KARL URBAN (Ghost) is best known for his dynamic role as the Rohan warrior
Eomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Jackson cast Urban after viewing him in 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
actor. 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 Australasia in theater and film.
Urban was most recently seen starring in the action/sci-fi feature Doom for
director Andrzej Bartkowiak; The Bourne Supremacy starring opposite Matt Damon; and
in The Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Diesel and Dame Judi Dench. Other feature
credits include Via Satellite and Ghost Ship, in which he starred opposite Gabriel Byrne
and Julianna Margulies.
He stars in the upcoming television film Comanche Moon, based on the Larry
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