KARL URBAN (Uncle Zack) stars in the new television series
Almost Human, which debuted on FOX in November. He was recently seen reprising
his role as Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in the 2013 global blockbuster smash Star
Trek Into Darkness, reuniting him with director/producer J.J. Abrams.
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban participated in local
theater and television productions before starring in his first feature film,
Heaven. For his work in his next two feature films, Via Satellite and The Price
of Milk, Urban received two Best Actor nominations at the New Zealand Film
Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson discovered Urban in the
whimsical romantic comedy The Price of Milk, and cast him in his first Hollywood
blockbuster, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Urban played
Eomer, the banished, loyal prince of Rohan, and went on to reprise his role in
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, as well as The Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King, which went on to win an historic eleven Academy Awards and
garnered Urban his second Screen Actors Guild Award.
Urban starred alongside Matt Damon in the critical and box office hit The
Bourne Supremacy. Urban's other film credits include The Chronicles of Riddick,
Doom, Priest and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.
Urban can be seen alongside Eric Stonestreet, James Marsden and Wentworth
Miller in The Loft, and with Vin Diesel in Riddick, the third film of the Pitch
Urban is also an ambassador for Kids Can, a charity organization that
provides food and clothing for over 50,000 children living in poverty in New
Zealand. Recently, Urban has become involved with Key to Life Trust, a New
Zealand-based charity organization focusing on school mental health promotion
and suicide prevention.
Urban lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.