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Kid's All Right

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''

Ryan Pinkston | BOOM CAT Look out, Leno -- Pinkston has designs on your job
Image credit: Ryan Pinkston Photograph by Erin Patrice O'Brien
BOOM CAT Look out, Leno -- Pinkston has designs on your job

5-YEAR PLAN: RYAN PINKSTON

RÉSUMÉ
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)

Originally posted May 05, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints