Jerry Traionor
Trainor at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2012
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Date of birth: January 21, 2013
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2
Nationality: American
Hometown: San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation(s): Actor, comedian, voice actor
Years active: 2000-present
Official Twitter: @jerrytrainor
Role: Vinnie

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".


Title Year Role Notes
Donnie Darko 2001 Lanky Kid Cameo
Evolution 2001 Tommy cameo
Wayside 2001 Tommy 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 Direct-to-video
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 (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