Feb. 24th, 1970
Wallasey, England, UK
Dominic Purcell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Primeval
2004 - Blade Trinity
2002 - Equilibrium
2001 - Scenes of the Crime
2000 - Mission: Impossible II
Guest TV Roles
Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in "John Doe" (2002). In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
- Has four children: Joseph (b. August 12th 1999), Audrey (b. October 30th 2001) and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (b. July 7th 2003).
- Left high school to form a landscape gardening venture with some friends. His pre-acting stints also included surfing.
- He's the oldest of five children. Sibling's names: Damian Purcell, Jaime Pucell, Patrick Purcell and Marie-Therese Purcell.
- Did all of his stunts in the sword fight scene against Blade in _Blade: Trinity (2004)_.
- Whilst 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 giving CPR until he started breathing again.
- His mother is Maureen (she's Irish).
- Has two nieces named Claudia and Eilisha (Marie-Therese's daughters).
- He was a classmate of 'Hugh Jackman' (qv) at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.