Karl Urban
  • Karl Urban

  • Birthday: 1972-06-07
  • Place of Birth: Wellington - New Zealand
  • Biography:

    He is known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 film Star Trek and Julius Caesar on Xena: Warrior Princess. He played Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick, the Russian assassin Kirill in The Bourne Supremacy, and Ghost in Pathfinder and won acclaim for his performances in New Zealand films The Price of Milk and Out of the Blue. His father, a German immigrant, owned a leather goods retail store, and his mother once worked for Film Facilities in Wellington, through which the young Urban was exposed to New Zealand cinema and developed an interest in the film industry. Urban attended St Mark's Church School, where he showed an early love for public performance. His first acting role came at age eight, when he had a single line in one episode of the New Zealand television series 'Pioneer Woman', but he did not act professionally again until after high school. He attended Wellington College in 1990, then Victoria University of Wellington in the Bachelor of Arts programme for one year, but left to pursue his acting career. Over the next few years, he landed several theatre roles in the Wellington area, and eventually he moved to Auckland, where he was offered many guest roles in local shows (one of which was playing a heroin addict in the police drama Shark in the Park). The role which launched him to local fame was that of gay paramedic Jamie Forrest in the hit New Zealand TV series Shortland Street. He appeared on the show for the 1993–1994 season. Urban then moved to Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia in 1995, returning to New Zealand the following year.

Karl Urban Movie List

Title Role Year
Sgt. Rock Sgt. Rock (voice) 2019 Try Prime Free >
Bent Danny Gallagher 2018 Free Watch now
Thor: Ragnarok Skurge / Executioner 2017 Try Prime Free >
Acts of Vengeance Strode 2017 Try Prime Free >
Hangman Detective Ruiney 2017 Free Watch now
Pete's Dragon Gavin 2016 Try Prime Free >
Star Trek Beyond Dr. 'Bones' McCoy 2016 Free Watch now
The Loft Vincent Stevens 2014 Try Prime Free >
Riddick: Blindsided Vaako 2013 Try Prime Free >
Riddick Lord Vaako 2013 Try Prime Free >
Star Trek Into Darkness Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2013 Try Prime Free >
Walking With Dinosaurs Uncle Zack (voice) 2013 Try Prime Free >
Dredd Judge Dredd 2012 Try Prime Free >
Priest Black Hat 2011 Try Prime Free >
And Soon the Darkness Michael 2010 Free Watch now
RED William Cooper 2010 Try Prime Free >
Star Trek Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2009 Free Watch now
Reclaiming the Blade Himself 2009 Try Prime Free >
Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2009 Try Prime Free >
Pathfinder Ghost 2007 Try Prime Free >
Doom John Grimm 2005 Free Watch now
The Bourne Supremacy Kirill 2004 Free Watch now
The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako 2004 Free Watch now
Ghost Ship Munder 2002 Try Prime Free >
The Price of Milk Rob 2000 Try Prime Free >
The Irrefutable Truth About Demons Harry Ballard 2000 Try Prime Free >
Heaven Sweeper 1999 Try Prime Free >
Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier 1992 Try Prime Free >

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