Date of Birth8 February 1988, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Birth NameRyan James Pinkston
NicknamePinky - -
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
Ryan Pinkston was born on February 8, 1988 in Silver Spring, Maryland to parents Mark & Linda. He started karate at the age of four and by nine had earned his first black belt in Wushu Kung Fu. By fourteen he had earned his 2nd degree in Wushu and first degree in Tae Kwon do. He holds World Titles in the United States,France Canada and Central America including Individual Grand Champions and Synchronized Teams with his team partner Anthony Atkins Ryan began auditioning in 2002 after receiving a call from a talent agent who saw him on "The Most Talented Kids" episode on the Jenny Jones Show. Within a month he had a staring role in Spy Kids 3-D and pranking unexpected celebrities on the 1st season of Punk'd. Even through the next few years were busy Ryan was adamant about staying in Maryland and finishing school with his friends. He moved to LA a month after his high school graduation.
His older brother Aaron Pinkston is the Field Producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Is a Champion martial artist.
Began Martial Arts training when he was 4 years old. Has second degree black belt in Wushu Kung Fu and first in Tae Kwon Do.
Is a part of The Charlie Lee Karate School.
He was a presenter at the "Cappies of Baltimore" awards gala (for Baltimore area high school plays and musicals) at the Hippodrome on May 7, 2006.
Ryan feels his biggest accomplishments to date was returning to his high school, River Hill High School, in Clarksville Maryland and graduating with his class of 2006.
Was to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
The very first Punk'd episode ever shot was Ryan messing with celebrities on the red carpet at the VH1 awards.
Ryan is an avid Washington Redskins fan and returns home every season to attend a home game.-