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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 Riddick
Vaako
 2013 Riddick: Blindsided (Short)
Vaako (voice)
 2013 Star Trek (Video Game)
Bones (voice)
 2011 Priest
Black Hat
 2009 Star Trek
Bones
 2007 Pathfinder
Ghost
 2005 Doom
John Grimm
 1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Caesar / Julius Caesar / Cupid / ...
- When Fates Collide (2001) ... Caesar
- Lifeblood (2000) ... Kor
- Endgame (1999) ... Julius Caesar
- A Good Day (1998) ... Caesar
 2000 The Privateers (TV Movie)
Capt. Aran Dravyk
 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's such a small industry here, you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with co-stars Viggo Mortensen from The Lord of the Rings and Renée O'Connor from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays wisecracking, highly adept characters See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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