Joel Courtney

Joel Courtney

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Joel Courtney is an American actor, best known for his starring roles in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster ‘Super 8’ (2011) and the Netflix hit ‘The Kissing Booth’ (2018). Joel Courtney also appeared in the sequel ‘The Kissing Booth 2’.

Early life and Childhood

Joel Courtney came to this world on January 31, 1996. He was born and raised in Monterey, California. At present, his age is 25 years old and his sun sign is Aquarius. Moreover, he is the youngest child of Dale Courtney and Carla Courtney. His parents are both school teachers.

Further, Joel has three siblings: two elder brothers, Caleb and Josh, and one elder sister, Chantelle. Moreover, he is a good swimmer. Further, he learned to swim at the age of 4. In his free time, he loves playing basketball and lacrosse. He also loves running on the track.

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Caption: Joel Courtney having family dinner with his family. Source: Instagram

He was always interested in acting and had acted in a few school plays, too. Joel attended a few training programs in acting but had never received any significant professional training. Moreover, while living in Moscow, Idaho, he flew to Los Angeles.

Therefore, it was the first week of his summer school break in 2010. Moreover, while he went there to spend some time with his elder brother, Caleb, Joel also hoped to get a chance to work in a commercial and earn $100 before leaving the city. Therefore, his brother was already taking acting classes. Therefore, it was his acting coach who suggested that Joel audition for J J Abrams’s film ‘Super 8’. Moreover, it was Joey’s first audition.

Professional Life

Meanwhile, he was busy with auditions, Joel got an opportunity to work in the TV series ‘R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour’. Joel played ‘John Westmore’ in two episodes of the second season of the show. Therefore, he only wished to work in a TV commercial.

The casting director Patti Kalles advised Courtney to audition for Paramount Pictures’ Super 8 (2011). Likewise, after 11 callbacks, Courtney landed the starring role of Joe Lamb in the film. Therefore, it grossed over $260 million against a budget of $50 million. It was both critically and commercially successful. Moreover, at the 2012 Saturn Awards, Courtney won the award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.

Further, his work in the film was highly praised by critics. Followingly, in 2012, he appeared as young ‘Tony’ in the film ‘Spare Time Killers’ and as ‘Griffin Jones’ in the TV film ‘Rogue’. Similarly, in 2013, he appeared in the film ‘Don’t Let Me Go,’ which was released in 2016. Joel played the role of ‘Nick Madsen’ in the film.

Moreover, the year 2014 was a busy year for Joel. Likewise, he appeared in the thriller/drama film ‘Sins of Our Youth,’ which also starred Lucas Till and Mitchel Musso. Joel also bagged the role of ‘Buddy Bruckner’ in the supernatural film ‘Mercy’. Moreover, he ended the year with the titular role of ‘Tom Sawyer’ in ‘Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn’.

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Caption: Joel Courtney in Super 8. Source: Voice of America

More about his career

Joel played ‘Peter Moore’ in the TV series ‘The Messengers’ in 2015. Similarly, in 2016, he appeared in the Jessica Alba-starrer ‘Dear Eleanor’ in which he played a character named ‘Billy’. Followingly, he also starred in the teen crime drama ‘The River Thief’ the same year. Therefore, the film featured him as a burglar named ‘Diz’ but received a lot of negative reviews.

And, in the same year, he guest-starred as ‘Nathanael Malick’ in an episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’. Joel played ‘Cole Reed’ in the teen comedy ‘F the Prom’ in 2017. It was a direct-to-video film. Further, in the same year, he guest-starred as ‘Luke’ in the drama series ‘APB.’ In 2018, he played ‘Lee Flynn’ in the Netflix film ‘The Kissing Booth,’ which also starred Joey King and Jacob Elordi.

Moreover, the film was based on a novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. Therefore, it was a huge success and turned out to be one of Joel’s most popular movies to date. Further, he will also reprise his ‘Kissing Booth’ role in the series’ third film, The Kissing Booth 3, scheduled for release in 2021.

Also, he will be seen playing ‘Zach Henderson’ in the upcoming science-fiction film ‘Replicate’. Additionally, Joel has also been nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award,’ the ‘Young Artist Award,’ the ‘BAM Award,’ and the ‘Coming of Age Award’ for the same role.

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Caption: Joel Courtney and other crew members in the movie ‘The Kissing Booth 3’. Source: Instagram

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, he was in a relationship with American actor Katherine McNamara in 2012. The pair broke up after a while. However, he remained single for a long time after his break-up. Later, he started dating performer Isabelle Fuhrman in 2014. They however separated their way after some time.

Moreover, on February 14, 2020, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Mia Scholink. The couple married on September 27, 2020. The two are having a great and happy time together as of now.

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Caption: Joel Courtney and Mia’s wedding photography. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Joel is a cute and charming man. He is smart and attractive at a time. He is 6 feet tall and he weighs around 75 kilos. His chest measures 42 inches whereas his waist is 31.5 inches. Therefore, he has a Mesomorph body type. Furthermore, he has a set of brown eyes and he also has brown hair color. Unfortunately, his dress size and shoe size are not available at the moment.

Social Media and Net Worth

Talking about his social media popularity, he is active and is popular on some media. His Instagram page ‘@joel_courtney’ has earned over 5.5 million followers. He has gained over 366.2K followers on his Twitter account. Similarly, he has a self-titled YouTube channel which has gathered over 88.1K subscribers.

This talented and hardworking actor surely pockets a good amount of money through his profession. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $1 million.