Dominic Purcell

Actor
Born in England, raised in Australia, and the star of his own weekly television series in America after only a short time in Hollywood, Dominic Purcell proved himself adept at adaptation. The powerfully-built graduate ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1970 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Flash 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

3-Way 2014 (Movie)

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Bad Karma 2014 (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

Escapee 2014 (Movie)

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Gridlocked 2014 (Movie)

David Hendrix (Actor)

Hijacked 2014 (Movie)

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House of The Rising Sun 2014 (Movie)

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Ice Soldiers 2014 (Movie)

Malraux (Actor)

The Bag Man 2014 (Movie)

Larson (Actor)

The Ganzfeld Experiment 2014 (Movie)

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Turkey Shoot Reloaded 2014 (Movie)

Rick Tyler (Actor)

A Fighting Man 2013 (Movie)

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Assault on Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Jim Baxford (Actor)

Motel 2013 (Movie)

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Officer Down 2013 (Movie)

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Vikingdom 2013 (Movie)

Eirick (Actor)

Breakout 2012 (Movie)

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Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Davies (Actor)

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

Jeremy Niles (Actor)

Prison Break 2004 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Creek 2008 (Movie)

Victor Marshall (Actor)

Primeval 2007 (Movie)

Tim Manfrey (Actor)

Prison Break: Season 2 Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gravedancers 2006 (Movie)

Harris McKay (Actor)

North Shore 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

House 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Doe 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

Seamus (Actor)

Visitors 2002 (Movie)

Luke Severnson (Actor)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

Ulrich (Actor)

First Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Invincible (TV Show)

Actor

Moby Dick (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Predators (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in England, raised in Australia, and the star of his own weekly television series in America after only a short time in Hollywood, Dominic Purcell proved himself adept at adaptation. The powerfully-built graduate of the Western Australia Academy for the Performing Arts had bristled at being buried in the cast list of the Tom Cruise vehicle "Mission: Impossible II" (2000), which had filmed in his adopted hometown of Sydney, and strove to better his chances within the entertainment industry by relocating to Los Angeles. Though "John Doe" (Fox, 2002-03) attracted a loyal fan following, the series was cancelled after its first season. Taking the work where he could find it, Purcell returned to his adopted homeland for a role in Richard Franklin's eerie "The Visitors" (2003) and played an atypically hardbodied Count Dracula in "Blade: Trinity" (2004), opposite Wesley Snipes. A principal role on the hit series "Prison Break" (Fox, 2005-09) made Purcell a leading man and a household name, allowing him also to headline the independent horror films "The Gravedancers" (2006), "Primeval" (2007) and "Blood Creek" (2007) on his hiatuses. With the cancelation of "Prison Break," Purcell returned to the roster of supporting players, contributing vivid character roles to the remakes of the Sam Peckinpah classics "The Killer Elite" (2011) and "Straw Dogs" (2011) while biding his time and honing his craft in preparation for his next shot at stardom.

Relationships

AnnaLynne McCord Actor

Companion
Met 2011 while shooting "Officer Down" McCord confirmed they were dating September 2011; he was 17 years her senior Reportedly split October 2012

Maureen Purcell

Mother
Irish

Audrey Purcell

Daughter
Born Jan. 30, 2001; mother, Rebecca Williamson

Lily Purcell

Daughter
Born July 7, 2003; twin of Augustus; mother, Rebecca Williamson

Augustus Purcell

Son
Born July 7, 2003; twin of Lily Rose; mother, Rebecca Williamson

Joseph Purcell

Son
Born Aug. 12, 1999; mother, Rebecca Williamson

Damian Purcell

Brother
Younger

Jaime Purcell

Brother
Younger

Patrick Purcell

Brother
Younger

Marie-Therese Purcell

Sister
Younger

Rebecca Williamson Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 1, 1998 Reportedly split amicably October 2007 Divorced Oct. 22, 2008

EDUCATION

Australian Theater for Young People

Western Australian Academy of Performing Art (WAAPA)

1996
Hugh jackman and Frances O'Connor were classmates

Milestones

2011

Cast opposite Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"

2011

Co-starred in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"

2009

Starred in the horror film "Blood Creek," directed by Joel Schumacher

2007

Co-starred in the thriller "Primeval"

2005

Cast in breakthrough role as Lincoln Burrows, a death-row inmate in the Fox drama "Prison Break"

2004

Co-starred in the indie feature "3-Way" alongside Desmond Harrington and Joy Bryant

2002

Portrayed the title character of an amnesiac in the Fox series "John Doe"

2002

Played a futuristic freedom fighter in "Equilibrium" with Christian Bale

2000

Won a green card lottery enabling him to live and work in the U.S.

2000

Made feature debut in John Woo's "Mission Impossible 2" starring Tom Cruise

1999

Played the lead role of ‘Troy’ in TNT’s "First Daughter" opposite Mariel Hemingway

1998

Received international recognition portraying Bulkington in the Hallmark production Of "Moby Dick"

1997

Landed first acting role, playing a hip radio DJ on the Australian TV series "RAW F.M."

Raised in Australia

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