If we were talking about football, Jerry Trainor would be something of a utility player. He’s a multi-faceted personality in the entertainment industry. Some of the hats he wears are actors, comedians, producers, directors, and musicians.
The “gangly fool”, as he describes himself, has always had a comedic streak, and this later contributed to his decision to devote himself entirely to acting. Since 2000 Jerry has appeared in many films and television series. However, he is best known for his Nickelodeon affiliation. He plays recurring roles in Nickelodeon shows like iCarly, Drake & Josh, and T.U.F.F. Puppy. He also had several narrative roles in cartoons.
Jerry Trainor’s Bio, Age
The Nickelodeon star was born on 21 January 1977 in San Diego, California, as Gerald William Trainor. Not much is known about Jerry’s childhood experiences. The actor completed his high school education at the University of San Diego High School, which has since been renamed Cathedral Catholic High School.
During his time in high school, Jerry was an important figure in the school’s theater program. He was cast in many of their shows, including Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls, The Matchmaker, and Up The Down Staircase. Trainor was also an outstanding student, particularly in mathematics. At some point, after high school, he seriously considered giving up the theater for a “real career” in architecture.
Later, he decided to stick with what he was good at and enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to get a degree in Theater Studies. Trainor had also spent some time at the Groundlings School in Los Angeles, where he studied improvisation.
Gerald’s acting career began when he got the opportunity to star in a series on MTV called Undressed. Trainor was involved for two episodes. In the following two years, he appeared in other series such as Angel, My Wife and Kids, Malcolm in the Middle and ER. He also appeared in Donnie Darko and Evolution with cameos in 2001.
He played his first recurring role in 2004 when he joined the cast of NBC’s Crossing Jordan. He was involved in the series for a total of 5 episodes. In the same year, Jerry Trainer’s collaboration with Nickelodeon began. His versatility to play almost any kind of role is the reason why he has spent an extended period of time with the station since 2004, appearing in over 10 Nickelodeon shows, movies, and competitions.
Jerry’s first Nickelodeon involvement was his portrayal of the character of “crazy” Steve in 10 episodes of the Drake & Josh series. He played the same character in a performance in Sam & Cat. Trainor has also played an important role as Spencer Shay in iCarly and iGo to Japan.
He has taken on voice roles for both Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. He has been involved in animation projects such as The Penguins of Madagascar, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Doc McStuffins, Star vs. The Forces of Evil and Bunsen is a Beast!
Jerry was nominated for several awards for his work on iCarly and T.U.F.F. Puppy. He won the Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2010 and the UK Kids’ Choice Awards 2011 in the LOL Awards and Funniest Person categories.
The actor opened his production account with the short-lived sitcom series Wendell & Vinnie, a series in which he was both producer and one of the title characters Vinnie. The series was broadcast on Nickelodeon from February to September 2013.
In addition to his acting duties on Nickelodeon, he also appeared in other projects, from web series like Project Lore to podcasts like Halo’s Hunt for Truth.
In 2016 he appeared on NBC’s late-night talk show The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He appeared alongside Zac Efron and One Republic. In 2018 Jerry Trainor sang in an episode of Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Kid Danger for the character “The Wahoo Punch Bro”.
When Trainor formed a band in October 2015, he added musicians to his many titles. The group, called “Nice Enough People”, consists of two guitarists (one of whom is also a singer), a drummer, and Trainor himself, who plays bass for the group. One of the guitarists is Nickelodeon star Allison Scagliotti, who also played in the line-up of Drake & Josh with Trainor. On June 22, 2016, the group released its first project, an EP called Hanover Hideaway.
Jerry Trainor’s Wife
Jerry has no wife, but he’s lucky to have found love in the business. Since 2008 he has been in the close company of his comedian colleague, actress, and improviser Jessica Makinson. Although the couple has never really confirmed his relationship status, they are almost always seen together. Their frequent Instagram posts have also helped to nourish their faith. However, there were rumors that he used to date actress Hannah Stewart.
Family: Parents, Siblings,
The actor and producer have always expressed the love and support of his parents for the direction he has chosen for his life and career. Jerry was born the son of Bill Trainor and Madelyn Trainor (formerly McNeely). His love for and excellence in mathematics came from his mother, who is a calculus and pre-calculus teacher at his high school alma mater. Trainor also has a sibling, a sister named Liz, who also works in the film industry mainly as a script supervisor.
Other Facts – Height, Net Worth
Jerry Trainer’s exceptional good looks are complemented by the fact that he also stands upright. The actor stands at a height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches).
Due to his numerous roles, musical efforts and awards received, the actor’s net worth has been estimated at $1.8 million.
Trainor is a geek at heart. He is a collector of records and comics.
He has a dog that he named Shoe.
There were rumors that Jerry Trainor was once assistant to fellow actor Drake Bell.