José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal or more commonly known as Pedro Pascal is a 45-year-old acting veteran hailing from Chile. It is an actual task to find someone who hasn’t heard about Pedro Pascal. He is most commonly known for his appearance in HBO’s fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ in which he played the role of Oberyn Martell. Pedro has also appeared in the Netflix series ‘Narcos’ in which he played the role of Javier Peña.
Pedro was born to Verónica Pascal Ureta who was a child psychologist and his father José Balmaceda who was a fertility doctor. He was born on the 2nd day of April in the year 1974 in Santiago Chile. Due to family political tension, Pedro was granted political asylum in Denmark. His family later moved to The United States of America where Pedro was raised in Orange County in California and San Antonio in Texas. Pascal initially was part of swimming in his early days (aged just 11) and did take part in several state championships as well. So, you all might be wondering what stopped him there right? Well, he stopped swimming professionally after getting into drama class! Pascal attended Orange County School of Arts and later went on to join New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Pedro Pascal Career
If I were to ask you the names of television shows and movies this veteran has done, I am quite certain we will be discussing this topic for a long time. Here is a list of Pedro Pascal’s most notable appearances. His ability to enter into the shoes of a character enabled him to land a vast majority of roles ranging from a kidnapper to a police inspector and even that of a vampire (trust me he has done it all). Pascal appeared as a kidnapper with the name Regie in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode “Weeping Willow”.
The year Pascal was known by teenagers was in the year 2013 after bagging the role of Oberyn Martell in the 4th season of ‘Games of Thrones’ and was greatly applauded for it as well. The cherry on the cake was when Pascal revealed that he himself was a huge fan of the television series and being cast in it was an absolute ecstatic feeling. The year Pascal was cast as a DEA agent named Javier Peña in the Netflix series ‘Narcos’ was 2015. In the same year, he was cast as a vampire in the movie ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’. Pascal has co-starred alongside the model Heidi Klum in the music video of the artist Sia which goes by the name ‘Fire and Gasoline’.
He played the role of Agent Whiskey in the movie ‘Kingsman- The Golden Circle’ and was directed by Matthew Vaughn. In 2018, Pascal bagged the role of Pero Tovar who was a mercenary in the movie ‘The Great Wall’ directed by Zhang Yimou. He played as a primary antagonist Dave York in the thriller sequel ‘The Equalizer 2’. The film starred Denzel Washington.
Pedro Pascal Biography
|Real Name||José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal|
|Birth Date||2 April 1975|
|Birth Place||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimetres – 180 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 76kg – in Pounds – 167 lbs|
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist Size||36 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Orange County School of the Arts|
|College||New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
|Favourite Film||Dumbo (1941)|
|Favourite Film Genre||Sci-Fi|
Pedro is currently unmarried and has lived in New York City for the past twenty years. He was rumored to be in a relationship with his co-star Robin Tunney from the television series ‘The Mentalist’. He was in a relationship with his ‘Law and Order’ co-star Maria Pizza in the year 1990. Pedro has a brother Lucas Balmaceda who is also an actor.
Pedro Pascal Net Worth
A majority of appearances that Pedro has made have been unanimously applauded by his audience. Shows like ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Mentalist’, and many more have enabled him to achieve a net worth of around $2 million. Pedro has accumulated approximately 1.4 million followers on his Instagram where he shares pictures with his dog and can be found under the username @pascalispunk. He has around half a million followers on Twitter and can be found under the name @PedroPascal1.
- Pedro is an animal lover and has a pet dog.
- He has a quote commonly used by many in which he says, “I think a person can learn. Basically, I think anything is possible.”
- Pedro in the year 2011 was in the cast of Wonder Woman, but the show never aired.
- He is a member of New York City’s labyrinth Theatre Company.
- Pedro is known from his role as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones.