Karl Urban

Karl Urban

actor, producer, additional crew

Karl Urban was born on Jun 07, 1972 in New Zealand. Karl Urban's big-screen debut came with White Fang - Season 1 directed by Jeff J.J. Authors in 1993, strarring David Pierce. Karl Urban is known for The Boys directed by Philip Sgriccia, Karl Urban stars as Billy Butcher and Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell. Karl Urban has got 8 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Karl Urban achieved is Denver Film Critics Society. The upcoming new movie Karl Urban plays is The Sea Beast which will be released on Jul 08, 2022.

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school. He was offered a role in the NZ soap opera Shortland Street (1992) as he was preparing to attend Victoria University. After appearing on the series for the 1993-1994 season, he attended the university for one year, then left to pursue his acting career. Over the next few years, he landed several theater roles in the Wellington area. Eventually, he moved to Auckland, where a number of guest roles in NZ television followed. One of his first roles was that of a heroin addict in the drama series Shark in the Park (1989). He was in a movie as well, entitled Once in Chunuck Bay (aka Chunuk Bair (1992)). Other television roles followed, including a guest-starring role in the series Croc blanc (1993). Karl's biggest roles include Éomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek (2009), William Cooper in Red (2010) and Judge Dredd in Dredd (2012).

  • Birthday

    Jun 07, 1972
  • Place of Birth

    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Also known

    Καρλ Ούρμπαν, 칼 어반, Karl-Heinz Urban, 卡尔·厄本, Карл Урбан

Known For


8 wins & 13 nominations

Denver Film Critics Society
Best Acting Ensemble
Winner - DFCS Award
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - BSFC Award
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