In 2008, Courtney had a lead role in the hit Australian series "Packed to the Rafters" and a guest lead in the popular "All Saints." He was in the comedy feature To Hell & Bourke and several short films.
He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
After being cast in Spartacus, he and Andy Whitfield became inseparable and remained so until Whitfield's death in 2011. Courtney remains close to Whitfield's wife and children.
Attended drama school with Viva Bianca. Both were cast in Spartacus.
Personal Quotes (9)
I've always played sport. I played rugby, I was involved in athletics, I played cricket... I'm an outdoors kind of guy.
I'm not someone who has a lengthy attention span, and that applies to my exercise routine as well.
I was always realistic about the fact I wanted to be involved with big films.
I was a bit of a show-off in school and loved playing dress-up, and my passion for it just grew as I got older.
I started coming to L.A. as often as I could, for three months on and three months off, because immigration kicks you out after 90 days.
When you're working with people you've seen in hundreds of films... it's a bit crazy to step outside yourself for a minute and think, 'This is surreal.' But I try not to get too bogged down in that.
I was too young to be an avid enthusiast for the franchise, but like billions of people I remember as a child sitting around with the family on a Friday night with pizza and popcorn and a 'Die Hard' movie on.
I don't know if I'm an action star or if that's just how things are shaping up. I would hate to be boxed into that forever, but it's probably just a strength as far as my type goes, and I'm fine with that.
My mum is a school teacher and my dad is an electrician.