12 Things to Know About Pedro Pascal

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 29 Mar 2018

After spending much of his life as the archetypal struggling actor, Pedro Pascal found success in "Game of Thrones." Find out which role he played and 10 other things to know about the Chilean-American actor.

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Pedro Pascal at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Pedro Pascal was born in Chile, but was raised in the U.S, including Orange County, California, and San Antonio, Texas. He fell in love with acting as a child, and has worked extensively in theater, both as an actor and a director.

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Sarah Paulson and Pedro Pascal at an event for Togetherness (2015)

Pascal and Sarah Paulson, whom he's known since she was 18, are good friends.

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Pedro Pascal and Indira Varma in Game of Thrones (2011)

Pascal's big break came when he, as an acting mentor, was helping one of his protégés prepare for an audition for a role that he thought was perfect for. He called his friend, Sarah Paulson, and she helped get him an audition. The role was Oberyn Martell on "Game of Thrones." His protégé has since forgiven him.

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Pedro Pascal in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

One of Pascal's earliest roles (as Pedro Balmaceda) was as Eddie in an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Spoiler alert: He gets turned into a vampire.

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Adrianne Palicki in Wonder Woman (2011)

Pascal also appeared as Ed Indelicato in the 2011 TV pilot for "Wonder Woman," starring Adrianne Palicki of "The Orville." The series was never picked up.

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Sia: Fire Meet Gasoline (2015)

Pascal also appeared in Sia's music video, "Fire Meet Gasoline", with Heidi Klum.

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Robin Tunney and Pedro Pascal in The Mentalist (2008)

After completing his run on "Game of Thrones," Pascal was a series regular on "The Mentalist," which starred Simon Baker.

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Pedro Pascal in Narcos (2015)

Pascal trained with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to prepare for his role as Javier Peña in "Narcos."

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Pedro Pascal in The Great Wall (2016)

Pascal fell in love with the films of Yimou Zhang after he saw Raise the Red Lantern when he was a boy. He got the chance to work with the acclaimed Chinese director in The Great Wall.

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Colin Firth, Pedro Pascal, and Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Director Matthew Vaughn asked Pascal to audition for Kingsman: The Golden Circle after he saw him in "Narcos" and kept thinking "Who's this Burt Reynolds guy?"

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Pedro Pascal at an event for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Pascal has also been tapped for a role in Wonder Woman 2. Not much is known about the much-anticipated sequel, but there's no doubt that Pascal will rise to the occasion.

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Pedro Pascal at an event for Game of Thrones (2011)

Pascal is clearly enjoying his time in the limelight.