at the San Francisco premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and as Maurice
© 20th Century Fox

Karin has appeared in lead or supporting lead roles in the feature films Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, Step Up Five, The Movie Out Here, Black Christmas and Cable Beach (for which she received a Philip Borsos award).

Her television credits include recurring roles on the series When Calls The Heart, Intruders, Tower Prep, Da Vinci’s Inquest and Dead Zone, and guest starring roles on BeyondLucifer, The Magicians, Travelers, Bates Motel, I Zombie, The Minority Report, Motive, Continuum, Backstrom, Supernatural, X-Files, and many more.

She has appeared in supporting lead roles in many television movies, including the mini-series Tin Man, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream, All That Glitters (a Garage Sale Mystery), Christmas Town, Anything But Christmas, Off Season, and others.

For a complete resume of screen credits, please see Karin Konoval on IMDB.


Building a Better Ape: Maurice
Woodland Park Zoo:  “How Towan Gave Rise to Maurice”
The Wire“The Orangutan That Served As Inspiration for Maurice”
Vulture“Planet of the Apes”
The Star: “Performance Capture”

as Maurice in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
copyright 20th Century Fox


“Particularly magnificent is Caesar’s old orangutan buddy, Maurice, again played by Karin Konoval: Somewhere, Dr. Zaius is eating his heart out.” The Atlantic

“Maurice the orangutan (Karin Konoval) is an audience favourite.” Washington Post

“Karin Konoval brings an old-soul wisdom and sadness to the orangutan Maurice, giving him some of the movie’s more affecting moments.” Den Of Geek

“Karin Konoval’s wise and calming Maurice is sublimely beautiful.” Graffiti With Punctuation