Arón Piper is a German-Spanish actor, model, and singer, possibly best known for playing the role of Ander Munoz in Netflix’s original teen drama, “Elite”. Find out all you need to know about the multi-talented actor in the biography below.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Arón Julio Manuel Piper Barbero was born on 29 March 1997 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Berlin, Germany. His father is German, while his mother is Spanish, thus, Arón is from a culturally diverse background. At age five, Piper and his parents moved to Avilés, Catalonia in Spain, then a few years later they relocated to Asturias North-West of Spain, settling in Luarca.
When Arón was 12, he disclosed his interest in acting to his father, who showed his support by seeking out auditions for Arón to attend. He also had an interest in music at the time, creating cover lyrics to Eminem’s rap, and sharing them with his best friend, Sam.
There are currently no details about his educational background and family, but we’ll ensure to update this article as the need arises. Arón was trained in acting and directing, which define his current career.
Arón Piper made his film debut in 2004, playing an uncredited role in “The Gunman”, a thriller film directed by Daniel Millican, cast alongside Mimi Rogers, Joey Lauren Adams and Sean Patrick Flanery. He eventually landed a role in Paco Arango’s directorial debut, “Maktub”, as Iñaki.
The film title was inspired by Paulo Coelho’s 1994 book ‘Maktub,’ which is of Arabic origin and means ‘destiny’ in English.
The following year, he played the role of a kid named Hijo opposite Adriana Ozores in “Fracaso Escolar” (2012), which translates in English to ‘Academic Failure,’ a short film directed by Gracia Querejeta. In the same year, he played Andi in Areli Vallez’s short film, “Only When I Have Nothing to Eat”.
Arón next played Jon, in the family drama “15 Years and One Day”, the troubled teen sent by his mother to live with his ex-soldier grandfather, with hopes of learning discipline. The 2013 Gracia Querejeta-directed film starred prominent actors Maribel Verdu, Tito Valverde and Pau Poch.
Arón Piper made his television debut in 2016, as Rubén Santos in the series “Centro Médico”, and the following year, he played Adrian Muriana Garcia in the same drama.
Later that year he played Fernando de Hasburgo in “La Corona Partida”, which translates to ‘The Broken Crown’, and since then, he’s appeared in other movies such as “Un Minuto” (2018), “The Rodrigues and Beyond” (2019), and “Érase una vez en Euskadi” (2021).
From 2018 through 2021, Arón Piper was a series regular in the Spanish thriller/teen drama series “Elite”, playing the role of Ander Muñoz (principal’s son at the Las Encinas high school and drug addict), starring opposite other Spanish actors, including Miguel Bernardeau, Itzan Escamilla, and Danna Paola. Arón reprised his role in its 2021 spin-off “Elite Short Stories: Omar Ander Alexis”.
In 2019, he played a recurring role as Luis Rojas in “Derecho a soñar”. He recently played Iago in eight episodes of the Netflix original series “The Mess You Leave Behind” (2020), created by Carlos Montero.
For many years, Arón Piper was famous in the Spanish and Latin American communities, but his work on “Elite” introduced him to a global audience.
Towards the end of 2019, Arón Piper hinted at the possibility of a new career, by sharing an Instagram video of himself recording in a studio. In March 2021, he released his debut EP, “Nieve”. The five-track extended play features songs produced by industry experts, including Iseekarlo, Mygal, and Miqui Brightside. He also collaborated with two famous Latin American singers, namely: Jesse Báez and Polimá Westcoast.
He and Spanish singers Solea Morente and Maximiliano Calvo jointly wrote and recorded the single “Prendiendo Fuego.”
Arón Piper shares most of his music videos on his YouTube channel ‘ARON,’ with over 420,000 subscribers.
Personal Life, Relationship
There have been speculations about Piper’s sexuality, but he is yet to address them publicly. He was once rumored to be in a relationship with the fashion designer Jessica Goicoechea, but the rumors soon died down.
He has an Instagram account under the name ‘aron.piper’, with 14.6 million followers who keep up with his life and career updates. Arón once described himself as ‘a chill guy who’s insecure and afraid of the world. I got fame from one day to another, so I’m just trying to process it all.’
The actor has had a hard time dealing with the by-products of his successful acting and singing career. In his words, his biggest outtake from last year was ‘the loss of my privacy.’
Arón Piper is a firm believer in family. In an interview with El Pais, he said that ‘fame is a strange thing, but my lifelong friends have helped me a lot. They and my family are fundamental.’
The actor currently lives in Madrid, Spain.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Arón Piper is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall and weighs about 170lbs (78kgs). He has short black hair and brown eyes, however, Arón recently tinted his hair pink as a fashion statement, which also drew attention to his forthcoming Mexico Tour in October 2021.
Aside from being a multi-talented entertainer, he has a great fashion sense. He loves to express his personality through various outfits: leather jackets paired with jeans, vests/hoodies, and sweatpants.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Arón loves swimming.
- He is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, and German.
- He is a lover of art.
- He is a regular smoker.
- His favorite actor is Robert Downey Jr.
- Arón Piper loves spending time outdoors.
- He and “Elite” co-star Omar Ayuso are close friends.
Net Worth and Salary
In late 2021, Arón Piper’s net worth is estimated to be about $3 million. The actor owns a shiny red Ferrari California, which is one out of his fleet of cars. Details of other properties owned by the actor remain undisclosed at this time.