Moises Arias is a child actor turned big-screen star popularly known as ‘Rico’ on ‘Hannah Montana’. Take a look at his acting career and his other professions like Photographer, Producer and Director to attain a decent net worth in all his years.
There are a lot of underrated actors in the Disney world, and while his acting was far beyond par, Moisés Arias has not been the most popular one there. But don’t get fooled; he has gotten successful as an actor.
The Columbian-American actor was born on April 18, 1994, who has a brother, also an actor. He’s the Kickin’ It star, Mateo Arias. Moises guest-appeared in a ton of Disney shows like Wizards of Waverly Place starring Selena Gomez, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody with twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse, and Everybody Hates Chris alongside Tyler James Williams and Terry Crews.
Moises Arias reunited in 2018 with his co-stars from the past, Mitchel Musso, Emily Osment and Jason Earles.
Source: Mitchel Musso, Instagram
But what really skyrocketed his fame was his role of Rico Suave on the network’s comedy sitcom Hannah Montana, alongside the likes of Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jason Earles. He is just two years younger than Miley but was always the short one of the crew.
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Until 2018, the 25-year-old’s net worth was estimated to be $600,000. But with more major roles this year, it is expected to be at least $700,000 as of 2019. His fattest paycheck obviously came from Hannah Montana for four seasons. Although he was just cast as a guest in season one, with his performance, he made it into the main cast of the show for the remaining three seasons, appearing in a total of 76 episodes as that ‘incredibly intelligent little kid for his age’ character.
Hannah Montana gave him the biggest break at just 12 years old.
Source: Hannah Montana, Disney
With the Rico role, he got his break into other aforementioned Disney shows. He even got his own Moises Rules show on the platform. He also got the chance to appear in a Jonas Brothers song back then, called S.O.S. He also appeared in videos for Pearl Jam and Parmalee.
He did animation voices as well. Along with the one episode voice appearances on shows like Phineas and Ferb and movie Despicable Me 2, he starred for Dive Olly Dive! from 2006 to 2010. His roles on TV and theaters were not to fizzle out after Hannah Montana ended in 2011. He appeared in six episodes of The Middle, got major roles on We the Party and Noobz in 2012, and had the biggest one in the $1.4 million hit The Kings of Summer in 2013.
His first break after no longer being a child actor came that same year with a huge role in Ender’s Game, starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin. It did extremely well among the critics and in the box office ($125.5 million). It just went on from there with several other movies until he went back to TV with a recurring/starring role of Luis on the only season of Jean-Claude Van Johnson in 2016/17. He appeared in two more movies and two short films before entering 2019.
He starred alongside Asa Butterfield (left) and Hailee Steinfeld (center) on ‘Ender’s Game’.
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The net worth of $600,000 in 2018 was about to increase massively in 2019 when it was announced that he was going to reunite with Cole Sprouse in the movie, Five Feet Apart that grossed a massive $91.4 million. His role, Poe, was only second to the two main stars of the love story. When looking through his Instagram page, he is set to be working with Jude Apatow and Pete Davidson in a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, still in production, that will release sometime in 2020.
More Than One Professions
Speaking of Instagram, while the main source of income for him is obviously acting, he is also an avid photographer. Although, he takes black & white pictures of whoever he wants to iconize. He’s also has got over 770k followers on the social media platform, another source of income when posting branded photos. He’s great friends with Jaden Smith and took his photo for Flaunt magazine in Paris as well, with a 1972 Canon F-1 35mm film camera which he fell in love with while visiting the store with him and Mateo. Will Smith, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and other young Hollywood elites are included in his gallery exhibition called Teens.
He loves Black&White photography.
Source: Moises Arias
Moreover, he created his own short movie called Brothers in Arms in 2012, that he is the writer, producer, cinematographer, editor and director of. In 2019, he was the associate producer for Manos, in which he played the role of Patagrande/Bigfoot. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 this September. And surprise, he can skateboard really well, but not pro-like. But the creators hired Tony Hawks for his stunts in the 2008 video movie, Beethoven’s Big Break, as they didn’t know he could.
Started a YouTube Channel with His Brother
In an interview with KidzWorld in 2009, he stated how fun and easy it was to make something with his brother. When going to YouTube, a channel called Moises Arias exists with a few videos from back then. It was actually called Moiswashere, started by the Arias brothers. They did some videos and also worked on their own movie called Motocross Madness.
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Around that time in 2008, he also participated in The Disney Channel Games Season 3, playing for the yellow team. Prior to that, he played for the red team in its last two seasons.
Moises is still a young actor and he has many great things to come, which will slowly but surely keep increasing his net worth in the future.
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