James Jude Courtney Herbkersman is an American entertainer as well as a stunt double and stunt performer. He is popularly known for portraying the character of Michael Myers in 2018’s Halloween. He is also famous for playing the character of Der kindest old in the hit 90’s television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Full NameJames Jude Courtney
Date of Birth31st January 1957
Birth PlaceGarfield Heights, Ohio, United States of America (USA)
Age64 years old
Father's NameUnknown
Mother's NameUnknown
OccupationAmerican entertainer as well as a stunt double and stunt performer
Body Measurementchest size: 42 inches; Waist size: 32 inches, Biceps size: 14 inches
Height6 feet 3 inches
1.88 m
Weight95 kg
197 lbs
Eyes ColorDark brow
Shoe Size11 (US) shoes
Relationship StatusUnknown
EducationUniversity of South Carolina
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Net Worth$1.1 million


Early Life and Bio

James Courtney was born on 31st January 1957 in Garfield Heights, Ohio, United States of America (USA). He was the eldest of his seven brothers. However, there is no information regarding his father, mother, siblings, or children.


James Jude Courtney


Nationality and Physical Stats

Jude Courtney is of American national, while his ethnicity is White. He is currently 64 years old. 

He is a tall man of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.88 m and weight 95 kg or 197 lbs. Similarly, his chest size is 42 inches; his waist size is 32 inches, biceps size is 14 inches. The color of his eyes is dark brown, and his head is bald. As he is a big man, he wears size 11 (US) shoes.  

His zodiac sign is Aquarius.


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Education: University

He was interested in acting from a very young age and was determined to make it into the entertainment industry as an actor. He also used to make short films from fifth grade through college. 

The actor/stuntman majored in journalism at the University of South Carolina in 1981. Shortly after that, he relocated to California to pursue his dreams as an actor.

He studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was also coached by Stella Adler. But, like most of his other details about life, any further information about his education hasn’t been disclosed.



James first appeared on the big screen in the Tour of Duty (1987-1990) as a stunt man. Shortly after that, he played the role of Arthur in The Freeway Maniac (1989).

Some of the other movies or Television series that he has appeared on are: We’re Talking Serious Money (1991) as Biker #2, Far and Away (1992) as Boxer, The Hit List (1993) as Final Hitman, Philadelphia Experiment II (1993) as Vortex Technician, When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) as Earl, Girl in the Cadillac (1995) as a stuntman, Babylon 5 (1994-1996) as Narn #1/ Gyor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998) as Der Kindestod and many more.


James Jude Courtney


Halloween (2018)

James Courtney has portrayed the character of Michael Myers excellently in 2018’s Halloween. The 2018 Halloween is the eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise and a direct sequel to the 1978 Halloween. Nick Castle also plays the primary role of Micahel Myers. However, all the stunts of Michael Myers are done by James Jude Courtney. Just like in the 1978’s Halloween, Jaime Lee Curtis plays the character of Michael Myers’ sister (Laurie Strode). The movie was released on September 8, 2018. The film was a big hit at the box office earning $255.5 million even though its budget was only $10-15 million. It is rated 6.5 by IMDb.

In 2021, James Jude Courtney is again set to come back with the next sequel of the movie named Halloween Kills.


Awards and Achievements

In 2019, the actor was honored to nominate Best Actor at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for his role as Michael Myers.


James Jude Courtney


Personal Life: Relationships

We know about his relationship status that he is married, but who is he married or when was he married is still unknown. He has been able to keep his personal life so private that we feel like we don’t know anything about him. We also don’t know if he has any kids or not.


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What is James Courtney’s Net worth?

The 64-year-old actor/ stuntman has been actively working in the entertainment industry since 1987 and is estimated to have a net worth of $1.1 million


Social media Presence

He has 29.5K followers on Instagram (@jamesjudecourtney). He also seems to have Twitter (@jamesjcourtney) and Facebook (James Jude Courtney), but his Twitter and Facebook accounts aren’t verified.


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