding
ved Characters
Main Characters
Carly ShaySam PuckettFreddie BensonSpencer ShayGibby GibsonHarper BettencourtMillicent Mitchell
Recurring Characters
Marissa BensonLewbert SlineGranddad ShayT-BoGuppy Gibson
Ridgeway Students and Faculty
WendyPrincipal Ted FranklinMs. BriggsMr. HowardRip-off RodneyJeremyShawnShannon MitchellSuperintendent GormanRebecca Berkowitz
Other Characters
Nora DershlitBaby SpencerSockoCharlotte GibsonHobosChuck ChambersNevel Papperman