Ryan Pinkston

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Ryan Pinkston
Born Ryan James Pinkston
(1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 27)
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2002-present
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)

Ryan James Pinkston (born February 8, 1988) is an American actor and model. He is best known for being a cast member on Punk'd and for his role as Billy Hunkee in the 2004 urban comedy Soul Plane.

Life and career[edit]

Pinkston was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the son of Linda and Mark Pinkston.[1][2] He is of half Greek descent.[3][4] Before he became an actor, he was involved in karate competitions, having been inspired by watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He was known in Europe and highly touted[by whom?] for his participation and success in the sport, he gained praise by such organizations as Karate Kidz Online. Pinkston appeared on Star Search at the age of twelve and was subsequently a cast member on Ashton Kutcher's MTV show Punk'd. (He bears no relation to Rob Pinkston, another Punk'd alumnus.) He also starred in the sitcom Quintuplets; his older brother, Aaron Pinkston, has made guest appearances on the show. He graduated from River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland in 2006.[5]

He had a role[which?] in the third Spy Kids film Game Over, alongside actress Alexa Vega and actor Daryl Sabara.

Full of It opened on March 2, 2007; in the film, he played a high school senior who lies to become popular. The film also premiered on ABC Family on September 16, 2007, and was released on DVD on September 25, 2007. He also appeared in Lionsgate's College in 2008, alongside Drake Bell and Andrew Caldwell. Pinkston's most recent role is in Hannah Montana, which came out in 2008. His role is Connor, a friend of Oliver, and Miley falls for him, but later finds out how short he is and dumps him. His most known role is in Cartoon Network's live-action series Tower Prep, along with Drew Van Acker, Dyana Liu, and Elise Gatien which premiered on October 19, 2010, and was cancelled after only one season, leaving many fans disappointed.

Pinkston currently lives in Los Angeles with his friend and roommate Sterling Knight.

His height has been a popular topic[according to whom?] since his stint in Hannah Montana. Miley Cyrus being 5 ft 5 in and Emily Osment standing at 5 ft 2 1⁄2 in, his height is revealed to be 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Arnold
Bad Santa Shoplifter
2004 Soul Plane Billy Hunkee
One Night in Ryan Ron Jeremy
2007 Full of It Samuel "Sam/Chapstick/Bridge Cable" Leonard
2008 College Fletcher
Foreign Exchange Dave
Extreme Movie Mike
2010 BoyBand Greg
2011 Cougars, Inc. Jimmy Rissoli
2014 Undrafted Jonathan Garvey
Television films
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Go Sick Little Timmy
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Adventures in Online Dating Brando
2010 I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu Pinkston
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Quintuplets Patton Chase Main cast
2010 Tower Prep Gabe Forrest
2015 Clipped Ben
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Punk'd Himself
2006 Teachers Logan
Veronica Mars Danny Rossow
2007 How I Met Your Mother Kyle (1 episode) "First Time in New York"
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Donny Ironsides (1 episode) "Stunt"
Hannah Montana Connor (1 episode) "Killing Me Softly with His Height"
2009 Party Down Dennis
Bones Eli Rounder (1 episode) "The Beaver in the Otter"
In the Motherhood Syd
2010 10 Things I Hate About You Yearbook photographer 2
2012 House of Lies Alex Katz-Nelson (1 episode) "Mini-Mogul"


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