Joel in The Last of Us is played by Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal. He is best known for his role in Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell and as the title character in The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal has appeared in 59 different projects including movies, tv shows, shorts, video games & podcast series.

We are introduced to Pascal’s character Joel early in the show but not before we see his child Sarah. She is played by the daughter of a well-known actress!

Born2 April 1975 
BirthplaceSantiago, Chile
Height1.8 m / 5ft 9
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Who Is Pedro Pascal From The Last of Us?

Pedro Pascal is a multi-award-winning actor with a total of 6 awards and 15 nominations. Pascal began his career by appearing in TV Shorts before transitioning into TV Shows.

The Chilean-born actor has since appeared in a number of high-budget productions such as Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman 1984 & The Mandalorian.

In The Last of Us, Pascal is joined by Anna Torv who plays Tess, who is a close ally of Joel’s. However, we still are not sure of their characters’ relationship status!

Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us TV show

Who Is Joel Miller in The Last of Us?

Joel Miller is the main male protagonist of The Last of Us story. He is a smuggler who still holds the pain of his daughter’s death 20 years on from her passing.

He is a ruthless man who becomes driven by survival and will do whatever is necessary to stay alive.

After landing in the Boston QZ, Joel teams up with Tess to smuggle goods in and out of the camp. The pair eventually meet Bill, who will be played by quite a well-known actor!

The story of The Last of Us then begins when Joel along with Tess is given the task of protecting and smuggling the main female protagonist Ellie, who could be the key to ending the Cordyceps epidemic.

In The Last of Us video game, Troy Baker voices Joel. Baker will also appear in the TV show as part of the cannibals, although we are not sure quite what his role will be.

All Pedro Pascal Projects – TV Shows, Movies & More

  • Burning Bridges (Short) 1996 – Alex (credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Window Shopping (Short) 1997 – David (credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Good vs Evil (TV Series) 1999 – Gregor New (1 episode, credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Downtown (TV Series) 1999 – Voice of Pedro Balmaceda (1 episode)
  • Undressed (TV Series) 1999 – Greg (3 episodes, credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) 1999 – Eddie (1 episode, credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Touched by an Angel (TV Series) 2000 – Ricky Hauk (1 episode, credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • NYPD Blue (TV Series) 2001 – Shane “Dio” Morrissey (1 episode, credited as Alexander Pascal)
  • Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie) 2001 – Goth Guy (credited as Alexander Pascal)
  • Sisters (Movie) 2005 – Steve (credited as Pedro Balmaceda)
  • Without a Trace (TV Series) 2006 – Kyle Wilson (1 episode)
  • Law & Order (TV Series) 2008 – Tito Cabassa (1 episode)
  • I Am That Girl (Movie) 2008 – Noah
  • Iris (Short) 2009 – Billy
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) 2006 & 2009 – Kevin “Kip” Green & Reggie Luckman (2 episodes)
  • Nurse Jackie (TV Series) 2010 – Steve (1 episode)
 Pascal in Nurse Jackie
Pedro Pascal in Nurse Jackie
  • The Good Wife (TV Series) 2009-2011 – Nathan Laundry (6 episodes)
  • Lights Out (TV Series) 2011 – Omar Assarian (4 episodes)
  • The Adjustment Bureau (Movie) 2011 – Maitre D’ Paul De Santo
  • Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) 2011 – Zach Wellison (2 episodes)
  • Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (TV Movie) 2011 – Comandante Veracruz
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) 2011 – Special Agent Greer (1 episode)
  • Sweet Little Lies (Movie) 2011 – Paulino
  • Charlie’s Angels (TV Series) 2011 – Frederick Mercer (1 episode)
  • Wonder Woman (TV Movie) 2011 – Ed Indelicato
  • Body of Proof (TV Series) 2012 – Zack Goffman (1 episode)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) 2012 – Kyle Hartley (1 episode)
  • Nikita (TV Series) 2013 – Liam (1 episode)
  • Red Widow (TV Series) 2013 – Jay Castillo (4 episodes)
  • Homeland (TV Series) 2013 – David Portillo (1 episode)
  • The Sixth Gun (TV Movie) 2013 – Special Agent Ortega
  • Game of Thrones (TV Series) 2014 – Oberyn Martell (7 episodes)
Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell
Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell
  • Graceland (TV Series) 2013-2014 – Agent Juan Badillo (10 episodes)
  • The Mentalist (TV Series) 2014 – Agent Marcus Pike (7 episodes)
  • Bloodsucking Bastards (Movie) 2015 – Max
  • Sia: Fire Meet Gasoline (Music Video) 2015- Pedro Pascal
  • Sweets (Movie) 2015 – Twin Peter
  • Exposed (TV Movie) 2015 – Oscar Castro Vargas
  • Dishonored 2 (Video Game) 2016 – Paolo (Voice)
  • The Great Wall (Movie) 2016 – Tovar
  • Narcos (TV Series) 2015-2017 – Javier Peña (30 episodes)
Narcos Javier Pena
Pedro Pascal in Narcos
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Movie) 2017 – Whiskey
  • Prospect (Movie) 2018 – Ezra
  • The Equalizer 2 (Movie) 2018 – Dave York
  • Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express (TV Short) 2018 – Pedro Pascal
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie) 2018 – Pietro Alvarez (uncredited)
  • Triple Frontier (Movie) 2019 – Francisco “Catfish” Morales
  • Motherhacker (Podcast Series) 2019 – Voice (1 episode)
  • Community Webisodes (TV Series) 2020 – Mr. Stone (1 episode)
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride (TV Mini-Series) 2020 – Inigo Montoya (1 episode)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (Movie) 2020 – Maxwell Lord
  • We Can Be Heroes (Movie) 2020 – Marcus Moreno
  • Calls (TV Series) 2021 – Pedro (1 episode, voice)
  • The Book of Boba Fett (TV Series) 2022 – The Mandalorian (3 episodes)
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Movie) 2022 – Javi Gutierrez
  • House Comes with a Bird (Short) 2022 – Nico
  • The Bubble (Movie) 2022 – Dieter Bravo
  • The Last of Us (TV Series) 2023 – Joel Miller
  • The Mandalorian (TV Series) 2019 – 2023 – The Mandalorian (24 episodes)
The Mandalorian

5 Facts About Pedro Pascal

He Was a Competitive Swimmer

When he was younger, Pascal took part in competitive swimming as it was his main passion. He even took part in the Texas State Championship aged 11.

However, the Chilean-born actor dropped swimming once he began drama class, as he realized performing was his biggest passion.

His Parents Were Given Political Asylum

Around the time he was born, Chile was amidst a political breakdown. The actor’s parents were right in the middle of the protests against military dictator Augusto Pinochet.

As just after Pedro was born in Santiago, Chile, they were granted political asylum in Denmark before moving to the US.

The Last of Us TV series is not the first video game work Pascal has done. In 2016, the actor lent his voice for Paolo in Dishonored 2.

Paolo is the leader of the Howler’s gang in the game and in a couple missions he is even a potential ally.

He Has Won 6 Awards

Pedro Pascal has won 6 awards, for his roles in Wonder Woman 1984, Game of Thrones & The Mandalorian.

For his performance in Wonder Woman 1984, Pascal won two Alpha Pro Awards. One for Best Actor in a Superhero Movie & one for Best Villian.

He was also handed the Golden Tomato award from Rotten Tomatoes as a Fan Favorite Actor in 2020 for Wonder Woman 1984.

For his role in Game of Thrones, he won a CinEuphoria honorary award in 2020 as well as the Gold Derby Drama Guest Actor in 2014 and Gold Derby Drama Guest Actor of the Decade in 2019.

He Loved Game of Thrones Before Being Casted

Pedro Pascal admitted he was a big fan of the Game of Thrones series before being offered the role of Oberyn Martell.

However, he does regret not having enough time to research his character in the novels before beginning production.

FAQs About Pedro Pascal

Does Pedro Pascal Have Any Children?

No, Pedro Pascal does not have any children at this current time.

Is Pedro Pascal Married?

No, Pedro Pascal is not married.

Does Pedro Pascal Use Social Media?

Pedro Pascal does not use any social media. In fact, in November 2022, he decided to deactivate his Twitter account.

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