Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is a British-Australian actor, best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity.
Purcell was born in Merseyside. At the age of two, Dominic and his family moved from England to Sydney's Bondi and later moved to the Western Suburbs. He is of Irish and Norwegian descent. Purcell attended Blaxland East Public School, and later studied at St Dominic's College, Penrith and McCarthy Catholic College. After becoming a landscape gardener, he soon tired of the profession and, while watching the war movie Platoon, decided to become an actor.
He eventually attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then later enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he met his future wife Rebecca and studied with Hugh Jackman.
He is currently dating actress and model AnnaLynne McCord.