Karl Urban Net Worth

Karl Urban Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Karl Urban net worth is
$80 Million

Karl Urban Wiki Biography

Karl-Heinz Urban is a Wellington, New Zealand-born actor who has made a big name in Hollywood, particularly through his work in the “Star Trek” series and “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy. Born on 7 June 1972, Karl is of German descent. One of the very popular actors in Hollywood today, Karl has been active in his profession since 1990.

A well-established actor in Hollywood, one may wonder how rich is Karl Urban at the present? As estimated by sources, Karl counts his net worth at an amount of $80 million as of mid-2016. He has managed to amass such an amount of wealth being very successful in his profession for more than 25 years now.

Karl Urban Net Worth $80 million

Raised in New Zealand by his German immigrant parents, Karl was drawn towards the film industry due to his mother’s craze for movies. While attending St. Mark’s Church School, he started to show his love for performing arts, and appeared in his first television role at the age of eight, in the TV series “Pioneer Woman” in which he had only one line. Karl continued performing in several school stage productions, and after matriculating from his high school, he went on to enroll at Wellington College and later attended Victoria University of Wellington, however, Karl dropped out from college before graduating in order to pursue his career as an actor.

He started his adult career by appearing in several commercials in New Zealand. He went on to star in the internationally syndicated television series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess”, in which he portrayed the roles of Cupid and Julius Caesar. In 2002, he starred in his first Hollywood movie, “Ghost Ship”, and was eventually chosen to star in the “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy in 2003, which became a worldwide sensation, in the role of Ëomer. Since then, he has not looked back in his career, and has managed to stay on top of his profession and has worked with some high-profile productions. Of course, this was the pivotal point in his career when his net worth started to skyrocket.

During his career, Karl has worked with several A-list actors and directors, such as director Paul Greengrass and actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente and others in the movie “The Bourne Supremacy”. He has also shared the screen with Chris Pine and John Bo in the J.J. Abrams movie “Star Trek”. In addition, Karl has also worked with David Callaham, Dwayne Johnson and Wesley Strick in the 2005 science fiction action movie “Doom”, in which he appeared in the role of John Grimm. Obviously, being a part of all these successful movies and more has added significantly to Karl’s net worth during his career.

Given Karl’s prominence in Hollywood for quarter of a decade now, he has been honored with several prestigious awards and nominations. Notably, he won the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his role in the movie “The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King”. The role also won him Critics’Choice Movie Award in the same year.

Regarding his personal life, Karl Urban is in a relationship with actress Katee Sackhoff. He was married to Natalie Wihongi in 2004 and the couple lived together in New Zealand until they announced their separation in 2014; the couple has two sons. For now, the celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charitable firm, Karl enjoys his life as a successful actor while his present net worth of $80 million caters to his personal and family expenses

Full NameKarl Urban
Net Worth$80 Million
Salary$80 million
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1972
DiedJuly 12, 1918, Aspern, Vienna, Austria
Place Of BirthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.85 m
EducationSt Mark's Church School, Wellington College, Victoria University of Wellington
NationalityNew Zealander
SpouseNatalie Wihongi (m. 2004–2014)
ChildrenHunter Urban, Indiana Urban
PartnerKatee Sackhoff (2014–present)
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast (2004), Awards Circuit Community Awards (2003), Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (2004), Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast (2009), DFCS Award (2010), New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) (2008)
NominationsDVDX Award - Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)(2003), Chainsaw Award (2006), Gold Derby Awards, New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I), PFCS Award (2004), WAFCA Award (2009)
Movies“Dredd” (2012), “Star Trek Beyond” (2016), “The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King” (2003), “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”, “Star Trek” (2009), “Doom” (2005)
TV Shows“Almost Human” (2013-2014), “Xena: Warrior Princess” (1995-2001), “Comanche Moon” (since 2008)
1Often plays wisecracking, highly adept characters
2Dark intense staring eyes
3Deep commanding voice
1Dredd (2012) represented a failure in marketing. I saw the tracking of that film weeks before it came out and the fundamental problem was no one knew it was being released. Once it came out on DVD and it sold 750,000 copies in the first week alone in North America alone, it was very clear that the audience had discovered it. [2016]
2When you work so hard on making a film, it's all worthwhile when you get to experience seeing that film with an audience who thoroughly enjoy it and react to the movie.
3There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
4That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.
5That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something.
6My philosophy is whatever you do, you've got to invest in yourself. If you don't, there are a lot of people out there who will get the job because they're more prepared than you.
7It's such a small industry here, you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us.
8It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80s.
9If I read a script and find it engaging and I start making choices in my mind on how to approach the work, than that's a good indication that it is something worth pursuing.
10I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting Heaven (1998), it was truly guerrilla filmmaking.
11I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little morsel of work that comes along because I think, in essence, what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
12I did a little theater work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen.
13Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
14I'm high-energy.
15I was a fan of the Dredd comics when I was a teenager.
16I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.
17I love fishing and surfing, and I work out every day.
18I like the time frame involved in being an actor.
19I don't believe I could work as effectively at what I do without the support of my wife.
20Nothing beats a great smile.
21When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I've got those wings on my back.
22[on a Dredd (2012) sequel] It's not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It's entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects. In fact, that's what happened with Star Trek (1966). They weren't going to do a third season until fans did a letter-writing campaign and they continued that series.
23[on his fondest memory of working with Peter Jackson while shooting the Lord of the Rings trilogy] Peter's really open to the humor in the day-to-day. One time, we were referencing a line in the book, "We counted all the slain and despoiled them, then we piled the carcasses and burned them." Of course, we went on all sorts of disgusting tangents about what else these Rohan soldiers did to the poor Orcs.
1Is a huge fan of rugby union; in particular, the New Zealand All Blacks national team.
2On the set of The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), he passed the time by playing Dungeons & Dragons with Vin Diesel, Judi Dench and Thandie Newton.
3Has been a huge fan of the 2000 AD Comics' character Judge Dredd since his teens and got to play the character in the film adaptation Dredd (2012).
4He named his son "Indiana" after Harrison Ford's iconic character Indiana Jones, of whom Karl is a huge fan.
5His accent as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek (2009) was so reminiscent of DeForest Kelley that it reportedly moved Leonard Nimoy (who starred alongside Kelley in the original series and films) to tears.
6Enjoys video games, which is what influenced him to take a role in the film adaptation Doom (2005).
7Has stated that his favorite Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) episode is Xena: Warrior Princess: A Day in the Life (1997), in which he did not appear.
8Was a huge fan of both the Doctor Who and Star Trek franchises long before being cast as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Star Trek (2009) remake.
9His father is a German immigrant and owned a leather-goods factory. His mother worked for Film Facilities in Wellington, New Zealand.
10Started his acting career at the age of 8.
11Is an ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that supports more than 16,000 disadvantaged children by providing shoes, food, and coats.
12Has two sons: Hunter (born November 2000) and Indiana (Indy) (born January 2005).
13Has replaced Tommy Lee Jones as Woodrow Call in the Lonesome Dove series, and Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd. Both characters previously appeared in films opposite Diane Lane.
14Very good friends with his Star Trek (2009) co-stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
15Has played the younger versions of iconic characters in two "prequels". He plays Woodrow Call in the Lonesome Dove (1989) prequel Comanche Moon (2008), and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek (2009).
16Has German ancestry on his father's side.
17Has appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), which was previously made as an animated film with the voice of John Huston. Urban later appeared in Comanche Moon (2008), a prequel to Lonesome Dove (1989), which featured Anjelica Huston.
18Was considered for the role of Kainan in Outlander (2008), which went to Jim Caviezel.
19Good friends with co-stars Viggo Mortensen from The Lord of the Rings and Renée O'Connor from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).
20Was introduced in the second installment of each of the three huge franchises he has appeared in: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
21His character of Cupid was originally written into the Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) Season 5 finale episode "Motherhood", but Urban was unavailable because he was filming The Lord of the Rings elsewhere in New Zealand. As compensation, Rob Tapert wrote the Season 6 episode "When Fates Collide" specifically for him, this time for his more-popular character of Julius Caesar. Tapert also used this episode as an opportunity to bid farewell to two other fan-favorite recurring characters: Alti and Brutus, portrayed by Claire Stansfield and David Franklin. "When Fates Collide" became one of the most popular episodes of the entire series.
22Did roles on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995): Emperor Julius Caesar, Kor the caveman, and Mael (biblical character), Icas's brother. Also did roles on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995): Cupid, son of Aphrodite and Caesar.
23Has a son, Hunter Urban (born November 1, 2000), with wife Natalie Wihongi.
24Reportedly received a $400,000 bonus for his work on "The Lord of the Rings" [London Daily Mail, December 5, 2003].
25Primary school classmates with Jack Yan.
26Had a beret and coat to perform self-written Frank Spencer skits at ages 11 and 12 as school assembly entertainment.
27His hobbies include fishing, surfing, golf and gardening.
28Has a black Lab terrier named Ire (pronounced eye-ree) after a Bob Marley song (from the album "Uprising").
29He is, and has almost always been, very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle's farm for many years doing odd jobs. For filming the Lord of the Rings movies, he realized that Eomer was a consummate horseman and he was nowhere near that level, so he invested a lot of time learning: six to eight weeks, five days a week, two hours a day. He wanted to learn to neck rein, a method of steering a horse using one hand while leaving the other hand free to wield a sword. He wanted to be so at one with the horse that he wasn't conscious or concerned about what the horse was doing. In addition, he also enjoys indoor rock climbing.


Thor: Ragnarok2017post-productionSkurge
Hangman2017/IIpost-productionDetective Ruiney
Entry Levelpre-production
Pete's Dragon2016Gavin
Star Trek Beyond2016Doctor 'Bones' McCoy
The Loft2014Vincent Stevens
Short Poppies2014TV SeriesAlex the Hair Dresser
Almost Human2013-2014TV SeriesDetective John Kennex
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D2013Uncle Zack
Riddick: Blindsided2013ShortVaako (voice)
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Bones
Star Trek2013Video GameBones (voice)
Dredd2012Judge Dredd
Priest2011Black Hat
And Soon the Darkness2010Michael
RED2010William Cooper
Black Water Transit2009Earl Pike
Star Trek2009Bones
Comanche Moon2008TV Mini-SeriesWoodrow F. Call
Out of the Blue2006/INick Harvey
Doom2005John Grimm
The Bourne Supremacy2004Kirill
The Chronicles of Riddick2004Vaako
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Eomer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Eomer
Ghost Ship2002Munder
Xena: Warrior Princess1996-2001TV SeriesJulius Caesar Caesar Cupid ...
The Privateers2000TV MovieCapt. Aran Dravyk
The Price of Milk2000Rob
Truth About Demons2000Harry Ballard
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1996-1998TV SeriesJulius Caesar Cupid
Via Satellite1998Paul
Amazon High1997TV MovieKor
Cover Story1996TV SeriesDamien Marshall
Riding High1995TV SeriesJames Westwood
White Fang1993TV SeriesDavid
Chunuk Bair1992Wellington soldier
Homeward Bound1992TV SeriesTim Johnstone
Shortland Street1992TV SeriesParamedic Jamie Forrest (1993-1994)
Shark in the Park1991TV SeriesRohann Murdoch


Building Star Trek2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHimself
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHimself
Film HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
For the Love of Spock2016DocumentaryHimself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey2016DocumentaryHimself
Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD2014DocumentaryHimself
Vin's Riddick2014Video documentary shortHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox Fall Preview2013TV MovieHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness Special2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest2011Video shortHimself
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Star Trek: The Gag Reel2009Video shortHimself
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Qantas Film and Television Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Big Night In2009TV MovieHimself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Special zu 'Star Trek XI'2009TV Movie documentary
Reclaiming the Blade2009DocumentaryHimself
Pathfinder: The Shoot2007Video documentary shortHimself
Pathfinder: The Build2007Video documentary shortHimself
Basic Training2006Video documentary shortHimself
Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes2005Video shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2004Video documentaryHimself
Home of the Horse Lords2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Crash Cam - Racing to the Streets of Moscow2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Keeping It Real2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Matching Identities: Casting of 'The Bourne Supremacy'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over...2003Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2003Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Troldspejlet2013TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game2012Video GameEomer
First Person Shooter Sequence2006Video documentary shortJohn Grimm (uncredited)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age2004Video GameEomer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Video GameEomer
Xena: Warrior Princess1997-1998TV SeriesJulius Caesar

Won Awards

2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastStar Trek (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleStar Trek (2009)
2008Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in FilmOut of the Blue (2006)
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Nominated Awards

2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastStar Trek (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleStar Trek (2009)
2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBloodiest BeatdownDoom (2005)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2001Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best ActorThe Irrefutable Truth About Demons (2000)
2000Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best ActorThe Price of Milk (2000)

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