Jerry Trainor

Jerry Trainor

Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
Born Gerald William Trainor
(1977-01-21) January 21, 1977
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 and musician. He is known for his roles in the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh ("Crazy" Steve) and iCarly (as Spencer Shay).

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.[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.[2] He is known for his work on the Nickelodeon television network. 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 the title character Dudley Puppy. He also 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 show 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, 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 2004–05 Brian - A.V. Guy 5 episodes
Drake & Josh 2004–07 "Crazy" Steve Recurring role (10 episodes; 20042007)
iCarly 2007–12 Spencer Shay Main role, 109 episodes, 20072012
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 2010–15 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: "iParty with Victorious"
Cameo: "April Fools Blank"
Doc McStuffins 2012–13 Will voice, 4 episodes
Wendell & Vinnie 2013 Vinnie Main Role (20 Episodes)
Sam & Cat 2014 "Crazy" Steve, Himself 2 episodes: "#SuperPsycho", "#Blooper Episode"
2 Broke Girls 2016 Lenin Episode: "And the Partnership Hits The Fan"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Paul Season 3, Episode 142 (May 18th, 2016)
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Roy Season 2, Goblin Dogs

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy iCarly Nominated[3][4]
2010 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Big Kid Award Nominated[5][6]
LOL Award (shared with ensemble) Won[5]
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Won[7]
Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil Funniest Character Nominated[8][9]
2012 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Nominated[10]
2013 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program T.U.F.F. Puppy Nominated[11]


In October 2015, Trainor formed the band Nice Enough People with guitarist/vocalist Mike O'Gorman, drummer Andrew Zuber, and guitarist Allison Scagliotti, [12] 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.[13] The group released their first EP, Hanover Hideaway, on June 22nd, 2016. [14]


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