Purcell in 2016
|Born||17 February 1970|
Wallasey, Cheshire, England
(m. 1998; div. 2008)
Dominic Haakon Myrtved Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Lincoln Burrows in Fox's Prison Break and Mick Rory / Heat Wave in The CW's The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Purcell was born in Wallasey, England. He is the son of Phil Myrtvedt and Mary T. "Maureen" (née Hassett) Purcell. His mother was of Irish descent and his father was a Norwegian of French descent. In 1972, he and his family moved to Bondi, New South Wales in Australia, and later to Western Sydney. He attended Blaxland East Public School and Blaxland High School, as well as St Dominic's College and McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains. He later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied with Hugh Jackman.
He has dated former 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord, starting in 2011. In 2014, the couple announced an amicable split, but rekindled their romance a year later. McCord told People Magazine she came back into his life as a friend when the actor was diagnosed with skin cancer, but the relationship soon turned romantic again. In January 2018, McCord ended her relationship with Purcell.
On 1 June 2016 Purcell suffered severe injuries on set in Morocco, after a misplaced iron bar used as a Prison Break season 5 set piece had fallen onto his head. The actor was immediately airlifted from Marrakesh to Casablanca, where he received emergency treatment for nasal fractures and various other injuries.
|2000||Mission: Impossible 2||Ulrich|
|2001||Scenes of the Crime||Mark|
|2004||Three Way||Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank|
|2006||The Gravedancers||Harris McKay|
|2009||Blood Creek||Victor Alan Marshall|
|Straw Dogs||Jeremy Niles|
|House of the Rising Sun||Tony|
|2013||Officer Down||Royce Walker|
|Assault on Wall Street||Jim Baxford|
|2014||The Ganzfeld Haunting||Detective Malone|
|In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission||Hazen Kaine|
|The Bag Man||Larson|
|A Fighting Man||Sailor O'Connor|
|I Choose||N/A||Short film|
|Turkey Shoot||Rick Tyler|
|2004||Three Way||Associate producer|
|2017||Untitled Sunny Garcia Documentary||Producer|
|1991||Home and Away||Constable Rogers||3 episodes|
|1997–1998||Raw FM||Granger Hutton||Main role, 13 episodes|
|1998||Moby Dick||Bulkington||2 episodes|
|Water Rats||Alex||2 episodes|
|1999||Heartbreak High||Todd Gillespie||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|Silent Predators||Truck driver||Television film|
|First Daughter||Troy Nelson||Television film|
|2001||BeastMaster||Kelb||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|The Lost World||Condillac||Episode: "The Travelers"|
|Invincible||Keith Grady||Television film|
|2002–2003||John Doe||John Doe||Main role, 21 episodes|
|2004–2005||North Shore||Tommy Ravetto||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2004||House||Ed Snow||Episode: "Fidelity"|
|Prison Break||Lincoln Burrows||Main role, 90 episodes|
|2009||Prison Break: The Final Break||Lincoln Burrows||Television film|
|2011||Castle||Russell Ganz||Episode: "To Love and Die in L.A."|
|2012||Common Law||John Crowl||Episode: "Gun!"|
|2014–2016||The Flash||Mick Rory/Heat Wave||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2015||Superhero Fight Club||Mick Rory||Television short promo video|
|2016–present||Legends of Tomorrow||Mick Rory/Heat Wave||Main role|
|2017||Supergirl||Mick Rory/Heat Wave||Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1"|
|Arrow||Mick Rory/Heat Wave||Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2"|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||Lincoln Burrows||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2007||AACTA Awards||Best Actor||Prison Break||Won|
|2009||Inside Film Awards||Best Feature Film||Balibo||Nominated|
- O'Connor, B, "Break Out Archived 9 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine.". Men's Fitness. December/January 2007 Issue; retrieved 18 December 2006.
- "Dominic Haakon Myrtved Purcell". Instagram. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
- "Dominic Purcell profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts website; accessed 10 April 2014.
- "AnnaLynne McCord Opens Up About Rekindling Romance with Dominic Purcell: 'I Have My Best Friend Back'". People Magazine. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
- Byrne, Suzy (January 24, 2018). "AnnaLynne McCord no longer dating Dominic Purcell: 'We're very, very amicable'". Yahoo! Lifestyle. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- Purcell, Dominic (June 1, 2016). "Dominic Purcell: I'm good". Instagram. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (June 3, 2016). "Dominic Purcell Injured On Set Of Fox's Prison Break, Production Not Impacted". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
- "Prison Break star Dominic Purcell almost killed on set after iron bar falls on his head". News.com.au. June 4, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2016.