Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

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Feb. 17th, 1970
Born in
Wallasey, England, UK
6' 2

Dominic Purcell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Prison Break TV Show
Prison Break
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow TV Show
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow
John Doe TV Show
John Doe
Beastmaster TV Show
Raw FM (AU) TV Show
Raw FM (AU)

Main Movie Roles

2014 - A Fighting Man
2014 - The Bag Man
2013 - Vikingdom
2013 - Breakout
2011 - Killer Elite
2011 - House of the Rising Sun
2011 - Straw Dogs
2007 - Primeval
2004 - Blade Trinity
2002 - Equilibrium
2001 - Scenes of the Crime
2000 - Mission: Impossible II

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Heat Wave
Tommy Ravetto
John Crowl
Ed Snow
Russell Ganz
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Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born February 17, 1970) is an Australian actor, who was born in England and raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, best known for his roles as Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the titular character in John Doe, and Drake in Blade: Trinity.

Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in John Doe (2002). In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Purcell later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he met his future wife, Rebecca Williamson, and studied with 'Hugh Jackman'. With his wife he has a son Joseph (b. August 12, 1999), a daughter Audrey (b. January 30, 2001), and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (b. July 7, 2003). They divorced in (2008).

  • Whilst in Ireland at Christmas 2007 he and his brother saved the life of a 16 month old boy, who was choking, by slapping his back to dislodge an onion ring and then giving CPR until he started breathing again.
  • He's the oldest of five children. Sibling's names: Damian Purcell, Jaime Pucell, Patrick Purcell and Marie-Therese Purcell.
  • His mother is Maureen (she's Irish).
  • He was a classmate of 'Hugh Jackman' (qv) at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Has four children: Joseph (b. August 12th 1999), Audrey (b. October 30th 2001) and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (b. July 7th 2003).
  • Did all of his stunts in the sword fight scene against Blade in _Blade: Trinity (2004)_.
  • Son-in-law of David Williamson.
  • Has two nieces named Claudia and Eilisha (Marie-Therese's daughters).

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