Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
Gerald William Trainor
January 21, 1977
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician|
Gerald William Trainor (born January 21, 1977) is an American actor, comedian and musician.
Trainor was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Bill Trainor and Madelyn (née McNenly) Trainor. He studied improv at the Groundlings school in Los Angeles. He 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 True Crime, 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 is known for his work on Nickelodeon television shows. 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 Dudley Puppy. He also starred alongside iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy in the Nickelodeon TV 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 series 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, he played Commander Michael Sullivan for both seasons of the Halo in-universe podcast, Hunt the Truth.
In 2017, Trainor voiced the recurring role of Commander Cone on Bunsen Is a Beast. Since 2018, Trainor and Mike O'Gorman have starred in a comedy web series called The Porch, which can be found on YouTube.
In October 2015, Trainor formed the band Nice Enough People with guitarist/vocalist Mike O'Gorman, drummer Andrew Zuber, and guitarist Allison Scagliotti, 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. The group released their first EP, Hanover Hideaway, on June 22, 2016.
|2001||Donnie Darko||Lanky kid||Cameo|
|2004||Bring It On Again||Smug Guy||Direct-to-video film|
|2007||Waking Dreams||Andrew||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||Factory 9||Roland Waters||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||Wreckless Epic: The Journey to SXSW||Kelly Kirkwood|
|2012||Holiday Road||Doug||Segment: "October"|
|2013||The Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure||Walter Featherbottom||Voice role|
|2016||The Shimajiro Movie: Shimajiro in Bookland||Chan Son||Voice role|
|2018||Alex and Me||"Nigel"/Nick||Direct-to-video film|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Cadet Edwards||Episode: "Evacuation"|
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Star Trek fan||Episode: "The Bowling Show"|
|2002||ER||Darius||Episode: "One Can Only Hope"|
|2004-2005||Crossing Jordan||Brian - A.V. Guy||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2004-2007||Drake & Josh||"Crazy" Steve||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2007-2012||iCarly||Spencer Shay||Main role|
|2008||Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||"Crazy" Steve||Television film|
|2010||The Penguins of Madagascar||Eddie (Cockroach)||Voice role; episode: "Stop Bugging Me"|
|2010-2015||T.U.F.F. Puppy||Dudley Puppy||Main voice role|
|2010-2012||Victorious||Audience member||Episode: "Jade Dumps Beck" (uncredited)|
|Spencer Shay||Episode: "April Fools Blank"|
|2011||That Movie Show||N/A||1 episode|
|2011||Best Player||Quincy Johnson||Television film|
|2012-2013||Doc McStuffins||Will||Recurring voice role; 4 episodes|
|2012||Simian Undercover Detective Squad||Kelly the Elastic Man / Heptagan Scientist||2 episodes|
|2013||Wendell & Vinnie||Vinnie||Main role|
|2014||Sam & Cat||"Crazy" Steve / Himself||2 episodes|
|2014||Living the Dream||Cal Logan||Television film|
|2016||2 Broke Girls||Lenin||Episode: "And the Partnership Hits The Fan"|
|2016||Still the King||P.M.S. Leader||3 episodes|
|2016||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Roy||Voice role; episode: "Goblin Dogs"|
|2017||Bunsen Is a Beast!||Commander Cone||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2017||Law & Order True Crime||Will Canton||Episode: "The Menendez Murders: Episode 3"|
|2018||The Adventures of Kid Danger||The Wahoo Punch Bro||Voice role; Episode: "The Wahoo Punch Bro"|
|2018||Henry Danger||Joey||Episode: "Thumb War"|
|2019||No Good Nick||Todd||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2020||Apocalypse Goals||News Janitor||Episode: 2.1|
|2020||Bunk'd||Dave||Episode: "My Fairy Lady"|
|2009||iCarly||Spencer Shay||Voice role|
|2010||iCarly: iDream in Toons||Spencer Shay||Voice role|
|2010||iCarly 2: iJoin the Click!||Spencer Shay||Voice role|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Comedy||iCarly||Nominated|||
|2010||2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Big Kid Award||iCarly||Won|||
|LOL Award (shared with ensemble)||iCarly||Won|||
|2011||2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Nick UK's Funniest Person||iCarly||Won|||
|Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil||Funniest Character||iCarly||Nominated|||
|2012||2012 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Sidekick||iCarly||Nominated|||
|2013||2013 Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||T.U.F.F. Puppy||Nominated|||