High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yancey Arias (born June 27, 1971) is an American actor, perhaps most noted for his work on television crime dramas, particularly his roles as Miguel Cadena in the NBC series Kingpin and as Gabriel Williams in the FX series Thief. Of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent, Arias was born and raised in New York City, the son of Antonio and Miriam Arias. 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.