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Johann Urb
Born (1977-01-24) 24 January 1977 (age 46)
  • Estonian
  • American
  • Actor
  • producer
  • model
Years active 2001–present
Erin Axtell
(m. 2007; div. 2010)

Rachel Emma Pringle
(m. 2018)

Johann Urb (born 24 January 1977) is an Estonian-American actor, producer, and former model.

Early life and education

Johann Urb was born in Tallinn to parents Tarmo and Maris Urb. His father is an Estonian musician and the brother of actor and singer Toomas Urb. At the age of ten, he moved to live in Finland with his mother and her new Finnish husband, where he was raised primarily in Tampere. After turning 17, Urb moved to the United States, where his father lived, and began his career in modeling in New York City, which led him later on to pursuing a career in acting. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.


In 2001, Urb landed a small part in the film Zoolander. Later, he made an appearance in the short film Fear of Feathers and had a role in one episode of CSI: Miami. In 2004, Urb appeared in the short-running television series The Mountain. Following that, he guest starred in several television shows and made smaller film roles.

In 2005, Urb played a tall, Scandinavian-vintage worker, an awkward yet loyal ranch hand for Willie and Missie LeHay in "Love's Long Journey," the third installment in the 8-episode Hallmark television series "Love Comes Softly."

Urb would then get his first major film role in The Hottie and the Nottie in 2008. The next year, Urb made a short appearance in Roland Emmerich's disaster epic 2012 as a heroic pilot and he played a journalist in the fantasy TV series Eastwick. He also played the part of Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil: Retribution, which was released in 2012. He also played the part of U.S. Park Ranger Burt Moore, the boyfriend of Abby Sciuto in the series NCIS.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Zoolander Mugatu bodyguard
2003 Fear of Feathers Hunk Short film
2006 All In Jake
2005 Love's Long Journey Hired hand Hallmark 'Love Comes Softly' series
2006 Life Happens Jason Short film
2007 Bank Job, TheThe Bank Job Brandon Direct-to-video
2007 1408 Surfer dude
2008 Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the Nottie Johann Wulrich
2009 Hired Gun Ryan Decker
2009 2012 Sasha Hoho
2010 Toxic Greg
2010 Hard Breakers Zack
2011 Little Bit of Heaven, AA Little Bit of Heaven Doug Uncredited
2011 Hot Dog Water Short film
2011 Small Gods Owen Young Short film
2011 Dorfman in Love Jay Cleary
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution Leon S. Kennedy
2014 Rusty Steel Rusty Direct-to-video
2014 Beautiful Girl Cannon Balls Also producer
2014 Faith Arseni Short film
2015 Check, Please! Vincent Chase Short film
2015 Last Rescue, TheThe Last Rescue Feldgendarm Hans Graf
2016 Perfect Daughter, TheThe Perfect Daughter Nick
2016 Lord of Shanghai Jensen
2016 Happy Hour Marcus Short film
2017 Hollywood Dirt Cole Passionflix original
2018 Tuliliilia ("Fire Lily") Kaarel Estonian feature film
2018 Straight Talk Express Lance Evver Short film
2018 Can't Have You Zeus
2019 Ükssarvik ("Chasing Unicorns") Tom Marcusson Estonian feature film
2019 Stay with Me Josh
2020 The Deep Ones Petri
2020 Breach Shady
2022 American Siege Toby Baker
2022 Functional Chaos Gil / Gilroy Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Miss Match David Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
2004 CSI: Miami Brad Tustin Episode: "Stalkerazzi"
2004 Mountain, TheThe Mountain Travis Thorson Main cast; 13 episodes
2005 Love's Long Journey Fyn Anders Television film
2006 Entourage Ken Episode: "Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
2006 Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, TheThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Doug 2 episodes
2006 'Til Death Greg Episode: "The Wood Pile"
2007 Dirt Johnny Gage 5 episodes
2007 Hidden Palms Steve
2008 One Tree Hill Nick Episode: "4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days"
2008 Gunfighter's Pledge, AA Gunfighter's Pledge Lars Anderson Television film
2008 Knight Rider Skyler Rand Episode: "Knight of the Iguana"
2009 Eastwick Will St. David Main cast; 10 episodes
2010 100 Questions Cade
2011 Glades, TheThe Glades Kyle Wheeler Episode: "Beached"
2013 CSI: NY Grant Holliston Episode: "Nine Thirteen"
2013 Californication Robbie Mac 3 episodes
2013 Family Guy The Ambassador Voice; episode: "12 and a Half Angry Men"
2014 NCIS Burt Moore 2 episodes
2015 Agent X Dante Kane Episode: "Angels & Demons"
2016 Royal Pains Dr. Hans deGroot Episode: "Doubt of Africa"
2017 Our Bnb Life Josh
2017 Scorpion Eerik Episode: "Rock Block"
2017 Casual Hans Episode: "Ashes to Ashes"
2017 Arrow Vincent Sobel / Vigilante 5 episodes
2019 Pandora Captain Jaworski 2 episodes
2022 The Lincoln Lawyer Jan Rilz 2 episodes

See also

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