Karl Urban is celebrating his birthday today. The kiwi actor who has become Star Trek's new Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy is turning 38 years old. So today TrekMovie joins other fans in wishing the good doctor happy birthday.
The new Bones
Karl Urban has become a fan favorite of the new Star Trek crew. This is probably due to how Urban is a fan himself, and how his performance, more than any of the others, channeled the original actor. This clip of Kirk meeting McCoy shows how Urban has nailed the irascible doctor.
Comic Book Karl
Karl Urban's next two projects, both of which are in post-production, are comic book adaptations. In October Karl will be seen along side Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman in Red. And next March Urban will appear as the main villain in the post-apocalyptic film Priest. Karl has also signed on to star in Relentless, a low-budget film about extreme sports enthusiasts surviving a plan crash in the Amazon. Relentless starts shooting in the fall.
And after all that other movie-making, Karl will suit up again to play Dr. McCoy in the Star Trek sequel. Until then, we hope that Karl relaxes and enjoys his Birthday.
Karl celebrating at last year's Star Trek DVD party
POLL: More Karl in the sequel?
So do you want to see more of Karl Urban's McCoy in the Star Trek sequel, or less?