Having survived the Second World War in Strasbourg, Pascal first studied law and economics at the Sorbonne in Paris. He then worked as a designer for fashion designer Christian Dior. Due to the design of costumes for the play Don Juan he came with acting in touch and turned in 1949 with Quattro rose rosse his first feature film, the many should follow, including 1959 The beautiful liar with Romy Schneider, in which he played the Tsar Alexander or Angélique and the Sultan ( Angélique et le sultan, 1968) alongside Michèle Mercier.
In the 1960s, Pascal reduced the acting and focused more on his career as a singer. He won the 1961 Euro Vision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the song Nous les amoureux. In 1981, he took one more time for Luxembourg in part and ended with the song C'est peut- être pas l' Amérique ranked 11th
In the French television series I'm getting married (k ) a Millionaire (1966 ) was seen in a Leading Role Jean -Claude Pascal next to Marie-France Boyer. This series was broadcast on ZDF in 1968.
In the DEFA film music played The Chanson trip and he sang in 1971 on the side of Gerti Möller, Angelika Domröse and Gisela May
As a cabaret singer Pascal sang in many languages, including German, and also appeared on German television, so in the show The turntable of the ZDF or good in the entertainment show evening, neighbors with Hans -Joachim Kulenkampff. His repertoire included songs by Jean Ferrat, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour or Bernard Dimey, which were also published on its more than 50 records.
Jean -Claude Pascal was unmarried, a heavy smoker and died aged 65 of lung cancer; He is buried in the Cimetière Montparnasse in Paris.