Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dominic Purcell(Prison Break, Blade and John Doe)

Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell(born February 17, 1970) is a British-born Australian actor, of Norwegian-Irish parentage, most active in the United States. He is best known for his roles as the title character on John Doe and as Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break.

Biography

Purcell was born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England in 1970, the eldest of five children. He moved to Sydney, Australia with his family when he was four, where he was raised by his father and Irish mother, Maureen, in the Western Suburbs. Purcell attended St Dominic's College, Penrith. Purcell's father, who had previously served in the Norwegian Merchant Navy, installed air-conditioning ducts for a living, but later separated from the family. Purcell's paternal grandfather was from Bergen, and his paternal grandmother a New York-born Irish-American. His middle name Haakon and his other surname Myrtvedt are both Norwegian.

After quitting his high school education, Purcell was employed as a landscaper. Although he never contemplated being an actor, and thought that "people in the arts — actors, ballet dancers, musicians, whatever — were weird", he decided to try "that acting thing" on impulse. He applied and was accepted to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where Purcell studied alongside fellow actors, Hugh Jackman and Frances O'Connor. After graduating in 1996, Purcell obtained his first acting role as Granger Hutton, a leading role in the Australian television series Raw FM.

In 2000, he won a green card lottery, and now resides in Laguna Beach, California with his wife, Rebecca, and their four children: Joseph (b. 1999), Audrey (b. 2001), and twins Lily and Augustus (b. 2003). After relocating to the United States, Purcell debuted on American television as the title character in John Doe in 2002. He got his first big break into mainstream stardom when he played the character of Drake in Blade: Trinity. Purcell's theatre credits include Antony and Cleopatra, Angels in America, Romeo and Juliet and The Pillars of Society.

Purcell currently has a starring role as Lincoln Burrows in the Fox network television drama series, Prison Break. He also guest starred in a first season episode of House, Fidelity.

In 2006 Purcell spent the Christmas period in Louth Village, Co. Louth, in Ireland, the home area of his mother and drew considerable attention in the local press

Filmography
Year' Title Role Notes
2007 Town Creek Victor Marshall
2007 Level Seven Millar
2007 Primeval Tim Freeman
2005 - present Prison Break Lincoln Burrows TV series
2005 The Gravedancers Harris McKay
2005 North Shore Tommy Ravetto TV episodes: 1x16-1x20
2004 House Ed Snow TV episode: Fidelity (1x7)
2004 Blade: Trinity Drake
2003 3-way Lew
2003 Visitors Luke
2002 - 2003 John Doe John Doe TV series
2002 Equilibrium Seamus
2001 Invincible Keith Grady TV movie
2001 BeastMaster Kelb TV episodes: 3x01-3x04, 3x06
2001 The Lost World Condillac TV episode: 3x02
2000 Mission: Impossible II Ulrich
1999 Heartbreak High Todd Gillespie TV episodes: 7x38-7x40
1999 First Daughter Troy Nelson TV movie
1999 Silent Predator Truck Driver TV movie
1998 Water Rats Alex TV episodes: 3x12-3x13
1998 Moby Dick Bulkington TV mini-series
1997 -1998 Raw FM Granger Hutton TV series


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Thanks to Wikipedia for this information

I would very thankful for your comment!!
What you think about Dominic Purcell?? (be honest)
Dominic is good guy, good actor, person with much lucky(he won the green card lottery)?? Tell me!!
I think he is a good actor. I love see him in the "John Doe"!
Comment please.






4 comments:

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