A Chilean-American, Pedro Pascal is an actor who is well-known for his performance. As Oberyn Martell in the “Game of Throne,” an HBO series he has impressed many viewers. “Narcos” is another series which have added more reputation to the actor.

The actor has a decent career and earns quite handsomely from his television and movie appearances. His net worth has been estimated to be in the range of $2 million. He has a promising future ahead.

Early life

The actor was born as Jose Pedro Balmaceda in Santiago, Chile on 2nd April 1975. Jose Balmaceda Riera is his father, and his mother is Veronica Pascal. Pedro does not grow up with his in his native place with his parent and sibling. He grew up in Orange County, San Antonio and California and Texas with his brother Lucas Balmaceda. His brother is also an actor who performs in Chile. Presently the actor is staying in New York for over twenty years.

His parents were involved in opposing the military dictatorship. They were Allende’s supporters. At this time of birth, there was an atmosphere of opposing the dictatorship of Auguto Pinochet. After Pascal’s birth, the family reached Denmark as the political asylum was granted there.

He learned swimming in the childhood and took part in some competition. He participated in the State Championship in Texas. The swimmer failed to proceed further in pools because of his acting classes in Texas. Out of the two, he got inclined to varied attires of acting more than the swimming costumes. To master acting, he enrolled himself in the Orange County School of Arts. In the same line, he had further prone up in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and further enhanced his ability in acting.


Pedro appeared on the television for the first time in 1999. He made his debut with the role of Gregor New in the serial “Good vs. Evil.” With this increase in the number of an admirer he further appeared in some more serials, the series consists of “Downtown,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Undressed.”

Pedro was cast in several series before his memorable appearance in “Game of Thorne.” “The Good Wife,” “Mentalist,” “Homeland,” “Graceland” and “Law & Order : Criminal Intent” are some more serial where Pedro was cast, and his appearance on the screen was acknowledged by the viewer. In 2005, Pedro made his debut appearance in the world of the movie. It was “Hermanas” in which he was cast as Steve. The movie got a mixed reaction from the audience. After this in the following Pedro made several appearances in many different movies and television serials.

In 2013 Pedro was assigned to the HBO series, to play the character role of Oberyn Martell in the “Game of Thrones.” Before he was cast for the role, he himself was a great fan of the series but who had known then that Pedro himself will act and will be recognized. The life got a new momentum which took him to the new horizon of fame and name.

In 2015, in the “Netflix” he gave his appearance. In the “Narcos” he was seen in the role of Javier Pena, a U.S. DEA agent. In the same year movie “Bloodsucking Bustard” was released in which his role was well appreciated by the viewers.

Along with his acting, Pedro has performed from behind the camera too, as a director.  As far as the award is concerned Pedro was acknowledged by the Garland Award and Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his wonderful role in the production of “Orphans” in the auditorium of International City Theater. He is also seen in the music video. With Heidi Klum, he was seen in “Fire Meet Gasoline.”

Personal life

“Game of Throne” has not only asked the actor for the throne it has given him the lady, but she is also Lena Heady. The romantic duo was seen quite often, but none has accepted the relationship yet. Further, a father hadn’t revealed anything to the media about the child.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal

Date of Birth: 2nd April 1975

Birth Place: Santigo, Chile

Age: 42 years

Profession: Actor

Height: NA

Weight: NA

Net worth:  $2 million