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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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 2015 The Wonder (announced)
Consul William Stanley
 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:

[on his fondest memory of working with Peter Jackson while shooting the Lord of the Rings trilogy] Peter's really open to the humor in the day-to-day. One time, we were referencing a line in the book, "We counted all the slain and despoiled them, then we piled the carcasses and burned them." Of course, we went on all sorts of disgusting tangents about what else these Rohan soldiers did to the ... See more »

Trivia:

His character of Cupid was originally written into the Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) Season 5 finale episode "Motherhood", but Urban was unavailable because he was filming The Lord of the Rings elsewhere in New Zealand. As compensation, Robert G. Tapert wrote the Season 6 episode "When Fates Collide" specifically for him, this time for his more-popular character of Julius Caesar. Tapert also used... See more »

Trademark:

Deep commanding voice See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Loft - delayed for another year. skippypom12
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