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Joel Courtney

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Joel Courtney born January 31, 1996, Monterey, CA, he landed the breakout role of Joe lamb in paramount Pictures Super 8 Produced by Steven Spielberg J.J. Abrams Bryan Burk and Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams. The film stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

The film tells the story from the summer of 1979 when a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Since Super 8 he has landed roles in the features, The Between (2013) playing 'Nick' and as 'Tom Sawyer' in "Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn" (2014). Courtney also starred in Mercy (2014), "Dear Eleanor" (2014) and "Sins of Our Youth" (2014).

His TV credits includes two episode of the TV series R.L. Stine's "The Haunting Hour" and the made for TV film "Rogue" (2012) as Griffin Jones. He will appear as Peter in the 2015 series The Messengers.

In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, lacrosse, running cross country and track and has been a competitive swimmer since the age of four, he is the youngest of four children.