Nicolás Balmaceda Pascal; Untold Details on Pedro Pascal Younger Brother

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 6, 2024 | Updated on: March 6, 2024
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Nicolás Balmaceda Pascal is the younger brother of the Chilean and American actor Pedro Pascal. His brother Pedro is popular for his work in numerous cult-hit TV series like Game of Thrones, Narcos, and The Last of Us. Unlike him, Nicolas prefers to keep his lifestyle low. But, being a celebrity sibling, there has been rising curiosity about his inside life.

So, what does Pedro’s brother Nicolas do? What is his current relationship status?

Key Takeaways

  • Pedro Pascal’s brother Nicolás Balmaceda Pascal is in the medical field and has earned a doctorate degree in pediatrics neurology.
  • He is not married yet and his current relationship status is yet to be figured out.
  • He has three siblings, among which his elder brother Pedrpo is an accomplished Hollywood actor and his younger sister Lux who come out as a transgender is a Chilean actress.

Who is ? 

Pedro’s brother Nicolas is a medical student who has a degree in pediatrics and is now working as a children’s doctor. As per sources, the celebrity brother now works as a doctor for a community organization named Saludalacalle.

He Has A Doctorate Degree

The younger Pascal brother has a doctorate degree in pediatric neurology. Back in 2019, Nicholas was doing a Ph.D. in pediatrics which his popular brother mentioned on his Instagram on the occasion of his birthday.

Pedro's brother Nicolás
Nicolás is an Ph.D. holder. Source: Instagram

Back on April 10, 2019, sharing his brother’s picture, The Last of Us actor told,

This is my brother, Nicolas. He’s getting his PHD in pediatric neurology. He hates attention and he loves doing good. It’s his birthday. To punish him for being younger, smarter and more handsome I thought I would announce this to the world. Happy birthday @bubilibubilibu

Coming up to 2023, Pascal might have already completed his doctorate program. Before that, Nicolas reportedly studied Doctor of Medicine at the University of Chile.

Birthday and Parents 

While his exact birth year is unknown at this moment, Balmaceda celebrates his birthday on April 10 every year. He was born to his parents Jose Balmaceda Riera and Veronica Pascal Ureta in the United States of America.

Speaking of his parents, his father Jose was a fertility doctor, and his mom was a child psychologist. Having a well-earning and accomplished parent, Pascal grew up in a luxurious lifestyle until early 1999.

Nicolas’ Mother Died By Suicide in 1999

His mom Veronica Pascal committed suicide on February 4, 1999, in her residence in their home country Chile. Sometimes before her suicide, her hubby was accused of some misappropriation of eggs in his fertility clinics due to which the family left the United States and returned to Chile.

But sadly, amidst the ongoing accusation, Pascal took her own life in 1999. Exactly 24 years after her death, Nicolas’ big brother Pedro opened up about his mother’s death while hosting Saturday Night Live and said,

‘I was so scared that week that I was talking to her. Recalling returning home after rehearsals, he said, ‘ there would be that terror waiting for me—that practical fear of bombing in front of the world. And then I talked to her, and it was really comforting. I had sort of the realization that it would be nice to talk to her more.’

Pedro also stated that if his mom was there, he would have expressed his love for her. However, he didn’t reveal the exact reason why his mom committed suicide.

His Ethnic Background

With regards to ethnicity, the star sibling is of mixed descent consisting of Chilean, Spanish, French, Welsh, remote Portuguese, Argentinian, Bolivian, Mexican, Panamanian, and Peruvian.

Further, Nicolas holds American nationality.

Nicolas Has Roots In Chile; His Parents Migrated To The United States Before His Birth

Nicholas was yet to be born when his parents left their native country Chile due to the rise of dictator Augusto Pinochet. They flew to the United States holding their two children. Regarding this, his famous brother Pedro once told,

(My parents) were so brave, and without them, I wouldn’t be here in this wonderful country.

As an immigrant, they resided first in San Antonio in Texas, probably where Nicholas was born. And later when his father got a job in Orange County, the whole family moved there.


Altogether, Nicholas has three siblings named Javiera Balmaceda Pascal, Pedro Pascal, and Lux Pascal. Javiera is his eldest sister who was born in the year 1972 which makes her 52 years old in 2023.

As for profession, Javiera is the Head of Local Originals For Spanish-Speaking Countries in Latin America for Amazon Studios.

Nicolás with his siblings
Nicolás with his siblings. Source: Instagram

Further, Nicholas’ 48 years old brother Pedro, who came into this world on April 2, 1978, is one of the critically-acclaimed actors in Hollywood. Likewise, his younger sister Lux, 31 who was born Lucas Balmaceda Pascal on 4 June 1992 is also a Chilean actress and transgender activist.

Nicolas’ Brother Pedro Is a Renowned Hollywood Actor 

Pedro Pascal is now playing the lead role in one of the most popular HBO series The Last of Us alongside Bella Ramsay and Gabriel Luna. His work in the series has been quite admired by the audiences and so of Bella’s as well.

Looking at his career history, the Chile native made his debut in the 1996 short film Burning Bridges. And Pedro’s breakthrough role came in 2014 when he portrayed Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of Games of Thrones.

Later, he became part of several hit movies and series such as Narcos, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and many others. With his growing popularity, Time magazine even listed him as one of the 100 influential people in the world.

Is Nicolas Balmaceda Pascal Married? 

As far as we know, Nicolas is yet to get married and has a wife. Since he has an incredible private lifestyle, his current relationship status is difficult to trace.

But, Nicolas is now assumed to be dating someone. Back on June 28, 2015, he shared a post on his Instagram with the caption “🍦#2 ” where two people with half faces are having one ice cream. Though the post reflected that he is with his partner, the authentic detail of his relationship is yet to come out.

He Has An Interest In Astronomy

Going through his social media handles, it seems like Nicholas has a great interest in astronomy. He often shares the picture of the satellite.

Besides, he is also a dog person who occasionally shares his pet’s pictures on his Instagram.