Ryan Pinkston was born on February 8, 1988 in Silver Spring, Maryland to parents Mark & Linda. He studied karate at the age of four and by nine had earned his first black belt in Wushu Kung Fu. By the age of 14, 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 starring role in Spy Kids 3-D and was pulling pranks on unexpected celebrities on the 1st season of Punk’d. Even though 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.