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, an American US television actor who is proud of the origin of his parents: Colombia.
He is what in Colombia is known as Paisa (those of the Paisa Region), because his parents come from the land of coffee, arepa and carriel, although he was born in New York on 18th April 1994. Hannah Montana (2006) is one of his debuts as Rico, owner of a costly shop in the Malibu beaches. In that production he was award with the Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series.
Zack and Cody, Everybody hates Chris, Nacho Libre, Beethoven’s Big Break, Dadnapped, some scenes of The Disney Channel Games and The Perfect Game are other productions of his artistic performances. The Colombo-American young actor appeared in Jonas Brothers’ SOS music video as well.
As the son of a country said to be the best world Spanish, he speaks the language of his parents fluently and says with proud that he is a Colombian, as he mentioned to the press during the debut of “The Perfect Game” during the aperture in the Guadalajara Film Festival. He said also that he dreams to make performances in Colombia, a country to which he is in permanent contact through his Colombian relatives.
Arias said to Caracol Radio that what he likes more from Colombia is the Bandeja Paisa, a typical dish of the region of his parents.