Pedro Pascal attends 'The Forge' experience inspired by the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, to celebrate the launch of The Mandalorian Season 3, on February 22, 2023 in London, England.

Pedro Pascal is a man of many hats: actor, brother, activist, and, of course, a “zaddy.” Born on April 2, 1975, in Santiago, Chile, as José Pedro Balmaceda, the actor began using his mother’s surname after her death. This was to commemorate her life, as well as to make it easier for Americans to pronounce; Pascal is easier to pronounce than Balmaceda.

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In his early career in the ’90s, Pascal appeared in several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, and Law & Order. As we previously reported, Pascal struggled financially during that time. It was the actor’s residual check from his role on Buffy that he was able to pay his rent and not quit acting. “We’re talking about being able to see a doctor, getting sick, getting a surgery, paying my rent when I had less than $7 in my account.” The Buffy residual is what “showed up and saved the day” and is the only reason Pascal was able to continue pursuing his acting career.

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By 2014, Pascal had his big break on Game of Thrones. He portrayed the character Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO critically acclaimed television series. Pascal’s short-lived performance as the passionate Red Viper of Dorne garnered significant praise from both critics and audiences. Pascal stated that he was a huge fan of the show before being cast as Oberyn and was ecstatic to join. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in GOT.

The following year, Pascal struck gold again in another series. Starring in the popular Netflix crime drama series Narcos, Pascal portrayed real-life DEA agent Javier Peña as well as the narrator. Then, being cast in massive TV shows like The Mandalorian and The Last of Us solidified Daddy Pascal’s place among the A-list.

Take a look below at all the glorious ways Pedro Pascal is a zaddy:

  • Knocking A--es

    Nothing is sexier than an award-winning zaddy! Pascal took home the coveted SAG award for best male actor in a drama series thanks to his role on HBO’s The Last of Us. This classy and sexy black-and-white photo with a white collared shirt with a few buttons missing has us screaming! We also loved his acceptance speech, where he admitted to being “a little drunk,” and in turn, a bit cheeky to the audience.

  • Poser

    The Pascal siblings can slay all day. Posing with his sister Javiera, brother Nicolás, and sister Lux, everyone has their arm propped on on hip with their best model faces on a rocky coastline in the background. Pedro’s gorgeous family was dubbed the fantastic four in his caption. Funny enough, it was announced that he will play Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) in the new The Fantastic Four film, due in theaters on July 25, 2025.

  • Hottest Video Game Character

    We fell even more in love with this zaddy in the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us as Joel. Pascal as the hardened character who has the biggest protective heart over Bella Ramsey’s Ellie makes us swoon. In this close-up selfie from the set, the two cheekily show off their chewing gum that they always hide apparently.

  • Dangerously Charming

    The zaddiest caption for the zaddiest cover, Pascal wrote: “Thirst. E,” and we sure are! The first photo alone has us fanning ourselves with Pascal wearing a white mesh shirt under a leather jacket. Whew. The next collage of photos he evokes rugged, sexy, and dangerously charming as Esquire‘s cover title suggests.

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