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Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
|Born||Gerald William Trainor
January 21, 1977 (age 39)
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, comedian, director|
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, 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 also had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh as "Crazy" Steve, a movie theater worker from 2004 to 2007 and starred in his second appearance in the 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 stars in his third role on Nickelodeon as in the animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy as the voice of the title character Dudley Puppy. He also starred alongside iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy in the television movie Best Player, his fourth time on Nickelodeon as an actor. He played Quincy Johnson, a video game enthusiast whose main competition in a video gaming contest is McCurdy's character. In 2013, Trainor had his fifth role on Nickelodeon in the short-lived show Wendell and 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, Trainor played Commander Michael Sullivan for both seasons of the Halo in-universe podcast, Hunt the Truth.
|Donnie Darko||2001||Lanky Kid||Cameo|
|Wrong Hollywood Number||2003||Bailey Warren||Short film|
|Bring It On Again||2004||Smug Guy||Direct-to-video|
|Pieces of Dolores||2007||Bookstore clerk||Short film|
|Factory 9||2009||Roland Waters|
|Best Player||2011||Quincy Johnson||TV movie|
|Malcolm in the Middle||2001||Cadet Edwards||Episode: Evacuation|
|My Wife and Kids||2002||Star Trek fan||Episode: The Bowling Show|
|ER||Darius||Episode: One Can Only Hope|
|Crossing Jordan||2004||Brian - A.V. Guy||5 episodes (2004–2005)|
|Drake & Josh||2004–2007||"Crazy" Steve||Recurring role (10 episodes; 2004–2007)|
|iCarly||2007–2012||Spencer Shay||Main role, 109 episodes, 2007–2012|
|iGo to Japan||2008||Nickelodeon TV movie|
|Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||"Crazy" Steve|
|BrainSurge||2009||Himself||Played as a contestant|
|The Penguins of Madagascar||2010||Cockroach||Episode: Stop Bugging Me (voice)|
|T.U.F.F. Puppy||2010–2015||Dudley Puppy||Main voice role (voice acting debut)|
|Victorious||2010||Audience member||Episode: "Jade Dumps Beck" (non-speaking cameo in audience)|
|2011, 2012||Spencer Shay||Crossover episode: iParty with Victorious
Episode: "April Fools Blank" (cameo)
|Doc McStuffins||2012–2013||Will||voice, 4 episodes|
|Wendell & Vinnie||2013||Vinnie||Main Role (20 Episodes)|
|Sam & Cat||2014||"Crazy" Steve
|Episodes: #SuperPsycho and #Blooper Episode|
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|
- "TV Guide Biography". Tvguide.com. 1977-01-21. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
- "‘i-Carly’ star ‘Spencer’ has Clare ties – grandma". The Clare County Review. Retrieved 2011-01-14.[dead link]
- "Fun With... The Hungry Girl Book". YouTube. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
- "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees".
- "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!". Buzz Sugar.
- "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 Winners List & Orange Carpet Video!". Take40.
- "2010 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Nominations List!". Take40.
- "Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2011 Winners!".
- "Nickelodeon anuncia finalistas do Meus Prêmios Nick 2011".
- "Nickelodeon divulga os vencedores do Meus Prêmios Nick 2011".
- "Lista completa de ganadores Kids Choice Awards 2012".
- "Daytime Emmy Award - 2013 Nominations" (PDF).