Mario Pardo Rodríguez was born on April 16, 1944 in Berga, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain. His brother is painter Aldredo Pardo Rodriguez. Mario studied acting at the Official Film School in Madrid. His artistic career began as an amateur at the Teatro Universitario while conducting Spanish studies and Philosophy at the University of Salamanca, receiving the Unamuno Prize for his work.
Of often fragile physique, his look determined his choice of timid and tormented characters throughout his career. He made his film debut in 1969 with a role in “Del amor y otras soledades”, directed by Basilio Martín Patino. Other, titles like “La decente” , by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, “Trinity Sees Red” (1971), by Mario Camus, “Clara es el precio” (1974), by Vicente Aranda, “La fuga de Segovia” (1981), by Imanol Uribe, “La colmena”, by Mario Camus, “El hermano bastardo de Dios” (1986), by Benito Rabal, “Biba la banda” (1987 ), by Ricardo Palacios, “Don Juan in Hell” (1992), by Gonzalo Suárez and “Makinavaja, el último chorizo” (1992), by Carlos Suárez, “Agujeros en el cielo” by Pedro Mari Santos in 2004, and “La daga de Rasputín”, by Jesus Bonilla in 2011.
On TV he was especially remembered for the character of the shy Maximiliano Rubin in ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’ (1980). Subsequently he appeared in ‘Los desastres de la Guerra’ (1983), ‘Lorca, muerte de un poeta’ (1987), ‘Makinavaja’ (1995-1997) as Mojamé and ‘El secreto de la porcelana’ (1999) and, since 2003, successive seasons Cuéntame cómo pasó ‘Wonder Years’.
In 2010 he appeared in the Tele 5 series ‘Tierra de lobos’, playing Damian, father of the character of Mary Castro. Earlier that year he also participated in the miniseries ‘Adolfo Suárez, el presidente’, which played on Antena 3, where he played the military Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado.
Besides “Trinity Sees Red” mentioned above Pardo also appeared in the Euro-westerns: “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972), as Roger and “Yankee Dudler” in 1973.
Today we celebrate Mario Pardo’s 70th birthday.