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Jerry Trainor is an American comedian, actor, and musician

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BirthdayJanuary 21, 1977
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateCalifornia
SiblingsLiz Trainor (sister)
Known asGerald William Trainor
Universities
  • University of California
  • Santa Barbara
Birth PlaceSan Diego, California, USA
Height188
GenderMale
FatherBill Trainor
MotherMadelyn Trainor, née McNenly
Net Worth$1.5 Million as2017
Sun SignAquarius
Born inSan Diego, California, USA
Famous asActor
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Who is Jerry Trainor?

Gerald William ‘Jerry’ Trainor is an American comedian, actor, and musician who is best known for his roles as “Crazy” Steve, Dudley Puppy, and Spencer Shay in the Nickelodeon shows ‘Drake & Josh’, ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy’, and ‘iCarly’ respectively. His first role on television came about in 2000 when he was cast to play Eric in ‘Undressed’. His first cinematic role was in ‘Donnie Darko’. Since then he has appeared on various TV shows including ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, ‘BrainSurge’, ‘ER’, and ‘2 Broke Girls’, and in films such as ‘Evolution’, ‘Bring It on Again’, and ‘Best Player’. In 2013, he portrayed Vinnie in the sitcom ‘Wendell & Vinnie’. He won the Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards for funniest person for Spencer Shay in ‘iCarly’. He is set to appear in Todd Berger’s directorial venture ‘Cover Versions’. From October 2015 onward, Trainor is serving as the bassist for the alternative/indie band ‘Nice Enough People’.

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Career

At 15, Jerry Trainor worked at SeaWorld as a vendor selling churros and cold drinks to visitors. In 2000, he debuted as Eric in the season 2 of the MTV anthology series, ‘Undressed’, which was created by British director Roland Joffé. He appeared in three successive episodes (ep 2-4). One year later, he made his big screen debut in 2001 with the Jake Gyllenhaal starrer ‘Donnie Darko’ in a role credited as ‘The Lanky Kid’. Also in 2001, he made a cameo appearance as Tommy in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction monster comedy film ‘Evolution’. After this, he toiled for years either guest-starring or doing uncredited roles in TV shows like ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ (2001), ‘Boston Republic’ (2001), ‘My Wife and Kids’ (2002), ‘Angel’ (2002), and ‘Crossing Jordan’ (5 episodes, 2004-2005) before he landed his breakthrough role as “Crazy” Steve on Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake & Josh’ in 2004.

His character Steve is employed at the same movie theatre where Josh Peck’s character works, and as the nickname might hint, people around him are constantly worried about his unstable behaviour and angry outbursts. One of the running gags in the show deals with him screaming at things he finds frustrating, no matter how ordinary and trivial they may seem to others. This was Trainor’s first collaboration with the series creator Dan Schneider with whom he would go on to work in projects such as ‘iCarly’, and ‘Victorious’. Trainor reprised the role in yet another Schneider creation ‘Sam & Cat’, where it was revealed that Steve was institutionalised sometimes after ‘Drake & Josh’ ended, and now has a restrictive mask over his face.

Trainor’s character in the TV series ‘iCarly’ (2007-12), Spencer Shay, is the older but less mature brother of the eponymous character Carly Shay. After their father, who is a colonel in the US Air Force, is called overseas, she comes to live with her brother. Trainor’s portrayal of Spencer is off-beat and spontaneous, though he can be responsible and serious when he is needed to be so. The character reappeared in the TV movies ‘iGo to Japan’ (2008) and ‘iParty with Victorious’ (a crossover of iCarly and Victorious, 2011). He starred in the 2011 comedy ‘Best Player’ alongside Jennette McCurdy.

Trainor’s first leading role was as Vinnie Bassett in the Nickelodeon show ‘Wendell and Vinnie’. Talking to ‘SheKnows’ he agreed to interviewer Kristyn Burtt’s assessment when she asked if he “felt like going from Nickelodeon's iCarly to his own series was like graduation day”, stating that "it does feel like a graduation. We're in college now!" The show premiered on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2013 and aired 20 episodes before being cancelled after one season.

He is an accomplished voice actor as well. He provided voice for Dudley Puppy in the Butch Hartman’s animated television series ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy’ throughout its three-season run. He also voiced the character of Will in American-Irish animated children's television series ‘Doc McStuffins’, Roy in ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’, Commander Cone in ‘Bunsen Is a Beast!’, and the Purple Guy in ‘Sky Rat’. He did the voice-over for Spencer in the video-game version of ‘iCarly’ and ‘iCarly 2: iJoin the Click’. He was part of a ‘World of Warcraft’ video series titled ‘Project Lore’ and also portrayed Commander Michael Sullivan in the ‘Halo’ in-universe podcast, ‘Hunt the Truth’.

Besides being an actor, this multi-talented guy is involved in other projects as well. Trainor and Allison Scagliotti (guitarist) have known each other since their ‘Drake & Josh’ days. They collaborated with Mike O'Gorman (guitarist/vocalist) and the band ‘Nice Enough People’ was formed. Drummer Andrew Zuber joined in later. In the beginning, the band only did covers of other artists, but after discovering O'Gorman’s talent for songwriting they started to write and perform original songs. On June 22, 2016, they released their first EP, ‘Hanover Hideaway’ exclusively through digital media outlet.

Personal Life

Jerry Trainor was born on January 21, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA, to parents Bill and Madelyn Trainor. He has a sister named Liz. He attended University of San Diego High School, which was a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school before it closed in 2005. He graduated from the ‘University of California’ at Santa Barbara, California, receiving a BFA in Drama. He also learned improv at the ‘Groundlings School’ in Los Angeles.

Trainor is dating actress, Jessica Makinson, who he met on the sets of ‘iCarly’ in 2008.

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Jerry Trainor biography timelines

  • // 21st Jan 1977
    Jerry Trainor was born on January 21, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA, to parents Bill and Madelyn Trainor. He has a sister named Liz. He attended University of San Diego High School, which was a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school before it closed in 2005. He graduated from the ‘University of California’ at Santa Barbara, California, receiving a BFA in Drama. He also learned improv at the ‘Groundlings School’ in Los Angeles.
  • // 2000
    At 15, Jerry Trainor worked at SeaWorld as a vendor selling churros and cold drinks to visitors. In 2000, he debuted as Eric in the season 2 of the MTV anthology series, ‘Undressed’, which was created by British director Roland Joffé. He appeared in three successive episodes (ep 2-4). One year later, he made his big screen debut in 2001 with the Jake Gyllenhaal starrer ‘Donnie Darko’ in a role credited as ‘The Lanky Kid’. Also in 2001, he made a cameo appearance as Tommy in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction monster comedy film ‘Evolution’. After this, he toiled for years either guest-starring or doing uncredited roles in TV shows like ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ (2001), ‘Boston Republic’ (2001), ‘My Wife and Kids’ (2002), ‘Angel’ (2002), and ‘Crossing Jordan’ (5 episodes, 2004-2005) before he landed his breakthrough role as “Crazy” Steve on Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake & Josh’ in 2004.
  • // 2007 To 2011
    Trainor’s character in the TV series ‘iCarly’ (2007-12), Spencer Shay, is the older but less mature brother of the eponymous character Carly Shay. After their father, who is a colonel in the US Air Force, is called overseas, she comes to live with her brother. Trainor’s portrayal of Spencer is off-beat and spontaneous, though he can be responsible and serious when he is needed to be so. The character reappeared in the TV movies ‘iGo to Japan’ (2008) and ‘iParty with Victorious’ (a crossover of iCarly and Victorious, 2011). He starred in the 2011 comedy ‘Best Player’ alongside Jennette McCurdy.
  • // 2008
    Trainor is dating actress, Jessica Makinson, who he met on the sets of ‘iCarly’ in 2008.
  • // 2013
    Trainor’s first leading role was as Vinnie Bassett in the Nickelodeon show ‘Wendell and Vinnie’. Talking to ‘SheKnows’ he agreed to interviewer Kristyn Burtt’s assessment when she asked if he “felt like going from Nickelodeon's iCarly to his own series was like graduation day”, stating that "it does feel like a graduation. We're in college now!" The show premiered on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2013 and aired 20 episodes before being cancelled after one season.
  • // 2016
    Besides being an actor, this multi-talented guy is involved in other projects as well. Trainor and Allison Scagliotti (guitarist) have known each other since their ‘Drake & Josh’ days. They collaborated with Mike O'Gorman (guitarist/vocalist) and the band ‘Nice Enough People’ was formed. Drummer Andrew Zuber joined in later. In the beginning, the band only did covers of other artists, but after discovering O'Gorman’s talent for songwriting they started to write and perform original songs. On June 22, 2016, they released their first EP, ‘Hanover Hideaway’ exclusively through digital media outlet.

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  • What is Jerry Trainor birthday?

    Jerry Trainor was born at 1977-01-21

  • Where is Jerry Trainor's birth place?

    Jerry Trainor was born in San Diego, California, USA

  • What is Jerry Trainor nationalities?

    Jerry Trainor's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jerry Trainor siblings?

    Jerry Trainor's siblings is Liz Trainor (sister)

  • What was Jerry Trainor universities?

    Jerry Trainor studied at University of California, Santa Barbara

  • How tall is Jerry Trainor?

    Jerry Trainor's height is 188

  • Who is Jerry Trainor's father?

    Jerry Trainor's father is Bill Trainor

  • Who is Jerry Trainor's mother?

    Jerry Trainor's mother is Madelyn Trainor, née McNenly

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    Jerry Trainor is Aquarius

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