Karl Urban


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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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 2023 Untitled Star Trek Sequel (pre-production)
Doctor 'Bones' McCoy (rumored)
 2019-2023 The Boys (TV Series)
Billy Butcher
- Department of Dirty Tricks (2023) ... Billy Butcher
- The Instant White-Hot Wild (2022) ... Billy Butcher
- Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed (2022) ... Billy Butcher
- Herogasm (2022) ... Billy Butcher
- The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies (2022) ... Billy Butcher
 2022 ARK: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Bob
- Episode #1.14 (2022) ... Bob (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Bob (voice)
 2022 The Sea Beast
Jacob Holland (voice)
 2020 Batman: Death in the Family (Video)
Sergeant Rock (voice)
 2020 Butcher: a Short Film (Short)
Billy Butcher
 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
 2019 DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock (Short)
Sgt. Rock (voice)
 2018/I Bent
Danny Gallagher
 2017/II Hangman
Det. Will Ruiney
 2017 Acts of Vengeance
Strode
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Skurge
 2016 Pete's Dragon
Gavin
 2016 Star Trek Beyond
Doctor 'Bones' McCoy
 2014 The Loft
Vincent Stevens
 2014 Short Poppies (TV Series)
Alex the Hair Dresser
- David Farrier (2014) ... Alex the Hair Dresser
- Mary Ledbetter (2014) ... Alex the Hair Dresser
 2013-2014 Almost Human (TV Series)
Detective John Kennex
- Straw Man (2014) ... Detective John Kennex
- Beholder (2014) ... Detective John Kennex
- Disrupt (2014) ... Detective John Kennex
- Perception (2014) ... Detective John Kennex
- Unbound (2014) ... Detective John Kennex
 2013 Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
Uncle Zack
 2013 Riddick
Vaako
 2013 Riddick: Blindsided (Short)
Vaako (voice)
 2013 Star Trek (Video Game)
Bones (voice)
 2012 Dredd
Judge Dredd
 2011 Priest
Black Hat
 2010 And Soon the Darkness
Michael
 2010 RED
William Cooper
 2009 Black Water Transit
Earl Pike
 2009 Star Trek
Bones
 2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini Series)
Woodrow F. Call
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Woodrow F. Call
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Woodrow F. Call
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Woodrow F. Call
 2007 Pathfinder
Ghost
 2006/I Out of the Blue
Nick Harvey
 2005 Doom
John Grimm
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Kirill
 2002 Ghost Ship
Munder
 1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Julius Caesar / Caesar / Cupid / ...
- When Fates Collide (2001) ... Julius Caesar
- Lifeblood (2000) ... Kor
- The Ides of March (1999) ... Julius Caesar
- 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
 1996-1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Julius Caesar / Cupid
- Render Unto Caesar (1998) ... Julius Caesar
- The Green-Eyed Monster (1996) ... Cupid
 1998 Heaven
Sweeper
 1998 Via Satellite
Paul
 1997 Amazon High (TV Movie)
Kor
 1996 Clown Story (Short)
Matt
 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 Pierce
- Tough Kid (1993) ... David Pierce
 1992 Chunuk Bair
Wellington Soldier
 1992 Homeward Bound (TV Series)
Tim Johnstone
 1992 Shortland Street (TV Series)
Paramedic Jamie Forrest (1993-1994)
 1991 Shark in the Park (TV Series)
Rohann Murdoch
- Nothing But the Truth (1991) ... Rohann Murdoch
- A Sensitive Family Matter (1991) ... Rohann Murdoch
- Give a Dog a Bad Name (1991) ... Rohann Murdoch
- Et Tu, Brute (1991) ... Rohann Murdoch
- Thicker Than Water (1991) ... Rohann Murdoch
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Other Works:

Stage: He played Marc Antony in Auckland Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in Auckland, New Zealand. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Natalie Wihongi  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Urban, Hunter | See more »

Parents:

Urban, Jürgen | Urban, Lorraine
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Personal Quote:

I love fishing and surfing, and I work out every day. 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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