Dominic was born in England but moved to Australia at the age of two with his Norweigan father and Irish mother.
He left high-school to form a land-scaping business with some friends, and also spent a little time surfing.
When he got tired of his job as a landscaper, Dominic decided to try his hand at acting, with television success in Australia.
At the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, he was a classmate of Hugh Jackman.
In 2000, he won a green card lottery, and moved to the United States, living in Los Angeles for a few years.
After getting the title role in John Doe, he eventually moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife Rebecca, and their two children, son Joseph and daughter Audrey.
Dominic Purcell's Scores
- By date
- By user score
|Equilibrium||Dec 6, 2002||Seamus||8.4|
|Assault on Wall Street||May 10, 2013||Jim / Jim Baxford||6.8|
|Mission: Impossible II||May 24, 2000||Ulrich||6.7|
|Officer Down||Jan 18, 2013||Royce Walker / Royce Walker||6.6|
|The Bag Man||Feb 28, 2014||Larson / Larson||6.0|
|Straw Dogs||Sep 16, 2011||Niles||5.9|
|Killer Elite||Sep 23, 2011||Davies||5.8|
|Primeval||Jan 12, 2007||Tim Manfrey||5.0|
|Blade: Trinity||Dec 8, 2004||Drake||3.9|
|Vikingdom||Oct 4, 2013||Eirick||2.1|