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Screaming Gophers
Killer Grips
Gender Male
Hair color Black
Eye color Green
Eliminated TDI: Search and Do Not Destroy
TDA: 3:10 to Crazytown
Place TDI: 11th
TDA: 13th
Relationship Gwen (broken up)
Katie and Sadie (one-sided attraction, on their side)
Unknown Girl (broken up)
Family Father, grandfather, mother
Friends Beth, Bridgette, Cody, DJ, Geoff, Gwen, Harold, Justin, Leshawna, Lindsay, Owen
Enemies Duncan, Heather
Voiced by Scott McCord

Trent, labeled The Cool Guy, was a camper from Total Drama Island as a member of the Screaming Gophers. He was a cast member on Total Drama Action, and was the captain of the Killer Grips. He did not compete on Total Drama World Tour, but appeared in the Total Drama World Tour Aftermath. He was seen with the original contestants on a yacht in the first episode of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.


Trent is a relaxed, nice guy who tends to get along with everyone, even the immensely hated Chris. A straight-A student, he is intelligent but would rather not bring attention to it. He is known for his guitar skills, which impress several people throughout the series. He is also shown as being a pain magnet, suffering a number of near-death experiences and mishaps during Total Drama Island and sometimes in Total Drama Action. However, he usually recovers from these injuries by the next episode. As revealed in his biography, he also finds enjoyment in motorcycles and dreams of having his own bike shop one day. He is a ladies man, having dated two girls since joining Total Drama and apparently many others before. In addition, Katie, Sadie, Lindsay, and Beth have shown attraction to him. His lucky number is nine, revealed in season two. In that same season, under the belief that he was losing Gwen to Duncan, a jealous Trent becomes desperate to uphold his relationship, referencing the number frequently to help cope. Unfortunately, thanks to a series of misunderstandings, heartache, and angry teammates, Trent's fate is crippling. Depressed about the events at first, Trent eventually brushes it off with the help of many new female fans. He is also able to maintain an awkward but sure friendly moment with his ex-girlfriend, even after his worst fear comes true.

Total Drama Island


Trent's arrival to Total Drama Island.

Trent was the tenth contestant to arrive on the island in Not So Happy Campers - Part 1 is was placed on the Screaming Gophers. Trent performs well in the first challenge, being able to jump down the cliff without fear and also being able to encourage Owen when he is too afraid to jump. From the beginning, he quickly make friends with Gwen, being the first open the Goth loner open up to. In The Big Sleep, they depend on each other to stay awake, sharing a conversation about their interests and talking about the stars. Eventually, Chris begin telling the remaining campers about the history of Canada, causing Trent to fall asleep, upsetting Gwen. Nevertheless, Gwen manage to outlast the final Killer Bass member and win for the Screaming Gophers.

Trent sings about Gwen in the talent show.

In Not Quite Famous, Trent is one of the three Gophers chosen for the talent show. He also spends a lot of his time with Gwen, saving her a seat at the beginning of the episode and later grabbing an extra muffin for her during breakfast. When the two try to share a moment by the lake however, Cody and Owen interrupt them by jumping into the water, soaking and angering Gwen. That night, Trent successfully plays a song with his guitar which is about Gwen. His song was well liked by Chef Hatchet, and receive the highest score at the time. Later, Trent listen to Heather reading Gwen's diary out loud to the entire viewing world and revealing her crush on Trent. Gwen retaliates by dropping Harold's ant farm on her after the night. In the next episode, Trent defends Gwen when Heather vows to eliminate her next, saying what Heather did was harsh.


Trent faces his biggest fear, mimes.

In Phobia Factor, Trent promise to stay by Gwen's side while she complete her task of being buried alive. Trying to keep Gwen from being nervous, Trent tells her about how he receives his fear of mimes; when he was younger, a mime follows him everywhere after he was lost while trying to find his mother. Suddenly, a mime appears and begins to chase Trent, forcing him to abandon Gwen. Eventually, Trent jumps into the lake, forcing the mime to give up or ruining his make-up. Trent was then distracted, helping Chris in pranking Geoff and completely forgotten about Gwen. Once he remembers, Trent quickly dig her up though she threw her walkie-talkie at him in anger. This incident strains their relationship a little as Gwen doesn't forgive him for a few episodes.

In Up the Creek, Trent and Gwen originally wanted to be canoe partners but Cody, who also has feelings for Gwen got to her first, forcing him to partner up with Lindsay and Beth instead. As they are paddling to Boney Island, Lindsay tries to flirt with Trent by lying down on his lap which he doesn't mind. Later, Trent is trapped in quicksand and Lindsay tries to save him only for her to get trapped herself. The both of them were eventually saved by Cody. After his near-death experience, Trent had a conversation with Cody about their respective feelings for Gwen. At the end, Cody allows Trent to switch canoe partners, allowing Trent to be with Gwen again.


Trent quickly has doubts about letting Lindsay prepare the fugu blowfish.

For the next few episodes, luck was not on Trent's side as not only he failed to complete his challenge, he is often injured while doing so. In If You Can't Take The Heat..., he was knocked out by Owen when he accidentally threw a crate of oranges on him and was taken out of the challenge early. He was partnered with Lindsay in Who Can You Trust? and ended up getting poisoned as she did not prepare the blow fish properly. Chef manage to resuscitate him and send him to the infirmary for the rest of the challenge. In X-Treme Torture, he was accidentally pushed off the plane by DJ and not only did he forgot to pull his parachute, he also failed to land on his team's mattress. As a result, he broke almost every bone in his body. In Brunch of Disgustingness, he had the most problem eating Chef's dishes due to his weak stomach and vomited several times. He even requires help from Geoff and DJ in order to eat a slice of the pizza. He also did not perform well In No Pain, No Game and was eliminated after he was passed out from a skunk's stench.

A very unfortunate event

Heather kisses Trent in an effort to break him and Gwen apart.

Trent and Gwen's relationship blossom in Search and Do Not Destroy. After retrieving his key, Trent helps Gwen in getting hers by pouring water into the skunks' nest. Gwen was grateful for his help and kisses him for the first time, beginning a relationship. From afar, Heather refuse to have another potential alliance other than hers and vow to break them apart. She had Lindsay lure Gwen to the Dock of Shame where she fake cries in front of Trent to gather sympathy from him, claiming that Gwen isn't the person Trent thought to be. When Lindsay signals Gwen's arrival to her, Heather kisses Trent. Gwen is heartbroken watching this and leaves the place in tears. In order to avenge her friend, Leshawna rallies Geoff, Bridgette, Duncan and DJ to vote off Heather but since she is immune, they turn their target to Trent instead. As a result Trent receives the most votes that night and is eliminated. Trent is shocked to discover that he was tricked by Heather and had a moment with Gwen. Just as they are about to share another kiss, Chris interrupts them and forces Trent to the Boat of Losers. As he sails away from the island, the other campers, except Heather and Lindsay, wave farewell at him.

At Playa Des Losers in Haute Camp-ture, Trent vocally admits that he is supporting Gwen for the finale. When Harold is hiding from Courtney, Trent pities him and gives him a piece of bologna. He also gets involved between Noah and Izzy's minor banter, siding with the latter about Noah kissing Cody in the past. Trent still harbors a grudge against Heather and states that he never wants to meet anyone like her ever again. At the end of the episode, Trent is one of the few people to accidentally vote off Leshawna.


Trent spends a majority of his time helping Gwen.

In The Very Last Episode, Really!, Trent, Cody, Leshawna, and Eva are the only people to remain on Gwen's side even after Owen announces the yacht party. He helps Gwen out a lot, even though Gwen still doesn't really trust Trent after the Heather and Trent incident from long ago. Despite this, Trent still did many things for her, such as wiping butter off her flagpole, blocking out Justin so that Gwen could stay focused in the challenge, and even carried a large rock to prove he still loved Gwen. No matter which ending occurs, Trent is reunited with Gwen. In Gwen's ending, Trent is able to encourage Gwen not to give up, allowing her to regain her confidence and win the season.

In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Trent teamed up with Leshawna and Gwen to look for the case though they didn't have much luck on finding it. At one point, he become frustrated when the girls fell for Justin's charms. By the end of the episode, Trent became one of the fourteen contestants qualify for Total Drama Action.

Total Drama Action


Trent and Gwen are the first castmates to receive a Gilded Chris Award.

Though Trent and Gwen are still going strong at the start of the season, he finds it hard to start a conversation with her and often makes a fool of himself in front of her. In contrast to him, Gwen is able to converse with Duncan easily due to them having common interests. Seeing how close Gwen is to Duncan instead of him makes Trent jealous and he starts to hate Duncan. In Alien Resurr-eggtion, Trent is paired with Gwen, Duncan, and DJ to locate the alien eggs. Although they lost DJ in the process, the three of them manage to escape the base with three eggs, but Chris drops a paint bomb at them. Amid the confusion, Gwen loses her lucky charm and they have lost the eggs they collected. Although Trent finds one of the eggs, he chooses to save Gwen's lucky charm instead. Feeling thankful, Gwen tells Trent to keep her lucky charm for safe keeping. Fortunately, Trent finds the other two eggs intact, making both him and Gwen the winners of the challenge. Much to their surprise however, Chris announces that the two of them would be leading teams of their own against each other.

Duncan Trent

Trent develops a hatred towards Duncan for being close with his girlfriend.

In Riot On Set, Trent's jealousy towards Duncan intensifies when Gwen chooses him as the first member of her team. In response, he chooses the "beautiful Lindsay" first, hoping that it would make Gwen angry. After choosing the remaining members for his team, Trent desperately tries to win the challenge in order to impress Gwen, but his team ends up losing. Before the Awards Ceremony, Trent and Gwen have a conversation about their relationship and Gwen assures him that there is nothing going on between her and Duncan. This does not resolve Trent's dislike for Duncan however as the latter begins to prank him in Beach Blanket Bogus. Eventually, Trent's jealousy begins to affect his mind and he begins to ritualistically do things in nines, seeing the number nine as his "lucky number". This habit however, becomes misinterpreted as an obsession towards Gwen, and his sanity is questioned by most of the cast. After misinterpreting Owen's words that "girls like to win", Trent deliberately throws the final challenge to Gwen's team, hoping it will impress her. Gwen notices this and has a heart-to-heart talk with him in the woods. After making amends, the two attempt to share a kiss, but upon noticing Owen, the two of them chase him away.


Gwen breaks up with Trent.

Still following Owen's advice from the previous episode, Trent continues to throw challenges on purpose in 3:10 to Crazytown, hoping that it would make Gwen happy. Gwen is well aware of his actions, but is unable to do anything until the challenge has ended. Believing that she is responsible for Trent's mental distress, Gwen breaks up with him. Trent is depressed to hear the news at first, but surprisingly takes it maturely. Unbeknownst to them, Justin had overheard their conversation and later forces Gwen to tell the truth to the other Grips about Trent's actions. In order to prove there is no alliance between her and Trent, Gwen regrettably tells the Grips to vote off Trent. The Killer Grips do as Gwen suggested and vote Trent off that night. As Chef Hatchet carries him to the Lame-o-sine, Trent desperately pleads to meet Gwen one last time, but to no avail. Trent's elimination is brought up many times by his team in The Chefshank Redemption in order to remind Gwen to throw the challenges for them. Feeling guilty for causing Trent's elimination, Gwen does as she is told and votes herself off that night.


Trent performs a song about his breakup with Gwen.

Trent's failed relationship with Gwen becomes the main topic in The Aftermath: I. From the green room, Trent finds out about Gwen's involvement in his elimination from Geoff and starts to cry. Trent refuses to leave the green room, even when he is called upon, and starts to play a song of Gwen's betrayal. After finishing the song, Trent leaves the room and heads to the main stage. There, Trent explains the truth about his obsession with the number nine, which turns out has nothing to do with his relationship with Gwen. Trent reveals that his obsession originated with a toy train that his grandfather gave him shortly before he died. As the toy had only nine wheels, Trent's mother convinced him to use this as his lucky number. Upon hearing his story, most of the non-competing contestants felt sorry for him and a majority of them sided with him over Gwen. Trent then plays another song about his relationship with Gwen, which makes almost everyone emotional and even made Geoff and Bridgette reconcile. He concedes that he should move on from Gwen and considers starting to see other people. In the exclusive clip, Trent is forced to sneak out of the green room quietly while Katie and Sadie argue over which of them Trent would want to date.


Trent has attracted many girls since his break up with Gwen.

Trent remains quiet throughout The Aftermath: II as a commentator, with Katie and Sadie constantly arguing over him. When Gwen is brought in as a guest, Trent attempts to ignore her but when she is about to enter Geoff's piranha-infested dunk tank, Trent finally stands up for her and admits that he is also at fault for his elimination. This helps to remove the heat off Gwen and the two make amends. Geoff, in order to boost the show's ratings, uses the opportunity to introduce a video guest named Kelsey, Trent's number one fan, holding a life-sized doll of him. Upon seeing her kissing the doll nine times, Trent is visibly disturbed. To make things worse, Geoff reveals that Trent had also been receiving a lot of fan mail since his break up. Fortunately for Trent, the discussion ends fast when Izzy attempts to regain her spot as a guest.


Trent passes out from Owen's stench.

Trent continues to watch the remaining of the season as a commentator. When Owen is being forced by Geoff into an electric chair in The Aftermath: III, Trent warns him about lying. When the finale between Duncan and Beth ends in a tie, Trent is the first person to ask them a question in The Aftermath: IV. Trent cryptically asks the finalists about his situation with Gwen, though neither of them are able to answer him without awkwardness. When it comes down to the voting, Trent passes out in the outhouse after Owen uses it and does not vote for a winner.


Trent and his band singing When I Cry.

After Total Drama Action ended, Trent forms a boy band, called The Drama Brothers, with Harold, Justin, and Cody. Their fifteen minutes of fame ended after an incident at a birthday party and the band breaks up after he and Harold argue over their respective talents. Celebrity Manhunt also reveals that Trent had gained a new girlfriend whom he dumped via text message. After the bus ride to New York ends in disaster, Trent joins Geoff to find help. Because of this, Trent does not qualify for Total Drama World Tour and is shocked upon finding out that he missed a chance to be on another season.

Total Drama World Tour

In Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water, Trent is now a commentator on the Total Drama Aftermath. He is seen sitting in the peanut gallery with the rest of the non-contestants this season. It is revealed that Geoff used Trent's guitar as a piñata during a party he held for the non-competing contestants, much to Trent's anger. During the "Total Drama Fugitive" segment, Trent calls Duncan an idiot for quitting and giving up a chance for a million dollars (despite Trent himself did a similar action in the past). He, Justin and Sasquatchanakwa join Harold in singing Baby, as a reunion of the The Drama Brothers. After the commercial break, Eva reveals that they are being chased by their fans from a private girl school. In a deleted clip he is shown to have been kidnapped and tied to the moving school bus with all the school girls on board.

Trent once again appeared as a spectator in Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon. He was happy to answer phones for the cause and was tricked (along with the other non-contestants) to be shark bait in an attempt of Geoff's part to raise money. However, this stunt gave them the millions dollars needed to keep the show and Aftermath running. After the explosion, Trent was hanging on to the main TV monitor, which was destroyed and non-functional. At the very end of the episode, it fell off its cables with Trent still gripping it, tiredly.


Gwen and Trent share a laugh.

In Aftermath Aftermayhem, Trent has an off-screen bet with Leshawna to see if Lindsay would remember Tyler's name and lost. While lining up before the "Total Drama Second Chance Challenge” starts, the anxious crowd of losers pushes Trent around and he is suddenly pushed into Gwen. Surprisingly, he greets her fondly with a smile even though Gwen is now involved with Duncan, something that should aggravate any normal ex-boyfriend, especially because he was jealous of Duncan when he and Gwen were dating. He had a conversation with her about Duncan and hides the fact that he knew it was coming all along. Trent is not qualify for the Second Chance Challenge, but willingly help an injured Tyler, who was injured earlier in the episode, by pushing his wheelchair. When it is Tyler's turn, Trent wish him good luck and push him to his square, only for Tyler to be eliminated immediately. With his task completed, Blaineley sends Trent to sit with his ex-girlfriend, hoping to stir up some more trouble. Instead, the former couple are still be able to communicate peacefully and share a laugh after Gwen made a joke.

In Hawaiian Style, as well as in Hawaiian Punch, Trent is seen to be rooting for Cody over Alejandro and Heather to win the million dollars. At the end of the last episode, Trent is seen swimming away from the island as it becomes covered with hot lava after the volcano erupts, and he also laughed at Chris along with the other contestants.

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island


Sadie and Katie hug Trent tight.

In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Trent appears on the yacht with the other twenty-three original contestants. He is being hugged from both sides by Katie and Sadie, but Trent doesn't seem to be enjoying it.


Total Drama Island

Total Drama Action

Total Drama World Tour

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Audition tape

View this video for Trent's audition tape.
Trent audition

Trent's audition is cut short when his guitar string snaps off.

Trent sings a love song about searching for the woman of his dreams while playing the guitar in a recording studio. He then says "Ah, crap!" after a string breaks.

Camp TV

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Camp TV's Trent glaring at Camp TV's Geoff.

Like many of the characters, Trent was present in Camp TV. Trent was also one of the main characters of the show, however, he was a late-comer to the camp. In terms of design, Trent is one of the five characters (the others being Duncan, Geoff, Lindsay, and Harold) to go virtually unchanged from his design in Camp TV. The only difference is that his shirt reads "Smith's" instead of having a handprint symbol. His character, however, was almost completely different from his of the current show. While he and Gwen are a couple in Total Drama Island, the two of them were bitter enemies in Camp TV (as they are seen in a promotional image trying to strangle each other). Trent also was very unpopular amongst the other campers, even immediately after arriving (to which Trent is fairly taken aback), while in the current show he is popular amongst all the campers. His lack of popularity is apparently because he was the only camper considered to be "pretty normal".



  • Trent is one of only eleven characters to have a cleft chin, the others being Brick, Chef, Chris, Dakota, Geoff, Heather, Josh, Leonard, Rodney, and Topher.
  • He is one of the eleven characters to sing solo on a season other than Total Drama World Tour, the others being Beth, Cody, Lindsay, Heather, Owen, Chris, Courtney, Harold, Ella and Sugar.
  • Trent is one of the few known contestants to date a character outside the competition, the others being Beth, Justin, Izzy, Sky, and Sam.
  • Trent is one of the four contestants that did not qualify for Total Drama World Tour and sang, the others are Eva, Geoff and Justin.
  • He is one of the few characters who can play a musical instrument, the others being Courtney (who can play the violin and guitar), Harold, Cody (who can play the keyboard), Chef (who can play the harp and drums), Alejandro (who can play the accordion), Duncan (who can play the guitar), and Gwen (who can play the drums).
    • Based on the abundance of evidence, Trent appears to be one of the two most talented musicians of all of the Total Drama contestants (the other being Courtney). He has been seen singing, playying the guitar, and dancing over the course of the series.
  • Both of Trent's eliminations were caused by an antagonist, involving his relationship with Gwen:
    • In Search and Do Not Destroy, Heather kissed him in front of Gwen, and once Gwen told Leshawna what happened, Leshawna formed a temporary alliance to vote off either Heather or Trent. Since Heather won invincibility, Trent was eliminated.
    • In 3:10 to Crazytown, Justin overheard Gwen breaking up with Trent after Trent had been throwing his team's challenge for her. Despite knowing the truth, Justin lied to his team mates that the two were forming an alliance to get to the final two. In order to prove that she and Trent were not in an alliance, she told the Killer Grips to vote him off.
  • Trent is one of the few boys in the Total Drama series (along with Justin, Duncan, Harold, Mike, Alejandro, Dave) to have more than one girl show or talk about being attracted to him.
    • Three contestants have openly expressed an interest in him: Gwen, Katie, and Sadie.
    • Throughout the first season and early of the second, Lindsay flirted with him a number of times, and the first time she did so, Beth was shown looking jealous at the two.
    • In Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, it's also shown that Trent had another girlfriend, but asked Justin to break up with her for him.
    • Throughout season two and three, Trent's popularity among girls is occasionally referenced.


  • Trent's least favorite food is broccoli. His parents had to force-feed him broccoli when he was a kid. His team uses this force-feeding tactic to make Trent eat in Brunch of Disgustingness.
  • Trent is one of the most unfortunate contestants; becoming gravely injured or narrowly evading certain death five times.
  • Before Beach Blanket Bogus, there were a few other times when Trent and the number nine were associated with each other:
  • According to Trent's biography, in his junior high graduating class he was voted as "Most Mysterious and Irresistible".
  • Trent has appeared in all of the aftermath episodes, being the only non-host male to do so.


  • Trent's favorite song is She Will Be Loved, a reference to the Maroon 5 song of the same name.


See also

Interactions with Cody | Duncan | Gwen | Katie | Lindsay | Owen | Sadie
Other content The Drama Brothers | Trent's guitar
Eliminated from Total Drama Island
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Eva Search and Do Not Destroy Bridgette
Eliminated from Total Drama Action
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Izzy 3:10 to Crazytown Gwen
Screaming Gophers teammates
Beth | Cody | Gwen | Heather | Izzy | Justin | Katie | Leshawna | Lindsay | Noah | Owen | Trent
Killer Grips teammates
Beth | Courtney | Izzy | Justin | Lindsay | Owen | Trent

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