Who is Mateo Arias? Wiki Bio
Mateo Arias was born in New York City, USA on 31 October 1995 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, probably best known for his portrayal of one of the lead characters, Jerry in the action comedy family series “Kickin’ It”, which aired from 2011 to 2015 on Disney XD. Created by Jim O’Doherty, it also starred Leo Howard and Dylan Riley Snyder, and followed Jack who is a karate fighter and who becomes a member of the Wasabi Warriors – it won two awards and was nominated for eight others, while Mateo was nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award for Best Young Actor/Television.
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Childhood and education. Mateo’s brother Moises
Mateo was raised alongside his older brother Moises Arias in New York City, by their parents who migrated from Paisa, Colombia shortly before Moises was born. Their father is the owner of a small store, while their mother is a housewife. Moises is also an actor, who has been nominated for five awards and is known for his roles in the family comedy sport film “Nacho Libre” released in 2006, and the comedy adventure movie “The Kings of Summer”, which came out in 2013.
Mateo became interested in acting while attending elementary school, and was a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in several plays performed at the school.
He made his debut film appearance in 2005, when he portrayed the Bully Kid in the family comedy fantasy movie “Yours, Mine & Ours”, which starred Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo and Jerry O’Connell, and was about a widower and widow who decide to marry, even though the man’s eight children and the woman’s 10 children are not happy about it. The movie won two awards and was nominated for four others, while it served as the launch pad for Mateo’s career as an actor.
He was physically very active while attending high school, as he played soccer for the school’ team, while he also played a variety of other sports including tennis and football. Mateo spent most of his free time outdoors, but was still mostly focused on practicing his acting skills.
Upon matriculation in 2013, he decided to focus on his acting career rather than to pursue a college degree.
Career as an actor
In 2007 Mateo played Reggie in the episode “Megan’s First Kiss” of the family comedy series “Drake & Josh”, created by Dan Schneider, and which starred Drake Bell, Josh Peck and Miranda Cosgrove – it follows a geek and a famous musician who become step-brothers. The series was a hit and it won 11 awards, while it was nominated for five others. In the same year, Mateo appeared as Kid in the episode “I Will Always Loathe You” of the family comedy musical series “Hannah Montana”, which stared Miley Cyrus, and which won 20 awards and was nominated for 28 others, including four Primetime Emmys.
The year 2009 saw Mateo guest star as Gabriel Ariza in the episode “Officer Down” of the crime mystery series “Cold Case”, which follows a female detective working in Philadelphia, and who solves old crimes which nobody had been able to solve – the series won 12 awards and was nominated for 27 others, including a Primetime Emmy. In 2010, Mateo guest starred as himself in the episode “Moises Arias” of the series “Disney XD’s My Life”, and then designed the set for the short film “Adictos”, directed and written by Alvaro Serna. In 2012, he composed the music, directed, and wrote the short war movie “Brothers in Arms”, in which he also starred as Matthew and was about two brothers separated by a military draft, and have to learn how to live without one another – the film received poor reviews.
In 2014, he appeared in the TV special “The 29th Annual Imagen Awards”, while the year 2015 saw him portray the lead character Carly in the short movie “Blast Beat”, written and directed by Esteban Arango, about two brothers Carly and Mateo, one who is interested in metal music and the other who has an artistic soul.
In 2016, Mateo was invited to portray one of the lead characters Clifton Martinez in the romantic movie “First Girl I Loved”, directed and written by Kerem Sanga, which follows Anne who just turned 17 and who is in love with Sasha, a girl who attends her high school in Los Angeles; the movie was a success, as it won eight awards and was nominated for four others.
In the same year, Mateo played The Lion in the comedy movie “Good Kids”, directed and written by Chris McCoy, and is about four teenagers planning what to do after matriculation. In 2017, he starred as Teo in the short musical video “¿Téo? Feat. Jaden Smith: Uno Dos” directed by Esteban Arango.
The year 2018 saw Mateo play Kasim in the critically acclaimed movie “The Samuel Project”, which starred Liza Lapira, Hal Linden and Michael B. Silver, and which is about Eli who becomes close to his grandfather Samuel. Two of Mateo’s latest roles have been in the short musical film “Two-Handed Dream” in 2019, in which he portrayed Mark, and the remake of the movie “Blast Beat” in 2020, which he produced and again starred as Carly.
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Love life and relationships
Although Mateo has been keeping the details of his love life to himself, it is known that he was once in a relationship with Kelly Heyer, an actress and a musician perhaps still best known for her roles in the short film “Charlie” in 2006, and the family comedy series “Raising Hope” in 2010. Kelly is two years older than Mateo as she was born on 15 September 1993 – the two dated for nearly a year before splitting ways for unknown reasons. They were often seen spending time together in public places, and attending most of their film and TV series events together as well.
There are rumors circulating the internet that Mateo is currently dating a mysterious girl, who is neither a famous singer nor an actress, and the two have allegedly been seen by Mateo’s fans spending time together on multiple occasions. As Mateo hasn’t commented on the rumors, he currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Mateo’s main hobby is being active on his and his brother’s YouTube channel “Moiswashere” which the boys have recently locked for unknown reasons, but while active they focused on uploading videos of their everyday lives.
Their videos occasionally featured Jaden Smith, a popular American rapper who is a close friend of Mateo and Moises’, and is their favorite musician. Mateo is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US to shoot for his movies and TV series, while he has also vacationed in Spain and England in Europe.
In his spare time, Mateo likes to watch movies, and two of his favorite actors are Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, while some of his favorite movies are “I Am Legend”, “I, Robot” and “Shutter Island”. He also likes to watch animated TV series, with his two favorites being “South Park” and “Family Guy”.
Mateo’s net worth and looks
Mateo’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of June 2020. His hair and eye color are brown, while he is around 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall. Mateo’s age is 24.