Who is Joel Courtney?
Joel Courtney is an American actor probably best known for his portrayal of Peter Moore on The CW’s series The Messengers, which is considered his major acting gig so far in her career. He has also had notable roles in films such as Super 8, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, Dear Eleanor, The River Thief, and The Kissing Booth, apart from guest roles in popular series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., APB, and Double Dare.
Joel Courtney was born on the 31st of January 1996, in Monterey, California, United States of America. He is currently 24 years old.
|Birth Name||Joel Courtney|
|Date of Birth||January 31, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Monterey, California, U.S.|
|Age||24 years old|
|Ethnicity||English and German|
|Residence||Moscow, Idaho, U.S.|
Early Life: Family and Education
Joel is the son of Carla and Dale Courtney. He has three older siblings, two brothers, Caleb and Josh, and one sister, Chantelle.
He grew up in Moscow, Idaho as the family moved there after his father’s retirement from the US Navy when he was just five years old. Joel completed his schooling there and also interest in acting from an early age.
Right from that time, he began his journey into the entertainment industry and also appeared in school plays besides taking small trips to Los Angeles along with his father during school summer beaks to visit his older brother Caleb who was endeavoring to become an actor.
Following the footsteps of his brother, he decided to audition for television commercials in the hopes of making some money. It was during this time, his brother’s acting coach suggested that Joel audition for J.J. Abrams’s science fiction thriller film, Super 8. He won the role and the rest is history.
Joel Courtney Personal Life
Joel got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Mia Scholink, in February 2020. The couple are planning to get married soon.
He dated fellow actress Katherine McNamara from 2011 to 2015 and Isabelle Fuhrman in the past.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet|
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 72 kg|
Pounds – 159 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Tall and lean physique|
Joel landed his first acting role of Joe Lamb in J.J. Abrams’ science fiction thriller film, Super 8, at the age of 14. Produced by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, and Gabriel Basso, among many others.
Following his big-screen debut, Joel made his television debut the same year, guest starring in an episode of the horror series The Haunting Hour: The Series. On the heels of success of Super 8, Joel starred in a number of movies including Sins of Our Youth, Mercy, and Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, before gaining the role of Peter Moore in the CW mystery drama series The Messengers.
After taking on a slew of minor roles in both television series and films, Joel really moved forward with the role of Lee Flynn in the Netflix teen rom-com The Kissing Booth. He reprised his role as Lee Flynn in the sequel The Kissing Booth 2 that gave him the opportunity to work with Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
Awards and Honors
Joel was nominated for many prestigious awards for his role in the movie Super 8, including Teen Choice Award, the Young Artist Award, the BAM Award, and the Coming of Age Award and won the Saturn Award for the Best Performance by a Young Actor in 2012.
Joel Courtney Favorite Things
- Food – Hawaiian pizza
- Actor – Tom Hanks
- Actress – Yvonne Strahovski
- Superhero – Ironman
- Rap Artist – Eminem
- Movie – Despicable Me (2010)
- TV Series – Lost, Alias, Fringe
- Cartoon Character – Bugs Bunny
- Starbucks Drink – Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino
- Dessert – Cheesecake
- Books – “100 Cupboards” by N. D. Wilson, “Ashtown Burials” by N. D. Wilson, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
Social Media Presence
Like many actors, Joel Courtney has a huge social media presence with Instagram being his go-to app where he offers a glimpse into his personal as well as professional life. He has amassed over 3.3 million followers on the photo-sharing app. He’s got over 750 thousand followers on Facebook and 350 thousand followers on Twitter.
Has is a competitive swimmer.
He’s good friends with Isabelle Fuhrman and Katherine McNamara.
Joel Courtney Net Worth
As of 2020, the net worth of Joel Courtney is estimated to be around $1 million, which he earned through his accomplishments in the world of acting. With his acting career gaining momentum, we can surely say that his bank balance would see a staggering increase in the upcoming years.