Ryan auditioned for an international Pepsi Cola commercial in 2001. Though he was called back to the final audition, he didn't get the job.
In 2001, Ryan was selected to appear in a national TV commercial for the GAP Clothing Company.
Ryan won Jenny Jone's Amazing Kids That Rock contest in 2000. That allowed him to be one of 13 kids to perform on her annual kids talent showcase on the WB.
Ryan's nickname is Pinky.
As of 2008, Ryan is represented by ICM Talent.
Ryan has performed live for over 25,000 people in Paris, showing his karate ability.
Ryan was nominated alongside the cast of Spy Kids 3D: Game Over to a Young Artist Award for the best young ensemble in a feature film.
Ryan attended River Hill High School and graduated in 2006.
He is the younger brother of Aaron Pinkston.
As of 2006 Ryan has a dog named Cody.
He is known to have attended The Charlie Lee Karate School.
In July 2000 Ryan won Ed McMahon's Next Big Star Contest.
Ryan had a crush on Jamie Lynn Spears.
Ryan is an accomplished Karate fighter, whose awards include:
- Won the First Place Trophy from Joe Corely's The Battle of Atlanta; Atlanta, Georgia (2001).
- Won the Paul Mitchell Grand Championship Trophy from The Diamond Nationals; St. Paul Minnesota (2001).
- Won the Individual Grand Championship Trophy from The Quebec Open; Quebec City, Canada (2002).
- Won the Synchronized Teams Grand Championship Trophy from The Quebec Open; Quebec City, Canada (2002).
Ryan is 5'4"
Ryan: Out here in Hollywood, you don't get much notice, unless you're Leonardo DiCaprio. After a while, you take it for what it is, and I'd rather have them recognize me than not, because it's awesome.
(About his plans for the future)
Ryan: I would love to start my own production company with my brother, Aaron, and call it Pinkston Productions. I would also like to maybe--I don't know if this is possible, but take over Jay Leno's job. I love what he does.
(On what was his favorite part about being an actor)
Ryan: The best thing about being an actor is all the cool people I met. Like the fans, and all the celebrities. It was so cool. And Ashton was just so cool to hang out with.
(About working with Ashton Kutcher in Punk'd)
Ryan: Ashton's a great guy. He's like a big brother to me. It's great; I wouldn't have picked anyone else to work with.