Arévalo began his acting career in 2001 performing the role of Carlos in the Spanish television series Compañeros for two seasons, until 2002. In 2003 he made his film debut in Los abajo firmantes, starring alongside Javier Cámara and Juan Diego Botto. The following year he appeared in Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena, directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira.
Between 2003 and 2005 he made appearances in the television series Hospital Central, Cuéntame cómo pasó, Aída and Motivos personales.
His work in this film earned him several awards. Later that year he appeared on Antonio Banderas" second directorial effort Summer Rain (El Camino de los Ingleses), and in 2007 in the musical/comedy Scandalous (¿Por qué se frotan las patitas?) and Seven Billiard Tables (Siete mesas de billar francés), with Maribel Verdú.
He also worked with Verdú in The Blind Sunflowers (Los girasoles ciegos) in 2008, and in 2009 he appeared in Sánchez Arévalo"s latest film, Gordos. He has also appeared in several short films, including Traumalogy (Traumalogía, 2007), as well as many stage productions.