Arias in August 2010
Moisés Arias (born April 18, 1994) is an American actor who is best known for his roles as Rico in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, Biaggio in the 2013 Sundance film The Kings of Summer, Poe in the 2019 romantic movie Five Feet Apart, and Bigfoot in the Colombian war drama Monos. He has also appeared in Pitch Perfect 3, Ender’s Game, and The Stanford Prison Experiment.
Moisés Arias was born April 18, 1994 in New York City, the son of Mónica and César Arias. His parents are Colombian, and he was raised bilingual. His brother is Kickin' It actor Mateo Arias. Before starting his acting career, Moises graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
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 Conscience, 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.
In mid-2012, Arias filmed The Kings of Summer, which had its premiere on January 19, 2013, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. This year he broke out from child actor in the film Ender's Game, starring with Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
In late 2018, Arias released an album under a different alias.
In January 2020, he appeared as a patient on an episode of the show “The Good Doctor” on the ABC network.
|2006||Nacho Libre||Juan Pablo|
|2008||Beethoven's Big Break||Billy|
|2009||The Perfect Game||Mario Ontiveros|
|Hannah Montana: The Movie||Rico|
|Astro Boy||Zane (voice)|
|2012||We the Party||Quicktime|
|The Secret World of Arrietty||Spiller (voice)||American dub|
|2013||The Kings of Summer||Biaggio|
|Despicable Me 2||Antonio Perez (voice)|
|Ender's Game||Bonzo Madrid|
|2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Anthony Carroll|
|2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Pimp-Lo|
|2019||Five Feet Apart||Poe Ramirez|
|2020||King of Staten Island||Post-production|
|2005||Everybody Hates Chris||Kid #5||Episode: "Everybody Hates Sausage"|
|2006||The Emperor's New School||Marcus (voice)||Episode: "Rabbit Face"|
|Dive Olly Dive!||Olly (voice)|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Randall||Episode: "Day Care"|
|2006–11||Hannah Montana||Rico Suave||Recurring Role (Season 1)|
Main role; (Seasons 2-4); 70 episodes
|Wizards of Waverly Place||Max's conscience||Episodes: "Monster Hunter", "Three Monsters" and "Lazerama"|
|The Suite Life on Deck||Jay||Episode: "Shipnotized"|
|Phineas and Ferb||Fred (voice)||Episode: "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo"|
|2011||Love Bites||Jeff||Episode: "Sky High"|
|2012||The Middle||Matt||Recurring role (Season 3); 5 episodes|
|2017||Jean-Claude Van Johnson||Luis||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2019||The Good Doctor||Luka||Guest Star|
|GS Boyz||"Stanky Legg"|
- Gómez, Sofía (1 May 2009). "La sangre colombiana en el reparto de Hannah Montana". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- Reynoso, Naibe (17 February 2012). "The Not So Secret World Of Colombian Actor Moises Arias". foxnews.com. FOX. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Moisés Arias of Colombia". Colombia Passport: Economics, Culture and Society. March 23, 2009. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
If some Colombians dream with an American passport, there are cases of Americans who are proud to say they are Colombians. It is the case of New York-born actor Moises Arias, a bin heart throb and not an American US television actor who is proud of the origin of his parents: Colombia.
- "Moisés Arias, el colombiano de Hannah Montana". Caracol Radio (in Spanish). March 22, 2009. 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
- "Moises Arias". CinemaRx.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Moises Arias". Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "14 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Guest Stars You Forgot About". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- Sindy (29 December 2008). "Moises Arias Interview". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
- "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance.org. Sundance Film Festival. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- Suarez Sang, Lucia I. (1 November 2013). "'Ender's Game' Actor Moisés Arias Breaks Out From Child Actor". Fox News. FOX. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- Smith, Grady (8 May 2012). "'Ender's Game': Meet the Cast!". Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- Fuster, Jeremy (12 April 2018). "'The Kings of Summer' Star Moises Arias Joins CBS Films' 'Five Feet Apart'". The Wrap. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- Vlessing, Etan (12 April 2018). "Moises Arias Joins Cole Sprouse in Romantic Drama 'Five Feet Apart'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
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