Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about Joel Courtney.

  • I was born on 31 Jan 1996.

  • I'm 6' 0" tall.

  • I'm in 12th grade and attend a regular school. At school this year, I'm studying Latin, Rhetoric, European History, European Literature, Geometry, and Physical Science.

  • Super 8 was my first movie and first audition. This link explains how long I've been acting: http://www.youtube.com/v/0MyU0qOBuMs

  • The most difficult scene for me in Super 8 was yelling at Kyle. In my family, we don't raise our voices at each other, especially to an adult.

  • I filmed TOM SAWYER in Bulgaria in August 2011 with Jake T. Austin , and I filmed THE HEALER in North Carolina in Sept 2011 with Isabelle Fuhrman.

  • My favorite sports are basketball, lacrosse, running cross country and track, and I've been a competitive swimmer since the age of four.

  • My favorite movie is "Despicable Me".

  • My favorite artist is Rascal Flatts.

  • My favorite rap artist is Eminem.

  • I like Rock and light rap.

  • I've read all three books of "The Hunger Games". I liked the first book the best.

  • My favorite color is orange, then purple, red, and blue.

  • My favorite shoes are Nike.

  • I have a chocolate lab (Mocha) who I got for my 6th birthday.

  • The official facebook site is http://facebook.com/JoelCourtneyOfficial

  • Regarding how to break into acting. Find a good film coach. One who coaches working/paid actors. Then ask the coach for how to get started in your region.

  • My favorite Starbucks drink is a Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino.

  • My favorite video game is Ultimate Alliance 2.

  • My favorite JJ Abrams TV series are Lost, Alias, and Fringe.

  • I like winter up north so that I can snowboard. But I like the warmth in Calif. so that I can swim at the beach.

  • My favorite line from Super 8 is when Gabe Basso says "Drugs are so bad!"

  • My favorite actor is Tom Hanks.

  • My favorite actress is Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah in "Chuck").

  • My favorite food is Hawaiian pizza.

  • My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

  • I don't like slasher horror movies. But I do like those suspense/thriller movies.

  • My two favorite book series are "100 Cupboards" and "Ashtown Burials", both by N.D. Wilson. Check them out. They are amazing! And being made into a movie! Here's what they are all about.

  • My favorite super hero is Ironman.

  • My favorite swimmer is olympic gold medalist Tom Jager. He was my swim team coach!

  • My favorite chocolate is Toblerone!

  • My favorite cartoon character is Bugs Bunny.

  • My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream.

  • Justin Bieber is an amazing entertainer! You can watch the video where I am mistaken for Justin Bieber over at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZunEE1LnVs8

  • I've read all the Harry Potter books, listened to all of them in audiobooks, and seen every movie.

  • I've seen all the Twilight movies.

  • My original twitter account was @Courtney_Joel. But when twitter verified my account, they sifted it to@Joel_Courtney. That's the account you want to follow. The @Courtney_Joel account is locked so that no imposters can use it. Also, I do not Direct Message (DM) on twitter. I cannot keep up with the 1,000 DMs per day that I get.