Karl Urban

Born Aug 7, 1972

Karl-Heinz Urban is a New Zealand actor best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is also known for playing Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Caesar on Xena: Warrior Princess, Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick and Judge Dredd in the 2012 film Dredd. He won acclaim for his performances in New Zealand films The Price of Milk and Out of the Blue.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on June 7, 1972.


1986 14 Years Old He attended Wellington College in 1986–1990. … Read More


1995 23 Years Old Urban then moved briefly to Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia in 1995, before returning to New Zealand the following year.
1996 24 Years Old Urban was seen on the internationally syndicated American/New Zealand TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and on its spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess, in which he played the recurring roles of both Cupid and Julius Caesar from 1996 to 2001. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old In 2001, he appeared in the offbeat rural romance The Price of Milk, for which he received his first nomination at the New Zealand Qantas Film and Television Awards. … Read More


2004 32 Years Old Urban married Natalie Wihongi (who was his makeup artist on The Privateers) in September 2004. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old …  In 2007, he starred in the Viking adventure Pathfinder. … Read More
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, he played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, a role famously originated by DeForest Kelley, in the eleventh Star Trek film. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old Urban next appeared as CIA agent William Cooper in Red, adapted from the DC Comics graphic novel of the same name and co-starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. He portrayed Black Hat, a villainous priest-turned-vampire, in the film adaption of the Korean manhwa Priest, released in 3-D in 2011. … Read More


2013 41 Years Old He reprised his role of "Bones" McCoy in the sequel to Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, which was released on 15 May 2013. … Read More
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