Ryan James Pinkston
February 8, 1988
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
Life and career
Pinkston was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the son of Linda and Mark Pinkston. He is of partial Greek descent. 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.)
Full of It opened on March 2, 2007; in the film, he plays 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 appeared in Lionsgate's College in 2008, alongside Drake Bell and Andrew Caldwell. He also appeared 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.
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Arnold|
|2004||Soul Plane||Billy Hunkee|
|One Night in Ryan||Ron Jeremy|
|2007||Full of It||Sam "Chapstick/Bridge Cable" Leonard|
|2009||Adventures in Online Dating||Brando||Direct-to-video|
|2010||I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu||Pinkston||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Cougars, Inc.||Jimmy Rissoli|
|2011||Spy Kids: All the Time in the World||Arnold|
|2015||See You in Valhalla||Pauly Paparazzo|
|2002||Go Sick||Little Timmy||TV Movie|
|2004–2005||Quintuplets||Patton Chase||Main role, 22 episodes|
|Veronica Mars||Danny Rossow||Episode: "President Evil"|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Kyle||Episode: "First Time in New York"|
|2008||Out of Jimmy's Head||Donny Ironsides||Episode: "Stunt"|
|Hannah Montana||Connor||Episode: "Killing Me Softly with His Height"|
|2009||Party Down||Dennis||Episode: "California College Conservative Union Caucus"|
|Bones||Eli Rounder||Episode: "The Beaver in the Otter"|
|In the Motherhood||Syd||Episodes: "Bully" and "Where There's a Will There's a Wake"|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Yearbook photographer 2||Episode: "Don't Trust Me"|
|Tower Prep||Gabe Forrest||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2011||The Deefenders||Doug Christensen||Episode: "Nevada v. Doug the Mule"|
|2012||House of Lies||Alex Katz-Nelson||Episode: "Mini-Mogul"|
|Ben and Kate||Sam||Episode: "Career Day"|
|2015||Clipped||Ben||Main role, 10 episodes|
|2016||The Skinny||Stuart||Episodes: "Squad", "Control" and "Bigger"|
|Mary + Jane||Trent||Episode: "MarijuanaCon"|
|Young & Hungry||Leo||Episode: "Young & Sofia"|
|2018–2019||Will & Grace||Officer Drew||4 episodes|
- Respers, Lisa (2 August 2000). "Youth wins talent contest in vote of Internet users He's found best in dance in Ed McMahon's search". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- Morrow, Terry (18 November 2004). "OnTV: Pinkston shoots from the lip on MTV series". Naples News. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
- "Ryan's Message Board". RyanPinkston.com. CompuVisions.net. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- Page, Lane (June 3, 2015). "Brothers, Howard natives, moved to Hollywood to follow their dreams". Baltimore Sun. Howard County Times. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
He made friends and learned the showbiz routine, but he came home to graduate with his River Hill High School class.