Who Are Courtney Gains?
Courtney Gains is an American citizen and a Leo by birth sign. He was born on August 22, 1965, in Los Angeles, California. He is an actor best known for playing Dixon in Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 science fiction adventure comedy film “Back to the Future,” which also starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. The film was written and directed by Zemeckis. The narrative centers on Marty McFly, a 17-year-old boy who is transported into the past.
The movie was nominated for 25 more prizes and won 20 of them when Doc Brown used Courtney Gains friend’s time machine, DeLorean.
For his roles in movies, Courtney has been nominated for one other award and has won 13 of them.
Young Age And Education
Courtney was the only kid raised by his construction worker father and housewife mother in Los Angeles. He spent some of his childhood years watching movies and TV shows with his mother.
While in elementary school, Courtney developed an interest in acting because he was a part of the drama club and was consistently given bigger and better roles in school productions. After enrolling in high school, where he also played football and remained physically active, Courtney continued acting. After graduating in 1983, he concentrated on his acting profession rather than enrolling in college.
Roles In Films
We are about to discuss some of Courtney’s most illustrious performances from the over 130 films and TV shows for which he is credited.
In 1984 critically praised supernatural folk horror film “Children of the Corn,” which was loosely based on Stephen King’s short tale of the same name, he made his acting debut as Malachai. In the sex comedy “Hardbodies,” which follows three older guys as they attempt to pick up women at the beach with the aid of a younger man, Courtney co-stars with Grant Cramer and Gary Wood.
Courtney starred in two critically acclaimed films in 1985: “Secret Admirer,” a young romantic comedy, and the western comedy “Lust in the Dust.”
After making a brief cameo appearance in the drama film “Ratboy” in 1986, he was chosen to portray the supporting roles of Goose Trammel in “Winners Take All” and Kenneth Wurman in “Can’t Buy Me, Love.” He played Whitey in the 1988 police procedural action crime film “Colors,” and some of his later appearances included the Tom Hanks-starring black comedy “The ‘Burbs,” the British-American war film “Memphis Belle,” and the action film “Behind Enemy Lines.”
In 1998, Courtney co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the action-crime thriller “No Code of Conduct” and performed the supporting role of Ernie in the indie thriller “Shadow of Doubt.”
He portrayed Sheriff Wade in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama” in 2002, and in “National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze,” a romantic murder mystery comedy, he was cast as Lorenzo the Black Hand. He made a cameo role in the horror film “The Quiet Ones” four years after making an appearance in the psychological thriller “The Phobic” in 2006. His subsequent roles included the comedies “The House Across the Street” (2013) and “Field of Lost Shoes” (2014), as well as the horror film “Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead” (2011).
Three of Courtney’s most recent film roles were in the ghost drama “Camp Cold Brook,” the comedic horror “Hell’s Kitty,” and another horror, “Candy Corn,” all of which were released in 2018.
TV Series Roles
In the episode “Welcome Home, Jellybean” of the “CBS Schoolbreak Special” in 1984, Courtney had his television debut. From there, he appeared in several single episodes of various programs, including “Misfits of Science” in 1985, “21 Jump Street” in 1987, and “Superboy” in 1988.
In the 1993 mystery thriller “In the Heat of the Night,” starring Carroll O’Connor and Alan Autry and following the police force in Sparta, Mississippi, he made his first major appearance as Coley Heffern in two episodes. Courtney proceeded to make brief appearances in several different programs, including the drama “Rebel Highway” episode “Runaway Daughters” from 1994, the action crime series “JAG” episode “Survivors” from 1996, and the action crime series “Nash Bridges” episode “Payback” from 1997.
Before playing Parro in three episodes of the fantasy series “We Are Angels,” which is set in a universe where angels and devils coexist with mankind, he went on to guest feature in more than 20 other TV shows.
In 2016, Courtney appeared in three episodes of three different TV shows: “The Gang Hits the Slopes” of the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Keeper” of the crime mystery series “Criminal Minds,” and a single episode of the comedy series “Wild Cardz.”
Several movies are now having Courtney shoot scenes. He has been cast to star in the upcoming comedies “The Next Cassavetes” and “Death Camp,” as well as the horror film “Room 13,” the release dates for which have not yet been determined.
In addition to “Never Too Late,” “My Red Neck Neighbor,” and “Haunted: 333,” Courtney is now filming the comedies “Turning Tables” and “Hollywoodland of Hope & Lies,” both of which will shortly begin shooting. Courtney has also recently been confirmed to act in the thriller “Haunted: 333.”
Courtney has been keeping information about his relationships away from the media, but reports are doing the rounds online that he is married and living happily with his wife and kids in Los Angeles, California. Neither of these claims has been supported by any evidence, however.
Many people think Courtney is gay, which is why he hasn’t spoken about any possible relationships with women. Two of his followers even claimed on Reddit.com that they saw Courtney getting a little too close to a male buddy at a bar in Los Angeles, though the posts have since been taken down.
As of September 2020, Courtney is legally single, has never been married, and has never given any indication of his sexual orientation.
Various Interests And Hobbies
Courtney has always been a straightforward individual who values spending time with, signing autographs for, and interacting with his fans.
He is an ardent traveler who has visited every country on the globe for both business and pleasure, and he prefers to spend time at beautiful natural locations over congested tourist hotspots.
He has owned numerous dogs as pets, is an animal lover, and has volunteered at and made financial contributions to several animal shelters.
Two of Courtney’s favorite rock bands are AC/DC and Aerosmith, and he enjoys attending rock concerts and festivals.
He enjoys watching movies late at night. Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, and Andie MacDowell are some of his favorite performers and actresses, and “The Groundhog Day,” “The Terminal,” and “Cast Away” are some of his favorite films.
Courtney Gains is 55 years old. He stands 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters) tall, with blue eyes, and short ginger hair. His weight is approximately 159 lbs (72kgs).
His estimated net worth as of September 2020 is more than $3 million.