Dominic Purcell's Height
6ft 1in (185 cm)
English-born Australian actor best known for the TV series Prison Break and appearances in films such as Blade:Trinity, Assault on Wall Street and Killer Elite. He said in 2008, "I'm a big guy, 6-foot-2 and 193 pounds. When you think about it, most male leading actors are between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10. The ones my size are usually one-dimensional action heroes."
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Ice said on 14/May/16
I wouldnt agree with statement that men of his size are limited when it comes to leading roles because of their size . Someone like Tyler Mayne is definateley limited when it comes to movie roles and gets casted as the tough guys in the back or intimadating serial killers / crazy guys , because he is just really huge , but 6'1-6'2 and 190 ilbs is really not that big .
Ice said on 14/May/16
I doubt hed be 188 cm out of bed ..
Andrea said on 2/Apr/16
Yeah, 182 is too low but also 186... would be too much for this guy! He doesn't look a mm over 6'1 with guys like Michael Rapaport and Brandon Routh, they really can make him look no more than 184! Better chance he is 184 than 186! And Ficthner isn't over 181-182...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
182cm is ridiculous. He's taller than William Fichtner who is listed at that mark (although the some insist he's a solid 6ft). Purcell is 185/186cm ramge
John said on 3/Mar/16
Dominic certainly doesn't tower over Annalynne Mccord, like a true 6'1" person does over a 5'6" person. On top of that, he's rocking a pair of thick boots. He's only about 182cm, give or take.
said on 3/Mar/16
Rob, how likely is 186cm for Purcell?
Editor Rob: he can pass for a decent 6ft 1 range
Lmeister said on 1/Mar/16
Only 193 pounds ~ 87.5kg. I would have guessed he weighs around 95kg. He is not as big as he looks on screen.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/16
Out of bed: 187-188cm
Before bed: 185-186cm
berta said on 26/Feb/16
i dont know why but i felt like he had better posture than miller. And that he want taller. Like he is 185 and miller 185,5. Stormare 188-9 ande the fbi 186
said on 7/Dec/15
Rob, do you think he might be shorter than 6'1?
It's been a long time since i saw PB and probably didn't pay much attention to height at that time... Actually i thought Wentworth was the taller one, but it seems many people agree it's quite the opposite!
Anyway, i've seen some pictures with Brandon where he can look 2 good inches shorter (at least)... Maybe, those are not what you'd call ideal photos but it's not a surprise to me. As i said on Michael Rappaport's page, he also made Dom look sub 6'1 on the show (in fact those two guys would probably measure very similar). 6' range is ruled out, right?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed Purcell under 6ft 1, I think they were pretty close, but when standing tall I think Dominic might still measure a little taller.
Tunman said on 26/Sep/15
6'1 seems fair,quite similar to Miller,actually quite hard to tell who is bigger without measurement
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/15
I wouldn't call 6ft2, 193lbs that big
said on 21/Aug/15
Thanks...Btw, here's another guy who says that actors are shortish! Rob, what do you think about it? Why so many people who work in "Hollywood" always mention the fact that the most of the actors are short, when, if you take a look at this site, it seems the opposite?
[Editor Rob: maybe they exaggerate to make themselves seem taller. But any guy who is 6ft 1 is above average, so naturally will feel that a large proportion are smaller...that's no surprise, the average is still 5ft 9-10 range.]
said on 20/Aug/15
Rob, could you add the claim, please? You yourself said you're grateful to people who find celebrities' claims but you seem to ignore it at times...
[Editor Rob: it's at the top]
Andrea said on 18/Aug/15
Good find, Rampage! Rob, you should add the claim to the top...
Clearly not 6'2, though! 6'1 at most! Just looks too "short" next to Michael Rapaport, who himself claims 6'2, to be that tall! I watched PB a lot of time ago but i remember Rapaport looked noticeably taller than him!
said on 17/Jun/15
Rob, he claims 6ft2, 193lbs in this NY Times interview from 2008.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/14
Gives a shorter impression than Miller because he's bigger framed.
184.3cm said on 25/Oct/14
I thought this guy was shorter. Saw a film with him the other night alongside Dave Batista and he was couple inches shorter. I thought he was 183cm max.
Dmeyer said on 10/Jul/14
In good shots he can look 1cm taller than wenty
yalo said on 18/Dec/13
i would say hes 184cm he looks the same height as wentworth miller sometimes even smaller or sometimes slightly taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/13
"Dominic Purcell's height is 6ft 1.25in (186cm)"
Claimed 6ft2 on the audio commentary for Prison Break and can look near it.
said on 23/Dec/12
Looked at least this height with Jason Statham in Killer Elite.
[Editor Rob: he was in an episode of castle and had a mugshot image, maybe a little over 6ft 2 mark in whatever footwear.]
Joey said on 20/Dec/12
strong 6feet range maybe even what simon said
simon said on 18/Dec/12
Nah i was standing next to him at gym when he was on the Gold coast at the sheraton mirage hotel gym. he had the same runners on. he is exactly my height of 182cm maybe even 1cm shorter
Silent d said on 12/Oct/12
Chris vance is 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 10 range. 186cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/12
Dominic Purcell - 6ft1.25(186cm)
Wentworth Miller - 6ft1(185cm)
William Fichtner - 6ft(183cm)
Peter Stormare - 6ft2(188cm)
Michael Rappaport - 6ft3.25(191cm)
wasoubial said on 23/Aug/12
Hello rob, if you read this message, can you add Chris vance's height ?
I can not determine its size, it seems sometimes 183, sometimes 178. thank you
Peyman said on 9/Aug/12
My new estimate for prison break characters after second watch:
Purcell 6ft1in /Miller 6ft 0.75/nalasco 5ft 10in/williams 5ft 10.75in/knepper 5ft 9in/fitchner 6ft 0in(100% sure)/dunbar weak 5ft 10in/stormare strong 6ft 2in/Rapaport dead on 6ft 3in/adelstein 6ft 1.5in/vance 5ft 9.5in wayne callies 5ft 8.25in/ lyn o'keefe 5ft 8.25in
ray 6\' 158 lbs said on 8/Aug/12
i think he is 185 cm at mourning 182.5 at night
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 8/Aug/12
182 cm is possible for Fichtner.
ray 6\' 158 lbs said on 7/Aug/12
i think he is 185 cm tall and hes co-star wentworth miller is 184 cm and fitchner seems 182 cm to me and t-bag and sucre 176cm and ithink c-note is 178 cm and abruzzi is 189 cm and haiware is 191 cm i guess
Jesse said on 6/Jun/12
Definitley 6'1" range, but not a solid 185 i think. 184 or 184,5 fits next to 183,5 WM
Legend said on 11/Sep/11
Great height for a man.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 1/Aug/11
Rob is right! Wentworth is 6'0.75, Dominic a bit taller so 6ft1 is right! no more! Also because in prison break he looks at least two inches shorter than Michael Rapaport who is 6ft3!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
Big MIke said on 22/Feb/11
Yea I actually thought he was 6ft only I mean in Blade I thought Wesley was 5 ft 11 but actually he is 5 ft 8 he got dwarfed by Purcell If he is 6 ft 1 when he turned into his demon self in Blade he must have stood about 6 ft 4
Juno said on 21/Jan/11
The first time i saw him on prison break I thought that he was shorter like in the 5'9-5'10 range. But then a few episodes later I was stunned when he was standing next to wentworth miller and hr seemed taller by like .5 inches. TV can be so deceiving at times.
dmeyer said on 8/Oct/07
in pics he can look 0.5 to 1.25 in over miller he makes miller look 6 ft flat in pics but i guess better posture for dominic so maybe 2 cm btween them i think 6'1to 6'1.25 for dominic and miller 6 ft to 6'0.25 for the people who thinks miller is taller look at getty images you will see purcell 3 cm taller than miller
dmeyer said on 8/Oct/07
if yoy look at pb dominic alwais has 1 cm on miller somtimes 2 cm and sometimes they look the same pavement shoes posture....
klem said on 28/Sep/07
he is a typical mesomorph look how big his body is compared to legs. wenthworth is same height witl longer limbs.
Lisa said on 21/Sep/07
dominic admitted on the special features in the series one dvd that he was 6 foot 2 inches I heard from his mouth???
anonymous said on 15/Aug/07
Lol, Domonic's legs are like 2 feet apart. He would be at least 2 inches taller if standing upright. Plus Wentworth is leaning on one leg, and when you posture up on one leg you can cheat an extra half inch that you don't actually have when standing on two feet.
Anonymous said on 7/Aug/07
people that say purcell is shorter than miller should get glasses they might look close but dominic has the edge 0.5 to 1 in
dmeyer said on 29/Jul/07
can look 6'1.25 next to miller
dmeyer said on 16/Jul/07
in md pics dominic looks a full in over miller they seem to have the same shoes the differance seems 0.75 in aleast maybe 0.25 floor advantag
dmeyer said on 16/Jul/07
i agree purcell might be 6'1 before bed and like 6'1.75 out of bed
said on 21/May/07
Actually, Dominic is about 1/2 inch shorter than Wentworth Miller, if Dominic is 185 then Miller must be 186 or no less. If you want to compare the heights, you have to be fair, so take a look at the following image, it show the full length of both stars standing next to each other, both appear t wear the same kinds of shows, and the picture was taken from a straight angle for easy comparison:
[Editor Rob: dodgy ground, dodgy stances...dodgy comparison, sorry buddy, they are pretty close though.]
majagreta said on 11/May/07
ithink he is 184-185 he doesnt se so long
said on 10/May/07
Dominic is taller than Miller, and has looked that way in every picture I've seen of the two, together:
Steve said on 10/May/07
His head is disproportionately big compared to his body. I watched a couple of episodes of the series "John Doe" and in some scenes he looked like a lollipop to me :-)
MaxB said on 6/May/07
@Mike - although Dominic is a big man, he has wide head and even wider neck and to me that gives an appearance of unusually large head - I don't mean anything disrespectful. Maybe it would be less noticable if he had wider shoulders. BTW the more I watch Prison break the more I'm convinced he really is 6'1 and that he is taller than Wentworth Miller.
Franco said on 11/Apr/07
Dominic = 6'1
Miller = 6'1.5
end of story.
said on 10/Mar/07
A few strange pictures (is Rob Kneeper taller? This is taking into account the leans and stretches):
mike said on 10/Mar/07
MaxB, how does he have a 'gigantic head'. Do you think wentworth miller has a gigantic head? Because they're both the same size. He's normal.
Oh and 6'1 I agree with.
mark said on 28/Jan/07
its odd i mean in prison break dominic is a bit shorter than wenworth...and wenworth's height is like 6 ft 0 in
dmeyer said on 22/Jan/07
after looking at a few pics he is 185 186 cm 6'1 and miller is 184 strong like 6'0.5 of course he can look 6'1 it is easy to look 185 when you are 184
sam said on 18/Jan/07
There are pictures out there where Miller looks slightly taller, then other pictures where Purcell looks taller. I'm of the opinion that they're the same exact height (6'1"), but their posture & proximity to the camera varies.
007 said on 17/Jan/07
I think Miller is the one beating Purcell with half an inch on PB, but I must say that it looks the other way around in MD's picture of them wearing the same shoes.
Matt said on 10/Jan/07
Tim -- Purcell beats Miller by at least half an inch, if not a full inch. MD's post on 17th May provides a photo confirming what many of us suspect. I think Purcell has a habit of slouching, allowing Miller to make gains. But whenever I've seen the two of them walking side by side in a full length shot in PB, Purcell has Miller convincingly beaten.
Melissa said on 27/Oct/06
to the person who said your brother saw Wentworth and said he was your brother's height. Well, you always THINK someone is your height when you are standing next to them - i've done the same thing too. It is only when you see both yourself and the other person in a mirror that you can see that there is usually a great height difference. It is just impossible to make a fair assessment when you don't have a mirror and are gauging a person's height in comparison to your own.
MaxB said on 3/Jun/06
Can't tell what his height is - in Blade Trinity he didn't look especially tall and I'm actually surprized to see 6'1, but I should watch that movie again (they probably made him look smaller so he wouldn't be much taller than Wesley as he is the superhero). Anyway, he has gigantic head that makes him appear bigger in close shots.
king said on 30/May/06
hes taller than wentworth, hes either 6'2 or wentworth isnt 6'1
Gramps said on 20/May/06
Methinks there is at least a 1.5" difference.
Jess said on 16/May/06
Wentworth looks tall than Dom because he is skinnier where as Dominic is broad shouldered and muscley. Everything I read says he is 6'1. I'd love to meet him he's one of my favourite actors. As for Balde and the height of Wesley and Dominic, they would use angles and stuff to make them looked the same height, evenly matched otherwise it would probably look funny.
Dominic's Girl said on 4/May/06
Wait, you've seen him? That's awesome! My dad is 6`1 and he looks like Dominic too! I have my own little Dominic at home. ^_^
Anonymous said on 17/Mar/06
I stood behind him in a line at Starbucks here in Chicago recently, he is definitely 6'1". His appearance is even taller. I am just under 5'10", so it was easy to gauge.
ROO said on 12/Jan/06
I think he is around 6'0, because he was a little bit shorter than Wentworth Miller in one pic.
Random Anonymous guy >:D said on 3/Jan/06
Hm.. one of the few things i watch on TV is prison break but honestly I never paid attention to their height or anything. Maybe he's one of those guys who simply look short on TV even though they're pretty tall. I'm impressed that boy (the one who plays his son in the show i think) is so short, I thought he'd be way taller than that.
deadman said on 12/Dec/05
my brother was at border's bookstore this week(in chicago) and he saw wentworth miller, he said they were nearly the same height, if not exactly the same, and my brother is 5'10"
MD said on 20/Oct/05
Actually, disregard my last posts. If Wentworth Miller is 6'-0.5" than this looks right. They are both nearly the same height, and in some pics one looks taller than the other and vice versa.
[Editor Rob: I had a look...haven't seen prison break but there doesn't look much between those two guys although assumes we have right height for this purcell]
MD said on 20/Oct/05
If Wentworth Miller really is 6'-0.5" than Dominic is definitely under 6'.
d said on 20/Oct/05
i doubt it. wesley snipes is 5'10" at most and in blade trinity, during one of the fight scenes, they were seeing eye to eye.