Dominic Purcell

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Dominic Purcell
BornDominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell
(1970-02-17) 17 February 1970 (age 42)
Wirral, England, United Kingdom
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
SpouseRebecca Williamson (divorced)
 
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Dominic Purcell
BornDominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell
(1970-02-17) 17 February 1970 (age 42)
Wirral, England, United Kingdom
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
SpouseRebecca Williamson (divorced)

Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell[1] (born 17 February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor, best known for his roles as Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the titlular character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity.

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Life and career

Purcell was born in Wallasey, Wirral, which, until 1974 when the county of Merseyside was formed, was part of Cheshire. At the age of two, Dominic and his family moved from England to Sydney's Bondi and later moved to the Western Suburbs.[2] He is also of Irish and Norwegian descent. Purcell attended Blaxland East Public School, and later studied at Blaxland High School and St Dominic's College, Penrith. After becoming a landscape gardener, he soon tired of the profession and, while watching the war movie Platoon, decided to become an actor.[citation needed]

He eventually attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then later enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he met his future wife Rebecca and studied with Hugh Jackman.[citation needed] With his wife, Rebecca Williamson, he had a son Joseph (b. August 12th 1999), daughter Audrey (b. January 30th 2001), and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (b. July 7th 2003).

Purcell began dating actress AnnaLynne McCord in 2011.[3]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Home and AwayPolicemanepisode 838
1997–1998Raw FMGranger Hutton
1998Water RatsAlexepisodes: 3x12-3x13
Moby-DickBulkingtonmini-series
1999Heartbreak HighTodd Gillespieepisodes: 7x38-7x40
First DaughterTroy NelsonTV movie
Silent PredatorTruck driver
2001InvincibleKeith Grady
BeastMasterKelbepisodes: 3x01-3x04, 3x06
The Lost WorldCondillacepisode: 3x02
2002–03John DoeJohn DoeMain character
2004HouseEd Snowepisode: "Fidelity" (1x7)
North ShoreTommy Ravettoepisodes: 1x16-1x20
2005–09Prison BreakLincoln BurrowsMain character
2009Prison Break: The Final BreakTV movie
2011CastleRussell Ganzepisode 3x22

Film

YearTitleRole
2000Mission: Impossible IIUlrich
2001Scenes of the CrimeMark
2002EquilibriumSeamus
20033-wayLew
VisitorsLuke
2004Blade: TrinityDrake
2005The GravedancersHarris McKay
2007Level SevenMillar
PrimevalTim Manfrey
2009Blood CreekVictor Marshall
2011House of the Rising SunTony
Killer EliteDavies
Straw DogsJeremy
EscapeeJaxon
Vikingdomin production - due to release in 2012
2012HijackedOtto Southwell

Video games

YearTitleRole
2010Prison Break: The ConspiracyLincoln Burrows

References

  1. ^ O'Connor, B, "Break Out". Men's Fitness. December/January 2007 Issue. Retrieved on 18 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Dominic Purcell Biography (1970-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/89/Dominic-Purcell.html. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "AnnaLynne McCord, Dominic Purcell Seek Balance". fatherhoodchannel.com. http://fatherhoodchannel.com/2011/07/15/annalynne-mccord-dominic-purcell-seek-balance-715/. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 

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