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Karl Urban

He is known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 film Star Trek and Julius Caesar on Xena: Warrior Princess. He played Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick, the Russian assassin Kirill in The Bourne Supremacy, and Ghost in Pathfinder and won acclaim for his performances in New Zealand films The Price of Milk and Out of the Blue. His father, a German immigrant, owned a leather goods retail store, and his mother once worked for Film Facilities in Wellington, through which the young Urban was exposed to New Zealand cinema and developed an interest in the film industry. Urban attended St Mark's Church School, where he showed an early love for public performance. His first acting role came at age eight, when he had a single line in one episode of the New Zealand television series 'Pioneer Woman', but he did not act professionally again until after high school. He attended Wellington College in 1990, then Victoria University of Wellington in the Bachelor of Arts programme for one year, but left to pursue his acting career. Over the next few years, he landed several theatre roles in the Wellington area, and eventually he moved to Auckland, where he was offered many guest roles in local shows (one of which was playing a heroin addict in the police drama Shark in the Park). The role which launched him to local fame was that of gay paramedic Jamie Forrest in the hit New Zealand TV series Shortland Street. He appeared on the show for the 1993–1994 season. Urban then moved to Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia in 1995, returning to New Zealand the following year.

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Jun 7, 1972 In Wellington - New Zealand
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel series Shark In the Park
Ultimi progetti:
series Riding High 2018
Known For
Poster of The loft
Poster of Riddick: Blindsided
Poster of Via Satellite
Poster of Chunuk Bair
series Riding High James Westwood 2018
series White Fang David 2017
Film Thor - Ragnarok Skurge 2017-10-25
Film Hangman Detective Ruiney 2017-12-22
Film Star Trek Beyond Dr. 'Bones' McCoy 2016-07-07
Film Il drago invisibile Gavin 2016-08-10
Film Pete's Dragon Gavin 2016-08-12
Film The loft Vincent Stevens 2014-10-14
Film Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Film Into Darkness - Star Trek Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2013-05-05
Film Riddick: Blindsided Vaako 2013-07-26
Film A spasso con i dinosauri Uncle Zack (voice) 2013-12-18
Film Riddick Lord Vaako 2013-09-02
series Almost Human John Kennex 2013-11-17
Film Dredd Judge Dredd 2012-09-07
Film Priest Black Hat 2011-05-05
Film Red William Cooper 2010-10-13
Film And Soon the Darkness Michael 2010-02-25
Film Reclaiming the Blade Himself 2009-04-15
Film Star Trek - Il Futuro Ha Inizio Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2009-05-06
Film Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2009-05-13
series Comanche Moon Woodrow F. Call 2008-01-13
Film Pathfinder - La leggenda del guerriero vichingo Ghost 2007-01-11
Film Out of the Blue Nick Harvey 2006-10-12
Film Doom John Grimm 2005-10-20
Film The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako 2004-06-11
Film The Bourne Supremacy Kirill 2004-07-23
Film Il signore degli anelli - Il ritorno del re Éomer 2003-12-01
Film Nave fantasma - Ghost Ship Munder 2002-10-25
Film Il signore degli anelli - Le due torri Éomer 2002-12-18
Film L'inconfutabile verità sui Demoni Harry Ballard 2000-05-01
Film The Price of Milk Rob 2000-10-13
Film Heaven Sweeper 1999-04-29
Film Via Satellite Paul 1998-10-15
series Xena - Principessa guerriera Caesar 1995-09-04
series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown 1995-01-29
Film Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier 1992-04-25
series Shortland Street Paramedic Jamie Forrest 1992-05-25
series Shark In the Park Rohann Murdoch 0