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

Considering his previous experience essaying the recurring role of Julius Caesar on the popular small screen fantasy adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess, it seems only natural that New Zealand born actor Karl Urban would advance to slay orcs in Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Appearing as a somewhat more rugged version of screen heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, it's obvious from his work in such films as The Price of Milk that the handsome young actor has the looks and the skills to make it on his own. A Wellington native and son of a leather goods manufacturer, Urban's first acting experience came with an appearance in a New Zealand television show at the age of eight. Though he would subsequently eschew an acting career until after graduating from high school, Urban was drawn back in front of the cameras when he was offered the opportunity to appear on an evening soap opera entitled Shortland Street while preparing to attend Victoria University. The acting bug was a bit harder to shake the second time around, and after a mere year at Victoria, Urban abandoned higher education for a career on the stages of Wellington. A relocation to Auckland found Urban gaining exposure on New Zealand television, and after a turn as a heroin addict in Shark in the Park, he made an impression in the 1998 Scott Reynolds thriller Heaven. An unaired pilot for a show called Amazon High was eventually incorporated into an episode of Xena, and Urban would next take to the screen for the gory horror outing The Irrefutable Truth About Demons. A turning point of sorts came when Urban was cast as the lead in the romantic fantasy The Price of Milk, and his performance as a milk farmer whose relationship is on the rocks found him gaining increasing recognition on the international art house circuit. Though mainstream American audiences would begin to get acquainted with Urban courtesy of his role in the seafaring horror outing Ghost Ship, his role in the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers later that same year ensured that audiences would be seeing plenty more of him in the future. Following his escapades in Middle Earth, Urban would take to the stars opposite Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Action roles continued to come at a clip when, after dodging bullets in the fast-moving sequel The Bourne Supremacy, Urban jettisoned to Mars to do battle with a particularly nasty breed of evil in the video game-to-screen adaptation Doom. From the far future to the distant past, Urban next laid down his plasma rifle to take up sword against his own people when he assumed the role of a Viking boy raised by Native Americans in director Marcus Nispel's 2006 fantasy adventure Pathfinder. He had his widest success to that point when he was cast as Bones in J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek, returning for the first of that franchise's sequel as well. In between he could be seen in the action comedy RED, as well as the 3D comic-book adaptation Dredd.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Bent Danny Gallagher 2018
No Score Yet Snowblind Actor 2018
No Score Yet Star Trek 4 Bones 2018
4% Hangman Detective Ruiney 2017
93% Thor: Ragnarok Skurge $315M 2017
55% Acts of Vengeance Strode 2017
88% Pete's Dragon Gavin $76.3M 2016
86% Star Trek Beyond Bones $158.9M 2016
14% The Loft Vincent Stevens $4.5M 2015
23% Walking With Dinosaurs Uncle Zack $23.5M 2013
57% Riddick Vaako $35.6M 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Leonard ''Bones'' McCoy $228.8M 2013
79% Dredd Judge Dredd $13.5M 2012
15% Priest Black Hat $29.2M 2011
17% And Soon the Darkness Michael 2010
72% Red William Cooper $89M 2010
No Score Yet Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2010
94% Star Trek Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy $257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Eleven Minutes Actor 2009
No Score Yet Reclaiming the Blade Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Woodrow Call 2008
84% Out of the Blue (Aramoana) Nick Harvey 2007
10% Pathfinder Ghost $10.3M 2007
19% Doom John Grimm $28.1M 2005
82% The Bourne Supremacy Kirill $176.1M 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako $56.9M 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Éomer $364.1M 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Éomer $339.8M 2002
16% Ghost Ship Munder $30.2M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Eomer $314.1M 2001
49% The Price of Milk Rob 2001
No Score Yet The Irrefutable Truth About Demons (Truth About Demons) Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Truth About Demons Harry Ballard 2000
60% Heaven Sweeper 1999
No Score Yet Via Satellite Paul 1998

TV

Credit
84% The Boys
2019
Butcher 2019
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2016
69% Almost Human
2013-2014
John Kennex 2014
2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Woodrow Call 2008
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Guest Caesar Maell Julius Caesar Cupid Kor 2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Caesar Cupid 1998
1996

QUOTES FROM Karl Urban CHARACTERS

Spock says: Fear of death is illogical.

Bones says: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.

Spock says: Fear of death is illogical.

Bones says: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.

Bones says: Well, at least I won't die alone... Now that's just typical!

Munder says: I think I just shit my pants.

Dodge says: No, you always smell like that.

Judge Dredd says: Choke on that.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.

Kirk says: C'mon Bones.It's gonna be fun.

Kirk says: C'mon Bones. It's gonna be fun.

Bones says: (grunt) Five years in the space...God help me!

Bones says: Five years in the space, God help me!

Kirk says: If Spock were here and I were there, what would he do?

Bones says: He'd let you die.

Judge Dredd says: Inhabitants of Peach Trees, this is Judge Dredd.

Ma-Ma says: Let him talk.

Judge Dredd says: In case you people have forgotten, this block operates under the same rules as the rest of the city. Ma-Ma is not the law... I am the law.

Judge Dredd says: Ma-Ma is a common criminal; guilty of murder, guilty of the manufacture and distribution of the narcotic known as Slo-Mo, and as of now under sentence of death. Any who obstruct me in carrying out my duty will be treated as an accessory to her crimes... you have been warned.

Judge Dredd says: And as for you Ma-Ma... judgement time.

Bones says: I once delivered a litter of Gorn. The little buggers bite

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: study my ass !

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Study my ass!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Damn it man ! am a doctor not a physicist !

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Damn it man! I am a doctor not a physicist!

Bones says: You're playing a high stakes poker game and you just told a rookie player to bluff.

Kirk says: Stop with the metaphors. That's an order!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: there trying to kill us, there trying to kill us Jim

Starfleet Admiral says: They're trying to kill us. They're trying to kill us, Jim.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Five years in space, God help me.

Sulu says: Attention: John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of he USS Enterprise. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. And If you test me, you will fail.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Mr Sulu, remind me never to piss you off.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: You know when I dreamed about being stuck on a deserted planet with a gorgeous woman there was no torpedo.

James Kirk says: If Spock were here and I were there what would he do?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: He'd let you die.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you feeling homicidal, power-mad, or despotic?

James Kirk says: No more than usual.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you out of your corn fed mind?

James Kirk says: If Spock were here and I were there what would he do?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: He'd let you die

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: That says something about our friend here. He's over 300 years old.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Mr Sulu remind me never to piss you off!

Judge Dredd says: America is an irradiated wasteland. Within it lies a city. Outside the boundary walls, a desert. A cursed earth. Inside the walls, a cursed city, stretching from Boston to Washington D.C. An unbroken concrete landscape. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Mega blocks. Mega highways. Mega City One. Convulsing. Choking. Breaking under its own weight. Citizens in fear of the street. The gun. The gang. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: the men and women of the Hall of Justice. Juries. Executioners. Judges.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I hate this

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I hate this.

James Kirk says: I know you do (they jump of a cliff)

James Kirk says: I know you do.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: your not actually going down there are you, Jim you don't rob a bank when the getaway car has a flat tire

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: You're not actually going down there are you? Jim, you don't rob a bank when the getaway car has a flat tire.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Green-blooded hobgoblin

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Green-blooded hobgoblin.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Permission to speak freely, sir?

Spock says: I welcome it.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Do you? OK, then. Are you out of your Vulcan mind? Are you making a logical choice, sending Kirk away? Probably. But, the right one? You know, back home we have a saying: "If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your prize stallion in the stable."

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I suffer from aviophobia it means fear of dying in something that flies!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I suffer from aviophobia. It means fear of dying in something that flies!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: i told you people i dont need a doctor dammit i am a doctor

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I told you people I dont need a doctor dammit I am a doctor.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: that was our ride you just stunned our ride

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: That was our ride. You just stunned our ride.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Remind me never to piss you off!

James Kirk says: Spock, If you were here and I were there, what would you do?

James T. Kirk says: If Spock were here, and I were there, what would he do?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: He'd let you die.

Leonard ''Bones'' McCoy says: He'd let you die.

John Grimm says: you better watch you mouth, you flippy flappy piece of boom boom. i've know you since you were born and you were a snake baby back then. snake babies cant drink mad dog 20 20. nuh uh, sure cant ya fiddle stick munching thumb sitter.

John Grimm says: You better watch you mouth, you flippy flappy piece of boom boom. I've known you since you were born and you were a snake baby back then. Snake babies can't drink mad dog 20 20. Nuh uh, sure can't ya fiddle stick munching thumb sitter.

Judge Dredd says: Inhabitants of Peach Trees, this is Judge Dredd.

Ma-Ma says: Let him talk.

Judge Dredd says: In case you have forgotten, this block operates under the same rules as the rest of the city. Ma-Ma is not the law... I am the law. As for you, Ma-Ma, judgement time.

Judge Dredd says: In case you have forgotten, this block operates under the same rules as the rest of the city. Ma-Ma is not the law, I am the law. As for you, Ma-Ma, judgement time.

Frank Moses says: Is this gonna be a problem?

William Cooper says: No, I got it...Grandpa.

William Cooper says: No, I got it Grandpa.

Judge Dredd says: This isn't a negotiation.

Judge Dredd says: Ma-Ma is not the law. I'm the law.

Judge Dredd says: You ready? -You look ready.

Judge Dredd says: You ready? You look ready.

Control Operator 1 says: Do you require backup?

Judge Dredd says: No.

Judge Dredd says: 'Incorrect sentencing is a automatic fail, Disobeying a direct order from your assessment Officer is an automatic fail, Losing your primary weapon or have it taken from you is a automatic fail.... You Ready Rookie?''

Judge Dredd says: Incorrect sentencing is a automatic fail, Disobeying a direct order from your assessment Officer is an automatic fail, Losing your primary weapon or have it taken from you is a automatic fail.... You Ready Rookie?

Cassandra Anderson says: 'I am.'

Cassandra Anderson says: I am.

Judge Dredd says: ''Your assessment starts now.''

Judge Dredd says: Your assessment starts now.

Judge Dredd says: It's judgement time!

Judge Dredd says: Attention residents of Peach Trees, in case you were wondering this block is under the same law's as the city. Mama is not the law. I am the law. As for you Mama, judgement time.

Judge Dredd says: Perps were... Un,cooperative

Judge Dredd says: The perps were uncooperative.

Judge Dredd says: Eight hundred million people living in the ruin of the old world.

John Grimm says: it was his first mission!

John Grimm says: It was his first mission!

Sarge says: And it is not going to be my last. I need soldiers. I don't need anybody else but soldiers.

Judge Dredd says: Was wondering when you realized you'd forgot your helmet...

Cassandra Anderson says: ...It interferes with my psychic abilities...

Cassandra Anderson says: It interferes with my psychic abilities...

Judge Dredd says: ...[grunts] figured a bullet would do that.

Judge Dredd says: [grunts] figured a bullet would do that.

Judge Dredd says: [grunts] I think a bullet would interfere with them more.

Judge Dredd says: Attempted murder of a Judge, sentence: Death.

Judge Dredd says: Ma-Ma's not the law. I'm the law.

Judge Dredd says: Eight hundred million people living in the ruin of the old world, only one thing fighting for the order and the chaos, the men and women of the hall of justice, judges.

Judge Dredd says: Weâ??re going to have to go through them. Rookie, are you ready?

Judge Dredd says: We're going to have to go through them. Rookie, are you ready?

Cassandra Anderson says: Yes sir.

Judge Dredd says: You look ready.

Judge Dredd says: Wait....

Judge Lex says: Wait? The Judge Dredd is at his last moment and all he can say is "Wait"? [chuckles]

Judge Lex says: Wait? The Judge Dredd is at his last moment and all he can say is 'wait'? [chuckles]

Cassandra Anderson says: He's thinking about going for your gun.

Judge Dredd says: Yeah.

Judge Dredd says: well you got one now

Judge Dredd says: Well you got one now.

Judge Dredd says: Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos. The men and women of the Hall of Justice

Judge Dredd says: Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: the men and women of the Hall of Justice.

Cassandra Anderson says: I think we should wait for back up. [Long pause]. Wrong answer?

Cassandra Anderson says: I think we should wait for back up. [long pause]. Wrong answer?

Judge Dredd says: You're the psychic.

Judge Dredd says: Perps were...uncooperative.

Judge Dredd says: What's it gonna be, kids? Body bags or juve cubes? Makes no difference to me.

Judge Dredd says: It's all a deep end.

Judge Dredd says: Your call rookie.

Judge Dredd says: You have 20 seconds to comply.

Judge Dredd says: Ma Ma's not the law. I am the law.

Cassandra Anderson says: Sir, he's thinking of making a move for your weapon.

Judge Dredd says: Yeah.

Cassandra Anderson says: He's changed his mind.

Judge Dredd says: Admirable.

Cassandra Anderson says: (As to why she's not wearing her helmet) The helmet interferes with my psychic abilities.

Cassandra Anderson says: [as to why she's not wearing her helmet] The helmet interferes with my psychic abilities.

Judge Dredd says: I think a bullet will interfere with them more.

Judge Dredd says: Save me an awful lot of paper work, if you just confess right now.

Judge Dredd says: The sentence is death

Judge Dredd says: The crime is life, the sentence is death!

Judge Dredd says: Just a routine drugs bust

Judge Dredd says: Just a routine drugs bust.

Judge Dredd says: Negotiations over...

Judge Dredd says: Wait...

Judge Dredd says: Ma Ma's not the law. I am the law.

Grima Wormtongue says: Why do you lay these troubles on an already troubled mind? Can you not see, your uncle is wearied by your...malcontent, your warmongering?

Éomer says: Warmongering? How long is it since Saruman bought you? What was the promised price, Grima? When all the men are dead, you'd take your share of the treasure? (Grima looks at Eowyn). Too long have you watched my sister. Too long have you haunted her steps.

Grima Wormtongue says: You see much, Eomer, son of Eomund. Too much. You are banished forthwith from the kingdom of Rohan and all its domains, under pain of death.

Éomer says: You have no authority here! Your orders mean nothing!

Grima Wormtongue says: Oh, but this order does not come from me. It comes from the king. He signed it this morning.

Judge Dredd says: You ready?

Cassandra Anderson says: Yeah.

Judge Dredd says: You look ready.

Judge Dredd says: Defense noted.

Judge Dredd says: You have been judged. The sentence is death.

Judge Dredd says: Negotiation's over.

Judge Dredd says: Judgement TIME

Judge Dredd says: Judgement TIME.

Judge Dredd says: Are You Ready Rookie?

Judge Dredd says: Are you ready rookie?

Judge Dredd says: "Well, you got one now"

Judge Dredd says: Well, you got one now.

Judge Dredd says: Ma-Ma is not the law, I Am The Law!

Judge Dredd says: You ready?...You look ready.

Judge Dredd says: Sentence is death

Judge Dredd says: Sentence is death.

Judge Dredd says: You look ready.

Judge Dredd says: Negotiation's over.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you out of your Vulcan mind?!

Judge Dredd says: I am the law.

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark?Speak quickly!!

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark? Speak quickly!

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground.

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell.

Gimli says: **Steps away slowly**

Gimli says: [steps away slowly]

Spock says: He said he wanted me to see something; the destruction of my home planet.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: How the hell did they do that, by the way? Where did the Romulans get that kind of weaponry?

Spock says: The engineering comprehension necessary to artificially create a black hole may suggest an answer. Such technology could theoretically be manipulated to create a tunnel through space-time.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Damn it man, I'm a doctor, not a physicist! Are you actually suggesting they're from the future?!

Spock says: If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: How poetic..

Frank Moses says: Did Kordesky train you?

William Cooper says: Yeah.

Frank Moses says: I trained Kordesky.

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddermark? Speak quickly!

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine .

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground....

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground...

Legolas says: (notches an arrow and points at Eomer) You would die before your stroke fell!!!

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points at Eomer] You would die before your stroke fell!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: wife got the whole damn planet in the divorce, all I've got left are my BONES

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: The ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Wait a minute kid, how old are you?

Pavel Checkov says: Seventeen, sir!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Oh good, did you hear that? He's seventeen.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you out of your Vulcan mind?!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Wait a minuet, kid. how old are you?

Pavel Checkov says: seventeen, sir.

Pavel Checkov says: Seventeen, sir.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: oh good, he's 17.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Oh good, he's 17.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you out of Vulcan mind?!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you out of your Vulcan mind?

James Kirk (young) says: Who's the pointy eared bastard?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I don't know...*raises eyebrows*...but I like him.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I don't know...*raises eyebrows* but I like him.

Black Hat says: I can smell the blood in your veins.... Smells like dinner

Black Hat says: I can smell the blood running through your veins. Smells like... DINNER.

Black Hat says: After all, if you’re not committing sin… you’re not having fun.

Black Hat says: [With an evil smirk] After all, if you're not committing sin... you're not having fun.

Judge Dredd says: Ok, come quietly or there will be TROUBLE! Robocop lifted that from Dredd as it appeared in a prog back in'78

Judge Dredd says: Ok, come quietly or there will be trouble!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Don't be such an infant!