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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California

American actor Joel Courtney is best known for playing “Joe Lamb” in the 2011 science fiction thriller “Super 8.” His performance in the Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams movie received positive reviews. It was also his first movie, “Super 8.” ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ (2013; 2016 release), ‘Sins of Our Youth’, ‘Mercy’, ‘Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn’, ‘The River Thief’, and ‘F the Prom’ are a few of his other notable movies. His most recent performance in the Netflix teen romantic comedy “Kissing Booth” also brought him considerable acclaim and notoriety. He made his television debut in “R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” as “John Westmore.” In the television show “The Messengers,” he also had the title role. He had brief cameos in movies including “Dear Eleanor” (2016) and “Spare Time Killers” (2012). ‘Rogue’ (2012), ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (2016), and ‘APB’ (2017) were a few of his notable TV programs. In the upcoming science fiction movie “Replicate,” he will next be seen. He received a “Saturn Award” in 2012 for his work in “Super 8.”

Early Childhood & Life

Joel Courtney was born in Monterey, California, on January 31, 1996. He is Dale and Carla Courtney’s youngest child.

Both of his parents are educators. Caleb, Josh, and Chantelle are Joel’s two older brothers and sisters, respectively.
Joel had acted in a few school plays and had always been interested in performing. Although he participated in a few acting programs, he never acquired any serious professional training.

He flew to Los Angeles from Moscow, Idaho, where he was a resident. He has just begun his summer holiday from school in 2010. Joel intended to visit his older brother Caleb while he was there, but he also wanted to obtain the chance to work in a commercial and make $100 before leaving the area.
Joel’s acting coach suggested that he submit an application for J. J. Abrams’s film “Super 8” because his brother was already taking acting lessons. Joey’s first tryout was that day.


Joel was given the chance to work on the television series “R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” while he was preoccupied with auditions. In two episodes of the second season of the show, he appeared as “John Westmore.”
Joel was solely interested in doing TV ads. He did, however, land the starring role after just one audition. After 11 callbacks, his ‘Super 8’ role was officially confirmed.

He appeared in the movie as “Joe Lamb.” Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning both played major roles in it.
Despite having a $50 million budget, it made nearly $260 million in revenue. Both the critical and business reviews were favorable.

The critics gave Joel excellent marks for his performance in the movie. He acted as a young “Tony” in the movie “Spare Time Killers” and as “Griffin Jones” in the television movie “Rogue” in 2012.
He made an appearance in the 2013 movie “Don’t Let Me Go,” which came out in 2016. In the movie, he portrayed “Nick Madsen.”

For Joel, 2014 was a hectic year. He made an appearance in the drama/thriller movie “Sins of Our Youth,” which also starred Mitchel Musso and Lucas Till. Additionally, he was cast as “Buddy Bruckner” in the eerie movie “Mercy.”

He finished the year playing the title character in “Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn.” He portrayed “Peter Moore” in the television series “The Messengers” in 2015. He played a character named “Billy” in the 2016 film “Dear Eleanor,” which starred Jessica Alba.
The same year, he also acted in the teen criminal drama “The River Thief.” He played ‘Diz’, a burglar in the movie, which was widely panned.

He appeared as ‘Nathanael Malick’ in an episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that same year.
In the teen comedy “F the Prom” from 2017, he portrayed “Cole Reed.” A direct-to-video movie, that was.

He had a guest appearance as “Luke” in the drama series “APB” that same year. In the Netflix movie “The Kissing Booth,” which also starred Joey King and Jacob Elordi, he played the character “Lee Flynn” in 2018. The movie was adapted from Beth Reekles’ book of the same name. It was a great hit and ended up being one of Joel’s most well-liked films to date.
He will appear in the upcoming science fiction movie “Replicate” as “Zach Henderson.”

Recognition & Achievements

In 2012, Joel received the “Saturn Award” for “Best Performance by a Young Actor” for the film “Super 8.” For the same part, he has also received nominations for the “Teen Choice Award,” “Young Artist Award,” “BAM Award,” and “Coming of Age Award.”

Personal Legacy & Life

In 2012, Joel was dating the American actor Katherine McNamara.
After a while, the couple got divorced. After his breakup, Joel remained unmarried for a very long period.
In 2014, he began dating Isabelle Fuhrman, a performer. Little is known about his present romantic situation.
Joel can swim well. He began swimming lessons at age 4.

He enjoys playing lacrosse and basketball in his free time. He enjoys jogging on the track as well.

Net worth of Joel Courtney

The estimated net worth of Joel Courtney is about $1 million.