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Urban, Karl 1972–

URBAN, Karl 1972–

PERSONAL

Original name, Karl–Heinz Urban; born June 7, 1972, in Wellington, New Zealand; father, a leather goods manufacturer; children: Hunter. Education: Attended Victoria University for one year. Avocational Interests: Horseback riding, fishing, surfing, golf, and gardening.

Addresses:

Agent—Creative Artist Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Thruline Entertainment, 9250 Wilshire Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Actor.

Awards, Honors:

Film Award nomination, best actor, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, 2000, for The Price of Milk; DVDX Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary (new for DVD), 2003, for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 2003, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best ensemble acting, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (with others), best acting ensemble, 2004, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Wellington soldier, Chunuk Bair (also known as Once in Chunuck), 1992.

Sweeper, Heaven, Miramax, 1998.

Paul, Chrissy's boyfriend, Via Satellite, 1998.

Harry Ballard, The Irrefutable Truth about Demons (also known as Truth about Demons), 2000.

Rob, The Price of Milk, Lot 47 Films, 2000.

Munder, Ghost Ship, Warner Bros., 2002.

Eomer, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Tuerme and The Two Towers), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Eomer, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkeher des Koenigs and The Return of the King), New Line Cinema, 2003.

Vaako, The Chronicles of Riddick (also known as The Chronicles of Riddick: The Director's Cut), Universal, 2004.

Kirill, The Bourne Supremacy (also known as Die Bourne Verschwoerung), Universal, 2004.

John Grimm, Doom, Universal, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tim Johnstone, Homeward Bound, 1992.

Paramedic Jamie Forrest, Shortland Street, TVNZ, 1993–94.

James Westwood, Riding High, WAM, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Captain Arn Dravyk, The Privateers, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Kor, Amazon High, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Chronicles of Riddick: The Lowdown (documentary), Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Heroin addict, "Suffer Little Children," Shark in the Park, 1990.

Cupid, "The Green–Eyed Monster," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1996.

Mael, "Altared States," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1996.

Julius Caesar, "Destiny," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997.

Cupid, "For Him the Bell Tolls," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997.

Cupid, "A Comedy of Eros," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997.

Julius Caesar, "The Deliverer," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Julius Caesar, "The Debt: Part 1," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997.

Julius Caesar, "The Bitter Suite," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1998.

Julius Caesar, "When in Rome…," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1998.

Julius Caesar, "A Good Day," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1998.

Caius Julius Caesar, "Render Unto Caesar," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1998.

Julius Caesar, "Endgame," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1999.

Julius Caesar, "The Ides of March," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1999.

Kor, "Lifeblood," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 2000.

Julius Caesar, "When Fates Collide," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 2001.

Also appeared in White Fang; Riding High.

Stage Appearances:

Mark Antony, Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, New Zealand, 1998.

Jett Lane, The Herbal Bed, Maidment Theatre, Auckland, 1998.

Foreskin, Foreskin's Lament, Auckland, 1999.

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