1. He’s been busy being a superhero.
After the original Prison Break ended in 2009 after four years, Dominic Purcell landed a role on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash playing Mick Rory AKA Heat Wave. However, joining the Prison Break sequel was an easy transition, and he had no hesitations about getting back in that world. “Wentworth [Miller] and I worked on The Flash together and we were talking about it; we were very excited about the possibility of exploring it especially with the success on Netflix,” the 47-year-old star told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It just became inevitable, so Wentworth and I went and visited everyone and after that it happened really fast. Real fast.”
2. He’s a father of four.
Dominic was married from 1998 to 2008 to Rebecca Williamson, and together they had four children.
3. He’s now dating AnnaLynne McCord.
The two started dating in 2011 but after three years, called it quits in December 2014. They were back together a year later. He got badly hurt on the Prison Break set, sharing a graphic photo, and the actress, 29, posted on Instagram right after. “My badass muthaf**ker man not worried at all during our 2 hour ‘copter ride to be treated following an incident during filming,” she wrote. “Won’t lie. It was scary AF wondering for hours if his skull was in tact… Alas, I’m with a rough’n tough Aussie for a reason. That hard head is good for something!”
4. He actually is a skin cancer survivor.
While Dominic has never really spoken about it, the actor is a skin cancer survivor. He was diagnosed in 2015, and it actually brought he and AnnaLynne back together. “I came back into his life as his friend, and I took him to his doctor’s appointments and I was there with him because whether or not he realized it, I love him,” she said in a podcast interview in March 2016. “One of the things he said was, ‘You really love me, don’t you?’ I was like ‘Oh my God. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? After all this time, you still don’t know that? I gave up all my 20s for you!’”
5. He has interesting roots.
Dominic was born in England but raised in Australia. His father is Norwegian and his mother is Irish.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching Prison Break? It premieres on April 4 at 9PM ET on Fox.