Moisés Arias

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Moisés Arias
Moises Arias 2010.jpg
Arias in August 2010
Born (1994-04-18) April 18, 1994 (age 25)
Years active2005–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Moisés Arias was born April 18, 1994 in New York City, the son of Mónica and César Arias.[1][2] His parents are Colombian, and he was raised bilingual.[3][4] His brother is Kickin' It actor Mateo Arias.[5] Before starting his acting career, Moises graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Atlanta, Georgia.[6]


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[citation needed], 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.[4]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] This year he broke out from child actor in the film Ender's Game,[10] starring with Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.[11]

In late 2018, Arias released an album under a different alias.[citation needed]

In March 2019, Arias played Poe in the CBS film Five Feet Apart,[12] starring with Cole Sprouse.[13]

In January 2020, he appeared as a patient on an episode of the show “The Good Doctor” on the ABC network.



Year Title Role Notes
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
Noobz Hollywood
2013 The Kings of Summer Biaggio
Despicable Me 2 Antonio Perez (voice)
Ender's Game Bonzo Madrid
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Anthony Carroll
2016 The Land Junior
Ben-Hur Dismas
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Pimp-Lo
Life Boat Patagrande
2018 Little Bitches Phil
2019 Five Feet Apart Poe Ramirez
2019 Monos Bigfoot
2020 King of Staten Island Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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
2009 Dadnapped André Television film
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

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Single
Jonas Brothers "SOS"
Jaden Smith "Gonzoes"
"The Coolest"
GS Boyz "Stanky Legg"
Jaden Smith


  1. ^ Gómez, Sofía (1 May 2009). "La sangre colombiana en el reparto de Hannah Montana". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ Reynoso, Naibe (17 February 2012). "The Not So Secret World Of Colombian Actor Moises Arias". FOX. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b "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
  5. ^ "Moises Arias". (in Romanian). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Moises Arias". Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  7. ^ "14 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Guest Stars You Forgot About". Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  8. ^ Sindy (29 December 2008). "Moises Arias Interview". Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  9. ^ "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance Film Festival. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Smith, Grady (8 May 2012). "'Ender's Game': Meet the Cast!". Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  12. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (12 April 2018). "'The Kings of Summer' Star Moises Arias Joins CBS Films' 'Five Feet Apart'". The Wrap. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  13. ^ 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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