Karl Urban Net Worth
Karl Urban has an estimated net worth of $20 million. New Zealand-born actor Karl Urban won over audiences with his roles in ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ before emerging as a star of the popular Amazon Prime series ‘The Boys.’ He earns most of his income from his roles in movies and television programs.
Karl Urban was born in New Zealand in 1972 and has appeared in stage, TV and film productions in his native country. He became known to American audiences through the series “Hercules” (1996-98) and “Xena” (1996-2001) before starring in the “Lord of the Rings” films ” The Two Towers” (2002) and “The Return of the King” (2003). After a series of action-heavy roles in films such as The Bourne Supremacy (2004), the actor portrayed Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek (2009) and its sequels, and delivered a compelling comedic performance in Thor: Ragnarok (2017). As of 2019, Urban has been praised for his role as the leader of vigilantes in Amazon Prime’s dark comedy superhero series The Boys.
To calculate the net worth of Karl Urban, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$200 Thousand|
|Annual Income:||$3 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor|
Karl-Heinz Urban was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on June 7, 1972. His parents were Germans who had moved there from Germany. He was reportedly told to go into the leather goods business like his father, but he was more interested in what his mother did, which was work at a film production and equipment rental company.
“Every time a film was finished, all the crews and technical people would go to this warehouse where this film rental company was, and they would show the film on the garage of the building,” he later told The New Zealand Herald. “Not only did I love the movies, but I also loved the way the crew lived and worked together. I was hooked.”
At the age of eight, when he made his first short TV appearance, Urban started writing his own plays and taking part in school theater productions. After graduating from Wellington College in 1990 and getting a taste of professional success, he soon quit Victoria University to pursue acting full-time.
Urban started his career in New Zealand with a recurring role in the police drama “Shark in the Park” (1990) and a role in the war film “Chunuk Bair.” He also did work on stage (1992). In 1994, he made history on “Shortland Street” by playing the first openly gay character, Jamie Forrest. He then showed off his horse-riding skills in “Riding High” (1995-96).
In the mid-1990s, American audiences first saw Urban in the fantasy series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and its spinoff, “Xena: Warrior Princess,” where he played many roles, including the love god Cupid and the Roman dictator Julius Caesar. At the same time, his career on the big screen was picking up speed. He was nominated for best supporting actor at the New Zealand Film Awards for his roles in the dysfunctional-family comedy Via Satellite (1998) and the romantic fantasy The Price of Milk (2000).
‘The Lord of the Rings’
Urban’s performance in The Price of Milk also caught the attention of director Peter Jackson, who cast the up-and-coming actor in the second and third installments of The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Although his role of the warrior Éomer was rather minor in an epic full of high-profile stars and breathtaking special effects, Urban still attracted attention with his physicality and fierce gaze.
‘The Chronicles of Riddick,’ ‘The Bourne Supremacy,’ ‘Doom’
The mega-success of The Lord of the Rings paved the way for Urban to take on a whole slew of action roles: He tangled with Vin Diesel as Commander Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), stalked Matt Damon as a Russian assassin in The Bourne Supremacy, and shot mutants alongside Dwayne Johnson in the video game-inspired film Doom (2005). After a return to his homeland, where he starred in Out of the Blue (2006), about a mass shooting in a small New Zealand community, Urban resumed his Hollywood career as the lead in Viking-era Pathfinder (2007).
Urban’s career took another decisive turn when he played Leonard “Bones” McCoy alongside Chris Pine’s James Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock in a reboot of Star Trek (2009). Urban not only won over a loyal fan base, but also displayed a sense of humor largely unknown to those who had seen his earlier roles.
“I have no doubt that some people just perceived me as an action guy, but the role in ‘Bones’ convinced them otherwise,” he told the Tulsa World in 2010. “I can tell by the number of offers and how often the phone has been ringing since Star Trek came out.”
Urban played the character in the sequels Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).
‘Red,’ ‘Priest,’ ‘Dredd’
In the 2010 action comedy Red, which had a star-studded cast, Urban broke his leg during a long fight scene with Bruce Willis. However, the film’s critical and commercial success made up for the pain. But his next two movies, Priest (2011), in which he played a vampire hunter, and Dredd (2012), in which he played the title character and a judge, didn’t do very well at the box office. In the same way, Urban’s return to TV in 2013 as the lead of the futuristic crime drama “Almost Human” didn’t last more than a season, even though the show started out with good ratings.
Following the family films Walking with Dinosaurs (2013) and Pete’s Dragon (2016), Urban delivered another fan-favourite performance in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) as Skurge, the weary guard forced to serve Cate Blanchett’s bloodthirsty Hela. He then played supporting roles in Acts of Vengeance (2017) with Antonio Banderas and The Hangman (2017) with Al Pacino before taking the lead in the gritty crime thriller Bent (2018).
In 2019, Urban played vigilante Billy Butcher in ‘The Boys,’ a subversive superhero show on Amazon Prime that was based on comic books and graphic novels. Even though Urban was part of a large cast, he stood out because of his funny one-liners and ability to kick people in the buttocks. His performance helped make the show popular for many seasons.
Wife and Children
With his ex-wife, make-up artist Natalie Wihongi, Urban has two sons, Hunter and Indiana. After being married for ten years, they said they were splitting up in 2014.
Charities and Personal Life
Urban has worked with KidsCan, a charity in New Zealand that helps children who are living in poverty. In 2022, his home country named him a UNICEF ambassador.
The actor has resisted the urge to put down roots in Hollywood. Instead, he prefers to fly from his home in New Zealand to work on a movie or TV show. Between shoots, he likes to do many things outside, especially fishing and surfing.
Is Karl Urban Related to Keith Urban?
The two famous people are not related, but the fact that they have the same last name and were born in the same country has led to questions about family ties and sometimes a case of mistaken identity: Karl Urban says that an overseas newspaper once got it wrong and said that he, not country singer Keith Urban, had married actress Nicole Kidman.
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