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Karl Urban

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.


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Born:
Jun 7, 1972 In Wellington - New Zealand
Movie/TV Credits:
40
First Appeared:
In the movie Chunuk Bair 1992-04-25
Latest Project:
Series White Fang 2018
Known For
Poster of White Fang
Poster of Shark In the Park
Poster of Reclaiming the Blade
Poster of Via Satellite
Filmography
Series White Fang David 2018
Series Shark In the Park Rohann Murdoch 2017
Series Riding High James Westwood 2017
Pelicula Thor: Ragnarok Skurge 2017-10-25
Pelicula Hangman Detective Ruiney 2017-12-22
Pelicula Acts of Vengeance Strode 2017-10-27
Pelicula Peter y el dragón Gavin 2016-08-10
Pelicula Star Trek: Más allá Bones 2016-07-07
Pelicula 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Pelicula The Loft Vincent Stevens 2014-10-14
Pelicula Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Pelicula Star Trek: En la oscuridad Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2013-05-05
Pelicula Riddick: Blindsided Vaako 2013-07-26
Series Almost Human John Kennex 2013-11-17
Pelicula Riddick Lord Vaako 2013-09-02
Pelicula Caminando entre dinosaurios Uncle Zack (voice) 2013-12-18
Pelicula Dredd Judge Dredd 2012-09-07
Pelicula El sicario de Dios Black Hat 2011-05-05
Pelicula And Soon the Darkness Michael 2010-02-25
Pelicula RED William Cooper 2010-10-13
Pelicula Reclaiming the Blade Himself 2009-04-15
Pelicula Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2009-05-13
Pelicula Star Trek, El Futuro Comienza Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2009-05-06
Series Comanche Moon Woodrow F. Call 2008-01-13
Pelicula El guía del desfiladero Ghost 2007-01-11
Pelicula Out of the Blue Nick Harvey 2006-10-12
Pelicula Doom John Grimm 2005-10-20
Pelicula Las crónicas de Riddick Vaako 2004-06-11
Pelicula El mito de Bourne Kirill 2004-07-23
Pelicula El señor de los anillos: El retorno del Rey Éomer 2003-12-01
Pelicula El señor de los anillos: Las dos torres Éomer 2002-12-18
Pelicula Ghost Ship (Barco fantasma) Munder 2002-10-25
Pelicula The Irrefutable Truth About Demons Harry Ballard 2000-05-01
Pelicula The Price of Milk Rob 2000-10-13
Pelicula Heaven Sweeper 1999-04-29
Pelicula Via Satellite Paul 1998-10-15
Series Hércules: Sus viajes legendarios (Serie de TV) Unknown 1995-01-29
Series Xena, la princesa guerrera (Serie de TV) Caesar 1995-09-04
Pelicula Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier 1992-04-25
Series Shortland Street Paramedic Jamie Forrest 1992-05-25