Courtney Gains

Courtney Gains (born August 22, 1965) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Malachai in the 1984 horror movie Children of the Corn.

Courtney Gains
Courtney Gains 2014.jpg
Gains in 2014
Born (1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 54)
Years active1984–present


Gains achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such as Children of the Corn, Hardbodies, Lust in the Dust, Back to the Future, Can't Buy Me Love, Secret Admirer, Colors, The 'Burbs and Memphis Belle. Later films include Sweet Home Alabama, Dorm Daze (which he also executive-produced), Desolation Canyon snd a cameo in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake.

In addition to his film work, Gains appeared in the video game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger and guest-starred on episodes of various television series, including Seinfeld, Monk, In the Heat of the Night, ER, JAG, Nash Bridges, Diagnosis: Murder, Charmed, Alias and My Name is Earl.[1][2] Gains has also worked as an acting coach.[3]

Gains worked as musician and once performed live on stage with Phish, appearing at the band's December 6, 1996 concert in Las Vegas, which was later released on CD as Vegas 96. Gains has since released a solo album.[4]



  1. ^ "interview with Courtney Gains". 2007-05-31. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Courtney on Myspace". Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  4. ^ Phish 12/06/96 Setlist Archived 2012-11-25 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit