Geek To Me Radio #248: ‘Children of the Corn’ and ‘Back to the Future’ Actor Courtney Gains

Aug 28, 2021


Courtney Gains ( talks about starring in movies like “Children of the Corn”, “Back to the Future”, and “The ‘Burbs” as a teen and then refocusing his career back on acting after having a child. Check out his latest projects “Queen Bees” ( and “River” (

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Courtney Gains talks about what advice he would give his teenage self, getting serious about acting again after having a kid, his music career, having his songs featured in movies, and staying productive during COVID.

9:20 SEGMENT 2: Courtney Gains talks about his new film “River”, the struggles of indie filmmaking, how his roles have changed now that he is in his 50’s, which movie he learned the most about acting on, and thanking Bruce Dern later on in life for how kind he was during “The ‘Burbs”.

17:13 SEGMENT 3: Courtney Gains talks about how learning improv can help an actor, making a conscious choice not to work in the same genre over and over, why “Wing Commander” was a groundbreaking video game, and what it was like working with Mark Hamill and Malcolm McDowell.

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25:09 SEGMENT 4: Don’t forget to look through Geek to Me Radio’s past guests at and get extra content and free stickers at the Patreon

30:23 SEGMENT 5: Courtney Gains talks about the pains of doing motion capture for the video game ‘L.A. Noire’ and his favorite projects he has ever worked on like “Seinfeld” and “Memphis Belle”.

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