It's been 15 years since "Prison Break" debuted on FOX on Aug. 29, 2005. The cult drama — which centered around two brothers' elaborate plan to escape from prison after one is sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit — ran for four seasons and then returned for a surprise fifth season in 2017, eight years after it first went off the air. In honor of its big anniversary, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars of "Prison Break" and how they've changed over the years. Keep reading to catch up with Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and more…
Wentworth Miller starred as Michael Scofield, the tattooed genius who devised the elaborate scheme to bust his brother out of jail.
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Wentworth Miller went on to star in 2010's "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and 2014's "The Loft." He also joined The CW's Arrowverse as Leonard Snart on "The Flash" in 2014, starred on the sixth season of "Madam Secretary" in 2019 and penned the thrillers "Stoker" and "The Disappointments Room." As for his personal life? The hunky actor-screenwriter publicly came out in 2013. "I feel more fully expressed," he told Details. "After 'Prison Break,' I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt." Since then, he's been very open about some of his struggles. In 2016, after he was body shamed for gaining weight, he opened up about his lifelong battle with depression.
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Dominic Purcell starred as Michael's brother, Lincoln Burrows, who's sentenced to death after he's wrongfully convicted of murdering the vice president's brother.
Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller are serious acting BFFs — the same year Wentworth joined the Arrowverse, Dominic made his debut as Mick Rory on "The Flash." The character eventually transferred over to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," on which he's starred since 2016. He's also appeared in several action-thrillers over the years, including 2011's "Killer Elite" and "Straw Dogs." The Australian actor has four children with his ex-wife, Rebecca Williamson, from whom he split in 2007. He and actress AnnaLynne McCord have been off and on since 2011. They debuted their rekindled romance in the summer of 2020.
Amaury Nolasco starred as Fernando Sucre, Michael's cellmate and friend.
Amaury Nolasco clearly found his niche with crime dramas. After "Prison Break," he had stints on "Southland," "Chase," "Gang Related," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Deception" and, most recently, 2020's "Hightown." He also starred in the films "The Rum Diary," "A Good Day to Die Hard" and "Criminal." The Puerto Rican actor previously romanced Marc Anthony's ex-wife Dayanara Torres as well as Jennifer Morrison, but he hasn't been seen publicly with anyone since he and the "Once Upon a Time" actress called it quits in 2012. Amaury is an incredibly hands-on godfather to pal Eva Longoria's son, Santiago Bastón.
Robert Knepper starred as loose cannon Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, the most villainous member of the Fox River Eight.
After "Prison Break," Robert Knepper had stints on "Heroes," "Cult," "Mob City," "Texas Rising," "Public Morals," "Homeland," "iZombie" and the 2017 "Twin Peaks" revival. He also appeared in "R.I.P.D.," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" and the final two installments in the "Hunger Games" franchise. In 2013, he reportedly wed second wife Nadine Kary. In late 2017, several women accused him of sexual misconduct in incidents between the years of 1983 and 2013. After he publicly denied the accusations against him, one of his accusers sued him for defamation. That case is reportedly ongoing.
Sarah Wayne Callies starred as Michael's love interest, prison doctor Sara Tancredi.
Sarah Wayne Callies went on to star on "The Walking Dead," "Colony," "Unspeakable," "The Long Road Home" and, most recently, the short-lived 2020 drama "Council of Dads." She also appeared in the films "The Show," "The Other Side of the Door," "Pay the Ghost" and "Into the Storm." In 2022, she and her husband, Josh Winterhalt, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. The duo welcomed their daughter, Keala, in 2007 and adopted a son, Oakes, who was born in 2013.
Wade Williams starred as Brad Bellick, the head correctional officer at Fox River State Penitentiary.
Wade Williams has the whole "prison thing" down pat! In 2008, he voiced a warden on two episodes of "Avatar: The Last Airbender." In 2012, he portrayed a warden in "The Dark Knight Rises." He played a warden again on a 2015 episode of "Scorpion," and in 2018, he portrayed a prison guard in "Venom." He also played a cop on two episodes of "Revenge" in 2015 and a sheriff on a 2010 episode of "Bones." On top of all that, he's appeared in "The Good Doctor," "Gangster Squad" and "Draft Day," starred on the PBS drama "Mercy Street" and popped up on episodes of "Westworld," "Transparent," "The Blacklist" and many, many more. Wade reportedly lives in Dallas with his longtime wife and daughter.
Paul Adelstein starred as Paul Kellerman, a Secret Service agent helping the vice president in his scheme to get rid of Lincoln Burrows.
After "Prison Break," Paul Adelstein starred on "Private Practice" for nearly six years. He then starred on "Chance," "Scandal," "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" and "I Feel Bad." He's also had stints on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Get Shorty" and "Imposters," which he created and executive produced. More recently, he appeared on the seventh season of "Chicago P.D." In 2017, he and "Gilmore Girls" star Liza Weil divorced after more than a decade of marriage. Their daughter, Josephine, was reportedly born in 2011.
Rockmond Dunbar starred as Army vet Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin, a member of the Fox River Eight.
Rockmond Dunbar went on to star on "Terriers," "Sons of Anarchy," "The Game," "The Mentalist," "The Path" and, most recently, "9-1-1," on which he's appeared since 2018. He also popped up in 2018's "City of Lies." He reportedly married his second wife, writer-actress Maya Gilbert, who's now known as Maya Dunbar, in 2013. They have four young children.
William Fichtner starred as Alexander Mahone, an FBI agent-turned-inmate.
After "Prison Break," William Fichtner appeared on "Entourage," "Crossing Lines," "Empire" and "Mom," on which he's starred since 2016. He's appeared in even more mid-level movie roles. His biggest hits include "Date Night," "Drive Angry," "The Lone Ranger," "Elysium," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Independence Day: Resurgence," "12 Strong" and 2019's "Finding Steve McQueen." He also made his directorial debut with 2018's "Cold Brook," which he co-wrote and starred in.