Karl Urban

Karl Urban

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 4% Hangman (2017)

Birthday: Jun 7, 1972

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

A sturdy lead and character actor with a natural affinity for physical roles, Karl Urban was a New Zealand-born performer who rose to popularity with notable roles in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003), as well as "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "Doom" (2005). Urban excelled at playing men of action, like the proud horseman in Peter Jackson's fantasy epics and the cold-blooded killer in "Bourne," but fans who took the time to explore Urban's cv found more subtle performances in smaller projects like "The Price of Milk" (2000), which cast him as a romance-minded farmer, or "Out of the Blue" (2006), where he played a small town policeman caught in the middle of a shootout. His adaptability in a variety of genres kept him busy in Hollywood features, which reached a high point when he was cast as Dr. McCoy in J. J. Abrams' origin story for "Star Trek" (2009). It also made him a capable and highly watchable actor whose star continued to ascend with each subsequent project.

Highest rated movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Trek
Thor: Ragnarok
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pete's Dragon
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Into Darkness
Out of the Blue

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% No Score Yet The Sea Beast Jacob Holland (Voice) - 2022
75% 57% Batman: Death in the Family Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 45% Bent Danny Gallagher (Character) - 2018
4% 29% Hangman Detective Ruiney (Character) - 2017
93% 87% Thor: Ragnarok Skurge (Character) $315.0M 2017
55% 25% Acts of Vengeance Strode (Character) - 2017
88% 72% Pete's Dragon Gavin (Character) $555 2016
86% 80% Star Trek Beyond Doctor "Bones" McCoy (Character) $158.8M 2016
14% 37% The Loft Vincent Stevens (Character) $6.0M 2014
23% 41% Walking With Dinosaurs Uncle Zack (Voice) - 2013
57% 56% Riddick Vaako (Character) $42.0M 2013
84% 89% Star Trek Into Darkness Dr. Leonard McCoy (Character) $228.8M 2013
79% 72% Dredd Judge Dredd (Character) $13.3M 2012
15% 46% Priest Black Hat (Character) $29.1M 2011
17% 16% And Soon the Darkness Michael (Character) - 2010
71% 72% Red William Cooper (Character) $90.4M 2010
94% 91% Star Trek Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Character) $257.7M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Transit Earl Pike (Character) - 2009
9% 36% Pathfinder Ghost (Character) $10.2M 2007
84% 82% Out of the Blue Nick Harvey (Character) $728 2006
18% 34% Doom John Grimm (Character) $28.0M 2005
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Kirill (Character) $176.0M 2004
29% 65% The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako (Character) $57.6M 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Eomer (Character) $377.8M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Eomer (Character) $342.6M 2002
15% 37% Ghost Ship Munder (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 43% The Irrefutable Truth About Demons Harry Ballard (Character) - 2000
49% 73% The Price of Milk Rob (Character) $111.6K 2000
60% 58% Heaven Sweeper (Character) $2.0K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Via Satellite Paul (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
93% 85% The Boys Billy Butcher (Character) 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
69% 83% Almost Human John Kennex (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comanche Moon Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 76% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1999 2001
No Score Yet 56% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1998