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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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8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dredd
Dredd Judge Dredd
(2012)
Star Trek
Star Trek Bones
(2009)
The Bourne Supremacy
(2004)

Filmography

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 2017 Stoic (post-production)
Strode
 2017/II Hangman (post-production)
Detective Ruiney
 2016 Pete's Dragon
Gavin
 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
 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 »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I've got those wings on my back. See more »

Trivia:

Is an ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that supports more than 16,000 disadvantaged children by providing shoes, food, and coats. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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