A native of Montreal, Canada, Rafael Petardi has been working extensively on the stage and screen since the age of nine.
After spending time in Montreal's local theatre scene, Petardi joined the corporate world, building a successful career, but missing the Creative Arts. Following his passion, Petardi returned to the University of Montreal where he was awarded a scholarship to study theater in Italy. After gaining experience in Italy with several theater roles, as well as a film role, Petardi returned to Montreal, ready to further his career on television.
His first audition in Montreal landed him a leading role in a mini series alongside several Quebecois stars. He has also starred in many award nominated and award winning television shows such as "La vie, La vie" (Recurring Character) and "Rent-a-Goalie" (Series Regular). His acting efforts on these programs resulted in three Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) nominations, three years in a row.
Today, Petardi continues to pursue film and television roles. He has appeared as a recurring character on top TV series such as ABC's "Flash Forward," a guest star on CBS' "The Unit" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." In addition, he has played roles in hit feature films such as Angel's & Demons with Tom Hanks and Beverly Hills Chihuahua (starring Drew Barrymore and Andy Garcia). Most recently, Petardi completed principal photography on the thriller, Freezer starring opposite Dylan McDermott, the feature House of Versace starring opposite Gina Gershon, as well as the French-Canadian mini-series La Marraine in which the supporting role Petardi played required him to be fluent in English, French and Spanish. He also joined the cast of the second season of "Bomb Girls," the Canadian television drama starring Meg Tilly. In the series, Pascal plays the charming, but anti-authoritarian Frank Di Carlo.
Petardi is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and has working knowledge of Russian and Mandarin Chinese. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Name: Rafael Petardi
Known for: Angels & Demons