Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 with a line on a television show however he did not act again until after high school.
He was offered a role in the NZ drama “Shortland Street” as he was preparing to attend Victoria University but after appearing on the show for the 1993-1994 season he only attended the university for one year before departing to pursue his acting career. Over the next few years he landed several theatre roles in the Wellington area before eventually moving to Auckland where a number of guest roles in TV series followed. Among his first roles was that of a heroin addict in the drama “Shark in the Park“, a guest starring role in the series “White Fang” and Caesar in both “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys“, all of which led to Karl’s big breakout role as Éomer in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Since then Karl’s star has risen powerfully and his resume now including films such as “The Chronicles of Riddick“, “Doom“, “Pathfinder” and “The Bourne Supremacy“. Most recently, and famously, Karl appeared in the HUGE sci-fi smash hit,”Star Trek“, as Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. He also brought the character of Judge Dredd back to the big screen in “Dredd” and will soon be returning to the sequels to “Star Trek” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”!
Karl looks forward to seeing his fans at the Sydney and Perth expos in 2013. He will be appearing on both days between 11 am and 5pm on both days. There will be at least one publicly accessible Q&A on one day of each event.
* Autograph ($40 each) and photograph ($50 each) fees apply.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.