Gerald William "Jerry" Trainor (born January 21, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, widely known for playing Crazy Steve on Drake & Josh . He is also known as Spencer Shay on iCarly and the title character Dudley Puppy on T.U.F.F. Puppy as well as appearing on the web series Hungry Girl TV.Trainor currently plays Vinnie in the Nickelodeon show Wendell & Vinnie.
Early Life and Carrer
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 horror film Donnie Darko and the cheerleader comedy Bring It On Again. He also had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh and starred in the Nickelodeon show iCarly. He completed the 2008 music-themed comedy Wreckless Epic, in which he stars. Trainor will be starring in an upcoming show Wendell and Vinnie.
Trainor was formerly in a World of Warcraft video series called Project Lore. He played the healer Goggins who is a Draenei shaman. He was replaced by Jeff Cannata when he left the show on February 7, 2009.
Trainor stars in the animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy as the voice of Dudley Puppy.
Trainor 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.
He was nominated for a 2012 Kids Choice Award for "Favorite TV Sidekick".
|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||Direct-to-video|
|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|
|Angel (TV series)||2002||Jared||Episode: Supersymmetry|
|ER||2002||Darius||Episode: One Can Only Hope|
|Crossing Jordan||2004||Brian - A.V. Guy||5 episodes (Dead or Alive, Revealed, Blue Moon, It Happened One Night, A Man in Blue)(2004–2005)|
|Drake & Josh||2004||"Crazy" Steve||Recurring role (10 episodes; 2004–2007)|
|iCarly||2007||Spencer Shay||Main role, 108 episodes, 2007–2012|
|Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp||2007||"Crazy" Steve||Nickelodeon TV-Movie|
|iCarly: iGo to Japan||2008||Spencer Shay||Nickelodeon TV-Movie|
|Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||2008||"Crazy" Steve||Nickelodeon TV-Movie|
|BrainSurge||2009||Himself||Played as a contestant|
|Victorious||2010||Audience member||Episode: Jade Dumps Beck (non-speaking cameo in audience)|
|The Penguins of Madagascar||2010||Cockroach (voice)||Episode: Stop Bugging Me (voice)|
|T.U.F.F. Puppy||2010||Dudley Puppy (voice)||Main Voice Role (voice acting debut)(2010–present)|
|iParty with Victorious||2011||Spencer Shay||Nickelodeon TV movie|
|Kid West||2011||Lemuel Kage|
|Medazza's Pastel||2012||Matthews Carica||Episode: The Only Musical Round (Voice)|
|Victorious||2012||Spencer Shay||Episode: April Fools Blank (cameo)|
|Wendell and Vinnie||2013||Vinnie||Pilot created by Jay Kogen for Nick at Nite|