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Karl Urban

Karl Urban

Gender: male | Birthday: 1972-06-07 | Place of Birth:

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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Known For

Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 0

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Scarlett Johansson /

Il drago invisibile
Il drago invisibile

Il drago invisibile   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.2

Director: Veronique Lawrence / Melissa Lawrence /

Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.5

Director: Valeria Migliassi Collins / Justin Lin /

Lennon or McCartney
Lennon or McCartney

Lennon or McCartney   

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 7.5

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Guillermo del Toro /

The Loft
The Loft

The Loft   

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 6.4

Director: Erik Van Looy /

A spasso con i dinosauri
A spasso con i dinosauri

A spasso con i dinosauri   

Release Date: 
2013

Rating: 5.2

Director: Barry Cook / Neil Nightingale /

Riddick
Riddick

Riddick   

Release Date: 
2013

Rating: 6.2

Director: Vin Diesel / David Twohy /

Into Darkness - Star Trek
Into Darkness - Star Trek

Into Darkness - Star Trek   

Release Date: 
2013

Rating: 7.4

Director: Dawn Gilliam / J.J. Abrams /

Acting

2017
Thor: Ragnarok

as    Skurge

2016
Il drago invisibile

as    Gavin

2016
Star Trek Beyond

as    Dr. 'Bones' McCoy

2014
Lennon or McCartney

as    Himself (archive footage)

2014
The Loft

as    Vincent Stevens

2013
A spasso con i dinosauri

as    Uncle Zack (voice)

2013
Into Darkness - Star Trek

as    Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy

2013
Riddick

as    Lord Vaako

2012
Dredd

as    Judge Dredd

2011
Priest

as    Black Hat

2010
And Soon the Darkness

as    Michael

2010
Red

as    William Cooper

2009
Star Trek - Il Futuro Ha Inizio

as    Leonard 'Bones' McCoy

2005
Doom

as    John Grimm

2004
The Bourne Supremacy

as    Kirill

2004
The Chronicles of Riddick

as    Vaako

2002
Nave fantasma - Ghost Ship

as    Munder

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