Famous for essaying Oberyn Martell in HBO`s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-born American TV and film actor. He has been a part of movies like The Adjustment Bureau
(2011), Bloodsucking Bastards (2014), The Great Wall
(2016) and Wonder Woman 1984
Born Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal, in Santiago, Chile, Pedro`s parents shifted to the U.S., when he was just four. Because of the constant moving around of the family, Pedro grew up in Orange County, California, and San Antonio, Texas. He went to the Orange County School of the Arts and New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts, to receive his training in acting.
Pascal has a younger brother Lucas Balmaceda, who is also an actor and has appeared in the TV mini-series Juana Brava (2015).
Pedro Pascal has appeared in TV shows such as Good vs. Evil, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Good Wife, Graceland, and The Mentalist. In 2014, Pedro Pascal featured in the fourth season of the critically and commercially successful American drama, Game of Thrones. For his role as Oberyn Martell, Pascal was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In 2015, he appeared in another acclaimed series Narcos, which is a crime drama, aired exclusively on Netflix. For portraying Javier Pena, a DEA agent tasked with bringing down Escobar- a Columbian drug lord, Pascal received widespread recognition.
He has been a part of Off-Broadway productions like Maple and Vine, Beauty of the Father, Based on a Totally True Story, and Old Comedy. For appearing in the play Orphans, which was an International City Theater production, Pascal received Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.
Pedro Pascal made his feature film debut with a minor role in the Spanish film Hermanas. He further appeared for a small time in the American sci-fi The Adjustment Bureau
, which starred Matt Damon
, Emily Blunt
, and Anthony Mackie
in the lead roles. Pascal`s maiden lead role came with the comedy horror film Bloodsucking Bastards, in which he played the character of Max, the vampire. Directed by Brian James O`Connell, the movie received an average response at the box office. Pascal appeared, alongside Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau in the epic historical action-adventure film The Great Wall
(2016), and the action-comedy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle
. His 2018 projects include The Equalizer 2