Jerry Trainor

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Jerry Trainor
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Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
Gerald William Trainor

(1977-01-21) January 21, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActor, comedian, musician
Years active2000–present

Gerald William Trainor (born January 21, 1977[1]) is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is known for his roles in the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh (as "Crazy" Steve), iCarly (as Spencer Shay), and T.U.F.F. Puppy (as Dudley Puppy).

Life and career[edit]

Trainor was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Bill Trainor and Madelyn (née McNenly) Trainor. Trainor studied improv at the Groundlings school in Los Angeles. Trainor also studied theatre at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1]

His first television role was in the MTV series Undressed as Eric. Some of his other television credits include Law & Order True Crime, 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 drama Donnie Darko and the cheerleader comedy Bring It On Again. He appeared on the web series Hungry Girl.[2]

He is known for his work on Nickelodeon television shows. He had a recurring role on Drake & Josh as "Crazy" Steve, a movie theater worker, from 2004 to 2007. He starred in 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 in the animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy as the voice of Dudley Puppy. He also starred alongside iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy in the Nickelodeon TV 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 series Wendell & Vinnie as Vinnie, the uncle and guardian to Buddy Handleson's character Wendell.

Trainor was involved in a World of Warcraft video series titled Project Lore, playing the Draenei Shaman, Goggins. He was replaced by Jeff Cannata after leaving the series in February, 2009. In 2015, he played Commander Michael Sullivan for both seasons of the Halo in-universe podcast, Hunt the Truth.

In 2017, Trainor voiced the recurring role of Commander Cone on Bunsen is a Beast.

Since 2018, Trainor and Mike O'Gorman have starred in a comedy web series called The Porch, which can be found on YouTube.


In October 2015, Trainor formed the band Nice Enough People with guitarist/vocalist Mike O'Gorman, drummer Andrew Zuber, and guitarist Allison Scagliotti, who also happened to be a co-star of Trainor's in Drake & Josh as the character Mindy Crenshaw.[3] Trainor plays bass for the group.[3] The group released their first EP, Hanover Hideaway, on June 22, 2016.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Donnie Darko Lanky kid Cameo
Evolution Tommy Cameo
Wayside Tommy Direct-to-video
2003 Wrong Hollywood Number Bailey Warren Short film
2004 Bring It On Again Smug Guy Direct-to-video
2007 Waking Dreams Andrew Direct-to-video
Pieces of Dolores Bookstore clerk Short film
2008 iCarly: iGo to Japan Spencer Shay Television film
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh "Crazy" Steve Television film
2009 Factory 9 Roland Waters Direct-to-video
Wreckless Epic: The Journey to SXSW Kelly Kirkwood
2011 Best Player Quincy Johnson Television film
2012 Holiday Road Doug Segment: "October"
The 1% Club Narrator Short film; voice role
2013 The Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure Walter Featherbottom Voice role
2014 Living the Dream Cal Logan Television film
2016 The Shimajiro Movie: Shimajiro in Bookland Chan Son Voice role
2017 Cover Versions Travis
2018 Alex and Me "Nigel"/Nick Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Eric 2 episodes
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Cadet Edwards Episode: "Evacuation"
2002 My Wife and Kids Star Trek fan Episode: "The Bowling Show"
Angel Jared Episode: "Supersymmetry"
ER Darius Episode: "One Can Only Hope"
2004–05 Crossing Jordan Brian - A.V. Guy Recurring role (5 episodes)
2004–07 Drake & Josh "Crazy" Steve Recurring role (10 episodes)
2007–12 iCarly Spencer Shay Main role
2009 BrainSurge Himself Contestant
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar Cockroach Voice role (Episode: "Stop Bugging Me")
2010–15 T.U.F.F. Puppy Dudley Puppy Main voice role
2010 Victorious Audience member Uncredited role (Episode: "Jade Dumps Beck")
2011 That Movie Show Unknown 1 episode
2012 Victorious Spencer Shay Episode: "April Fools Blank"
2012–2013 Doc McStuffins Will Recurring voice role (4 episodes)
2012 Simian Undercover Detective Squad Kelly the Elastic Man / Heptagan Scientist 2 episodes
2013 Wendell & Vinnie Vinnie Main role
2014 Sam & Cat "Crazy" Steve / Himself 2 episodes
2016 2 Broke Girls Lenin Episode: "And the Partnership Hits The Fan"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Paul 1 episode
Still the King P.M.S. Leader 3 episodes
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Roy Voice role (Episode: "Goblin Dogs")
2017 Bunsen Is a Beast! Commander Cone Voice role (3 episodes)
Law & Order True Crime Will Canton Episode: "The Menendez Murders: Episode 3"
2018 The Adventures of Kid Danger The Wahoo Punch Bro Episode: "The Wahoo Punch Bro"
Henry Danger Joey Episodes: "Thumb War, Parts 1 & 2"
2019 No Good Nick Todd Episode: "The Pigeon Drop"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 iCarly Spencer Shay Voice role
2010 iCarly 2: iJoin the Click Spencer Shay Voice role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy iCarly Nominated [5][6]
2010 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Big Kid Award Nominated [7][8]
LOL Award (shared with ensemble) Won [7]
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Won [9]
Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil Funniest Character Nominated [10][11]
2012 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Nominated [12]
2013 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program T.U.F.F. Puppy Nominated [13]


  1. ^ a b "Jerry Trainor Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
  2. ^ HungryGirlTV (December 15, 2008). "Fun With... The Hungry Girl Book". Retrieved November 7, 2011 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ a b Grant, Stacey (April 12, 2016). "Crazy Steve And Mindy From Drake & Josh Started A Band With A Very Appropriate Name". MTV News. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Nice Enough People [@NiceEnoughPpl] (June 21, 2016). "It's here! Our debut EP "Hanover Hideaway" now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify & Amazon etc. Here's the iTunes link:" (Tweet). Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees". Los Angeles Times. June 15, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!". PopSugar. August 9, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 Winners List & Orange Carpet Video!". Take40. October 8, 2010. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "2010 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Nominations List!". Take40. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Winners!". Fun Kids. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  10. ^ "Nickelodeon anuncia finalistas do Meus Prêmios Nick 2011" [Nickelodeon announces 2011 Nick Awards finalists]. ANMTV (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Nickelodeon divulga os vencedores do Meus Prêmios Nick 2011" [Nickelodeon announces the winners of My Nick Awards 2011]. ANMTV (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Lista completa de ganadores Kids Choice Awards 2012" [Complete list of winners Kids Choice Awards 2012]. Solo Famosos (in Spanish). Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  13. ^ "Microsoft Word - day_1213_nominations_v02.doc" (PDF). The Emmys. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013.

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