Pedro Pascal Short Bio
|Real name||José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal|
|Date of birth||Wednesday, April 02, 1975 (age: 45 years old)|
A famous actor in American series, Pedro Pascal was born on April 2, 1975, in Chile. His family fled the country after the Pinochet coup and settled in the United States, where the young man wasted no time in discovering a passion for the theater.
Pedro Pascal Career
After training at the Tisch School of The Arts in New York, he embarked on a television acting career in 1999 with a role in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From then on, he chained up small roles and appearances before landing a recurring role in the series The Good Wife, allowing him to become a familiar actor on the small screen. In 2013, he stood out thanks to the Graceland series where he appeared in ten episodes. It was only the following year that he really knew the consecration and reached the status of international stars.
Indeed, in 2014, he signed for two very popular series: The Mentalist where he interpreted Marcus Pike, the heroine’s boyfriend for 6 episodes, and especially Game of Thrones where he lent his features to the character of Oberyn Martell in season 4. These two roles propel his career, allowing him to continue with the series Narcos of which he has been one of the leading actors since 2015. Thanks to these successes, Hollywood opens his doors to him and Pedro joins the cast by Kingsman: The Golden Circle, released in the fall of 2017.
Five things to know about Pedro Pascal
Pedro the Vampire
Long before tracking down Pablo Escobar in the Narcos series, Pedro Pascal, who still called himself Pedro Balmaceda at the time, was first seen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For an episode (season 4, episode 1), he plays the role of Eddie, a new college friend of Buffy the killer, but who very quickly becomes a vampire.
He was not to play in “Game of Thrones”
After having multiplied the small roles in several series (New York Special Unit, The Good Wife, or Homeland), it is thanks to his interpretation in the fourth season of Game of Thrones that the American actor became famous planetary. Very noticed in the skin of Oberyn Martell, he could never have interpreted it. In an interview with Late Night with Seth Meyers, he said he discovered the role after helping a young actor of 25 to get it. Finally, the Chilean also decides to send a video to audition, and it’s a favorite for showrunners.
Swimming in competition
Before surveying the film sets, Pedro Pascal swam, a lot. For several years of his life, he competed in swimming. At the age of 11, he even participated in the Texas championships. But he stops competing as soon as he starts acting.
From Boba Fett to Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal never hid it, what pushed him to accept a role in The Mandalorian is the presence of Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King) in the production, the actor is a fan. And when they met, the actor from Narcos thought of the outset to take over the character of Boba Fett, already present in the Star Wars saga. Which resulted in an embarrassing scene. “I was crazy, what?” I’m going to play Boba Fett? asked Pedro Pascal. He [Jon Favreau] said: No, it’s not Boba Fett. He’s the Mandalorian. I couldn’t have imagined a better time,” said the actor.
Super-villain in Wonder Woman
And it is in a key role that Pedro Pascal will win the cinema during 2020. He will take the role of Maxwell Lord in the sequel to Wonder Woman, named Wonder Woman 1984. He will, therefore, be a big villain in this second part directed by Patty Jenkins, and will give Gal Gadot a hard time.
Pedro Pascal Movies
|2008||I Am That Girl||Noah|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||Paul De Santo|
|Sweet Little Lies||Paulino|
|2016||The Great Wall||Pero Tovar|
|2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Jack Daniels / Agent Whiskey|
|The Equalizer 2||Dave York|
|If Beale Street Could Talk||Pietro Alvarez|
|2019||Triple Frontier||Francisco “Catfish” Morales|
|2020||Wonder Woman 1984||Maxwell Lord|
|2021||We Can Be Heroes|