About The Playground & Joel Courtney

Joel Courtney is one of the talented individuals who attended The Playground and became a promising young actor. 22-year old Joel rose to fame thanks to his role in the 2011 science fiction horror film Super 8 where he portrayed the role of Joseph “Joe“ Lamb. Proof of Joel’s impressive acting skills and the quality of our program is the fact he was awarded with a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for this role.

Joel proved to be a talented actor and landed another notable role in the 2015 series The Messengers as part of the main cast in the role of Peter Moore. Courtney applied what he learned here at our conservatory to become a prolific actor. In 2012, he was cast in the Stephen King movie titled Mercy followed by another role in the supernatural film Don’t Let Me Go. Joel continued to land successful gigs in the indie films Dear Eleanor and Sins of Our Youth.

Joel has been active in the film industry since 2010, and in 2016 he landed the lead role in the indie film The River Thief. He also appeared in another indie film titled F the Prom that same year. Young Joel’s most recent role was alongside Joel King in the 2018 Netflix movie titled The Kissing Booth.

Training is essential for child actors eager to make a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. It can help them refine their acting skills and land their next great gig. That is where The Playground can help. Our conservatory, led by a director with over 30 years of experience, is aimed at helping child actors land new gigs, beginners and those with experience alike.

We work with our students as they prepare for their auditions and we also provide personalized assistance to each and every child. Our expertise is cultivating young talents and helping them become Hollywood’s next big stars.

The Playground provides an invaluable experience for child actors who are determined to make a career in Hollywood. Our acting studio is guaranteed to set children up for success and Joel Courtney is another example of that.

Are you inspired by his success? Why wait? Contact us to find our more about our unique program for children. We can setup an appointment and let you tryout for The Playground as soon as possible.