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Dominic Purcell

Highest Rated:   100% The Gravedancers (2006)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Bag Man (2014)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
With his barrel chest and oversized frame, British-born actor Dominic Purcell seemed almost tailor-made for a career as a character player. He remained in that sphere temporarily, but traveled a step beyond it in terms of complexity, playing not just one type time and again, but a broad array -- ranging from everyman heroes and monsters to occasional toughs. Consequently, Purcell shot rather quickly to top billing. After a scant few supporting turns, Purcell's first major starring role arrived with his lead portrayal in the series John Doe (2002), a kind of cross between Coronet Blue and The Bourne Identity about a supremely intelligent fellow with knowledge about everything in the world except for his own identity. Unfortunately, that program only lasted a single season. In 2004, Purcell signed for another lead, this one in Scott Ziehl's post-noir crime thriller 3-Way -- as a rather shady widower who blackmails a couple of would-be kidnappers into cutting him into their plan. Yet that series also folded almost instantaneously. The next year, the actor finally found a lasting role on the hit Fox drama Prison Break, playing Lincoln Burrows, an incarcerated man whose brother gets deliberately thrown into prison to spring him out. Purcell landed his next major cinematic role in the natural horror picture Primeval (2007), about a news team in hot pursuit of a 25-foot crocodile.Once Prison Break ended in 2009, Purcell appeared in a string of forgettable films, including House of the Rising Sun (2011) and Straw Dogs (2011). In 2014, he returned to television, playing the villain Heat Wave on CW's The Flash.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Turkey Shoot Reloaded
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Gridlocked
  • Actor
2015
9% The Bag Man
  • Larson
2014
20% Elimination Game (Turkey Shoot)
  • Rick Tyler
2014
No Score Yet The Ganzfeld Haunting
  • Actor
2014
43% Vikingdom
  • Eirick
2013
No Score Yet Suddenly
  • Baron
2013
25% Assault On Wall Street
  • Jim
2013
No Score Yet Officer Down
  • Royce Walker
2013
No Score Yet Ice Soldiers
  • Malraux
2013
No Score Yet In the Name of the King III
  • Haizen Kaine
2013
No Score Yet Paradise Lost
  • Jerahmeel/Moloch
2013
No Score Yet Breakout
  • Tommy Baxter
2013
No Score Yet A Fighting Man
  • Sailor O'Connor
2013
No Score Yet Hijacked
  • Otto Southwell
2012
25% Killer Elite
  • Davies
2011
40% Straw Dogs
  • Jeremy Niles
2011
No Score Yet Escapee
  • Jaxson
2011
No Score Yet House Of The Rising Sun
  • Tony
2011
No Score Yet Bad Karma
  • Mack
2011
43% Blood Creek
  • Victor Marshall
2009
No Score Yet Prison Break: The Final Break
  • Lincoln Burrows
2009
19% Primeval
  • Tim Manfrey
2007
100% The Gravedancers
  • Harris McKay
2006
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Drake
2004
No Score Yet 3-Way
  • Lew
2004
No Score Yet Visitors
  • Luke Severnson
2003
38% Equilibrium
  • Seamus
2002
No Score Yet Invincible
  • Keith Grady
2001
57% Mission: Impossible 2
  • Ulrich
2000
No Score Yet First Daughter
  • Troy
1999
No Score Yet Silent Predators
  • Trucker
1999
80% Moby Dick
  • Actor
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
48% Common Law
2012
  • John Crowell
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Russell Ganz
94% The Flash
2014
  • Heat Wave Mick Rory/Heat Wave
66% DC's Legends of Tomorrow
2016
  • Mick Rory
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Ed Snow Ed
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005-2009
  • Lincoln Burrows

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