'The Boys': 5 things you did not know about Karl Urban

While his entertainment career is in the spotlight quite often, what you may not know is that Karl Urban is the celebrity ambassador for KidsCan


                            'The Boys': 5 things you did not know about Karl Urban
Karl Urban from Season 3 of 'The Boys' (Amazon Prime)
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'The Boys' is back on Amazon Prime for Season 3 and the loyal fans it has gathered are as excited as you can be on a Friday night. Prime Video has never disappointed us when it comes to superhero content to fit every mood and this time it's all about fun.

The Boys season 2 finale had some major ramifications as the show moves forward into Season 3. In the upcoming season, the plot will deal with characters going their separate ways, new alliances being formed – and some not surviving at all. We can expect plenty of focus on Victoria Neuman. The secret Supe politician has been blowing up brains and surely has some sort of diabolical plan up her sleeve. 

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Who is Karl Urban?

The New Zealand actor was born on June 7th, 1972. Karl attended St Mark's Church School, where he showed an early love for public performance. He gained an interest in acting when he was just 8 years old. He eventually enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in the Bachelor of Arts program but left after one year to pursue a career in acting. 

He started his career with New Zealand films and TV series. Karl's debut in Hollywood was in the 2002 horror film 'Ghost Ship.' He is also famous for his appearance in the second and third installments of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Karl played John "Reaper" Grimm in  'Doom' , which released on 21 October 2005. In 2007, he starred in the Viking adventure 'Pathfinder.' A longtime fan of Westerns,he starred as Woodrow Call in 'Comanche Moon,' a television miniseries that aired in early 2008 as a prequel to the 'Lonesome Dove' miniseries, based on Larry McMurtry's book series of the same name.

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In 2012, Urban starred as law-enforcing comic book character Judge Dredd in the film 'Dredd.' In 2013, Urban starred as Detective John Kennex in 'Almost Human,' a TV series created by JH Wyman. Since 2019, Urban has starred as William "Billy" Butcher in the Amazon Prime series 'The Boys'.

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While his entertainment career is in the spotlight quite often, what you may not know is that Urban is the celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charity that currently supports over 16,000 disadvantaged children in New Zealand by providing them with essentials such as food, clothing, and shoes. In May, 2022, UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand also welcomed Urban as an official Ambassador to support in raising awareness on children’s rights both in New Zealand and around the world.

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What is 'The Boys' Season 3 all about?

The new season shows one of the most popular storylines of the comic, 'Herogasm,' an isolated annual Vought event for the superheroes where they can fiddle around with drugs, sex, and any other form of legal or illegal amusement.

The third season is also introducing four new superheroes: Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), Gunpowder (Sean Patrick Flanery), Blue Hawk (Nick Wechsler) and Supersonic (Miles Gaston Villanueva). Soldier Boy is allegedly a Supe from World War II who might have a history with Stormfront (Aya Cash). With Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) turning against his father Homelander (Antony Starr) after accidentally killing his own mother, and Hughie (Jack Quaid) taking up a job in Neuman’s (Claudia Doumit) office without realising that she is the superpowered assassin, season three of The Boys is sure to keep you hooked.

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