Pedro Pascal

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Pascal in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: April 2, 1975

Ethnicity: Chilean – including Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Castilian, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician], Basque, Indigenous, 1/16th French, 1/64th Welsh, remote Portuguese, as well as Argentinian, Bolivian, Mexican, Panamanian, Peruvian

Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-American actor. He is known for his roles on Game of Thrones and Narcos, and in the films The Equalizer 2 and Wonder Woman 1984, among others.

Pedro was born in Santiago, Chile, the son of Veronica Pascal and José Pedro Balmaceda Riera, a medical professional. His family was upper-class. He spent much of his childhood in Orange County, California and San Antonio, Texas, because his parents opposed the military dictatorship of Chilean ruler Augusto Pinochet. His brother is actor Lucas Balmaceda.

He has deep roots in Latin America, particularly Chile. His father’s surname, Balmaceda, is Basque. His mother’s surname, Pascal, originates with a French maternal great-great-grandfather.

Pedro’s paternal grandfather was José Balmaceda Bergasa (the son of Paulino Balmaceda and Petronila Bergasa). José was born in Valparaíso.

Pedro’s paternal grandmother was Juanita/Juana Riera Bauzá (the daughter of Melchor Riera Caldentey and Juana Bauzá Bauzá). Melchor was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the son of Melchor Riera and Juana Caldentey. Juana was the daughter of Guillermo Bauzá and Sebastiana Bauzá.

Pedro’s maternal grandfather was Luis Eduardo Gastón Pascal Vigil (the son of Luis Eduardo Armando Pascal Valdés and Inés Vigil Olate). Pedro’s grandfather Luis was born in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso Province, Valparaiso, Chile. Pedro’s great-grandfather Luis was born in San Pedro de Tacna, Tacna, Peru, the son of Pierre Gastón Pascal Thierry, who was born in Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France, and of Leonor Valdés/Valdéz Vizcarra, who was Peruvian. Pedro’s great-grandmother Inés was born in Valparaíso, the daughter of Eduardo Vigil Zañartu and María Josefa Sabina Olate Aldunate.

Pedro’s maternal grandmother was Carmen Ureta Varas (the daughter of Federico Guillermo Ureta Cox and Olga Varas Izquierdo). Carmen was born in Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile. Federico was the son of Raimundo Ureta Echazarreta and Adelina Cox Méndez, whose own grandfather, Agustín Nathaniel Miers Cox Lloyd, was Welsh, from Grosmont, Monmouthshire, and was a prominent doctor. Olga was the daughter of Francisco Javier Varas Pérez and Remedios Izquierdo Varas.

He is a second cousin, once removed, of Chilean Marxist dissident Andrés Pascal Allende. Pedro is a fourth cousin of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín. Pedro’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Tadeo Izquierdo Izquierdo and Remedios Varas Guzmán, were also Pablo’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents.


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Genealogy of Pedro Pascal –

Biographical sketch of Pedro’s paternal grandfather, José Balmaceda Bergasa –

Genealogy of Pedro’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

60 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Good job, Follers. I had totally overlooked that common line between Pedro and Pablo.

  2. andrew says:

    *Juana Bauzá Bauzá was evidently born in Mallorca too (the locals are broadly considered Catalan)
    *his Welsh ancestor, a notable man:
    *through Eduardo Vigil Zañartu (Basque surname), he descends to Chilean political ruling élites, and he is distantly related to:

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