Pablo Tell Schreiber (born April 26, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor, known for his dramatic stage work and for his portrayal of Nick Sobotka on The Wire and for his role of George "Pornstache" Mendez on Orange Is the New Black, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Awake and Sing! on Broadway. He also narrated the audiobook version of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, and is one of the leads in Den of Thieves. In April 2019, he was cast as Master Chief in the upcoming Halo live-action series.
Pablo Schreiber in 2018
Pablo Tell Schreiber
April 26, 1978
Ymir, British Columbia, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education||University of San Francisco|
Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)
(m. 2007; div. 2014)
|Relatives||Liev Schreiber (half-brother)|
Schreiber was born in a hippie commune in Ymir, British Columbia, before moving to the unincorporated rural community of Winlaw, British Columbia, when he was six months old. His American father, Tell Carroll Schreiber, was an actor, as is his half-brother Liev Schreiber, son of their father's first wife, who had divorced Tell Carroll five years before Pablo was born. Pablo's mother, Lorraine Reaveley, is a Canadian body-based[a] psychotherapist. His father, having a strong interest in literature, named Pablo after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. His parents separated when he was 12 and Schreiber moved to Seattle, Washington, with his father. After high school, Schreiber enrolled at the University of San Francisco, where he hoped to win a spot on its basketball team. He later transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 2000 with a degree in theatre.
Schreiber appeared as Nick Sobotka on season 2 of the critically-acclaimed HBO series The Wire. He also appeared in the films The Manchurian Candidate, Lords of Dogtown and Happythankyoumoreplease. He also had a recurring guest role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as serial rapist William Lewis, protagonist Olivia Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) nemesis. He also appeared in the FX series Lights Out.
In 2011, Schreiber starred in the Off-Broadway play Gruesome Playground Injuries at Second Stage Theatre. He appeared on the seventh season of Weeds as Demetri Ravitch, Nancy Botwin's drug supplier.
In October 2012, Schreiber landed the recurring role of George "Pornstache" Mendez on the Netflix original drama series Orange Is the New Black. On February 26, 2013, he co-starred as Virgil in NBC's drama pilot Ironside, a reboot of the 1967 series of the same name.
For his role in Orange Is the New Black, Schreiber won the We Love to Hate You Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. and received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2015.
In 2016, he co-starred as Kris "Tanto" Paronto, GRS team member and former U.S. Army Ranger in American biographical war film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The movie was directed and co-produced by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on Mitchell Zuckoff's 2014 book 13 Hours. Pablo Schreiber in an interview with Comicbook.com has expressed interest in portraying Wolverine in a future X-Men film, with Hugh Jackman already having left the role. Schreiber played Mad Sweeney in the first and second season of Starz's Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods.
Schreiber married yoga teacher Jessica Monty in 2007; she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in 2014. They have two sons together, Timoteo and Dante.
|2003||The Mudge Boy||Brent|
|2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Eddie Ingram|
|2004||Invitation to a Suicide||Kazimierz "Kaz" Malek|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Stecyk|
|2006||Jimmy Blue||Jimmy||Short film|
|2008||Quid Pro Quo||Brooster|
|2008||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||Ben|
|2008||Nights in Rodanthe||Charlie Torrelson|
|2008||Favorite Son||David Paxton||Also co-producer|
|2012||Allegiance||Lieutenant Alec Chambers|
|2014||Fort Bliss||Staff Sergeant Donovan|
|2015||The Dramatics||Bryan Macy|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Kris "Tanto" Paronto|
|2018||Den of Thieves||Ray Merrimen|
|2018||Beast of Burden||Bloom|
|2018||First Man||Jim Lovell|
|TBA||The King's Daughter||Dr. Labarthe||Post-production|
|2003, 2008||The Wire||Nickolas "Nick" Sobotka||13 episodes|
|2003||A Painted House||Hank Spruill||Television film|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Ed Lang||Episode: "The Unblinking Eye"|
|2005||Into the Fire||Sandy Manetti||Television film|
|2006||Law & Order||Kevin Boatman||Episode: "America, Inc."|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dan Kozlowski||Episode: "Haystack"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Mitchell Carr||Episode: "When the Door Opens"|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||TJ Hawkins||Episode: "Self-Made"|
|2008||Dirt||Jason Konkey||3 episodes|
|2008||Fear Itself||Mattingley||Episode: "Eater"|
|2008||Army Wives||Tim||3 episodes|
|2008||Life on Mars||Kim Trent||Episode: "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler"|
|2008||Law & Order||Sean Hauser||Episode: "Rumble"|
|2009||The Beast||Officer Delaney||Episode: "Capone"|
|2009||Numbers||Tal Feigenbaum||2 episodes|
|2009||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Ricky Falcone||Episode: "A Very Sunny Christmas"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Nick||Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"|
|2010||Medium||Jeremy Kiernan||Episode: "An Everlasting Love"|
|2011||Lights Out||Johnny Leary||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2011||The Good Wife||Gregory Mars||Episode: "Ham Sandwich"|
|2011–2012||Weeds||Demetri Ravitch||8 episodes|
|2011–2012||A Gifted Man||Anton Little Creek||Main cast; 16 episodes|
|2012||Person of Interest||Tommy Clay||Episode: "Matsya Nyaya"|
|2012||Made in Jersey||Luke Aaronson||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013||White Collar||JB Bellmiere||Episode: "The Original"|
|2013||Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight||Covert Becker||Television film|
|2013–2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||William Lewis||8 episodes|
|2013–2017||Orange Is the New Black||George "Pornstache" Mendez||18 episodes|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2013||Ironside||Virgil||Main cast; 9 episodes|
|2015||The Brink||Lt. Cmdr. Zeke "Z-Pak" Tilson||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2017–present||American Gods||Mad Sweeney||Main cast|
|TBA||Halo||John-117 / Master Chief||Main cast|
|2007||Manhunt 2||The Asylum Staff|
|2018||Call of the Wild||Narrator|
- Body-based therapy seeks to restore a connection between body and mind.
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- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
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- Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2013). "Patrick Flueger Cast In NBC Pilot 'Hatfields & McCoys', Pablo Schreiber Joins 'Ironside'". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
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- Kroll, Justin (February 3, 2015). "'Orange is the New Black' Actor Pablo Schreiber Joins Michael Bay's '13 Hours' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. ;Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
- "'Orange Is the New Black' Star -- Forget Separation ... Let's Skip Right to the Divorce". TMZ. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
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