Gerald William “Jerry” Trainor, an American actor and musician, was born on January 21, 1977. He is well-known for his portrayal as Spencer Shay in the teen comedy iCarly, for which he received three Kids’ Choice Awards. He also reprises the part in the revival series of the same name.
|Full name||Gerald William Trainor|
|Date of birth||January 21, 1977|
|Place of birth||San Diego, California, US|
|Net worth||$1.5 million|
|Marital status||Not married|
Early life and education
The son of Madelyn Trainor, a former high school calculus teacher, and Bill Trainor, a retired Navy fighter pilot and public defender, Trainor was born and nurtured in San Diego, California. Liz, is the name of his elder sister. He has Irish ancestry.
Trainor went to University of San Diego High School after growing up in the Scripps Ranch neighbourhood of San Diego. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At the Groundlings School in Los Angeles, he pursued improvisational training. He was employed by San Diego SeaWorld prior to becoming an actor.
Parents and family
He is Madeleine Trainor and William Bill Trainor’s son. Jerry also has a sister. He lived with his parents throughout his entire life until he had to move out to attend school in Los Angeles. His parents are not well known, but it is obvious that they had nothing to do with the comedian’s professional life.
His father was the fleet commander of the fighter unit, while his mother taught calculus at USD High School.
Nevertheless, their child succeeded in persuading them that comedy is what he wants to do.
Eric was his first on-screen character in the MTV series Undressed. Malcolm in the Middle, Angel, and Law & Order: True Crime are just a few of his previous television appearances. On Crossing Jordan, he played Brian, “the A.V. guy,” in his first recurrent TV role. In films like the cheerleader comedy Bring It On Again and the science fiction drama Donnie Darko, he has played a lot of small roles. He made an appearance in the Hungry Girl web series. From 2004 until 2007, Trainor played “Crazy” Steve, a movie theatre employee, in a recurrent character on Drake & Josh.
He costarred with Miranda Cosgrove in Drake & Josh before playing Spencer Shay, the elder brother and guardian of the show’s lead character, in iCarly from 2007 until 2012. He received three Kids’ Choice Awards for iCarly. He finished filming the 2008 comedy Wreckless Epic, in which he also stars. The voice of Dudley Puppy was portrayed by Trainor in the animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Programme.
Trainor played the Draenei shaman Goggins in the World of Warcraft video series Project Lore. After quitting the series in February 2009, Jeff Cannata was brought in to fill his position. He also appeared in the Nickelodeon TV movie Best Player as Quincy Johnson, co-starring with Jennette McCurdy from Carly. In 2013, Trainor played Vinnie, the uncle and guardian of Buddy Handleson’s character Wendell, in the brief-lived television series Wendell & Vinnie.
For the two seasons of the Halo in-universe podcast Hunt the Truth, he portrayed Commander Michael Sullivan. On Bunsen Is a Beast in 2017, Trainor provided the voice for the character Commander Cone. A comic Web series called The Porch has featured Trainor and Mike ‘Gorman since 2018, and it can be viewed on YouTube. In 2018, Trainor played the lead role in the Todd Berger-written and -directed movie Cover Versions. Sony Pictures purchased the rights to distribute the movie after it made its world premiere at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2018. It was revealed that iCarly would return in March 2021. Trainor returned to his role as Spencer Shay for the series’ Paramount+ premiere in June of that year.
Trainor joined forces with guitarist-vocalist Mike O’Gorman, drummer Andrew Zuber, and guitarist Allison Scagliotti to create a band called Nice Enough People in October 2015. Allison Scagliotti also happens to be Trainor’s co-star in Drake & Josh as the role of Mindy Crenshaw. On June 22, 2016, the band issued Hanover Hideaway, its debut EP.
The actor is single, but people frequently observe him with comedienne Jessica Makinson, a gifted performer.
Despite the fact that they have had chemistry for more than ten years even if they haven’t publicly acknowledged their relationship, it seems possible that they were meant to be.
The actor is rather tall, as can be observed in his images. His extraordinary height of 6 ft, 2 inches, is pretty remarkable.
He’s net worth is about $1.5 million