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.