Wendell & Vinnie
Genre Comedy
Created by Jay Kogen
Starring Jerry Trainor
Buddy Handleson
Haley Strode
Nicole Sullivan
Theme music composer Mauli B
Mateo Laborie
Opening theme “Never Felt So Good”
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Jay Kogen
Aaron Kaplan
Producer(s) Jerry Trainor
Richard G. King
Running time 23 minutes
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original airing Feburary 16, 2013

Wendell & Vinnie is an American situation comedy television series created by Jay Kogen. The series premiered on February 16, 2013 on Nickelodeon. The series stars Buddy Handleson and Jerry Trainor.


Vinnie is just living the dream! He's the owner of a pop culture memorabilia store, has an awesome pad in LA, and doesn't have a care in the world. After a sudden twist of events, Vinnie finds himself as the legal guardian of his wise-beyond-his-years nephew, Wendell. With a little help from Vinnie's sister, Wilma and next door neighbor Taryn, Vinnie gets the hang of being a parent. At the same time, Wendell could just be the parent Vinnie needs!


  • Jerry Trainor as Vinnie, the true child of the two. He runs a pop culture memorabilia business, and is fond of video games, comic books and eating junk food. He realizes that he is given custody for Wendell because Wendell’s parents wanted to give Vinnie a chance and knew that Wendell is making his way no matter where he lives.
  • Buddy Handleson as Wendell, an intelligent 12-year-old who has a number of hobbies. His parents died so he lives with his uncle.
  • Nicole Sullivan as Wilma, Vinnie's older sister; Wendell’s aunt and a personal injury attorney. She does not understand why Wendell’s parents left Vinnie in charge and wants to be Wendell’s legal guardian for herself.
  • Haley Strode as Taryn, the recently-divorced new neighbor of Wendell and Vinnie and close friend of the two. She comes from Houston, Texas.


Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 20 Feburary 16, 2013 June 29, 2013