Meet Ashton Kutcher's crony -- and the latest Spy Kid. Ryan Pinkston, known for his red-carpet antics on the MTV show ''Punk'd,'' will also star in ''Spy Kids 3D''

By EW Staff
Updated May 09, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Ryan Pinkston Photograph by Erin Patrice O'Brien


Age 15
Hometown Silver Spring, MD
Current MTV’s ”Punk’d” with Ashton Kutcher; ”Spy Kids 3D,” opening July 25
Hobbies Second-degree black belt in karate
References Ed McMahon, Jenny Jones

5 YEARS AGO I was just being a normal kid, going to grade school in Maryland every day. I played sports with my friends, hung out after school. I was heavy into soccer and karate, martial arts, and I used to break-dance. There was no Hollywood.

NOW I look a lot younger than I really am…. Yes, I’m 15. I just finished ”Spy Kids 3D: Game Over,” the third part of the ”Spy Kids” franchise. I play a kid named Arnold, and he’s, like, a tough, strong guy. I use a lot of my martial arts to help beat the bad guys.

5 YEARS FROM NOW 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.

(As told to Kimberly Reyes)