'Almost Human's' Karl Urban: His most embarrassing iPod song and 13 more facts

karl-urban-ones-to-watch.jpg Karl Urban is hardly an unknown -- he's been part of two of the bigger movie franchises of the past 15 years ( "The Lord of the Rings" and "Star Trek"), and he starred in the cult favorite "Dredd" in 2012.

Here's the thing, though: He's had supporting roles in those franchise movies, and he spent the entirety of "Dredd" wearing the character's signature helmet. He's also never been front and center on a TV series -- until 8 p.m. ET Sunday (Nov. 17), when FOX's well-hyped "Almost Human" premieres.

Can Urban carry the burden of being a series lead? Short answer: Yes. That's what makes the New Zealand native one of Zap2it's Ones to Watch for 2013-14. Read on to get to know Urban a little better.

What's the current home-screen picture on your phone?
A collage of friends and family.

What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
"Brown Sugar."

What's the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby."

Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
I'd prefer an alien invasion.

What's the last item you purchased?
"The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick DeWitt.

What's the worst place you have ever been to?
Simon Pegg's trailer.

What's your spirit animal?
A dog.

Air guitar or hairbrush singer?
Air guitar.

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, What's the third sentence?
"Watts unsheathed a polished silver lance."

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
A recreationalist.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
A parachute.

What's your favorite beverage?

What food can you not resist?
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