Jerry Trainor

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Jerry Trainor
Jerry Trainor.jpg
Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
BornGerald William Trainor
(1977-01-21) January 21, 1977 (age 37)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, and director
Years active2000–present
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Jerry Trainor
Jerry Trainor.jpg
Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
BornGerald William Trainor
(1977-01-21) January 21, 1977 (age 37)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, and director
Years active2000–present

Gerald William "Jerry" Trainor (born January 21, 1977) is an American actor, widely known for playing Crazy Steve on Drake & Josh and Spencer Shay on iCarly. He also voices the title character Dudley Puppy on T.U.F.F. Puppy, as well as appearing on the web series Hungry Girl TV.[1] Trainor most recently played Vinnie in the Nickelodeon show Wendell & Vinnie.

Life and career[edit]

Trainor was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Bill Trainor and Madelyn (née McNenly) Trainor.[2] Trainor studied improv at the Groundlings school in Los Angeles.[3] Trainor also studied theatre at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

His first television role was in the MTV series Undressed as Eric. Some of his other television credits include Law & Order, Angel, and Malcolm in the Middle. His first recurring TV role was as Brian "the A.V. guy" on Crossing Jordan. He has had a number of small roles in films such as the science fiction horror film Donnie Darko and the cheerleader comedy Bring It On Again. He also had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh as "Crazy" Steve, a movie theater worker from 2004 to 2008 and starred in the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly as Spencer Shay, the older brother and guardian of Miranda Cosgrove's title character from 2007 to 2012. He completed the 2008 music-themed comedy Wreckless Epic, in which he stars. Trainor starred alongside iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy in the Nickelodeon television movie Best Player. He played Quincy Johnson, a video game enthusiast whose main competition in a video gaming contest is McCurdy's character. In 2013, Trainor starred in the short-lived Nickelodeon show Wendell and Vinnie as Vinnie, the uncle and guardian to Buddy Harrelson's character Wendell. Trainor stars in the animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy as the voice of Dudley Puppy.

Trainor was formerly in a World of Warcraft video series called Project Lore. He played the healer Goggins who is a Draenei shaman. He was replaced by Jeff Cannata when he left the show on February 7, 2009.


Donnie Darko2001Lanky KidCameo
Wrong Hollywood Number2003Bailey WarrenShort film
Bring It On Again2004Smug GuyDirect-to-video
Pieces of Dolores2007Bookstore clerkShort film
Waking Dreams2008AndrewDirect-to-video
Factory 92009Roland WatersDirect-to-video
Best Player2011Quincy JohnsonTV movie
Undressed2000EricTwo episodes
Malcolm in the Middle2001Cadet EdwardsEpisode: Evacuation
My Wife and Kids2002Star Trek fanEpisode: The Bowling Show
Angel2002JaredEpisode: Supersymmetry
ER2002DariusEpisode: One Can Only Hope
Crossing Jordan2004Brian - A.V. Guy5 episodes (2004–2005)
Drake & Josh2004–2007"Crazy" SteveRecurring role (10 episodes; 2004–2007)
iCarly2007–2012Spencer ShayMain role, 109 episodes, 2007–2012
Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp2007"Crazy" SteveNickelodeon TV movie
iCarly: iGo to Japan2008Spencer ShayNickelodeon TV movie
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh2008"Crazy" SteveNickelodeon TV movie
BrainSurge2009HimselfPlayed as a contestant
Victorious2010Audience memberEpisode: Jade Dumps Beck (non-speaking cameo in audience)
The Penguins of Madagascar2010Cockroach (voice)Episode: Stop Bugging Me (voice)
T.U.F.F. Puppy2010–presentDudley Puppy (voice)Main voice role (voice acting debut)
iParty with Victorious2011Spencer ShayNickelodeon TV movie
Kid West2011Lemuel Kage
Victorious2012Spencer ShayEpisode: April Fools Blank (cameo)
Wendell & Vinnie2013VinnieMain Role (20 Episodes)
Sam & Cat2014"Crazy" Steve and HimselfEpisode: #SuperPsycho and #Blooper Episode

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2009Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedyICarlyNominated[4][5]
20102010 Australian Kids' Choice AwardsBig Kid AwardNominated[6][7]
LOL Award (shared with ensemble)Won[6]
20112011 UK Kids' Choice AwardsNick UK's Funniest PersonWon[8]
Meus Prêmios Nick BrazilFunniest CharacterNominated[9][10]
20122012 Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV SidekickNominated[11]
20132013 Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramT.U.F.F. PuppyNominated[12]


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