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.

Movies of Karl Urban

Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok   2017

Release Date: 2017-10-25

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Scarlett Johansson /

Il drago invisibile
Il drago invisibile

Il drago invisibile   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures /

Director: Veronique Lawrence / Melissa Lawrence /

Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond   2016

Release Date: 2016-07-07

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot /

Director: Valeria Migliassi Collins / Justin Lin /

Lennon or McCartney
Lennon or McCartney

Lennon or McCartney   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-12

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Scared Goose /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Guillermo del Toro /

The Loft
The Loft

The Loft   2014

Release Date: 2014-10-14

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies:

Director: Erik Van Looy /

A spasso con i dinosauri
A spasso con i dinosauri

A spasso con i dinosauri   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-18

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Barry Cook / Neil Nightingale /

Riddick
Riddick

Riddick   2013

Release Date: 2013-09-02

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: One Race Productions / Radar Pictures /

Director: Vin Diesel / David Twohy /

Into Darkness - Star Trek
Into Darkness - Star Trek

Into Darkness - Star Trek   2013

Release Date: 2013-05-05

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions /

Director: Dawn Gilliam / J.J. Abrams /

Dredd
Dredd

Dredd   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-07

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: DNA Films / Reliance BIG Entertainment /

Director: Julia Chiavetta / Vinca Cox /

Priest
Priest

Priest   2011

Release Date: 2011-05-05

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Screen Gems / Stars Road Entertainment /

Director: Scott Stewart / Paul Bettany /

Red
Red

Red   2010

Release Date: 2010-10-13

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: DC Comics / Di Bonaventura Pictures /

Director: John Stead / Morgan Freeman /

And Soon the Darkness
And Soon the Darkness

And Soon the Darkness   2010

Release Date: 2010-02-25

Rating: 5

Production Companies: StudioCanal / Abandon Pictures /

Director: Marcos Efron /

Star Trek - Il Futuro Ha Inizio
Star Trek - Il Futuro Ha Inizio

Star Trek - Il Futuro Ha Inizio   2009

Release Date: 2009-05-06

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment /

Director: J.J. Abrams / Leonard Nimoy /

Pathfinder - La leggenda del guerriero vichingo
Pathfinder - La leggenda del guerriero vichingo

Pathfinder - La leggenda del guerriero vichingo   2007

Release Date: 2007-01-11

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies:

Director: Marcus Nispel /

Doom
Doom

Doom   2005

Release Date: 2005-10-20

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Di Bonaventura Pictures / John Wells Productions /

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak / Sharon Mansfield /

The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy   2004

Release Date: 2004-07-23

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / The Kennedy/Marshall Company /

Director: Sabine Zimmer / Thorne Mutert /

The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick   2004

Release Date: 2004-06-11

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / One Race Productions /

Director: Vin Diesel / Kelly Moon /

Il signore degli anelli - Il ritorno del re
Il signore degli anelli - Il ritorno del re

Il signore degli anelli - Il ritorno del re   2003

Release Date: 2003-12-01

Rating: 8.1

Production Companies: WingNut Films / New Line Cinema /

Director: Peter Jackson / Andy Serkis /

Il signore degli anelli - Le due torri
Il signore degli anelli - Le due torri

Il signore degli anelli - Le due torri   2002

Release Date: 2002-12-18

Rating: 8

Production Companies: WingNut Films / New Line Cinema /

Director: Peter Jackson / David Wenham /

Nave fantasma - Ghost Ship
Nave fantasma - Ghost Ship

Nave fantasma - Ghost Ship   2002

Release Date: 2002-10-25

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / NPV Entertainment /

Director: Colin Fletcher / Jackie Sullivan /

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