Is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor from Harlem, New York. He has been active in the film industry for over 20 years. Having acted since a youth his on-screen credits started with a recurring role on the PBS national program Reading Rainbow and extended to acting roles in major motion pictures Sixth Man and Beloved. Other credits include Gridiron Gang Starring The Rock and NBC’ s series E-Ring. As a writer -director Pinnock has led over 10 projects including his breakout project, Up North (an original series), having premiered at SeriesFest and breaking records winning best actor, director, drama and the most coveted audience award. He along with his production company, Unleashing Giants Studios, now have production deals at Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment Studios, Radar Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment, and have been tapped to write the original stories for The Negro Baseball League, FUBU founder Daymond John, and the origin story of legendary lyricist Biggie Smalls, which are all currently in development.