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Dominic Purcell


Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, 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. See full bio »

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Known For

Prison Break
Prison Break Lincoln Burrows
(2005-2009)
Equilibrium
Equilibrium Seamus
(2002)
Blade: Trinity
(2004)

Filmography

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 2014-2016 The Flash (TV Series)
Mick Rory / Heat Wave
- Invasion! (2016) ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
- Rogue Time (2015) ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
- Going Rogue (2014) ... Mick Rory (voice, uncredited)
 2015/I Isolation
Max
 2015/VI Abandoned
Jim
 2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Short)
Heat Wave
 2014 Turkey Shoot
Rick Tyler
 2014 I Choose (Short)
 2014 A Fighting Man
Sailor O'Connor
 2014/I The Bag Man
Larson
 2014 The Ganzfeld Haunting
Detective Malone
 2013 Ice Soldiers
Malraux
 2013 Vikingdom
Eirick
 2013 Suddenly
Baron
 2013/II Officer Down
Royce Walker
 2012 Bad Karma
Mack
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
John Crowl
- Gun! (2012) ... John Crowl
 2012 Hijacked
Otto Southwell
 2011 Escapee
Jaxon
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Russell Ganz
- To Love and Die in L.A. (2011) ... Russell Ganz
 2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy (Video Game)
Lincoln Burrows (voice)
 2009 Blood Creek
Victor Alan Marshall
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series)
Ed Snow
- Fidelity (2004) ... Ed Snow
 2004 Three Way
Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank
 2003 Visitors
Luke (as Domenic Purcell)
 2002-2003 John Doe (TV Series)
John Doe
- The Rising (2003) ... John Doe
- Remote Control (2003) ... John Doe
- Doe or Die (2003) ... John Doe
 2001 Invincible (TV Movie)
Keith Grady
 2001 BeastMaster (TV Series)
Kelb
- Tiger, Tiger... (2001) ... Kelb
- Veil of Death (2001) ... Kelb
- Chosen One (2001) ... Kelb
- The Crystal Ark (2001) ... Kelb
- The Legend Reborn (2001) ... Kelb
 2001 The Lost World (TV Series)
Condillac
- The Travelers (2001) ... Condillac
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
Mark
 1999 First Daughter (TV Movie)
Troy Nelson
 1999 Silent Predators (TV Movie)
Truck Driver
 1998 Water Rats (TV Series)
Alex
- Double Play (1998) ... Alex
- A Little Knowledge (1998) ... Alex
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Bulkington
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Bulkington
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Bulkington
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Did a promotion for Swedish TV channel TV3. He says to the camera "Hi, I'm Dominic Purcell. Join me and the rest of the gang from Prison Break, on TV3" (sometime between 2005 and 2007).

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Domenic Purcell

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People have asked me why are Australians and Brits so good at American accents, and it's quite simple. We grew up listening to the American sound on our TV. That's why American actors have a hard time with foreign accents. See more »

Trivia:

Has the birth dates of his four children tattooed on the inside of his left forearm. See more »

Trademark:

Strong angular face and intense gaze.

Nickname:

Dom

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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