Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
Gerald William Trainor
January 21, 1977
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician|
Gerald William Trainor (born January 21, 1977) 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
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.
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.
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.
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. Trainor plays bass for the group. The group released their first EP, Hanover Hideaway, on June 22, 2016.
|2001||Donnie Darko||Lanky kid||Cameo|
|2003||Wrong Hollywood Number||Bailey Warren||Short film|
|2004||Bring It On Again||Smug Guy||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|
|2018||Alex and Me||"Nigel"/Nick||Television film|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Cadet Edwards||Episode: "Evacuation"|
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Star Trek fan||Episode: "The Bowling Show"|
|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|
|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"|
|2009||iCarly||Spencer Shay||Voice role|
|2010||iCarly 2: iJoin the Click||Spencer Shay||Voice role|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Comedy||iCarly||Nominated|||
|2010||2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Big Kid Award||Nominated|||
|LOL Award (shared with ensemble)||Won|||
|2011||2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Nick UK's Funniest Person||Won|||
|Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil||Funniest Character||Nominated|||
|2012||2012 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Sidekick||Nominated|||
|2013||2013 Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||T.U.F.F. Puppy||Nominated|||
- "Jerry Trainor Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
- HungryGirlTV (December 15, 2008). "Fun With... The Hungry Girl Book". Retrieved November 7, 2011 – via YouTube.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees". Los Angeles Times. June 15, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!". PopSugar. August 9, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "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.
- "2010 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Nominations List!". Take40. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Winners!". Fun Kids. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Nickelodeon anuncia finalistas do Meus Prêmios Nick 2011" [Nickelodeon announces 2011 Nick Awards finalists]. ANMTV (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Microsoft Word - day_1213_nominations_v02.doc" (PDF). The Emmys. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013.