Friday, May 22, 2009

Who Is That: Karl Urban

Name: Karl Urban
Occupation: Actor
Genre: Film
Born: June 7, 1972

This New Zealand born actor and dreamboat's career started in the early 1990s with guest spots as Julius Caesar on the television show "Xena: Warrior Princess". He has steadily made his way into the spotlight (and late night fantasies) with pivotal roles in films such as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and this Summer's smash hit Star Trek.

Urban started his pursuit of acting near his home in Auckland, New Zealand, where he began to receive various theater and television roles, including roles with the Auckland Theater Company, and the shows "Xena" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". He was nominated for the New Zealand Film and Television award in 2000 for the film The Price of Milk.

In 2002 Karl did a collection of cerulean gowns... Okay, no he didn't. But in 2002, he did get his big Hollywood break when he appeared with Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies in the horror film Ghost Ship.

Almost every year since then he has appeared in a major motion picture event.

Peter Jackson cast him in the role of Eomer in two of the Lord of the Rings epics. He starred alongside Vin Diesel and Judi Dench in the film The Chronicles of Riddick. He was out to take the life of Matt Damon's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy. Starred with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Doom. Won the New Zealand Film and Television award in 2006 for Out of the Blue.

And of course, Urban brilliantly revived the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy (a character so artfully created by the great DeForest Kelley) in this year's smash hit from J.J. Abrams: Star Trek. He is also starring in the anticapted film Black Water Transit due out later this year.

Below is an interview conducted by Australian super geek Nate Burr. Enjoy this fantasmagorical display of Karl Urban's nerdalicious sexiness as he reveals the true Trekkie he really is. Delicious.

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