Jerry Trainor

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Jerry Trainor
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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
Years active 1999–present

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

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.[1] 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.[3] 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.


Title Year Role Notes
Donnie Darko 2001 Lanky Kid Cameo
Evolution Tommy
Wayside Direct-to-video
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
Waking Dreams 2008 Andrew Direct-to-video
Factory 9 2009 Roland Waters
Best Player 2011 Quincy Johnson TV movie
Title Year Role Notes
Undressed 2000 Eric Two episodes
Malcolm in the Middle 2001 Cadet Edwards Episode: Evacuation
My Wife and Kids 2002 Star Trek fan Episode: The Bowling Show
Angel Jared Episode: Supersymmetry
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[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy iCarly Nominated[4][5]
2010 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Big Kid Award Nominated[6][7]
LOL Award (shared with ensemble) Won[6]
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Won[8]
Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil Funniest Character Nominated[9][10]
2012 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Nominated[11]
2013 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program T.U.F.F. Puppy Nominated[12]


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