Born: April 26, 1978
Birthplace: Ymir, British Columbia, Canada
Pablo Tell Schreiber (born April 26, 1978) is a Canadian 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. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Awake and Sing! on Broadway. He also narrated the American Psycho audiobook.
Schreiber was born on a hippie commune in Ymir, British Columbia, before moving to 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. His mother, Lorraine Reaveley, is a Canadian body-based psychotherapist. He was named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (his father had a strong interest in literature). 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.
He 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 a sadistic rapist, and 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.
BuddyTV ranked him number seventy-seven on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
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.
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 James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine in a future X-Men film with Hugh Jackman already having left the role. Schreiber played Mad Sweeney in the first season of Starz's Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods. He confirmed that he is signed for an expanded role in season two, though filming had not yet started.
Schreiber married yoga teacher Jessica Monty in 2007; she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in 2014. They have two sons together.
|2003||Mudge Boy, TheThe Mudge Boy||Brent|
|2004||Manchurian Candidate, TheThe 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||Dramatics, TheThe Dramatics||Bryan Macy|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Kris "Tanto" Paronto|
|2016||The King's Daughter||Dr. Labarthe|
|2018||Den of Thieves||Ray Merrimen|
|2018||First Man||Jim Lovell||Post-production|
|2003, 2008||Wire, TheThe 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||Black Donnellys, TheThe 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||Beast, TheThe 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||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Gregory Mars||Episode: "Ham Sandwich"|
|2011-2012||Weeds||Demetri Ravitch||8 episodes|
|2011-2012||Gifted Man, AA 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|
|2007||Manhunt 2||The Asylum Staff|