• Tenzing Norgay Trainor is an American actor of Tibetan ethnicity;
• He is known for his roles in "Abominable", "Liv and Maddie: Cali Style", "The Stranded" and "American Housewife";
• He has made guest appearances in various TV series and voiced characters in several movies;
• He is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys playing beach soccer and volleyball, and watching football games;
• Tenzing has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

What is Tenzing Norgay Trainor’s ethnicity?

Tenzing Norgay Trainor was born in Plantation, Florida USA on 4 September 2001 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Tibetan. He’s an actor, who’s probably known best for his most recent movie role in “Abominable”, having lent his voice to Jin, one of the lead characters in the 2019 animated adventure comedy, written and directed by Jill Culton, and which also starred Chloe Bennet and Albert Tsai. The movie follows three teenagers who are trying to save a Yeti, which is being hunted by a zoologist and a wealthy man; it won four of the 27 awards for which it was nominated.

Early life and education

Tenzing was raised in Plantation alongside his siblings Yonden and Kalden Trainor, by their parents Deki Tenzing Norgay and Clark Tulley Trainor.

His grandfather was one of two men to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.

Tenzing grew up being interested in various activities. He played soccer for his elementary school team, and today cheers for both Chelsea and Real Madrid. He began practicing Tae Kwon Do at a very early age, and today holds a black belt, being the youngest Disney actor to have it. He was only 10 years old when he was noticed by a talent scout, who invited him to an audition. Tenzing’s acting career was then launched in 2012, with his portrayal of Gosselin Boy in the episode “Action” of the comedy “Stevie TV”, which failed to attract a lot of attention, and so was cancelled after airing 14 episodes.

Tenzing attended a local high school, and was mostly focused on acting during his four years there; he matriculated in 2019, and then chose not to pursue a college degree.

Roles in TV series

Following his debut TV series appearance, Tenzing was cast in single episodes of several series, such as the family drama “The Jadagrace Show”, the family comedy drama “Good Luck Charlie”, and the family comedy “Jessie”.

From 2013 to 2017, he starred as Parker Rooney in the family comedy drama “Liv and Maddie: Cali Style”, created by John D. Beck and Ron Hart, and which also starred Joey Bragg and Dove Cameron. It follows the girls Liv and Maddie, who are competing to become the most popular girl in their high school; the series won Dove Cameron a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Educational and Informational Program, and it was nominated for nine other awards.

Tenzing Norgay Trainor

In 2017, Tenzing made a guest appearance as Jaxon in the episode “The Teacher” of the comedy “The Mick”, and the following year saw him play Jimbo in two episodes of the family adventure comedy “Knight Squad”. In 2019, Tenzing was invited to appear as David Tashi in the episode “A Game of Chicken” of the hit romantic comedy drama “Modern Family”.

Also in 2019, he voiced Gun in all seven episodes of the adventure mystery drama “The Stranded”, and Tenzing’s most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Trevor, in the 2021 comedy “American Housewife”.

Roles in movies

Tenzing made his debut film appearance in 2012, with his portrayal of Brody in the comedy “Bits and Pieces”; the movie attracted little audience attention, but still received great reviews.

The same year saw him star in the short drama “Almost Paradox”, and in 2013, Tenzing was cast to play Child #2 in the adventure family fantasy “The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone”. It was written and directed by Bill Muir, and starred William Brent, John Marengo and Sammi Hanratty in the tale that follows a man who’s telling the story of a long-lost medallion to children in a foster home, and it was nominated for a Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film. The same year heard him voice Buddha in the family movie “Super Buddies”, and in 2014, Tenzing starred in the short musical “Disney’s Circle of Stars: Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. He also appeared in the 2017 short video “Disney Channel Stars: DuckTales Theme Song”, and then in 2019, he starred as Liam alongside Jolie Ledford, in the short comedy “Clueless”, which failed to attract any attention.

Other credits

Tenzing has been credited with singing two songs in the episodes “Linda and Heather-A-Rooney” and “Homerun-A-Rooney”, of the series “Liv and Maddie: Cali Style”.

He has been featured in a couple of documentary series, including “Disney 365” and “We Are Our History”, and has also been involved in the TV specials “The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” and “The 47th Annie Awards”.

Tenzing has made a guest appearance in an episode of various talk-shows, such as “NNG Hollywood”, “Made in Hollywood”, and “Who Are You With?”

Awards and nominations

In 2019, Tenzing won an Independent Shorts Bronze Award for Best Child/Young Actor, for his performance in the short comedy film “Clueless”.

He was nominated for a 2020 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production, for his performance in the movie “Abominable”.

Love life and girlfriend

Tenzing’s quite secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t spoken of any girl whom he might be dating today. It’s known that he was in a relationship with a non-celebrity girl named Carinna, as he featured them together in many of his Instagram pictures. They stopped uploading these pictures sometime in the late 2020, and it’s believed that they broke up around that time.

There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Tenzing’s today in a relationship with another non-celebrity girl, and that he prefers to keep her away from the media’s attention.

It’s believed that they met at high school, and that she was his crush back then. According to these rumors, they have been together for a couple of months now, but none of this has been confirmed by Tenzing.

As of May 2021, he appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Tenzing’s a huge dog-lover, and has until recently had a pet dog called Charlie. It died in early May 2021, and Tenzing uploaded a picture featuring them together onto his Instagram account, as to say his final goodbye.

He likes to explore natural locations, and has been to various national parks around the US. Tenzing has expressed his desire to travel overseas, and would especially like to visit Switzerland and Austria because of the countries’ nature.

He likes to watch football games on TV.

Summer is his favorite season, as he enjoys sun tanning at the beach, and playing beach soccer and volleyball with his friends.

Tenzing has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Heath Ledger, Russell Crowe and Natalie Portman, and a couple of his favorite movies include “The Dark Knight”, “The Gladiator” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Tenzing’s age is 19. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) and he weighs around 148lbs (67kgs).

As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.


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