Biography of Joel CourtneyEdit
Courtney was born in Monterey, California.He was raised in Moscow, Idaho.Courtney is the youngest of four children. When not filming, Courtney attends middle school in Idaho, studying various subjects including Latin and Logic. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, lacrosse, running cross country and track and has been a competitive swimmer since the age of four.
Courtney, living in Idaho, took a trip to Los Angeles during the first week of summer school break, where he hoped to be in a commercial and make $100. Seattle casting director Patti Kalles advised Courtney to audition for Paramount Pictures' Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and written and directed by J. J. Abrams.After eleven callbacks, Courtney landed the breakout role of Joe Lamb in the film. Alongside Jake T. Austin, Courtney will play Tom Sawyer in Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, an adaptation ofMark Twain's classic, written and to be directed by Jo Kastner. Kastner and Marcus Weinhart are producing the film, scheduled to shoot in August in Bulgaria. He will also join the cast of the supernatural thriller The Healer. In the film, the young actor will play a disgruntled teen who joins his father on a camping trip only to have a run-in with otherworldly forces. Filming is scheduled to shoot in September to October in North Carolina.
|2011||Super 8||Joe Lamb||
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Male
Won- Saturn Award for Best Younger Actor
|2012||Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn||Tom Sawyer||Post-Production|
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