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Creator / Dominic Purcell

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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."

Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born February 17, 1970 in Wallasey, England) is an English-born Australian actor.

He is best 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.


This actor and his roles provide examples of:

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He was a last minute addition to the Prison Break cast. Suffice to say, it worked for him.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His characters occasionally provide Female Gaze, mostly through Shirtless Scenes.