Karl Urban – Biography, Relationship, Figure, Life, Age, Height, Wiki, Career, Images, Net Worth, Family, and More

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Karl Urban

Biography of Karl Urban

Biography of Karl Urban

Karl Urban (Karl-Heinz Urban) is a great actor from New Zealand. There are many popular movies all over the world in which he worked. Karl loves kids very much, he also runs a KidsCan charity. He helps kids by giving them food, clothes, and shoes to almost 16,000 needy Kids in New Zealand. In May 2020, he protected kids’ rights worldwide by becoming a “United Nations Children’s Fund” ambassador. In an online show he and “The Lord of the Rings” actors collect money to help different children.

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Karl Urban Early Life

Urban was born on June 7, 1972, in Wellington (Capital of New Zealand). His father, Jurgen Urban, was from Germany and had a leather shop; he sold leather stuff to earn his living. Karl’s mother, Kari Urban, worked in a company that helped make movies.

At a young age, his mother showed him different old New Zealand movies, and he showed interest in these movies. He joined St Mark’s Church School; he performed at various events in this school that helped to boost his confidence. He started acting from a young age. When he was eight, he got a minimal role in a TV show called “Pioneer Woman”. After this, he didn’t take part in any other movie until he finished his school education.

Karl spent four years at Wellington College from 1986 to 1990. After that, he went to Victoria University of Wellington to further his education. Just after one year, he left this university to start his acting career as a full-time job. At the beginning of his career, he worked on different TV commercials. He left Wellington, went to Auckland, and got many minor roles in other TV shows.

In one of his most prominent roles in a TV show, he played a character who was addicted to drugs. In 1995, he spent one year in Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. He came back to his country, New Zealand, next year.

Struggle and Career 

Karl Urban Struggle and Career

Karl’s first movie in 2002 was “Ghost Ship”; this was his first big Hollywood movie. His role was Munder in this movie. Munder finds the ghost ship, and unfortunately, he gets caught up in the scary things; how he solves this mystery is the central theme of this movie. 

After that, there are many other movies in which he works. Karl was Eomer in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” movie; he was the nephew of King Théoden of Rohan. He leads a group of fighters against Sauron’s army.

He is a Russian agent named Kiril in “The Bourne Supremacy” movie. Many people predict that he will play James Bond in “Casino Royale” movie, but they are entirely wrong.

In 2005, he worked in a sci-fi/action movie called “Doom.” Karl’s character was John “Reaper” Grimm. Grimm is a very skilled Marine who takes his team to Mars for research. During research, they met with terrifying creatures. To save their lives, they have to fight with those creatures.

“Pathfinder” was an Action/Adventure movie released in 2007. Western movies were Karl Urban’s favorite movies. In 2008, Comanche Moon was a western TV Show in which he played the role.

In his childhood, when he saw an Old Star Trek movie, it was his dream to play this character, and in 2009, his dream was completed, and in Star Trek, he played “Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy”. People who are fans of Old Star Trek also liked this movie. After the blockbuster success of this movie, he also worked on the two other versions of Star Trek.

In the “RED” movie, he was the CIA agent William Cooper. His other role in “Priest” was as a bad guy who turns into a vampire.

The table shows some more memorable movies: 

Movie TitleGenre
Dredd (2012)Action/Sci-fi
Pete’s Dragon Remake (2016)Adventure/Fantasy
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)Action/Adventure
Acts of Vengeance (2017)Action/Thriller
The Boys (2019)Drama

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage or Girlfriend

Relationship of Karl Urban

For the very first time, Karl met with Natalie Wihongi during “The Privateers” movie. In the meantime, she was working as a makeup artist. By the time they fell in love and in September 2004, they decided to marry. After their marriage, they live in Auckland, New Zealand. But for some reason, in June 2014, they announced their separation.

Figure – Physical Measurements

Physical Measurements of Karl Urban

Karl Urban, the shining star of New Zealand, has immersive beauty to impress his fans. His build is athletic. He is physically and mentally all the time. His face looks more eye-catching whenever he smiles. He has hazel eyes—his hair is dark brown.

The table below shows his physical measurements in detail:

Chest42 inches
Weight176 pounds / 80 Kilograms
Waist32 inches
Hips sizeUnknown
Biceps15 inches
Dress sizeUnknown
Shoe (Feet) size  11 US

Karl Urban Family Background

Karl Urban Family Background

His father, Jurgen Urban, was from Germany and had a leather shop; he sold leather stuff to earn his living. Karl’s mother, Kari Urban, worked in a company that helped make movies. Karl’s parents can earn sufficient money to raise him without any problem.

Age of Karl Urban

His age is 51 years old as of 2024.

Net Worth

In his early life, he worked in many TV commercials, but his actual source of income was acting. His net worth is approximately 20 – 22 million dollars as of 2024.

Wiki Info

Here is some Wiki info that I am giving below.

Real Name Karl-Heinz Urban
Date of BirthJune 7, 1972
Place of BirthWellington, New Zealand
Current ResidenceAuckland, City in the North Island, New Zealand
Age 51 years
NationalityNew Zealand
EducationSt Mark’s Church School
Wellington College
Victoria University of Wellington
ParentsFather – Jurgen Urban
Mother – Kari Urban
Height6 feet 1 inches (185 centimeters)
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameNatalie Wihongi
ChildrenDaughter – Unknown
Son – Hunter Urban , Indiana Urban
Zodiac SignGemini
Profession        Actor

Social Media Accounts

I have given below the social media accounts.

Instagram2.7M followers
Facebook890K followers
Twitter375.5K followers

What are some fun facts about Karl Urban?

  • He started acting at a very young age, even at the age of eight years.
  • His best movie of all time is the Indiana Jones film series.

Does Karl Urban have kids?

He is the father of two children, Hunter Urban and Indiana Urban.

What is KidsCan?

Kidscan is a charity by Karl Urban that helps the poor and needy Kids who can't afford food, shoes, and clothes.

I'm Lubna Mahfooz , a master's in computer science. I love to write about different celebrities and give authentic information based on research from different internet sources; my primary goal is to provide quality information about celebrities.

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