Born in Chile, Pascal and his family fled the country in the 1970s as political refugees during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Spent time in Denmark, Texas and Southern California, before moving to New York City at age 18 to pursue theater.
Was a competitive swimmer as a child, qualifying for the state championships in Texas at age 11.
The stage veteran received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and Garland Award for his role in the International City Theater production of Orphans.
Directed original productions for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and as a member of Off-Broadway's renowned LAByrinth Theater Company.
Before filming Season 1 of Narcos, he and his costar Boyd Holbrook spent a week in Virginia, during which they were able to train at Quantico and met the real-life undercover DEA agents they portray on the Netflix series.
Appeared with Heidi Klum in a video set to Sia's "Fire Meet Gasoline" filmed for the model's Intimates Lingerie collection.