Michael Scofield

Michael Scofield, portrayed by Wentworth Miller, is a fictional character and one of the two main protagonists of the American television series Prison Break. The character first appeared in the series pilot, in which he deliberately sends himself to prison so as to break his elder brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), out before his execution for a crime he did not commit. The storyline of the first season revolves around the two brothers and Michael's plan to help Lincoln escape his death sentence. Later seasons detail their life on the run and their quest for the truth behind Lincoln's imprisonment. As the principal character, Michael has been featured in every episode of the series. Although both Lincoln and Michael are the main protagonists of the series, Michael has been featured more extensively than Lincoln, especially in the first season and the third.

Michael Scofield
Prison Break character
Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield whilst incarcerated in a prison in Yemen
First appearance"Pilot" (2005)
Last appearance"Behind The Eyes" (2017)
Created byPaul Scheuring
Portrayed byWentworth Miller
Dylan Minnette (young)
Voiced byWentworth Miller
(video game)
In-universe information
  • Phineas McClintock
  • Wayne Merrick
  • Michael Crane
  • Michael Angelo
  • Officer Mathers
  • Kevin Freeling
  • Kaniel Outis
OccupationStructural engineer
FamilyAldo Burrows (father)
Christina Rose Scofield (mother)
Lincoln Burrows (brother)
Lincoln "L. J." Burrows Jr. (nephew)
Michael "Mike" Scofield Jr. (son via Sara)
SpousesSara Tancredi
Nika Volek (unconsummated)

Various flashbacks from subsequent episodes provide further insight into the relationship between Michael and his brother, and the reasons behind Michael's determination in helping Lincoln to escape his death sentence. In the episode flashbacks, the younger Michael is played by Dylan Minnette.

It is later revealed that Michael has low latent inhibition, a perceptually differing condition in which one sees the world as pieces, rather than mere objects.

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