Actor Moisés Arias

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, Cokestraw in the 2019 SXSW comedy-drama The Wall of Mexico, and Bigfoot in the Colombian war drama Monos. He has also appeared in Pitch Perfect 3, Five Feet Apart, Ender’s Game, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Jockey and The King of Staten Island.

Early life

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 Tampa, Florida.


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.

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.[citation needed] In March 2019, Arias played Poe in the CBS film Five Feet Apart, starring with Cole Sprouse. In January 2020, he appeared as a patient on an episode of the show The Good Doctor on the ABC network.


In May 2014, Arias, who was 20 at the time, was photographed shirtless in a bed with then-13-year-old Willow Smith, which triggered an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.



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 Suave
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 Kong: Skull Island Bar Guest Cameo
Pitch Perfect 3 Pimp-Lo
Life Boat Patagrande
2018 Little Bitches Phil
2019 Five Feet Apart Poe Ramirez
The Wall of Mexico Cokestraw
Monos Bigfoot
2020 Blast Beat Mateo Andres
The King of Staten Island Igor
2021 Jockey Gabriel Boullait
Samaritan Percy Smith Post-production
TBA American Murderer Kyle Wallace 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”
2006 Dive Olly Dive! Olly (voice)
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Randall Episode: “Day Care”
2006–2011 Hannah Montana Rico Suave 70 episodes
Recurring Role (Season 1)
Main role (Seasons 2-4)
2009 Dadnapped André Television film
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Max’s conscience Episodes: “Monster Hunter”, “Three Monsters” and “Lazerama”
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 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

Year Artist Single
2007 Jonas Brothers “SOS”
2012 Jaden Smith “Gonzoes”
“The Coolest”
2013 GS Boyz “Stanky Legg”
Jaden Smith

External Links

Actor Moisés Arias – Wikipedia

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