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"Yeah, I'm a physical kind of guy. I've always liked being physical. It takes a stuntman to really say, 'Look, we don't want you to do this. No, no, I'm serious, you're not going to do this' to get me not to do my stuff."
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Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born February 17, 1970) is an English-born Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of the character Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity and as Mick Rory/Heat Wave in DC's The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow.


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  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He was a last minute addition to the Prison Break cast. Suffice to say, it worked for him.
  • Bald of Awesome: Seems to be a believer of this trope, as his most memorable characters all have a shaved head.
  • Death Glare: IMDb lists his intense glare as one of his trademarks, and it's true. He even does this in his Yoplait Yogurt commercial, while wearing a nice blue suit and speaking in his menacing voice.
  • Gentle Giant: Tall, rather intimidating looking, COVERED in tattoos but possibly one of the nicest people on the face of the earth. Don't let his appearance fool you.
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  • Mr. Fanservice: His characters occasionally provide Female Gaze, mostly through Shirtless Scenes.

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