- At age 8, he appeared on a New Zealand television show.
- First major TV appearance was in 1990 on the New Zealand drama series Shark in the Park.
- Has played both Mark Antony and Julius Caesar on stage and screen. In a 1998 Auckland Theatre Company production of Julius Caesar he starred as Antony, and he played Caesar on both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
- Spoke about his experiences with sword fighting on film in the 2009 documentary Reclaiming the Blade.
- Supports the New Zealand charity KidsCan.
- 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- Hunter Urban — Son
- Natalie Wihongi — Wife
- Indy Urban — Son
- Attended Wellington College, Wellington, New Zealand; attended Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
- Birth Name: Karl-Heinz Urban
- Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
- Profession: Actor
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