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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 Credits:
First Appeared:
Series White Fang 2021
Latest Project:
In the movie Untitled Star Trek Film
Known For
Poster of White Fang
Poster of Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD
Poster of Almost Human
Poster of Shortland Street
Movie Untitled Star Trek Film Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Series White Fang David
Movie DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock Sgt. Rock (voice)
Series The Boys Billy Butcher / The Butcher
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Additional Voices
Movie Bent Danny Gallagher
Movie Hangman Detective Ruiney
Movie Acts of Vengeance Strode
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Skurge / Executioner
Movie For the Love of Spock Himself
Movie Building Star Trek Himself
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek himself
Movie Pete's Dragon Gavin
Movie Star Trek Beyond Dr. 'Bones' McCoy
Movie The Loft Vincent Stevens
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage)
Movie Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD himself
Movie Walking with Dinosaurs Uncle Zack (voice)
Series Almost Human John Kennex
Movie Riddick Lord Vaako
Movie Riddick: Blindsided Vaako
Movie Star Trek Into Darkness Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Movie Dredd Judge Dredd
Movie Priest Black Hat
Movie And Soon the Darkness Michael
Movie RED William Cooper
Movie Star Trek Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Movie Black Water Transit Earl Pike
Movie Reclaiming the Blade Himself
Series Comanche Moon Woodrow F. Call
Movie Pathfinder Ghost
Movie Out of the Blue Nick Harvey
Movie Doom John "Reaper" Grimm
Movie Home of the Horse Lords Self
Movie The Bourne Supremacy Kirill
Movie The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King √Čomer
Movie Ghost Ship Munder
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers √Čomer
Movie The Price of Milk Rob
Movie The Truth About Demons Harry Ballard
Movie Heaven Sweeper
Movie Via Satellite Paul
Series Xena: Warrior Princess Cupid
Series Shortland Street Jamie Forrest
Movie Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier