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Karl Urban


Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school. He was ... See full bio »

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 2014 Short Poppies (TV Series)
Alex the Hair Dresser
- Mary Ledbetter (2014) ... Alex the Hair Dresser
 2013 Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
Uncle Zack
 2013 Riddick
Vaako
 2013 Riddick: Blindsided (Short)
Vaako (voice)
 2013 Star Trek (Video Game)
Bones (voice)
 2011 Priest
Black Hat
 2009 Black Water Transit
Earl Pike
 2009 Star Trek
Bones
 2007 Pathfinder
Ghost
 2006/I Out of the Blue
Nick Harvey
 2005 Doom
John Grimm
 1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Julius Caesar / Cupid / Kor / ...
- Lifeblood (2000) ... Kor
- Endgame (1999) ... Julius Caesar
- A Good Day (1998) ... Julius Caesar
 2000 The Privateers (TV Movie)
Capt. Aran Dravyk
 2000 The Price of Milk
Rob
 2000 Truth About Demons
Harry Ballard
 1998 Via Satellite
Paul
 1998 Heaven
Sweeper
 1997 Amazon High (TV Movie)
Kor
 1996 Cover Story (TV Series)
Damien Marshall
- The Cult (1996) ... Damien Marshall
 1995 Riding High (TV Series)
James Westwood
 1993 White Fang (TV Series)
David
- Tough Kid (1993) ... David
 1992 Chunuk Bair
Wellington soldier
 1992 Homeward Bound (TV Series)
Tim Johnstone
 1992 Shortland Street (TV Series)
Paramedic Jamie Forrest (1993-1994)
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Other Works:

(February/March 1998) Stage: He appeared in "The Herbal Bed" at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand (as the character Jett Lane). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80s. See more »

Trivia:

He is, and has almost always been, very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle's farm for many years doing odd jobs. For filming the Lord of the Rings movies, he realized that Eomer was a consummate horseman and he was nowhere near that level, so he invested a lot of time learning: six to eight weeks, five days a week, two hours a day. He wanted to learn to neck rein, a method of steering a ... See more »

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Often plays wisecracking, highly adept characters See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Happy Birthday Karl skippypom12
Karl to divorce that_writer07
Batman! thringmngmnt
Loft - delayed for another year. skippypom12
Keith Urban's brother? purplezebra
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