Quick Facts of Karl-Heinz Urban

  • Full NameKarl-Heinz Urban
  • Net Worth$20 million
  • Date of Birth1972 /06 /07
  • NicknameKarl
  • Marital StatusMarried(2000-2014)
  • BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChritian
  • ProfessionActor
  • NationalityNew Zealand
  • Active Year1995- present
  • Eye colourHazel
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseNatelie Wihong
  • Height7 feet 2 inches (1.83 m)
  • Children3
  • HoroscopeGemini

Karl Urban is one of the versatile and hardworking faces of Hollywood. Urban is famous for playing Leonard McCoy in the Star Trek reboot film series. Also, he has portrayed his acting skills in several New Zealand films and TV series such as Xena: Warrior Princess. He starred as Billy Butcher in Amazon’s web television series The Boys.

Apart, Urban works as a celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that supports children in New Zealand. He has two children with his former partner. Would you like to know about his wife and children? if so then read this article till the end.

Early Life of Karl Urban

Karl-Heinz Urban was born as Karl-Heinz Urban on 7th June 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand. His father is a German immigrant, who runs a leather good store, and his mother worked at Film Facilities in Wellington. As a  matter of fact, the young Urban was engaged in classic New Zealand cinema and he discovered his interest in the film industry, through his mother.

Furthermore, Urban attended St Mark’s Church School, where he showed an early love for public performance. Karl, eight years old came for the first time on the screen after he got a single line in one episode of Pioneer Women, New Zealand tv series.

Karl Urban’s teenage photo Image Source: Pinterest

He attended Wellington College (1986-1990) and later enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington for his Bachelor of Arts Program but left after one year for a career in acting. 

Career Breakdown

Karl started his career as a theater artist and has appeared in several local Tv commercials and theater roles in the Wellington area. Furthermore, he made his appearance in the offbeat rural romance The Prince of Milk.  Later he also worked in Out of the Blue, the role of policeman Nick Harvey. He played the role of Munder in 2000 film Gost ship alongside, Desmond Harrington, Ron Eldard and Gabriel Byrne. Urban portrayed the role of Leonard McCoy in 2009 big hit Star Trek, featuring John Cho, Winona Ryder, Eric Bana, and Leonard Nimoy.

Frist movie poster of Karl Urban
Frist movie poster of Karl Urban. Images Source: Pinterest

Moreover, Karl starred the role, Rohann Murdoch, in six episodes of tv series Shark in the Park. He is also credited for the television series like The Boys, Short Poppies, Almost Human, Comanche Moon, and Shortland Street.

Personal life (Wife and Children)

Urban married his long-time partner, Natalie Wihongi. The couple met back in 2000 while, Natalie was his makeup artist for the television series The Privateers. Together, they have two sons: Hunter Urban, born 16 December 2000 and Indiana Urban, born 28 June 2005, named after the eponymous hero of  Indiana Jones franchise. Sadly, Karl and Natalie ended their ten years of married life into divorce. The couple announced their separation on December 2014.

Karl Urban with wife, Natalie Wihongi, 01 November 2012 Image Source: Norrie Montgomery.

Following his relationship with Natalie, Karl also engaged in four years relationship. He dated actress Katee Sackhoff from 2014 to 2018. The couple was loved by their fans for having great chemistry and even more they used to appear together in several seminars. Karl and Katee dated for approximately six years. Unfortunately, before they could plan for their wedding, the duo announced their separation. 

Karl with her girlfriend Katee Sackhoff. Image Source: Liverampup.com

Just like Urban, Sackhoff is also involved in the entertainment industry. In fact, she is a famous American actress who has appeared in dozens of television series and films. Other than this, there is no information about Karl and Katee’s relationship. 

Net Worth in Millions

6 feet 1-inch tall actor, Karl Urban has a net worth of $20 million as of 2020. Most of his source of earnings is from movies, television series, and video games. Karl holds the credit of dozens of movies and television series. In addition, Karl earns around $3.37 millions as his annual salary.

The poster of The Two Towers Images Source: Amazon.com

One of his films,  Ghost Ship ended up collecting a staggering box office collection of around $68.3 million. He might have received a big paycheque from the sucess of his movie. Apart, Karl serves as The Celebrity Ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that supports 16000 helpless children in New Zealand. The organization provides  essentials things for the kids such as food, clothing, and shoes.”

Karl’s beautiful cottage at Auckland Crib sell out Images Source: Variety

Besides this all, we got information that Karl sells his ship-shape, two-story shingled cottage measures 281 square meters(3,025.26 square feet) and includes a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which is situated at Auckland, New Zealand but the price is undisclosed.

 

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