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Gerald William ‘Jerry’ Trainor is an American comedian, actor, and singer best known for his appearances as “Crazy” Steve, Dudley Puppy, and Spencer Shay on the Nickelodeon sitcoms “Drake & Josh,” “T.U.F.F. Puppy,” and “iCarly.” In the year 2000, he landed his first television role as Eric in the show ‘Undressed.’ His debut film role was in the film ‘Donnie Darko.’ Since then, he has starred in films such as ‘Evolution,’ ‘Bring It on Again,’ and ‘Best Player,’ as well as on TV shows such as ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ ‘BrainSurge,’ ‘ER,’ and ‘2 Broke Girls.’ He played Vinnie in the sitcom ‘Wendell & Vinnie’ in 2013. For Spencer Shay on ‘iCarly,’ he received the Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice Awards for funniest person. Todd Berger’s directorial debut, ‘Cover Versions,’ will feature him. Trainor has been the bassist for the alternative/indie band ‘Nice Enough People’ since October 2015.

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Career of Jerry Trainor

Jerry Trainor began working at SeaWorld as a vendor selling churros and cold drinks to customers when he was 15 years old. He made his MTV debut as Eric in season 2 of the anthology series ‘Undressed,’ created by British filmmaker Roland Joffé, in 2000. He appeared in three episodes in a row (ep 2-4). In 2001, he made his big screen debut in the Jake Gyllenhaal starring ‘Donnie Darko,’ playing the character of ‘The Lanky Kid.’

He also appeared as Tommy in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction monster comedy picture ‘Evolution’ in 2001. After that, he worked as a guest star or in uncredited roles on TV shows such as ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ (2001), ‘Boston Republic’ (2001), ‘My Wife and Kids’ (2002), ‘Angel’ (2002), and ‘Crossing Jordan’ (5 episodes, 2004-2005) before landing his breakout role as “Crazy” Steve on Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake & Josh’ in 2004.

His character, Steve, works at the same movie theater as Josh Peck’s character, and as his nickname suggests, those around him are always concerned about his erratic behavior and angry outbursts. One of the show’s recurrent gags involves him yelling about things that irritate him, no matter how insignificant they may appear to others. This was Trainor’s debut effort with series creator Dan Schneider, with whom he would later collaborate on ‘iCarly’ and ‘Victorious.’ Trainor returned to the part in another Schneider production, ‘Sam & Cat,’ in which it was revealed that Steve had been institutionalized following the end of ‘Drake & Josh,’ and now wears a restricting mask over his face.

Spencer Shay, the older but less mature brother of the eponymous character Carly Shay, is Trainor’s role in the TV series ‘iCarly’ (2007-12). She moves in with her brother after their father, a colonel in the US Air Force, is called overseas. Spencer is played by Trainor in an offbeat and spontaneous manner, while he can be responsible and serious when necessary. In the TV movies ‘iGo to Japan’ (2008) and ‘iParty with Victorious,’ the character resurfaced (a crossover of iCarly and Victorious, 2011). He and Jennette McCurdy co-starred in the 2011 comedy ‘Best Player.’

Trainor’s first main role was in the Nickelodeon show ‘Wendell and Vinnie,’ where he played Vinnie Bassett. In an interview with ‘SheKnows,’ he agreed with interviewer Kristyn Burtt’s assessment that “going from Nickelodeon’s iCarly to his own series was like graduation day,” saying that he “felt like going from Nickelodeon’s iCarly to his own series was like graduation day.” “It does have the feel of a graduation. We’ve graduated from high school and are currently enrolled in college!” The show debuted on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2013, and ran for 20 episodes before being discontinued after only one season.

He’s also a talented voice actor. Throughout the three-season run of Butch Hartman’s animated television series ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy,’ he provided the voice of Dudley Puppy. He also voiced Will in the 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,’ among others. In the video game versions of ‘iCarly’ and ‘iCarly 2: iJoin the Click,’ he provided the voice-over for Spencer. He played Commander Michael Sullivan in the ‘Halo’ in-universe podcast, ‘Hunt the Truth,’ and was also a part of the ‘World of Warcraft’ video series ‘Project Lore.’

This multi-talented man is involved in a variety of enterprises in addition to acting. Allison Scagliotti (guitarist) and Trainor have known one other since the days of ‘Drake & Josh.’ They teamed up with Mike O’Gorman (guitarist/vocalist) to form the band ‘Nice Enough People.’ Later, drummer Andrew Zuber joined the band. The band began by covering other artists’ songs, but after finding O’Gorman’s songwriting talent, they began to write and perform original material. They published their first EP, ‘Hanover Hideaway,’ exclusively through digital media outlets on June 22, 2016.

Personal Experiences of Jerry Trainor

Jerry Trainor was born in San Diego, California, to Bill and Madelyn Trainor on January 21, 1977. Liz is his sister’s name. Before it closed in 2005, he attended University of San Diego High School, a Catholic, co-educational, college prepared secondary school. He received a BFA in Drama from the ‘University of California’ in Santa Barbara, California. He also went to the ‘Groundlings School’ in Los Angeles to learn improv.
Jessica Makinson, an actress whom Trainor met on the set of ‘iCarly’ in 2008, is his girlfriend.

Jerry Trainor Net Worth

Jerry Trainor has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars as an actor and comedian in the United States. Jerry Trainor was born in San Diego, California, and began his acting career in Los Angeles with The Groundlings, a well-known improv comedy troupe. His professional career began on Nickelodeon, where he appeared in the show “6 to 8 Frozen Zone.”