Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

Date Of BirthApril 2, 1975
Age49 years 0 months 11 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthSantiago, Chile
Zodiac SignAries
Professions Actor , Model
Full Name José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal
Other Names Pedro Balmaceda , Alexander Pascal

Personal Information
Residence New York City, United States
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish , English
Star SignAries
Nationality American
Complexion White
Trademarks Mustaches , Short, Ragged beard
Body Features & Measurements
Height180 CM
5 Feet 11 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Body Type Athletic
Family Information
Father José Balmaceda Riera
Mother Verónica Pascal
Brother Lucas Balmaceda (younger; actor)
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterOrange County School of the Arts
Tisch School of the Arts
Career Information
Years Active 1996-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actor Gene Hackman
Favorite MoviesThe Incredibles (Animation)
Wall-E (Animation)
Aliens (Sci-fi)
Alien (Sci-fi)
Favorite Director Steven Soderbergh
Favorite Destination The beach at Little Corona
Favorite Authors Jane Eyre
J.D. Salinger
Favorite BooksOne Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Crime & Punishment (Dostoyevsky)
Favorite DrinkBourbon on the rocks
Favorite TV shows Battlestar Galactica
True Detective
Favorite Character Beatrix Kiddo (From Kill Bill played by Uma Thurman)
Favorite Animal Elephant
Favorite Cities Buenos Aires
Lisbon (Portugal)
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfilePedro Pascal Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfilePedro Pascal Instagram Profile
More Information
Friends Sarah Paulson
Lena Headey
Net worth$2 million


Pedro Pascal is an American actor of Chilean descent. Pedro is most popular for playing "Oberyn Martell" in the Game of Thrones series.

Family- Childhood

He was born on 2nd April 1975 as José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal in Santiago, Chile.


His parents had to leave Chile because of the political conflicts, his parents took asylum in Denmark and then moved to United States. He grew up in California & Texas.


He has a younger brother named Lucas Balmaceda who is an actor as well, Lucas lives in Chile.


He waited tables initially during the beginning of his acting career.

Pascal made his debut in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1999) in a small role that lasted one episode. Role of Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones(2014) made him popular, Role of Javier Peña in Narcos (Netflix series) is popular as well.

Some of his popular movies are: Hermanas(2005), I Am That Girl(2008), The Adjustment Bureau(2011), Sweet Little Lies(2011), Bloodsucking Bastards(2015), Sweets(2015), The Great Wall(2016), Kingsman: The Golden Circle(2017).

He has had recurring roles in Undressed(1999), The Good Wife(2009-2011), Lights Out(2011), Red Widow(2013), Graceland(2013), The Mentalist(2014), Game of Thrones(2014), Narcos(2015-)

Some other TV series he had minor roles in are-  Good vs. Evil, Downtown, Touched by an Angel, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, Brothers & Sisters, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Charlie's Angels, Wonder Woman, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, Body of Proof, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nikita, Homeland, The Sixth Gun, Exposed.

He has been part of TV movies like Earth vs. the Spider(2001), Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe(2011).

Game of Thrones

Pedro was selected for the role of Oberyn Martell(nicknamed the Red Viper) in the 4th season of Game of Thrones(2014), his character was the brother of Prince Doran Martell and was father of 8 illegitimate daughters called Sand Snakes. He auditioned for his part with an iPhone, a friend had shot his role on the phone.

Friendship with Lena Headey

Pedro Pascal & Lena Headey share a very friendly relationship. They are often seen having fun together.

 Pedro Pascal with Lena Headey

Image: Pedro Pascal with friend Lena Headey

Sarah Paulson & Pedro Pascal

Sarah & Pedro have been best friends for quite a while, her friendship has often got him good roles like the one in GoT. Tabloids have fondly called her his 'fairy godmother'. They have known each other since they were teenagers (met in September, 1993). They along with a few other friends (Kirsten, Romi..) used to go to movies together as teenagers. 

Sarah Paulson and Pedro Pascal

Image: Sarah Paulson and Pedro Pascal

Interesting Facts

  • Pedro Pascal at the age of 11 competed in the Texas state championships in swimming.
  • He stopped taking swimming professionally and took Drama classes seriously.
  • He has lent voice to the character Paolo in the Video game Dishonored 2 (2016).
  • He was hit by a cab in his 18the year when he was walking with his friends (Sarah Paulson & others) on the 5th avenue.
  • He tricked his parents to let him see Poltergeist  the horror movie at the age of 6.
  • He loves Horror movies, he apparently loves getting terrified. His best friend Sarah Paulson complains that he drags her to watch every horror movie.
  • He thoroughly enjoyed- Movies, rock concerts, Spurs games in his childhood and youth
  • Indiana Jones movies were his favorites while growing up. He was thrown off the horse he was riding while he was trying to imitate Indiana Jones.
  • Primal Fear (1996) was the first movie he auditioned for, it eventually went to Edward Norton.
  • Arya Stark- His favorite character from Game of Thrones. Tyrion, Daenerys, Cersei are his other favorites.
  • He auditioned for his character in Game of Thrones with an accent, it was not in the original but the producers felt it was interesting and kept it. It was actually his father's accent.
  • He likes 'Captain Crunch' Corn flakes
  • He wants to act in a movie with his friends Sarah Paulson & Lena Headey in it.
  • He is allergic to cats, he loves both cats and dogs. Dogs are his favorites.
  • If he was not an actor he would have chosen to be a war journalist Or literature teacher.
  • He prefers Black socks, feels they are more comfortable.
  • He is pro-refugee, pro-LGBT, pro-equality. He often participates online in such campaigns.
  • He likes berries.

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