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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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Born:
Jun 7, 1972 In Wellington - New Zealand
Movie/TV Credits:
39
Première apparrition :
In the movie Chunuk Bair 1992-04-25
Dernier projet:
Series White Fang 2018
Connu pour
Poster of Riding High
Poster of Le Vaisseau de l'angoisse
Poster of Face aux démons
Poster of Via Satellite
Filmographie
Series Riding High James Westwood 2018
Series White Fang David 2018
Series Shark In the Park Rohann Murdoch 2017
Film Thor : Ragnarok Skurge / The Executioner 2017-10-25
Film Star Trek : Sans Limites Dr. 'Bones' McCoy 2016-07-07
Film Peter et Elliott le dragon Gavin 2016-08-10
Film 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Film Building Star Trek Himself 2016-09-04
Film Vertiges Vincent Stevens 2014-10-14
Film Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Film Riddick : Blindsided Vaako 2013-07-26
Film Riddick Lord Vaako 2013-09-02
Film Star Trek Into Darkness Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2013-05-05
Series Almost Human John Kennex 2013-11-17
Film Sur la terre des dinosaures Uncle Zack (voice) 2013-12-18
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 Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2009-05-13
Film Star Trek Leonard 'Bones' McCoy 2009-05-06
Series Comanche Moon Woodrow F. Call 2008-01-13
Film Pathfinder : Le sang du guerrier Ghost 2007-01-11
Film Out of the Blue Nick Harvey 2006-10-12
Film Doom John Grimm 2005-10-20
Film La Mort dans la peau Kirill 2004-07-23
Film Les Chroniques de Riddick Vaako 2004-06-11
Film Le Seigneur des anneaux : le Retour du roi Éomer 2003-12-01
Film Le Vaisseau de l'angoisse Munder 2002-10-25
Film Le Seigneur des anneaux : les Deux Tours Éomer 2002-12-18
Film The Price of Milk Rob 2000-10-13
Film Face aux démons Harry Ballard 2000-05-01
Film Heaven Sweeper 1999-04-29
Film Via Satellite Paul 1998-10-15
Series Xena, la guerrière Caesar 1995-09-04
Series Hercule Unknown 1995-01-29
Film Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier 1992-04-25
Series Shortland Street Paramedic Jamie Forrest 1992-05-25