Dominic Purcell is a British born actor who has had many amazing roles in his career, and one of his most notable parts was in Prison Break, where he portrayed Lincoln Burrows. If you want to know more about this talented actor’s life, as well as his net worth in 2024, than take a further read into our article.
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell’s zodiac sign is Aquarius, as he was born on February 17, 1970. He was born in Wallasey, which is located in England. His mother’s name is Mary T. Maureen, and she was born in Ireland, and his father is from Norway. His name is Phil Myrtvedt, and the two have five children, from which Dominic is the eldest child. When Dominic was two years old, his parents decided to move to Australia, in Sydney to be more precise. Dominic went to Blaxland East Public School and later in Blaxland East High School. After he finished his high school education, he attended St Dominic’s College and McCarthy Catholic College.
He further educated through the Australian Theater for Young People and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
While in Australia, young Dominic fell in love with surfing and acting, and he was particularly interested in comedy. However, he had difficulties getting a good role, and after appearing in Summer Bay in 191, Raw FM in 1997, in 2000 he won the lottery, and he got the opportunity to go to the United States of America, and start to further progress in his acting career.
At first, Dominic Purcell got some minor roles in movies like Mission Impossible 2 in 2000, The Law of Weapons in 2001 and in Equilibrium in 2002. His most famous role so far happened in 2005 when he was cast to portray Lincoln Burrow in Prison Break. The show aired until 2009, and he appeared in the series until the end, and even after the series made its sequel in 2017, titled Prison Break: Resurrecting. The sequel featured nine episodes, and Purcell again played one of the series main characters, Lincoln Burrows.
During his time on the Prison Break, Purcell appeared in various movies. That list includes movies such as Blood Creek, in which he portrayed Victor Alan Marshall, The Gravedancers, where he played the character named Harris McKay, and Primeval as Tim Manfrey. Before Prison Break started to air, he got a big role in Blade: Trinity where he appeared as Drake. After the big hit series ended in 2009, Purcell went on to have some more amazing roles in his career, especially in 2011, where he appeared in a total of 4 movies. Those movies are Escapee, Straw Dogs, Killer Elite, and House of the Rising Sun.
2013 was another successful year for Dominic Purcell, as he made an appearance in seven movies. He portrayed Royce Walker in Offices Down, Jim Baxford in Assault on Wall Street, Elrick in Vikingdom, Tommy Baxter in Breakout, Baron in Suddenly and Malraux in Ice Soldiers. The other notable roles that he made in his film career are Sailor O’Connor in A Fighting Man and Max in Isolation.
In addition to his acting career, the Australian actor also produces some moves. In Three Way from 2004 besides being a producer, he was also an associate producer, and in Isolation, where he acted as well, he was also an executive producer.
During his time at Western Academy of Performing Arts, Dominic Purcell’s fellow colleague was another amazing actor from Australia, called Hugh Jackman, which you may remember from the X-Men movie franchise.
Dominic Purcell was married to Rebecca Williamson, and the two met during his school time in 1998. After dating for a while they got married, and in 1999 they welcomed their first child called Joseph. Two years later came Audrey, and in 2003 Rebeca gave birth to twins, Augustus and Lily-Rose. Unfortunately, after spending ten years together, Purcell and Williamson divorced in 2008. The Australian actor started dating Anna Lynne McCord in 2011, and the couple split officially in 2016. As of 2018 Purcell is in a romantic relationship with Reagan Adams.
Dominic Purcell Net Worth 2024
Given all his acting roles, as well as his time spent as a producer, plus all other projects and endeavors the Australian actor had his hands in, Dominic Purcell’s estimated net worth in 2024 is around $8 million.