Dominic Purcell Net Worth

Dominic Purcell Net Worth is
$2 Million

Dominic Purcell Biography

Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell was born on 17 February 1970, in Wallasey, Cheshire, England, to mother Maureen Purcell, of Irish descent, and father Phil Myrtvedt, of Norwegian descent. He is an Australian actor, probably best known for his roles in the television series “Prison Break”, “John Doe” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, and the film “Blade: Trinity”.

A famous actor, how rich is Dominic Purcell? Sources state that Purcell has acquired a net worth of over $2 million as of mid-2016, established during his acting career.

Dominic Purcell Net Worth $2 Million

Purcell is the oldest of five siblings. When he was two years old his family moved to Bondi, New South Wales, and later to Western Sydney. He was educated at Blaxland East Public School then Blaxland High School, and also attended St Dominic’s College and McCarthy Catholic College in New South Wales. However, he left school to start a business as a landscape gardener. Getting tired of working as a landscaper, Purcell decided to pursue a career in acting, being inspired by Oliver Stone’s film “Platoon”. He subsequently attended the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney, and later enrolled in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, where he became a classmate of Hugh Jackman.

After his graduation in 1996, Purcell landed a role in the Australian television series “Raw FM” in 1997. Several other TV appearances followed, such as in the series “Moby Dick”, “Water Rats” and “Heartbreak High”, and the TV films “Silent Predators” and “First Daughter”.

His breakthrough role came with the 2000 Tom Cruise action film “Mission: Impossible 2”, which was partly filmed in Australia. The same year he won a green card lottery. and moved to the USA to live in Los Angeles. In 2002 he appeared as Seamus in the science fiction cult film “Equilibrium”; even though Purcell’s parts in the two films were minor ones, his talent was recognized, which enabled him to take the title role in the Fox science fiction drama “John Doe” in 2002, as a man with an expert knowledge who is able to help the authorities in crime investigations, but has no memory of who he is. The series, which lasted only one season, still added greatly to Purcell’s net worth. It also led him to his role of Dracula in the final film in the Blade series, “Blade: Trinity” in 2004. The same year he starred in the film “Three Way”, as Lew Brookbank. His popularity reached a higher level and his wealth was boosted.

After his mainstream break, in 2005 Purcell was cast as one of the stars of the Fox hit television series “Prison Break”, playing the role of the wrongly accused Lincoln Burrows. The series lasted for four seasons from 2005 to 2009, and became an instant hit among audiences worldwide, and achieved massive success at the box office. He continued with the role in the 2009 TV film “Prison Break: The Final Break”, and his performance shot him to fame and brought him an Australian Film Institute Award in 2009 for Best International Actor. It significantly improved his net worth.

Purcell subsequently landed roles in various feature films, such as “The Gravedancers”, “Blood Creek”, “Straw Dogs”, “Killer Elite”, “House of the Rising Sun”, “Officer Down”, “Breakout”, “Vikingdom”, “Ice Soldiers”, “In the Name of King 3” and many other. He also appeared in the television series “Castle”, “Common Law” and “Flash”. All added to his wealth.

His most recent appearances have been in the 2015 films “Gridlocked” and “Isolation”. He currently stars in the action-adventure series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, and is filming the “Prison Break” sequel series.

Speaking about his private life, Purcell was married to Rebecca Williamson from 1998 to 2008, and they have four children together. As of 2011, he has been in a relationship with former “90210” star AnnaLynne McCord. In 2015 the actor was diagnosed with and treated for skin cancer. The following year he suffered serious head injuries while filming “Prison Break” in Morocco, and is currently recovering.

Full NameDominic Purcell
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1970
Place Of BirthWallasey, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer
EducationBlaxland High School, St Dominic's College, McCarthy Catholic College, Australian Theatre for Young People, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth
SpouseRebecca Williamson (m. 1998–2008)
ChildrenJoseph Purcell, Lily-Rose Purcell, Augustus Purcell, Audrey Purcell
ParentsMaureen Purcell, Phil Myrtvedt
SiblingsDamian Purcell, Marie-Therese Purcell, Patrick Purcell, Jaime Purcell
PartnerAnnaLynne McCord (2011–)
NicknamesDominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell , Dom , Domenic Purcell
AwardsAustralian Film Institute Award for Best International Actor (2009), AACTA Awards (2007)
NominationsInside Film Awards (2009),
Movies"Platoon", "Prison Break" (2005), "Prison Break: The Final Break" (2009), "John Doe", "DC's Legends of Tomorrow”, "Blade: Trinity" (2004), "Mission: Impossible 2", "Equilibrium","Gridlocked", "Isolation"
TV Shows"Raw FM" (1997), "Moby Dick", “Water Rats", "Heartbreak High", "Silent Predators", "First Daughter", "John Doe" (2002)
1Strong angular face and intense gaze.
1People have asked me why are Australians and Brits so good at American accents, and it's quite simple. We grew up listening to the American sound on our TV. That's why American actors have a hard time with foreign accents.
2I'm a hands-on dad. I love my kids more than anything. It's very important to me. I'd give myself a 10 out of 10 for being a dad.
3I don't watch TV dramas. I watch ESPN, HBO boxing, National Geographic Channel and I kind of like to get some DVDs, movies that I haven't seen and I just pop them in.
4I'm very appreciative and humbled by the success of 'Prison Break.'
5Yeah, 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.
6My fighting style, if you will, is a combination of mimicking, cowboy films and boxing that I have done throughout my life.
7I've been here for five years, maybe four. I was doing 'John Doe,' and I was working ridiculous hours on that, and I was speaking American all day and then I'd get home and speak Australian and I just felt so exhausted by going back and forth that I just decided to speak it all the time. Now I just speak American.
1During filming of Prison Break: Sequel he was seriously injured and suffered from a broken nose and a head injury.
2Appeared with Wentworth Miller in three TV shows: Prison Break (2005), The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016). In "Prison Break", they were both protagonists and in "The Flash" they were both the antagonists, then in "Legends of Tomorrow" they take on the role of the "anti-hero".
3Lives in San Clemente, California. [2009]
4Official residence, with his family, is Los Angeles but he lives in Chicago, Illinois, during filming of Prison Break (2005) and flies home to his family on weekends. [2005]
5Lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his family while filming the series John Doe (2002). [2003]
6Has the birth dates of his four children tattooed on the inside of his left forearm.
7In a relationship with AnnaLynne McCord since July 2011. He is 17 years older.
8Dom's parents and siblings all live in Dundalk, Ireland, so twice a year he flies in to see the family.
9Whilst in Ireland at Christmas 2007 he and his brother saved the life of a 16 month old boy, who was choking, by slapping his back to dislodge an onion ring and then Damian giving CPR until he started breathing again. Til this day both Dom and Damian keep in touch with the child and the boy's family.
10Former son-in-law of David Williamson.
11Has two nieces named Claudia and Eilisha (Marie-Therese's daughters).
12He's the oldest of five children. Sibling's names: Damian Purcell, Jaime Pucell, Patrick Purcell, and Marie-Therese Purcell.
13His mother is Maureen (she's Irish).
14Did all of his stunts in the sword fight scene against Blade in Blade: Trinity (2004).
15Has four children: Joseph (b. August 12th 1999), Audrey (b. January 30th 2001) and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (b. July 7th 2003).
16Left high school to form a landscape gardening venture with some friends. His pre-acting stints also included surfing.
17He was a classmate of Hugh Jackman at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.


Home and Away1991TV SeriesConstable Rogers
Prison Break: Sequel2017TV Series post-productionLincoln Burrows
Legends of Tomorrow2016-2017TV SeriesMick Rory Heat Wave
The Flash2014-2016TV SeriesMick Rory Heat Wave
Gridlocked2015David Hendrix
Superhero Fight Club2015TV ShortHeat Wave
Turkey Shoot2014Rick Tyler
I Choose2014Short
A Fighting Man2014Sailor O'Connor
The Bag Man2014/ILarson
The Ganzfeld Haunting2014Detective Malone
In the Name of the King: The Last Mission2014Hazen Kaine
Ice Soldiers2013Malraux
Breakout2013/ITommy Baxter
Assault on Wall Street2013Jim Baxford
Officer Down2013/IIRoyce Walker
Bad Karma2012Mack
Common Law2012TV SeriesJohn Crowl
Hijacked2012Otto Southwell
Straw Dogs2011Jeremy Niles
Killer Elite2011Davies
House of the Rising Sun2011Tony
Castle2011TV SeriesRussell Ganz
Prison Break: The Conspiracy2010Video GameLincoln Burrows (voice)
Blood Creek2009Victor Alan Marshall
Prison Break2005-2009TV SeriesLincoln Burrows
Prison Break: The Final Break2009VideoLincoln Burrows
Primeval2007Tim Manfrey
The Gravedancers2006Harris McKay
North Shore2004-2005TV SeriesTommy Ravetto
House M.D.2004TV SeriesEd Snow
Blade: Trinity2004Drake
Three Way2004Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank
Visitors2003Luke (as Domenic Purcell)
John Doe2002-2003TV SeriesJohn Doe
Invincible2001TV MovieKeith Grady
BeastMaster2001TV SeriesKelb
The Lost World2001TV SeriesCondillac
Scenes of the Crime2001Mark
Mission: Impossible II2000Ulrich
First Daughter1999TV MovieTroy Nelson
Silent Predators1999TV MovieTruck Driver
Heartbreak High1999TV SeriesTodd Gillespie
Water Rats1998TV SeriesAlex
Moby Dick1998TV Mini-SeriesBulkington
Raw FM1997-1998TV SeriesGranger Hutton


Untitled Sunny Garcia Documentary2017Documentary producer post-production
Isolation2015/Iexecutive producer
I Choose2014Short producer
Three Way2004associate producer


A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass2016TV Series documentaryHimself
This Week in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Bailout: The Age of Greed'2013ShortHimself
Australians Hit Hollywood2009DocumentaryHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jensen!2007TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Crocumentary: Bringing Gustave to Life2007Video documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007TV SeriesHimself
Prison Break: The Road to Freedom2007TV Movie documentaryLincoln Burrows
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
Making of 'Prison Break'2006Video documentary shortLincoln Burrows
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity'2005Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2007AFI International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorPrison Break (2005)

Nominated Awards

2009IF AwardIF AwardsBest Feature FilmBalibo (2009)

Known for movies

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