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Karl Urban: Net Worth, Breakout Role, Biography & More

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Karl Urban Profile
June 7, 1972

Karl Urban is a New Zealand actor. He is known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Riddick. He has also appeared in Star Trek, Doom, and The Bourne Supremacy. Urban was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and educated at St Mark's School in the suburb of Pauatahanui. He then went on to study at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

Early life and career

Karl Urban was born in New Zealand in 1972. He began his acting career appearing in various short films. In 1995, he made his television debut with a small role on the New Zealand soap opera "Shortland Street." A year later, he made his film debut with a small role in the film "Forgotten Silver." Urban's career began to take off after he landed the role of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek." He has since appeared in films such as "Dredd," "Thor: Ragnarok," and "Pete's Dragon.

Breakout role: in The Lord of the Rings

Karl Urban's breakout role was in The Lord of the Rings as the character Éomer. Éomer is a brave and skilled warrior who helps lead the charge against Saruman's army at the Battle of Helm's Deep. He also plays a pivotal role in defeating the Witch-king of Angmar. Urban's performance earned him critical acclaim and helped to make The Lord of the Rings one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

Other well-known films

Karl Urban is known for his roles in some well-known films, such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek, and Dredd. He was born in New Zealand and got his start in acting when he was just a teenager. Since then, he's gone on to have a successful career in Hollywood. Here are some facts about Karl Urban and his work in some of these well-known films.

The Chronicles of Riddick is a film that was released in 2004. It's about a man who is convicted of murder and sent to prison. However, he soon realizes that the prison is actually a portal to another world called the Underverse. He then must find a way to escape from this world and return home. Karl Urban played the role of William J. Johns, one of the main characters in the film.

Personal life

Karl Urban married his wife, Emma, and they have two children together. In his personal life, Karl is a family man who enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing in his free time.


In conclusion, Karl Urban is a New Zealand actor who has had an extensive and successful career. He is best known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Riddick, and The Bourne Supremacy. Karl is a talented and versatile actor who has demonstrated his range through the variety of roles he has taken on. He is a pleasure to watch on screen, and we look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.

Full NameKarl-Heinz Urban
NicknameThe Butcher
Date of BirthJune 7, 1972
Age Years
BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand
Home TownWellington
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolSt Mark’s Church School
College/ UniversityWellington College
Zodiac SignGemini ♊
Physical Stats
Height6 feet ½ inches (184.2 cm)
Weight185 pounds (84 kg)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorHazel
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusSingle
FatherJürgen Urban
MotherKatee Sackhoff
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Natalie Wihongi ( m.2004-div.2014)
Son(s)Hunter Urban, Indiana Urban
Net Worth$20 Million
Famous forStarred as Billy Butcher in Amazon's superhero streaming television series The Boys
DebutGhost Ship (2002)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Boston Society of Film Critics Award,
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award,
Screen Actors Guild Award

Movie List

The Sea Beast
[ 2022 ]
Butcher: A Short Film
[ 2020 ]
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
[ 2019 ]
[ 2018 ]
Thor: Ragnarok
[ 2017 ]
Acts of Vengeance
[ 2017 ]
[ 2017 ]
Star Trek Beyond
[ 2016 ]
Pete's Dragon
[ 2016 ]
The Loft
[ 2014 ]
Star Trek Into Darkness
[ 2013 ]
[ 2013 ]
Walking with Dinosaurs
[ 2013 ]
[ 2012 ]
[ 2011 ]
And Soon the Darkness
[ 2010 ]
[ 2010 ]
Star Trek
[ 2009 ]
Black Water Transit
[ 2009 ]
[ 2007 ]
Out of the Blue
[ 2006 ]
[ 2005 ]
The Chronicles of Riddick
[ 2004 ]
The Bourne Supremacy
[ 2004 ]
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
[ 2003 ]
Ghost Ship
[ 2002 ]
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
[ 2002 ]
The Irrefutable Truth about Demons
[ 2000 ]
[ 1998 ]
Via Satellite
[ 1998 ]
Chunuk Bair
[ 1992 ]

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