Moisés Arias

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Moisés Arias
Moisés Arias, 2010.jpg
Arias in August 2010
Born (1994-04-18) April 18, 1994 (age 20)
New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Moisés Arias (born April 18, 1994) is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Rico on Hannah Montana.

Early life[edit]

Moisés Arias was born in New York City, and is the son of immigrants from the Paisa region of Colombia.[2] He was brought up bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish.[1][3] His brother is Kickin' It actor Mateo Arias.[4]

Career[edit]

Moisés has made guest appearances on shows such as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Everybody Hates Chris and Wizards of Waverly Place. He had a recurring role as Rico on Hannah Montana, and became a series regular in the show's second season. In 2009, he played Andre in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped. As a regular on the Disney Channel, he participated on the first and second Disney Channel Games on the red team. He also participated in the third Disney Channel games on the Yellow Team (Comets). His main role while at Disney was as Rico Suave in 'Hannah Montana'.

He appeared in music videos for Pearl Jam, and the Jonas Brothers video for their song "SOS", and Parmalee, and the 2006 film Nacho Libre in a minor role. He participated in the Guadalajara Film Festival (2009) during the presentation of the movie The Perfect Game with Eva Longoria.[5]

Arias appeared in Beethoven's Big Break in 2008. He appeared on the ESPN family of networks as a roving 'sideline' reporter conducting interviews with fans and players at the 2009 Little League World Series. He appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place and played Max (Jake T. Austin)'s conscience.

Arias and his brother directed a series of YouTube films under the user name Moiswashere. In 2009 they worked on a film called Motocross Madness.[6]

In mid-2012, Arias filmed The Kings of Summer, which had its premiere on January 19, 2013, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Kid #5 Episode: Everybody Hates The Pilot
2006 Dive Olly Dive! Olly (Voice) 6 episodes
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Randall Episode: "Day Care"
2006 Nacho Libre Juan Pablo
2006–11 Hannah Montana Rico Suave Main role; Disney Channel Original Series; (70 episodes)
2008 Beethoven's Big Break Billy Direct to DVD film
2009 Dadnapped André Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 The Perfect Game Mario Ontiveros
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Rico
2009 Astro Boy Zane Voice
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Max's conscience 3 episodes
2009 Phineas and Ferb Fred Voice; Episode: "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo"
2011 Love Bites Jeff Episode: "Sky High"
2012 We the Party Quicktime
2012 The Middle Matt Sue Heck's boyfriend; 7 episodes.
2012 The Secret World of Arrietty Spiller Voice; United States dub
2012 Noobz Hollywood
2013 The Kings of Summer Biaggio Lead role
2013 Ender's Game Bonzo Madrid Supporting role
2013 Despicable Me 2 Antonio Perez Voice
Music videos
Year Artist Single
2007
Jonas Brothers "SOS"
2012
Jaden Smith "Gonzoes"
2012
Jaden Smith "The Coolest"
2013
Jaden Smith "Hello"
2013
Jaden Smith "Shakespeare"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colombia Passport: Economics, Culture and Society: "[1], May 27, 2009 archived version of Moisés Arias of Colombia", March 23, 2009. Link retrieved March 25, 2009. Quote: "If some Colombians dream with an American passport, there are cases of Americans who are proud of say they are Colombians. It is the case of New York-born actor Moises Arias, a teen heart throb and an American US television actor who is proud of the origin of his parents: Colombia."
  2. ^ http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2012/02/17/not-so-secret-world-colombian-actor-moises-arias/
  3. ^ Caracol Radio: "Moisés Arias, el colombiano de wizards of waverly place", March 22, 2009 (in Spanish). Link retrieved 25 March 2009. "Moisés Arias es un nuevo talento de la actuación en Hollywood, hijo de antioqueños y que con orgullo dice ser colombiano (...)" (tr.en "Moisés Arias is a new talent of the acting in Hollywood, the son of Antioqueans and says with pride that he is a Colombian.")
  4. ^ http://www.cinemarx.ro/persoane/Moises-Arias-137424.html?biografie
  5. ^ Caracol Radio: "Moisés Arias, el venezolano de Hannah Montana", March 22, 2009 (in Spanish.) Link retrieved March 25, 2009. Cite: "...el estreno en Guadalajara de la película 'The Perect Game', cinta que fue presentada mundialmente por la actriz de origen mexicano Eva Longoria. (...)" (tr.en "...the debut in Guadalajara of the film The Perfect Game, a film that was introduced by the famous actress of Mexican origin Eva Longoria".)
  6. ^ "Moises Arias Interview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  7. ^ "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 

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