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

Johann Urb
Born (1977-01-24) 24 January 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2001–present
Erin Axtell (m. 2007–2010)
Rachel Emma Pringle (m. 2018)

Early life and educationEdit

Johann Urb was born in Tallinn as the son of Tarmo Urb, a musician, and Maris Urb. At the age of ten he moved to live in Finland with his mother and her new Finnish husband. Mostly they stayed in Tampere. When he turned 17, he moved to the United States where his father lived as he started his career in modeling in New York, which led him later on to pursuing a career in acting.[1] He studied in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[2]


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.

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.[3] He has been playing the part of US 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
2006 Life Happens Jason Short film
2007 The Bank Job Brandon Direct-to-video
2007 1408 Surfer dude
2008 The Hottie and the Nottie Johann Wulrich
2008 Strictly Sexual Joe Brandon
2009 Hired Gun Ryan Decker
2009 2012 Sasha Hoho
2010 Toxic Greg
2010 Hard Breakers Zack
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Doug Uncredited
2011 Hot Dog Water Sexy guy 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 The Last Rescue Feldgendarm Hans Graf
2016 The Perfect Daughter Nick
2016 Lord of Shanghai Jensen
2017 Hollywood Dirt Cole Passionflix original
2018 Tuliliilia ("Fire Lily") Kaarel Estonian feature film


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Miss Match David Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
2004 CSI: Miami Brad Tustin Episode: "Stalkerazzi"
2004 The Mountain Travis Thorson Main cast; 13 episodes
2005 Love's Long Journey Fyn Anders Television film
2006 Entourage Ken Episode: "Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
2006 The 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 Episode: "Dangerous Liaisons"
2008 One Tree Hill Nick Episode: "4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days"
2008 A 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
2011 Strictly Sexual: The Series Joe Main cast; 6 episodes
2010 100 Questions Cade Episode: "Have You Ever Had a One-Night Stand?"
2011 The Glades Kyle Wheeler Episode: "Beached"
2013 CSI: NY Grant Holliston Episode: "Nine Thirteen"
2013 Californication Robbie Mac 3 episodes
2013 Family Guy N/A 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 Arrow Vincent Sobel / Vigilante 5 episodes


  1. ^ "Enesetäiustamise ihalus viis eesti mehe Hollywoodi" (in Estonian). Postimees. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Kõige urbaniseerunum Urb" (in Estonian). Eesti Ekspress. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  3. ^ New International Banner Artwork for Resident Evil: Retribution

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