On Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal portrays Oberyn Martell, the feisty and seductive Dornishman. We know that Oberyn was an adult seventeen years prior to the events of the show when he attended his sister Elia’s wedding to Rhaegar Targaryen, and we also know he’s older than Tyrion Lannister, since he recalls being a child and meeting the newborn Tyrion. But how old is Pedro in real life?
Pedro was born on April 2, 1975, making him 39 years old. Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage is actually 44, so in real life he could have visited baby Pedro, not the other way around. When Pedro was cast, some fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series believed he was too young to fill the role, but his stellar performance seems to have silenced most critics. The main reason for the desire for an older actor stems from the fact that Pedro has 8 children, the “Sand Snakes,” and that kind of production takes time.
According to a supposed cast leak, three of Oberyn’s kids will be appearing in Season 5, with ages ranging from 18-25. This means that Oberyn, if he’s the same age as Pedro, would have become a father at age 14! While that may seem crazy by today’s standards, the show does take place in a medieval fantasy world where young teenage marriages are the norm, so it doesn’t really stretch the believability too far. Besides, with Oberyn’s personality we feel like he was probably gettin’ busy as soon as he could!