Karl Urban

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.
Name Karl Urban
Also Known As
Birthday 1972-06-07
Gender Male
IMDB Karl Urban profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Wellington - New Zealand
As: Éomer
2002-12-18
The Lord of the Ring...
As: Éomer
2003-12-17
The Lord of the Ring...
As: Ghost
2007-01-11
Pathfinder...
As: Kirill
2004-07-23
The Bourne Supremacy...
As: Vaako
2004-06-11
The Chronicles of Ri...
As: Nick Harvey
2006-10-12
Out of the Blue...
As: Rob
2000-10-13
The Price of Milk...
As: John Grimm
2005-10-21
Doom...
As: Michael
2010-12-17
And Soon the Darknes...
As: Munder
2002-10-25
Ghost Ship...
As: Leonard 'Bones' McCo
2009-05-07
Star Trek...
As: Harry Ballard
2000-05-01
The Irrefutable Trut...
As: Black Hat
2011-05-13
Priest...
As: William Cooper
2010-10-14
RED...
As: Judge Dredd
2012-09-21
Dredd...
As: Vincent Stevens
2015-01-30
The Loft...
As: Dr. Leonard 'Bones'
2013-05-16
Star Trek Into Darkn...
As: Himself
2009-04-15
Reclaiming the Blade...
As: Uncle Zack (voice)
2013-12-20
Walking With Dinosau...
As: Lord Vaako
2013-09-06
Riddick...
As: Wellington soldier
1992-04-25
Chunuk Bair...
As: Paul
1998-10-15
Via Satellite...
As: Vaako
2013-07-26
Riddick: Blindsided...
As: Earl Pike
2009-05-13
Black Water Transit...
As: Gavin
2016-08-12
Pete's Dragon...
As: Skurge
2017-11-03
Thor: Ragnarok...
As: Himself (archive foo
2014-12-12
Lennon or McCartney...
As: himself
2016-08-14
50 Years of Star Tre...
As: Himself
2016-09-04
Building Star Trek...
As: Dr. 'Bones' McCoy
2016-07-22
Star Trek Beyond...
As: Sweeper
1999-04-29
Heaven...
As: Strode
2017-10-27
Acts of Vengeance...
As: Detective Ruiney
2017-12-22
Hangman...
As: Dr. Leonard 'Bones'

Untitled Star Trek S...
As: Danny Gallagher
2018-03-09
Bent...
As: himself
2014-09-19
Future Shock! The St...
As: Paramedic Jamie Forr
1992-05-25
Shortland Street...
As: Unknown
1995-09-04
Xena: Warrior Prince...
As: Caesar
1995-09-04
Xena: Warrior Prince...
As: Woodrow F. Call
2008-01-13
Comanche Moon...
As: James Westwood

Riding High...
As: Unknown
1995-01-29
Hercules: The Legend...
As: David

White Fang...
As: John Kennex
2013-11-17
Almost Human...