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Rico Suave Jr. is the manager of Rico's Surf Shop, an outdoor consession stand located on the beach near the Stewarts' home. He most commonly interacts with Jackson, who is his employee, despite the fact that Rico is a few years younger. In the second season he also attends school with Miley, Lilly, and Oliver. He generally acts as the main antagonist in the series and is the only major character not to know Miley's secret. However, since he has shown awareness that Robby Ray Stewart is the former country star Robby Ray, the publicly acknowledged father of Hannah Montana, it could be inferred that he now does know. Rico is played by Moisés Arias.

Rico comes from a very wealthy Latino family. His billionaire parents are often mentioned but never seen (though in one episode, the sound of his mother's voice can be heard on the phone.) He has a sister, an almost identical brother named Mateo (Mateo Arias), a cousin named Teresa, and an identical Australian cousin nicknamed "Angus" whose real name is Alejandro Núñez Gonzalez Uberto Si-Fuéntes (Moises Arias). He also has a grandmother who tried to help Rico get the recipe for Jackson´s and Oliver´s cheese jerky.

Rico unfortunately makes a brief cameo appearance in Hannah Montana: The Movie at Lilly's birthday party.

Personality

Rico is manipulative, arrogant, and spoiled. Therefore he has no friends. His self-centeredness leads him to constantly look for ways to increase his revenue, even at the expense of taking it from others. (He sees everyone else as a direct competitor and becomes extremely jealous whenever someone makes money.) His catch phrases include his greeting "Hey-Oh!" and a diabolical laugh ("Mwah-ha-ha!"). He owns the North American rights to them.

Rico is very gifted academically. He skipped a couple of grades in school and is in the same grade as Miley, Lilly, and Oliver, even though he is several years younger. Studying is easy for him because he has a photographic memory. He is especially good at biology and mathematics, once finishing a biology mid-term exam in less than one second, with still enough time to recheck all of his answers.

It is revealed that Rico sometimes suffers from personal insecurities from his big ears and buck teeth. As the result of a Napoleon complex, Rico uses his money, brains and/or influence to put other people down, or blackmail them into doing something they do not want to do. He also tends to pursue relationships with girls much older than himself in order to increase his social standing. He bribes both Miley and Lilly in this way.

In the episode "Cheat It," Rico runs a sauna company called "Señor Steam" which Robby patronizes.

Episodes that especially deal with Rico's character development include "Me and Rico Down By the School Yard" and "Get Down, Study-udy-udy."

Rico and Jackson are almost always at odds with each other. Rico being Jackson's boss takes every opportunity to make his employee miserable. However underneath their surface hatred of each other they are friends. Rico even admitted to Jackson once that he was the closest thing to a best friend that Rico had. In "Wherever I Go, Rico", because he cares about Jackson, fires him to force him to get a real job which Jackson fails in doing as he has no real skills. Rico, who almost calls Jackson his best friend but can't say it out loud (which Jackson reciprocates), gets Jackson a real job as a video game tester because he cares about him.

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Media

Hannah Montana | That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana | Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana | Hannah Montana: The Movie | Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

Characters

Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana | Robby Ray Stewart | Jackson Stewart | Lilly Truscott /Lola Luftnagle | Oliver Oken | Rico Suave | Jake Ryan | Roxy Roker | Amber Addison | Ashley Dewitt | Traci van Horn | Cooper Montgomery | Albert Dontzig | Susan Stewart | Siena | Jesse | 'Mamaw' Ruthie Ray Stewart | "Bubba" Joe Stewart | Grandma Ruby | Aunt Dolly | Uncle Earl | Aunt Pearl | Luann Stewart | Bobby Ray Stewart | Kenneth "Ken" Truscott | Heather Truscott | Taylor Swift | Oswald Granger | Albert Einstein | Henrietta Laverne | Lucinda | John Cena | Thor | Joannie Palumbo | Mr. Corelli | Josh | Mikayla

Episodes

Season One: "Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?" | "Miley Get Your Gum" | "She's a Supersneak" | "I Can't Make You Love Hannah if You Don't" | "It's My Party and I'll Lie if I Want To" | "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites" | "It's a Mannequin's World" | "Mascot Love" | "Ooo, Ooo, Itchy Woman" | "O Say, Can You Remember the Words" | "Oops! I Meddled Again!" | "On the Road Again?" | "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You" | "New Kid in School" | "More Than a Zombie to Me" | "Good Golly, Miss Dolly" | "Torn Between Two Hannahs" | "People Who Use Peoplel" | "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free" | "Debt It Be" | "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble" | "We Are Family, Now Get Me Some Water!" | "Schooly Bully" | "The Idol Side of Me" | "Smells Like Teen Sellout" | Bad Moose Rising"

Season Two: "Me and Rico Down by the Schoolyard" | "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together" | "You Are So Sue-able to Me" | "Get Down, Study-udy-udy" | "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak" | "You Gotta Not Fight for Your Right to Party" | "My Best Friend's Boyfriend" | "Take This Job and Love It" | "Achy Jakey Heart" | "Sleepwalk This Way" | "When You Wish You Were the Star" | "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" | "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting" | "Song Sung Bad" | "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas" | "Don't Stop 'Til You Get the Phone" | "That's What Friends Are For?" | "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Goin' On" | "I Will Always Loathe You" | "Bye Bye Ball" | "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" | "The Way We Almost Weren't" | "You Didn't Say It Was Your Birthday" | "Hannah in the Streets with Diamonds" | "Yet Another Side of Me" | "The Test of My Love" | "Joannie B. Goode" | "We're All on This Date Together" | "No Sugar, Sugar"

Season Three: "He Ain't a Hottie, He's My Brother" | "Ready, Set, Don't Drive" | "Don't Go Breaking My Tooth" | "You Never Give Me My Money" | "Killing Me Softly with His Height" | "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?" | "You Gotta Lose That Job" | "Welcome to the Bungle" | "Papa's Got a Brand New Friend" | "Cheat It" | "Knock Knock Knockin' on Jackson's Head" | "You Give Lunch a Bad Name" | "What I Don't Like About You" | "Promma Mia" | "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy" | "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart" | "Miley Hurt the Feelings of the Radio Star" | "He Could Be the One" | "Super(stitious) Girl" | "I Honestly Love You (No, Not You)" | "For (Give) a Little Bit" | "B-B-B-Bad to the Chrome" | "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)" | "Judge Me Tender" | "Can't Get Home to You Girl" | "Come Fail Away" | "Got to Get Her Out of My House" | "The Wheel Near My Bed (Keeps on Turnin')" | ""Miley Says Goodbye?"

Season Four: "Sweet Home Hannah Montana" | "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" | "California Screamin" | "De-Do-Do-Do, Da-Don't-Don't, Don't, Tell My Secret" | "It's the End of the Jake as We Know It" | "Been Here All Along" | "Love That Lets Go" | "Hannah's Gonna Get This" | "I'll Always Remember You" | "Can You See the Real Me?" | "Kiss It All Goodbye" | "I Am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!" | "Wherever I Go"

Songs

The Best of Both Worlds | Who Said | Just Like You | Pumpin' Up the Party | If We Were a Movie

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