Born on 7 June, 1972, in Wellington, Karl Urban had his first role at age 8, but did not act again until he had finished high school. He was on the iconic NZ series 'Shortland Street' during it's 1993-1994 season. Leaving university after one year to pursue his acting career, Karl has been in supporting roles in The Bourne Supremacy, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Reds, Dredd and is most known for playing Dr. 'Bones' McCoy in the new Star Trek franchise.
“I’ve got my Dredd helmet, I’ve got my Lord of the Rings helmet, I’ve got a sword from Pathfinder, I’ve got a gun from Chronicles of Riddick…and from the Bourne Supremacy I’ve got that leather jacket…I stole my Star Trek insignia and ring from the first movie…y’know, when I started my career I was stealing, like, underwear, socks, stuff like that, but I’ve evolved. You can’t put thermal underwear on your bookshelf.” - Karl Urban's career progression. ~~LOL and awwwww!