|Occupation(s)||Film, television, stage actor|
Life and careerEdit
Arias's mother, Miriam, is Puerto Rican and his father, Tony, is Colombian. Arias was born and raised in New York City. He attended Moore Catholic High School and St. John's Preparatory School before studying theater at Carnegie Mellon University.
His first big break came in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon in 1992, which he worked on in different capacities for several years. In addition to television roles, he also continued to work on stage, including a starring role in The Wild Party in 2000.
In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, actress Anna Alvim. He was on the show Knight Rider for the first half season. In 2004, he played little DeeDee's(actress Essence Atkins) love interest on the sitcom Half & Half.
In 2017, Arias plays Colonel Cortez in USA's hit series Queen of the South.
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