Karl Urban - Famous Actor

Karl Urban Net Worth


Karl Urban, the famous actor from New Zealand who played roles including Eomer in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Judge Dredd in ‘Dredd’, has a net worth of $20 million.

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Karl Urban's Achievements:
  • Karl Urban is a successful Kiwi actor recognized for his versatile acting skills.
  • He gained fame through his appearance as Eomer in 'The Lord of the Rings' and Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in 'Star Trek' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.
  • His awarded performances have also been cited in various Kiwi films like 'The Price of Milk' and 'Out of the Blue'.
  • Urban's exceptional portrayal of Judge Dredd in 'Dredd' has been one of the most acclaimed roles of his career.
  • Urban also played important characters including CIA Agent William Cooper in 'RED', Vaako in 'The Chronicles of Riddick' and Caesar in 'Xena: Warrior Princess'.

Basic Information About Karl Urban

Full NameKarl Urban
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1972-06-07 (52 years old)
Place of birthWellington
NationalityNew Zealand
EducationVictoria University of Wellington
Curiosities and TrademarksDeep commanding voice
Dark intense staring eyes
Often plays wisecracking, highly adept characters
FatherJurgen Urban
SpouseNatalie Wihongi - (16 SeptemberΒ 2004 - present)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Kids(Two) Hunter and Indiana
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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Karl Urban awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWinnerThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2004
NBR Award - Best Acting by an EnsembleWinnerThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003
BSFC Award - Best Ensemble CastWinnerStar Trek2009
DFCS Award - Best Acting EnsembleWinnerStar Trek2010
Gold Derby Award - Ensemble CastNomineeStar Trek2010
WAFCA Award - Best EnsembleNomineeStar Trek2009
Chainsaw Award - Bloodiest BeatdownNomineeDoom2006

Karl Urban roles

Movie / Series Role
Thor: RagnarokSkurge
The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersEomer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingEomer
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of SkywalkerStormtrooper (uncredited)
The Bourne SupremacyKirill
REDWilliam Cooper
Ghost ShipMunder
The Chronicles of RiddickVaako
Star TrekBones
Star Trek Into DarknessBones
Star Trek BeyondDoctor 'Bones' McCoy
DreddJudge Dredd
DoomJohn Grimm
PriestBlack Hat
The LoftVincent Stevens
Pete's DragonGavin
Acts of VengeanceStrode
BentDanny Gallagher
HangmanDet. Will Ruiney
And Soon the DarknessMichael
The BoysBilly Butcher 24 episodes, 2019-2021
Xena: Warrior PrincessJulius Caesar / ... 13 episodes, 1996-2001
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2016
The TalkSelf 1 episode, 2016
Almost HumanDetective John Kennex 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012

Karl Urban's Quotes

  • [on his fondest memory of working with Peter Jackson while shooting the Lord of the Rings trilogy] Peter's really open to the humor in the day-to-day. One time, we were referencing a line in the book, "We counted all the slain and despoiled them, then we piled the carcasses and burned them." Of course, we went on all sorts of disgusting tangents about what else these Rohan soldiers did to the poor Orcs.
  • [on a Dredd (2012) sequel] It's not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It's entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects. In fact, that's what happened with Star Trek (1966). They weren't going to do a third season until fans did a letter-writing campaign and they continued that series.
  • When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I've got those wings on my back.
  • I don't believe I could work as effectively at what I do without the support of my wife.
  • I like the time frame involved in being an actor.

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Interesting Facts about Karl Urban

  1. He is, and has almost always been, very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle's farm for many years doing odd jobs. For filming the Lord of the Rings movies, he realized that Eomer was a consummate horseman and he was nowhere near that level, so he invested a lot of time learning: six to eight weeks, five days a week, two hours a day. He wanted to learn to neck rein, a method of steering a horse using one hand while leaving the other hand free to wield a sword. He wanted to be so at one with the horse that he wasn't conscious or concerned about what the horse was doing. In addition, he also enjoys indoor rock climbing.
  2. Has a black Lab terrier named Ire (pronounced eye-ree) after a Bob Marley song (from the album "Uprising").
  3. His hobbies include fishing, surfing, golf and gardening.
  4. Had a beret and coat to perform self-written Frank Spencer skits at ages 11 and 12 as school assembly entertainment.
  5. Primary school classmates with Jack Yan.
  6. Reportedly received a $400,000 bonus for his work on "The Lord of the Rings" [London Daily Mail, December 5, 2003].
  7. Did roles on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995): Emperor Julius Caesar, Kor the caveman, and Mael (biblical character), Icas's brother. Also did roles on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995): Cupid, son of Aphrodite and Caesar.
  8. His character of Cupid was originally written into the Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) Season 5 finale episode "Motherhood", but Urban was unavailable because he was filming The Lord of the Rings elsewhere in New Zealand. As compensation, Rob Tapert wrote the Season 6 episode "When Fates Collide" specifically for him, this time for his more-popular character of Julius Caesar. Tapert also used this episode as an opportunity to bid farewell to two other fan-favorite recurring characters: Alti and Brutus, portrayed by Claire Stansfield and David Franklin. "When Fates Collide" became one of the most popular episodes of the entire series.
  9. Was introduced in the second installment of each of the three huge franchises he has appeared in: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
  10. Good friends with co-stars Viggo Mortensen from The Lord of the Rings and RenΓ©e O'Connor from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).
  11. Was considered for the role of Kainan in Outlander (2008), which went to Jim Caviezel.
  12. Has appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), which was previously made as an animated film with the voice of John Huston. Urban later appeared in Comanche Moon (2008), a prequel to Lonesome Dove (1989), which featured Anjelica Huston.
  13. Has German ancestry on his father's side.
  14. Has played the younger versions of iconic characters in two "prequels". He plays Woodrow Call in the Lonesome Dove (1989) prequel Comanche Moon (2008), and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek (2009).
  15. Very good friends with his Star Trek (2009) co-stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
  16. Has replaced Tommy Lee Jones as Woodrow Call in the Lonesome Dove series, and Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd. Both characters previously appeared in films opposite Diane Lane.
  17. Has two sons with his wife Natalie Wihongi: Hunter Urban (born November 2000) and Indiana (Indy) Urban (born January 2005).
  18. Is an ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that supports more than 16,000 disadvantaged children by providing shoes, food, and coats.
  19. Started his acting career at the age of 8.
  20. His father is a German immigrant and owned a leather-goods factory. His mother worked for Film Facilities in Wellington, New Zealand.

Additional information of Karl Urban

Lucky Number5
Lucky StoneAgate
Lucky ColorYellow
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius, Libra
Break UpKatee Sackhoff
DivorceNatalie Wihongi
Eye Colorhazel
Hair Colorbrown

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