Moisés Arias

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Moisés Arias
Moises Arias 2010.jpg
Arias in August 2010
Born (1994-04-18) April 18, 1994 (age 23)
New York City, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–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 and Biagio in the 2013 Sundance film The Kings of Summer.

Early life[edit]

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


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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Kid #5 Episode: "Everybody Hates Sausage"
2006 The Emperor's New School Marcus Episode: "Rabbit Face"
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 Recurring Role (Season 1)
Main role; (Seasons 2-4)
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:
"Night at the Lazerama"
"Three Monsters"
"Monster Hunter"
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Jay Episode: "Shipnotized"
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; 5 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
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Anthony Caroll
2016 The Land Junior
2016 Ben-Hur Dismas
2017 Little Bitches Phil Supporting role

Music videos[edit]

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


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  2. ^ 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 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."
  3. ^ Caracol Radio: "Moisés Arias, el colombiano de wizards of wizarderly 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 talof the acting in Hollywood, the son of Antioqueans and says with pride that he is a Colombian.")
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  5. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School - Alumni".  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ 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".)
  7. ^ "Moises Arias Interview" Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  8. ^ "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 

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