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Timothy Urban


Tim Urban

Hometown: Duncanville, Texas
Attended SHINE: Summer 2009


  • Extra (2011) – Himself
  • StarCam (2011) – Himself
  • The Late Show with David Letterman (2010) – Himself
  • Ellen (2010) – Himself
  • American Idol (2010) – Himself


  • The Real You (2014)
  • Perfectly You (2012)
  • Someday (2012)
  • Heart Of Me (2010)


  • Movie 43 (2013)


  • September 2014 Tim released new song and music video: The Real You.
  • September 2014 Tim and his wife welcome their first little girl, Bella, into the world!
  • November 2013 Tim is making singing appearances at USA Miss pageants such as Miss Indiana, Connecticut State, Vermont State and Pennsylvania State.

ABOUT Tim Urban

During the 2010 season of American Idol, Tim Urban emerged on the national music scene with a blend of his smooth vocals, all American charm and trademark smile. His talent, determination and upbeat attitude won the hearts of fans all over the world and earned him the number seven slot in the competition as well as the chance to perform on the AI 2010 summer concert tour.

Tim’s journey towards a music career began with his birth on May 1, 1989 in Washington State. A family move when he was six brought Tim to Duncanville, Texas where he spent the next fourteen years. Several members of Tim’s large family play instruments and he first picked up his dad’s guitar when he was thirteen. His musical style was influenced by such musicians as Jim Croce, John Denver, Third Day, James Taylor, Michael Buble, Coldplay and Matt Nathanson. He continued to develop his love for music throughout high school, performing in various musical theater productions and playing at local music venues. Tim also discovered his talent for song writing during this time. He recorded his first CD of original music called Run Away in 2008. Before he auditioned for American Idol, Tim was playing the local music circuit and pursuing a career in entertainment through a Christian talent organization, Actors, Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC). Tim’s Christian faith has had a profound impact on his life and music. His song “Lullaby” was written for orphans he met while on a humanitarian trip to South Africa in 2007.

Since finishing the American Idol 2010 concert tour, Tim has continued to press forward with his career as a recording artist. An avid song writer, Tim immediately set to work composing and recording his own material for an album. He released his new EP “Heart of Me” on November 8, 2010 through iTunes. The six-song EP includes “Heart of Me,” “Lullaby,” “Wheels Touch Down,” “P.S.,” “I and You,” and “Blur.” Tim moved from Texas to L.A. in early 2011 to pursue singing and acting opportunities. He continues to write new music, pursue acting opportunities and perform concerts around the country.


  • August 2012 Summer with the Stars
  • November 2010 Article on Tim’s debut single, Heart of Me
  • April 2010 Interview with USA Today about his American Idol experience.
  • April 2010 Interview with USA Today on criticism, his audience, and his family.
  • April 2010 Article by Stylelist on Tim’s signature t-shirt and jeans style
  • March 2010 Article by MTV on Tim’s refusal to perform shirtless
  • March 2010 Article by the Los Angeles Times describing why Tim is so huggable

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Tim’s famous AMTC swimsuit shot was seen all over the world.


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