Dominic Purcell is probably best known for playing "Lincoln Burrows" in the hit series Prison Break. The fan-favourite "Linc" is well-trained, bald, and inked with many tattoos.

But the 51-year-old wasn't always such a tough guy. In 2003, he had a full head of hair, spiked up, and looked more like a member of the Backstreet Boys! The longer hair makes Dominic a completely different guy.

Dominic Purcell: He studied with Hugh Jackman

The son of a Norwegian father and an Irish mother, Purcell grew up in Australia. After training as a landscape architect, he attended several acting schools, such as the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied with Hugh Jackman.

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Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell looked so different with hair.

After a role on Australian TV, he became known for Mission: Impossible II alongsideTom Cruise. In 2000, Purcell received a green card that allowed him to live in the United States.

From then on, his career took off. He played the lead role in John Doe and then landed the lead of the inmate "Lincoln" in Prison Break, which he played from 2005 to 2009.

Prison Break season 5

Around eight years after Prison Break ended in season 4, Purcell returned to his role as the former prisoner on death row. The show came back in 2017, and Purcell was rejoined by co-stars Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies.

You can click here to see where the Prison Break cast is today.