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KARL URBAN (John Grimm, a.k.a. Reaper) is best known for his dynamic role as Rohan warrior Eomer in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Director/Writer/Producer Peter Jackson cast Urban in The Lord of the Rings after viewing a rough cut of the critically acclaimed independent film The Price of Milk, which garnered Urban a Best Actor nomination at the New Zealand Film Awards.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban first appeared on television as a child. Throughout his school years, he wrote, directed and starred in many film and stage productions. As a young adult, he postponed his university studies to further pursue his acting career, training and working throughout "Australasiaā€¯ in theater and film. The actor was most recently seen starring as Lord Vaako opposite Vin Diesel in the science fiction action-adventure The Chronicles of Riddick and as Kirill opposite Matt Damon in the espionage thriller The Bourne Supremacy.

Urban's feature film debut was in Heaven, starring Martin Donovan and Richard Schiff. His other film credits include Via Satellite and Ghost Ship, in which he starred opposite Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies.


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