• Born in Tarzana, California in 1984. His father, Paul Rodriguez Sr., is a popular Mexican-born American comedian.
• Got the nickname P-rod in school when he began skating around the age of 11.
• He became a sponsored skateboarder at the age of 16 for City Stars. In 2002 he turned professional for Girl skateboards. He cites his friend/filmer Nigel as the reason why he got sponsored in the first place.
• He has acted in some independent movies, as well as Rob Dyrdek’s “Street Dreams”.
• Paul has several top five finishes within the Dew Tour since its inception. In 2004-2005 he won back-to-back championships in the GvR contest. During that two-year span he also won back-to-back gold medals in the X-games.
• P-rod can be found in many skateboarding video games, such as Tony Hawk’s Underground, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Skate, and Skate 2.