Pedro Pascal won us over as the surrogate father to a young Grogu in The Mandalorian. Does that mean his paternal instincts have already been honed or is he such a good actor that we’re all fooled? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.
José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal was born on April 2, 1975, in Santiago, Chile. He has three siblings – one older sister and two younger siblings, including Lux, a transgender actress and advocate for trans rights. He started his acting career in 1996 and picked up small roles in American television, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order and The Good Wife.
It wasn’t until his role as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones that his stardom started rocketing towards A-list status. From there he went on to secure roles in other large franchises including Netflix’s Narcos, Kingsmen: The Golden Circle and The Equalizer 2.
Pedro Pascal’s status as a father
In some crazy coincidence, all of Pascal’s roles in 2020 were that of a father. The Mandalorian aired its second season, he played a superhero father in We Can Be Heroes, and he starred as the villain of Wonder Woman 1984 who changes when he thinks of his son. So does that mean the actor is a father?
No, he’s not a father. From what we know, the actor has not had any children. While he does like to keep his life private, he hasn’t shared any mention of any children. That being said, he’s a fantastic uncle to his two nephews. In fact, one of his nephews was named Pedro seemingly after the actor’s stage name.
That’s not stopping him from taking on more father roles! His next big project is HBO’s The Last of Us where he’ll be playing Joel, a father who loses his daughter at the start of the zombie outbreak. Through his journey as a smuggler, he becomes a father figure to a young Ellie as they travel the wastes of the world and try to survive together.
We’ll be seeing the return of Pedro in the Star Wars universe as Din Djarin in season 3 of The Mandalorian, where he is without his young ward.