Pedro Pascal, a Chilean-American actor landed into 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).
Currently, Pedro plays the lead role of The Mandalorian / Din Djarin in The Mandalorian (2019- Present).
In 2020, the actor records 52 acting credits that include 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 (45 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.
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 of 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 took 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 Nathan Landry in The Good Wife (2009-11, 6 episodes), that 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 Imagen Foundation Awards in 2016.
In 2019, Pedro Pascal was cast in the lead role of The Mandalorian / Din Djarin in The Mandalorian. Ever since the actor works in the Jon Favreau-created TV series and totals 18 episodes in Season 2 (concludes on December 18, 2020).
The series The Mandalorian is already being planned out for Season 3.
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 attention through works in box-office hits:
|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 as well: Prospect (2018) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). In 2019, he appeared in action-adventure Triple Frontier.
What Is Pedro Pascal Doing Now?
He is set to appear as a supervillain Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. The film is a sequel to DC Comic’s 2017 movie Wonder Woman, and releases on December 25, 2020 (in North America).
Pedro’s 2021 film We Can Be Heroes is under post-production, while another 2021 project, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is currently filming. Moreover, he will play Mark in Tropico (pre-production).
Net Worth and Salary
Without a doubt, Pedro’s fascinating on-screen progress over the course of 2 decades earned him millions of dollars. As of November 2020, Pedro Pascal has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Some online sources claim his fortune at $30 million, however, the actor himself never opened up any detail.
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. Thanks to notable TV attention with a recurring role in Game of Thrones, that set up those.
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. While his upcoming projects are sure to raise up his worth too.
Relationship Status: Is Pedro Pascal Dating Or Married?
Despite being in such limelight, barely any report on Pedro’s relationship update are out these days. Seems, he got the confidence and experience to keep bars over personal life access with passing time. In 2020, the 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 assumptions are, he is single at the moment.
Previously, Pascal was allegedly in a relationship with English actress Lena Headey. They met on the set of Game of Thrones and were dating in 2014, a year after Heady’s divorce with Peter Paul Loughran.
Lena Headey and Pedro Pascal in London pic.twitter.com/Eq01E7uSLW
— Game of Thrones Cast (@GoT_Cast) June 29, 2016
However, Pedro and Lena broke up later.
At one point, he was in a rumored relationship with Orange Is the New Black actress Maria Dizzia.
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.
- Is Pedro Pascal Married?
No, Pascal is not married so far as of 2020; 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 Season 3. 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 November 2020, Pascal is 45 years old and has a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
- How Much Is His Net Worth?
The Narcos and The Mandalorian star Pedro has a $5 million net worth in 2020.
- Is Pascal Active On Social Media?
Pedro Pascal is an active user of both Instagram (@pascalispunk) and Twitter (@PedroPascal1).