Rob Pinkston was a child actor appeared on a few teen shows as well as a prank show. To discover the star scoop on Rob Pinkston and his career as a young actor, simply continue reading.
Coconut head actor:
If you’re a fan of the TV show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, you may be familiar with the character Coconut Head. Coconut Head was played by Rob Pinkston. When Pinkston first was cast as Coconut Head, he was just 16 years old. One fact that not many fans of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide are aware of is that originally Coconut Head was meant to be a background character that had no lines. However, Pinkston was lucky and as the show continued, Pinkston was given more and more lines and his character became a much loved character.
He starred in the Punk’d:
Pinkston started appearing on the reality prank show Punk’d, which was hosted by actor Ashton Kutcher from That 70s Show, during the show’s forth season. On his very first episode of Punk’d he played the role of a troubled teen who was having an argument with his aunt in a car parking lot. In the episode the celebrity who was being pranked was tennis superstar Serena Williams. In the episode, Pinkston’s character ended up hijacking his aunt’s car and the actor playing his aunt commandeered Williams to help her chase down her nephew and her stolen car.
In another episode, Pinkston was involved in helping prank Scrubs star Zach Braff. In the episode, Pinkston played an underage teenager who wanted Braff and his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison to purchase beer for him. In the prank, Faison was in on the joke and wanted to prank Braff who is a good friend as well as a long time co-star. When Braff and Faison refused to help Pinkston’s character drink underage, his character went wild and started to graffiti their car. Which was Braff’s brand new Porsche.
In yet another memorable Punk’d episode Pinkston played a teenage boy who happened to enter a clothing store which the singer Joss Stone was shopping in. The prank in this episode was that Pinkston would break a statue on purchase and would run out of the store making it look as if Stone had vandalized the expensive statue. However, Stone reacted well to the prank and volunteered to pay for the broken statue without making any complaints.
Rob Pinkston interview:
Pinkston has not given many interviews after he appeared on Punk’d. However, in one interview Pinkston revealed that his character didn’t actually have a first and last name and was always referred to as Coconut Head in scripts. However, he did mention that he tried to come up with a backstory for his character and that he thought his name would be Cornelius.
So if you wondered what happened to Rob Pinkston after he appeared as Coconut Head, he appeared in a few seasons of Punk’d and had a few small roles in b grade films before he retired from acting early.