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Jerry Trainor
Jerry Trainor.jpg
Gender: Male
Age: 45 Years Old
Birth: January 21, 1977
Role: Crazy Steve
Occupation: American Actor
Director
Producer
Comedian
Years Active: 2000-Present
SeasonsAppeared: Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
FirstAppearances: Movie Job
LastAppearances: Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Jerry Trainor is an American Actor, Director, Producer, and Comedian best known for playing Crazy Steve in Drake & Josh

Biography

Jerry Trainor was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Bill Trainor and Madelyn Trainor. Trainor has an older sister named Liz Trainor. He is of Irish descent. Far from the glamor of Hollywood, Trainor lived in the same childhood home until venturing to college. His father was a Navy commander of a fighter squadron and his mother was a calculus teacher at USD High School, the same high school Trainor attended. He credits both of his parents for his comedic bent and his ability to balance it with a serious side. The love of laughter and the spotlight hit in elementary school, where a “Hansel and Gretel” spoof inspired him to explore the silly side of life. Growing up, the Trainor excelled in math and considered becoming an architect but he opted to build a career in comedy instead. He got more serious about comedy at University of San Diego High School, and roles in the Pajama Game, The Matchmaker, Guys and Dolls, Up the Down Staircase, and Sugar followed. Trainor attended UC Santa Barbara for the quintessential college experience, combining academics and partying on the beach. He graduated from UCSB with a BFA in acting – but not before a Hollywood agent caught his one-man comedy show at college and urged him to audition in Los Angeles.

Career

His first role was on television in the risque MTV series, Undressed. Some of his other television credits include, Drake & Josh, Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, Boston Public, Crossing Jordan, and a small scene in Victorious. His first recurring TV role was as Brian "The A.V. guy" on Crossing Jordan. In his appearance on Drake & Josh, he was known for his role as Crazy Steve. All the while, he kept his day jobs at Starbucks, the Geffen Theater box office and Center Theater Group phone room. Jerry’s recurring role as Crazy Steve led to his first regular series gig when he was cast as Spencer, an off-centered aspiring artist and brother and guardian of his teenaged sister, Carly, on Nickelodeon’s mega-hit television series, iCarly. Trainor’s portrayal of Spencer garnered the actor his first Teen Choice nomination for Choice TV Actor: Comedy in 2009 and a nomination for Big Kid Award at the 2010 Australia Kids’ Choice Awards, which Trainor also co-hosted. He also has had a number of small roles in films such as the science fiction-horror film, Donnie Da'rko, Evolution, and the cheerleader comedy Bring It On Again. Jerry also played the mad Doctor/Various other characters in the Henson Alternative web series S.U.D.S, which was supposed to be released in 2009 on Film.com. We have only seen a trailer  and some pics taken from Jerry's Facebook page. His voice-over roles include: The Penguins of Madagascar (cockroach) and the lead character, Dudley Puppy, from Tuff Puppy. Outside of film and television, Jerry was in a "World of Warcraft" video series called Project Lore. He played the healer Goggins who is a Draenei shaman. He left the show on February 7, 2009. He hosted the 2010 Australian Kids Choice Awards along with Miranda Cosgrove. He was mentioned in the 2011 Australian Kids Choice Awards, when Jennette said that Jerry gave Nathan and her advice for the awards. Jerry had a main role with his iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy in the 2011 movie, Best Player. He had a main role in the 2007 movie, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. Unlike all other Drake & Josh episodes he got credited in the beginning. As of 2012, it was confirmed that Jerry would be filming a pilot for Nick@nite. A new comedy show called "Wendell & Vinnie" a multi-camera project that was created by Emmy-winning writer-producer Jay Kogen (Frasier). In 2013, Jerry was part of "Wendell & Vinnie" and he is set to be a producer on his own show.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes

2001

Donnie Darko Lanky Kid His scene (along with Ashley Tisdale) on Youtube

Evolution

Tommy
2003 Wrong Hollywood Number Bailey Warren short film
2004 Bring It On Again Smug Guy direct-to-video
2007 Pieces of Dolores Bookstore clerk

short film trailer

2008 Waking Dreams Andrew Movie's website pics+trailer
2009 Wreckless Epic Kelly Kirkwood short film
2011 That Movie Show Gary Dinardo Webshort/ ep.7
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Eric season 2 - 3 episodes.Watch Ep. 2+3 on Blip

2001

Malcolm in the Middle Guardsman Episode: Evacuation
Boston Public Mitchell Friendly season 1 ep 22
My Wife and Kids Trekkie bowler season 2 ep 25

2002

Angel Jared Episode: Supersymmetry
ER Darious Episode: One Can Only Hope
2004-2005 Crossing Jordan Brian - The A.V. Guy Episode present: Dead Or Alive, Revealed, Blue Moon, It Happened One Night, A Man In Blue
2004-2007 Drake & Josh Crazy Steve Recurring Role
2007 – 2012 iCarly Spencer Shay Main role
2007 Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp "Crazy" Steve Nickelodeon TV Movie

2008

iCarly:iGo to Japan Spencer Shay Nickelodeon TV Movie
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh "Crazy" Steve Nickelodeon TV Movie

2009-2010

iCarly: iDate a Bad Boy Spencer Shay Nickelodeon TV Movie
iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx Spencer Shay Nickelodeon TV Movie
iCarly:iQuit iCarly Spencer Shay Nickelodeon TV Movie

2010

Victorious Audience member Episode: "Jade Dumps Beck"
T.U.F.F. Puppy Dudley Puppy Main Role
Celebrity Liar himself Q+A video and CL: Jerry Vs Willie Garson
2011 Best Player Quincy Johnson Main Role; Nickeloden TV Movie
(Mar. 12, 2011) (shot 2010)
2012 Holiday Road Month:Doug, in October Narrative film, made a debut at Slamdance 2012 1
2013 Wendell & Vinnie Vinnie Main Role
2017 Anthros Steven "Steve" Patamon Voice Role
2018 The Adventures of Kid Danger The Wahoo Punch Bro Episode: The Wahoo Punch Bro
Henry Danger Thumb Buddie #1 Episode: Thumb War (Part 1)
2021- present iCarly Revival Spencer Shay Main Role

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Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy iCarly Nominated
2010 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Big Kid Award Winner
LOL Award Winner
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Winner
Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil Funniest Character Nominated
2012 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program T.U.F.F. Puppy Nominated

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