Gains in 2014
Gains achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such as Children of the Corn, Hardbodies, Lust in the Dust, Back to the Future, Can't Buy Me Love, Secret Admirer, Colors, The 'Burbs and Memphis Belle. His most recent credits include Sweet Home Alabama, Dorm Daze (which he also executive-produced) and Desolation Canyon, a cameo in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake and as well as Ned in the awarded Horror thriller film The House Across the Street.
In addition to his film work, Gains has played a major role in the video game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger and guest-starred on several notable television shows including Seinfeld, Monk, In the Heat of the Night, Tales from the Crypt, ER, JAG, Pacific Blue, Nash Bridges, Diagnosis: Murder, Charmed, Alias, The Guardian and My Name is Earl. Gains has also worked as an acting coach.
Gains worked as musician and once performed live on stage with Phish, appearing at the band's December 6, 1996 concert in Las Vegas, which was later released on CD as Vegas 96. Gains has since released a solo album.
- Children of the Corn (1984) - Malachai
- Hardbodies (1984) - Rag
- Lust in the Dust (1985) - Red Dick Barker
- Secret Admirer (1985) - Doug
- Back to the Future (1985) - Dixon
- Ratboy (1986) - Kid in Car
- Winners Take All (1987) - Goose Trammel
- Can't Buy Me Love (1987) - Kenneth Wurman
- Colors (1988) - Whitey
- The 'Burbs (1989) - Hans Klopek
- Memphis Belle (1990) - Sgt. Eugene McVey
- Behind Enemy Lines (1997) - Church
- Dilemma (1997) - Tex
- Shadow of Doubt (1998) - Ernie
- The Landlady (1998) - Tyson Johns
- No Code of Conduct (1998) - Cameron
- Dreamers (1999) - Mike
- Her Married Lover (1999) - Hood
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) - Sheriff Wade
- National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (2003) - Lorenzo the Black Hand
- Freezerburn (2005) - Scooter the Grip
- The Phobic (2006) - Dr. Cecil Westlake
- Halloween (2007) - Jack Kendall (uncredited)
- Alien Encounter (2008) - Donovan
- Sibling Rivalry (2009) - The Stranger
- He's Such a Girl (2009) - Barrista
- Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009) - Benny Bliss
- The Ascent (2010) - Andrew
- Cinema Salvation (2010) - Courtney
- The Quiet Ones (2010) - Michael's Father
- Raven (2010) - Danny
- Faster (2010) - Telemarketer
- Watch Out for Slick (2010) - Benji
- Discipline (2011) - Jack Baldwin
- Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury (2011) - Gil Highdecker
- L.A. Noire (2011) - Eli Rooney
- Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (2011) - Gordon
- Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012) - Sheriff Hurley
- The House Across the Street (2013) - Ned
- My Trip Back to the Dark Side (2014) - Bobby G.
- Field of Lost Shoes (2014) - Capt. Chinook
- Halcyon (2014) - Robert
- The Funhouse Massacre (2015) - Dennis
- The Bronx Bull (2016) - Chain Gang Guard
- Eden Falls (2017) - Dr.Mason
- It Happened One Valentine's (2017) - Freddy Craig
- Goodnight, Gracie (2017) - Billy
- Urban Myths (2017) - Stanley
- Camp Cold Brook (2018)
- Hell's Kitty (2018)
- "The House Across the Street". DC. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
- "interview with Courtney Gains". Loudside.com. 2007-05-31. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
- "Courtney on Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
- Phish 12/06/96 Setlist Archived 2012-11-25 at the Wayback Machine