Angel Roberto Pagan Perez was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on January 6, 1983. He was raised in New York City, then moved back to Puerto Rico, where he graduated from High School in 2001.
In that same year he moved to Chicago, where he acted in several plays in both, English and Spanish. In 2002, Pagan became a member of two local salsa bands, as a background singer. In 2004, he got a part in an independent film.
In 2009, he enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years active duty. Pagan deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and served overseas for a year.