Joel Courtney (born January 31, 1996) is an American actor known for his role in the 2011 film Super 8 and for his starring role in the Netflix films The Kissing Booth (2018) and The Kissing Booth 2 (2020).
Courtney in 2018
|Born||January 31, 1996|
Monterey, California, U.S.
Early life and educationEdit
Courtney was born in Monterey, California, on January 31, 1996, and was raised in Moscow, Idaho, where he attended Logos School, a Classical Christian school. While still living in Idaho, Courtney took a trip to Los Angeles during the first week of his summer school break in 2010, where he hoped to be in a commercial and make $100.
Casting director Patti Kalles advised Courtney to audition for Paramount Pictures' Super 8 (2011). After 11 callbacks, Courtney landed the starring role of Joe Lamb in the film. At the 2012 Saturn Awards, Courtney won the award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
In 2012, Courtney filmed the supernatural thriller Don't Let Me Go (2016), playing a disgruntled teen who joins his father on a camping trip only to have a run-in with otherworldly forces. That same year, he appeared in the Fox TV movie Rogue.
Courtney played the lead in the indie project The River Thief (2016), directed by N.D. Wilson. In 2015, Courtney joined the cast of the indie film Replicate and, in 2016, joined the cast of the indie film F the Prom. In 2018, he starred in the Netflix film The Kissing Booth, a role he reprised in the film's 2020 sequel The Kissing Booth 2. Courtney will also reprise his Kissing Booth role in the series' third film, The Kissing Booth 3, scheduled for release in 2021.
On February 14, 2020, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Mia Scholink. He married Scholink on September 27, 2020. Courtney is a Christian, and in an interview with Christianity Today, he revealed that the roles he chooses are influenced by his faith.
|2011||Super 8||Joe Lamb|
|2012||Spare Time Killers||Young Tony|
|2013||Don't Let Me Go||Nick Madsen|
|Sins of Our Youth||David|
|Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn||Tom Sawyer|
|2016||Dear Eleanor||Billy Hobgood|
|The River Thief||Diz|
|2017||F the Prom||Cole Reed|
|The Kissing Booth||Lee Flynn|
|2020||The Kissing Booth 2||Lee Flynn|
|The Empty Man||Brandon Maibum|
|2021||The Kissing Booth 3||Lee Flynn||Post-production|
|2011||The Haunting Hour: The Series||John Westmore||Episodes: "Creature Feature (Part 1)" and "Creature Feature (Part 2)"|
|2012||Rogue||Griffin Jones||Television film|
|2015||The Messengers||Peter Moore||Main cast|
|2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Nathaniel Malick||Episode: "Paradise Lost"|
|2017||APB||Luke||Episode: "Daddy's Home"|
|2020||Group Chat with Annie & Jayden||Himself||Episode: "Would You Rather Kiss"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Male Breakout Star||Super 8||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Chemistry||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble Acting||Won|
|Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male||Nominated|
|2012||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Young Actor||Won|
|Coming of Age Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|BAM Awards||Best Performance by a Child Actor||Nominated|
|YouReviewer Awards||Breakthrough Actor||Nominated|
- Droganes, Constance (June 8, 2011). "J.J. Abrams rests 'Super 8's' hopes on first-time actor". CTV News. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- Joel Courtney Bio.
- Tribune, JENNIFER K. BAUER of the. "Moscow youth gets starring turn in big summer flick". The Lewiston Tribune. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- Bauer, Jennifer K. (June 17, 2011). "Moscow youth gets starring turn in big summer flick". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- "FAQ — Joel Courtney". JoelCourtney.com. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
- "Rising Star: 'Super 8' Breakout Joel Courtney". Access Hollywood. June 9, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- Sneider, Jeff (June 23, 2011). "'Super 8' star is today's Tom Sawyer". Variety. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- Kit, Borys (November 30, 2012). "'Walking Dead,' 'Super 8' Actors to Star in Stephen King's 'Mercy'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- "Isabelle Fuhrman Joins Kevin Connolly-Helmed Dear Eleanor". Deadline Hollywood. May 23, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- McNary, Dave (August 7, 2013). "Lucas Till, Joel Courtney, Ally Sheedy Join 'Sins of Our Youth'". Variety. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- "(#316) "Paradise Lost"". The Futon Critic. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- Todisco, Eric (February 10, 2020). "The Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney Is Engaged to Girlfriend Mia Scholink". People. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
- Cohen, Jess (September 30, 2020). "The Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney Marries Mia Scholink". Retrieved September 30, 2020.
- Moring, Mark (November 22, 2011). "Super Kid, Super Future". Christianity Today. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
- Netflix Puts Liplock On Vince Marcello-Directed ‘Kissing Booth 3;’ Pic Is Already Shot With Original Cast Back
- R.L. The Haunting Hour: Behind the Screams - On the Set with Brendan Meyer & Joel Courtney Archived January 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Liza Koshy Welcomes KCA Nominees Ft. Pete Wentz, Emma Chamberlain, & More to Double Dare!". Nickelodeon. March 10, 2019 – via YouTube.
- "Phoenix Film Critic Society 2011 Awards". Retrieved April 8, 2012.