Pedro Pascal Is An Actor Famous For ‘GOT’ and ‘Narcos’: Career Update, Net Worth, Dating, Family

Pedro Pascal, a Chilean-American actor

Pedro Pascal, a Chilean-American actor landed an acting career professionally in 1996 and ever since, is forging ahead with success. Famous for portraying Oberyn Martell in Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Pascal grabbed further TV prominence as Javier Peña in the Netflix series Narcos (2015-17).

Pedro plays the lead role of The Mandalorian / Din Djarin in The Mandalorian (2019- Present).

In 2024, the actor records more than 65 acting credits including his notable film appearances in The Adjustment Bureau, The Great Wall, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Equalizer. Pascal is set to appear as Maxwell Lord in the 2020 film Wonder Woman 1984.

Pedro Pascal’s Family Went Through Political Asylum

Pascal was born José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal on April 2, 1975 (49 years old), in Santiago, Chile. He grew up with his sister Javiera Balmaceda Pascal and younger brother Lucas Balmaceda, an actor in the United States.

Pedro Pascal and his father
Pedro Pascal and his father

His parents José Balmaceda, a fertility doctor, and Verónica Pascal Ureta, a child psychologist opposed the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. They were Allende supporters.

As a result, Pedro’s family saw political asylum in Denmark and later moved to Orange County, California, and San Antonio, Texas, the USA.

A Chilean by birth, Pedro Pascal, who stands 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) in height, also holds an American nationality.

Academics and Graduation

Pedro, from his early days, was fond of swimming and by the age of 11, competed in State Championships in Texas. However, the course of his career changed as he began to take drama classes.

Pascal enrolled at Orange County School of the Arts to study acting. Later, he went to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1997. While there, the actor honed his acting approach with theater experiences.

Pedro Pascal Acting Career Journey

Pedro Pascal turned professional in 1996 and made his on-screen debut with the short film Burning Bridges (1996). The following year, he was cast in another short film Window Shopping (1997).

In 1999, the Chilean-American actor made guest appearances in the TV series Good vs Evil, Undressed, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His further TV exposure came with brief works in Touched by an Angel (2000), NYPD Blue (2001), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006), and Law & Order (2008).

Pascal, then, earned the recurring role of Nathan Landry in The Good Wife (2009-11, 6 episodes), which followed his minor yet notable roles in:

  • Lights Out (2011, 4 episodes)
  • Graceland (2013, 10 episodes) starring Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, and Manny Montana
  • The Mentalist (2014. 7 episodes)
  • Game of Thrones (2014, 7 episodes) as Oberyn Martell

Breakthrough With Lead Roles In ‘Narcos’ and ‘The Mandalorian’

From 2015 to 2017, Pedro portrayed the main cast, Javier Peña, in 30 episodes of the biographic crime-drama series Narcos. In Season 1 and 2, he was in the main role but by Season 3, the actor became the lead cast alongside Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook.

The series earned him a nomination for the Imagen Foundation Awards in 2016.

In 2019, Pedro Pascal was cast in the lead role of The Mandalorian / Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, co-starring Katee Sackhoff.

Pedro Pascal plays the title cast in The Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal plays the title cast in The Mandalorian

The actor has since appeared in 24 episodes in three seasons. The series The Mandalorian is already being planned out for Season 4.

Moreover, he portrays the main cast, Joel Miller, in the post-apocalyptic drama, The Last of Us (2023- present), alongside Bella Ramsey. The second season of the series is set to premiere in 2025.

Films Appearances

In addition to TV, the Chile-born actor stood with a firm ground on the big screen too. Following his feature film debut in 2005 with Hermanas, Pascal lured Hollywood’s attention through works with box-office hits:

MoviesBudgetBox-Office
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)$50.2 million$127.9 million
The Great Wall (2016)$150 million$334.9 million
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)$104 million$410.9 million
The Equalizer 2 (2018)$62- $79 million$190.4 million

Moreover, Pedro worked in critically acclaimed films: Prospect (2018) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). In 2019, he appeared in the action-adventure Triple Frontier.

In 2020, he appeared as a supervillain Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. The film is a sequel to DC Comics’ 2017 movie Wonder Woman and was released on December 25, 2020.

His other big screen appearances were in We Can Be Heroes (2020), Strange Way of Life (2023), and Drive-Away Dolls (2024).

Upcoming Projects Of Pedro Pascal

Pascal is set to appear in the film Gladiator II (release date November 22, 2024), starring Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, and May Calamawy.

Also, he will portray Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic in the MCU film The Fantastic Four (2025), alongside Ralph Ineson, Joseph Quinn, and Vanessa Kirby.

His other upcoming films are Eddington, Materialists, and Tropico. Pedro is also the lead cast and executive producer of his upcoming TV series, My Dentist’s Murder Trial.

How Much Is Pedro Pascal’s Net Worth? Salary And Earnings

Without a doubt, Pedro’s fascinating on-screen progress over 2 decades earned him millions of dollars. As of June 2024Pedro Pascal has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Some online sources claim his fortune is $30 million, however, the actor never opened up about any details.

It is undeniable that Pascal’s TV career in the lead roles in Narcos and The Mandalorian got him hefty tens of thousands of dollars per episode. As reported, he made a salary of $600K per episode in Season 1 of The Last Of Us, totaling $5.4 million a season.

It’s thanks to notable TV attention with his recurring role in Game of Thrones. Additionally, he worked in commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed films: The Great Wall (2016), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), and Prospect (2018).

His portrayal of the notable role of Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) did earn him a lucrative paycheck. His upcoming projects are sure to raise his worth too.

Relationship Status: Is Pedro Pascal Dating Or Married?

Despite being in such limelight, barely any reports on Pedro’s relationship update are out. Seems, he got the confidence and experience to keep bars over personal life access with time. As of 2024the Narcos actor is not dating officially or has hints of having a girlfriend.

To date this far, Pedro Pascal is not married or has any wife. So, the assumption is, that he is single at the moment.

Previously, Pascal was alleged to be in a relationship with English actress Lena Headey, They met on the set of Game of Thrones and were allegedly dating in 2014, a year after Heady’s divorce from Peter Paul Loughran.

 

The two even made a couple of public appearances together, adding fuel to their dating rumors. However, their couple-like chemistry is not seen together these days, leading to the assumption that Pedro and Lena broke up. Or maybe, they were just good friends that fan shipped beyond the platonic bond.

Nevertheless, it’s not the only relationship rumor Pedro had. At one point, he was rumored to be dating Orange Is the New Black actress Maria Dizzia. They were co-stars in Law And Order and were reportedly dating in the 1990s before splitting.

In addition, in 2014, online sources shipped Pascal’s romance with Robin Tunney, who portrayed Lisbon in The Mentalist, where Pedro also worked. The duo attended a few red-carpet events together including the 2015 Emmy Awards.

However, she and Pedro are great friends, as Tunney has been in a relationship with interior designer Nicky Marmet since the early 2010s (engaged in 2012).

Rumors Of Pascal Being a Father

In mid-2015, Lena Headey was pregnant with daughter Teddy. However, she refused to identify the father of her baby.

Although Pedro Pascal still was seen with her, the GOT actress was reportedly dating Dan Cadan since 2014, whom she would marry in 2018. It grabbed a lot of limelight along with rumors of Pedro being the father of Lena’s child. Later, it turned out that Caden was the father.

Queries:

  • Is Pedro Pascal Married?
    No, Pascal is not married so far as of 2024; he was allegedly in a relationship with Lena Headey.
  • Did Pedro Pascal Quit ‘The Mandalorian’?
    No, Pedro Pascal is not leaving ‘The Mandalorian’ & is setting up for the Season 4. The rumors of Pedro quitting the series halfway through Season 2 came as stunt doubles were allegedly working behind the Mandalorian armor.
  • What Is Pedro Pascal”s Age and Height?
    As of June 2024, Pascal is 49 years old and has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.79 m).
  • How Much Is His Net Worth?
    The Narcos and The Mandalorian star Pedro owns a $10 million net worth in 2024.
  • Is Pascal Active On Social Media?
    Pedro Pascal is an active user of Instagram (@pascalispunk).

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