Moisés Arias

Active - 2006 - 2019  |   Born - Apr 18, 1994 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Actor Moisés Arias entered movies during his preteen years, specializing in colorful, high-energy characterizations, often of a Hispanic nature. He is perhaps best known for his ongoing portrayal of Rico, the pint-sized ladykiller and surf-shop proprietor on the blockbuster Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, a role he reprised in the 2009 big-screen feature version. Additional projects include a small supporting role in the Mexican wrestling comedy Nacho Libre (2007) opposite Jack Black, and another supporting turn in director William Dear's period baseball yarn The Perfect Game (2008).

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  • Parents are from Colombia.
  • First on-screen appearance was a Burger King commercial.
  • Appeared in music videos for Pearl Jam and the Jonas Brothers and directed a number of them for Jaden Smith.
  • A series regular on Hannah Montana and reprised his role on the big screen in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
  • With his brother Mateo, directed a number of short films.
  • In 2009, worked as a sideline reporter interviewing players and fans at the Little League World Series.
  • Had a pet cockatoo.