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: 7.5

Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Scarlett Johansson /

Stars: 
Chris Hemsworth  /  Tom Hiddleston  /  Mark Ruffalo
Building Star Trek
Building Star Trek

Building Star Trek   2016

Release Date: 2016-09-04

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Mick Grogan /

Stars: 
Jim Conrad  /  Simon Pegg  /  Karl Urban
50 Years of Star Trek
50 Years of Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-14

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies:

Director: Bruce Campbell / Ian Roumain /

Stars: 
Jared Padalecki  /  John Barrowman  /  Michael McKean
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures /

Director: Veronique Lawrence / Melissa Lawrence /

Stars: 
Bryce Dallas Howard  /  Oakes Fegley  /  Wes Bentley
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond   2016

Release Date: 2016-07-07

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot /

Director: Valeria Migliassi Collins / Justin Lin /

Stars: 
Chris Pine  /  Zachary Quinto  /  Karl Urban
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 /

Stars: 
Adam Lambert  /  Aasif Mandvi  /  Aaron Paul
The Loft
The Loft

The Loft   2014

Release Date: 2014-10-14

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies:

Director: Erik Van Looy /

Stars: 
Karl Urban  /  James Marsden  /  Wentworth Miller
Walking With Dinosaurs
Walking With Dinosaurs

Walking With Dinosaurs   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-18

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Barry Cook / Neil Nightingale /

Stars: 
Charlie Rowe  /  Justin Long  /  Karl Urban
Riddick
Riddick

Riddick   2013

Release Date: 2013-09-02

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: One Race Productions / Radar Pictures /

Director: Vin Diesel / David Twohy /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Karl Urban  /  Katee Sackhoff
Riddick: Blindsided
Riddick: Blindsided

Riddick: Blindsided   2013

Release Date: 2013-07-26

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies:

Director: Vin Diesel / Bonner Bellew /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Karl Urban  /  Bonner Bellew
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness   2013

Release Date: 2013-05-05

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions /

Director: Dawn Gilliam / J.J. Abrams /

Stars: 
Chris Pine  /  Zachary Quinto  /  Zoe Saldana
Dredd
Dredd

Dredd   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-07

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: DNA Films / Reliance BIG Entertainment /

Director: Julia Chiavetta / Vinca Cox /

Stars: 
Karl Urban  /  Olivia Thirlby  /  Lena Headey
Priest
Priest

Priest   2011

Release Date: 2011-05-05

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Screen Gems / Stars Road Entertainment /

Director: Scott Stewart / Paul Bettany /

Stars: 
Paul Bettany  /  Cam Gigandet  /  Karl Urban
RED
RED

RED   2010

Release Date: 2010-10-13

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: DC Comics / Di Bonaventura Pictures /

Director: John Stead / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Bruce Willis  /  John Malkovich  /  Helen Mirren
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 /

Stars: 
Odette Annable  /  Amber Heard  /  Karl Urban
Star Trek
Star Trek

Star Trek   2009

Release Date: 2009-05-06

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment /

Director: J.J. Abrams / Leonard Nimoy /

Stars: 
Chris Pine  /  Zachary Quinto  /  Leonard Nimoy
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Pathfinder   2007

Release Date: 2007-01-11

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies:

Director: Marcus Nispel /

Stars: 
Karl Urban  /  Moon Bloodgood  /  Russell Means
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue   2006

Release Date: 2006-10-12

Rating: 6

Production Companies:

Director: Robert Sarkies /

Stars: 
Karl Urban  /  Tandi Wright  /  Simon Ferry
Doom
Doom

Doom   2005

Release Date: 2005-10-20

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Di Bonaventura Pictures / John Wells Productions /

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak / Sharon Mansfield /

Stars: 
Dwayne Johnson  /  Karl Urban  /  Rosamund Pike
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 /

Stars: 
Matt Damon  /  Franka Potente  /  Brian Cox
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 /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Thandie Newton  /  Karl Urban
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King   2003

Release Date: 2003-12-01

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies: WingNut Films / New Line Cinema /

Director: Peter Jackson / Andy Serkis /

Stars: 
Elijah Wood  /  Ian McKellen  /  Viggo Mortensen
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers   2002

Release Date: 2002-12-18

Rating: 8

Production Companies: WingNut Films / New Line Cinema /

Director: Peter Jackson / David Wenham /

Stars: 
Elijah Wood  /  Ian McKellen  /  Viggo Mortensen
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship

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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