He may not be a physicist, but he is now 37 years old. Today is Karl Urban’s birthday and so we here at TrekMovie wanted to wish him a happy birthday and you are out of your Vulcan mind if you didn’t think that he nailed the role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the new Star Trek. See below to find out all the latest on fellow Trek fan, Karl Urban.
What’s up with Karl?
Here is a quick rundown on the latest for Karl Urban:
Karl will be the first Star Trek star to do a post-release convention, by appearing at Australia’s Supanova. He will be appearing at Sydney Supanova June 27 & 28, and also at Perth Supanova July 4 & 5. More details at supanova.com.au.
Karl will be one of the judges for 48Hours, New Zealand’s largest film competition. More info at the official site.
Karl appears in the new documentary on swords, Reclaiming the Blade. You can see a trailer and order the movie online at the official site.
Karl has a number of post Star Trek films roles all ready.
- In 2007 before shooting Star Trek, Karl completed work starring in the thriller Black Water Transit playing a homicide detective in New Orleans. The indie film already has some buzz, but has had trouble finding distribution, but may come out inearly 2010. More at official site.
- Karl recently has been recently shooting And Soon The Darkness, a remake of a 70s thriller. Karl plays the villain persuing a couple of girls on a bike trip through Argentina.
- Karl’s next project is Relentless, a film about four extreme sports athletes caught in the Amazon jungle,
- Urban is also rumored to be in Hired Guns, a rotoscoped western.
Karl has a big gun in "Blackwater Transit"
Why we love Karl
As noted in the TrekMovie.com review and many others, Karl Urban’s McCoy was the closest thing to the original. As a fan of the show, Urban went out of his way to bring as much of the original Star Trek into his performance, while still making it his own. Here again is a clip of Karl as "Bones" meeting Kirk for the first time in Star Trek.
Live Long and Prosper Karl…and Happy Birthday!
Urban at the LA Premiere of "Star Trek"