Birth Name: Karl Urban
Birth Place: Wellington, NZ
Born Karl-Heinz Urban in Wellington, New Zealand on June 7, 1972, his father was a German-born manufacturer of leather goods, while his mother worked at a production company in Wellington. Her job there afforded him his first screen appearance at age eight in an episode of the television series "Pioneer Women." Urban's interest in acting was further encouraged by performances in school, in addition to shooting some short films. At 18, he made his professional debut as a heroin addict in the police drama "Shark in the Park." More work soon followed, including a small role in the World War I drama "Chunuk Bair" (1992) and supporting turns on the long-running medical drama "Shortland Street" (T...
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