Born in NYC, Ariel spent his early childhood in Israel, before returning to New York where he attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, HB Studio and the Upright Citizens Brigade.
A vagabond of sorts, Ariel herded sheep in Italy, taught scuba diving in Egypt, worked as a lumberjack in Canada and DJ'd around the globe before pursuing acting.
Ariel has appeared in over 30 Independent Films, as well as handful of prime time TV shows including Gotham, Homeland, Blue Bloods and Limitless. His work playing The Devil in Whiskey Sour earned him the Best Actor award in the 2016 NYC Indie Film Awards.
Theatrically, Ariel has received the award for Best of Festival in Boiled Alive! at the historical Player’s Theatre in New York City and was given a TANYS Award for his portrayal of The Cat in the Hat in Suessical, the Musical. Other notable theatrical roles included: John Proctor in The Crucible; Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie; Lenny Ganz in Rumors; James Bates in Book of Days; Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; and Ali Hakim in Oklahoma.
Ariel is a bi-coastal actor with US Citizenship and is fluent in Hebrew and Italian. He continues to cultivate his craft with such masters as Larry Moss and Bob Krakower.