Arón Piper is a Spanish actor most famous for playing Ander Muñoz in the Netflix Spanish-language teen drama thriller, Elite. He stars as Iago in another Netflix series, The Mess You Leave Behind.
Here are seven facts about Arón Piper:
7. He is of German-Spanish Ancestry
Arón was born Arón Julio Manuel Piper Barbero on March 29, 1997. He was born to a German father and a Spanish mother in Berlin, Germany, but moved to Spain when he was 5.
He holds dual citizenship in Germany and Spain and is adept at four languages, namely: German, Castilian Spanish, Catalan, and English.
6. Stars in the Netflix Teen Drama Thriller, Elite
Arón plays one of the central characters in the hit Netflix Spanish-language teen thriller, Elite, Ander Muñoz.
Elite is a thriller drama series that revolves around the elite school, Las Encinas, and the drama that unfolds when three working-class students transfer to the affluent school, threatening the status quo.
Muñoz is the son of the principal of Las Encinas, and as such, is the elite among the elites. A star athlete with the weight of his parents' ambitions on his shoulders, he resorts to drug use. Things get complicated when Muñoz -- who is gay -- falls for the brother of one of the working-class students.
5. Stars in Another Netflix Drama, The Mess You Left Behind
Coming off of a stellar performance in Elite, Arón was able to impress the showrunners so much so that Carlos Montero -- a co-writer on Elite -- earmarked Piper for a prominent role in the TV adaptation of his Primavera Literature Award-winning novel of the same name.
Montero, who makes his TV directorial debut the show, is aiming for an October 2020 premiere.
The series follows a literature teacher, Raquel, who subs in for a position at a school in rural Galicia when her predecessor, Elvira, commits suicide. As the plot unfolds, Raquel discovers something sinister is at work in the town.
Arón is set to play Iago in the show, also starring Inma Cuesta as Raquel and Alberto Abuín as Vecino.
4. Debuted as an Extra in The Gunman
It is hard to fathom where Piper's career will be in 15 years, considering the fact that only 15 years ago, he was an uncredited background extra in the 2004 crime-drama movie, The Gunman.
The movie was poorly received and bombed at the box office, but it served as a stepping stone for Piper and helped get his foot in through the door.
He went on to have prominent roles in movies like 15 Years and One Day, The Broken Crown, and The Rodriguez and the Beyond.
3. Prominent Role in the Legal-Drama, Derecho a soñar
Piper also made a prominent appearance in the Spanish drama series, Derecho a soñar.
He played Luis Rojas in the legal drama and made recurring appearances throughout the first season of the show. The televised drama ended its 130-episode run on July 12, 2019, with Piper appearing in a total of 26 episodes of the show, including its first and last episode.
2. Has a Massive Following on Instagram
Arón Piper is also a massive influencer on Instagram. As of April 2020, he has over 11 million followers -- 11.5 million to be exact.
Under the handle @aron.piper, fans are allowed a glimpse into his blissful life.
1. Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million
As of April 2020, Arón Piper is believed to have a net worth of $1 million. A well-known Spanish actor, he has gained an international following with the Netflix series, Elite.
He made his on-screen debut in 2004 as a background extra in The Gunman and has since ascended the ranks to a featured performer.
He had much more prominent roles in movies like 15 Years and One Day, The Broken Crown, and The Rodriguez and the Beyond. Besides feature films, Piper has also had roles in short movies like Fracaso escolar, Only When I Have Nothing to Eat and Un Minuto.
He has also found success as a television actor. He was featured prominently in Spanish dramas like Centro médico and Derecho a soñar.
He stars in the Netflix teen thriller drama, Elite, and is set to star in the upcoming Netflix thriller series, The Mess You Left Behind.