Courtney Gains

Name: Courtney Gains

Date of Birth: August 22, 1965

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States


Mostly known for:

  • Children of the Corn (1984) as Malachi
  • Back to the Future (1985) as Dixon
  • Can't Buy Me Love (1987) as Kenneth Wurman
  • Colors (1988) as Whitey
  • The 'Burbs (1989) as Hans Klopek
  • Memphis Belle (1990) as Sgt. Eugene McVey
  • Behind Enemy Lines (1997) as Church
  • Sweet Home Alabama (2002) as Sheriff Wade
  • The Guardian (2003-2004) as Roy Cantwell
  • The Phobic (2006) as Dr. Cecil Westlake
  • L.A. Noire (2011) as Eli Rooney
  • Halcyon (2015) as Robert
  • Texas Rising (2015) as Cole Hornfisher
  • Trafficked (2017) as Frank Anderson
  • The Silent Natural (2019) as Tug Wilson
  • Death Camp (2020) Det. Beckett
  • Hellblazers (2022) as Bernard
  • The Wrath of Becky (2023) as Twig


House of Horrors Oberhausen Fall 2017, Oberhausen, Germany



I (Liv) am an 80s kid and Courtney played in a lot of cool 80s and 90s movies. Among them is "The 'Burbs". This movie is one of my favorites and I can dream this movie. Courtney plays the role of Hans Klopek in "The 'Burbs" and whenever me and my brother are talking about or watching this movie (we do that a lot) one of Hans' lines keeps coming back. When Rumsfield (played by the wonderful Bruce Dern) asks Hans if the girl in the photo is a friend of him, he answers:  "No, it came with the frame". If you ever saw the movie, you'll know what line that is. Well, back to House of Horrors: I had been repeating that line for the entire weekend (much to Carola's frustration haha). So I had to have a talk with him. I gave Courtney a present and had a little talk with him. Later on he even agreed to record a video, where he says the line....Such a great guy!


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