Moisés Arias was born in New York City, and is the son of immigrants from the Paisa region of Colombia. He was brought up bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish. 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 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.
|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||Wizards of Waverly Place||Max's conscience||3 episodes|
|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|
|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||Actor||Filming|
||Jaden Smith||"The Coolest"|
- Colombia Passport: Economics, Culture and Society: ", 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."
- 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.")
- "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School - Alumni". http://www.barbizonmodeling.com/alumni.
- 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".)
- "Moises Arias Interview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
- "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
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