Rudy Pankow is an American actor. He is best known for his work in the Netflix teen action-adventure-mystery-drama series, Outer Banks.
Here are seven facts about you need to know about Rudy Pankow:
Rudy plays JJ in the Netflix action-adventure teen mystery drama series, Outer Banks. The series premiered its first season on Netflix on April 15, 2020.
The series centered around a group of teenage friends in the Outer Banks of North Carolina whose lives get turned upside down with the discovery of a mysterious treasure map.
Rudy stars alongside Chase Stokes as John B, Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Madison Bailey as Kiara "Kie", Jonathan Daviss as Pope, Austin North as Topper, Charles Esten as Ward Cameron, and Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron, rounding out the main cast.
Had Pankow had his way, Outer Banks would have turned out very differently than what we ended up getting.
Pankow initially auditioned for the part of John B. -- the best friend of JJ. The showrunners were unconvinced about Pankow playing the part and once actor Chase Stokes auditioned, Pankow lost the part.
Things turned out alright for Pankow, though, landing the part of the next great thing, JJ.
Rudy Pankow was born in 1998. He is 22 years old as of May 2020. The Alaska-native also stands at 6 feet (1.83 meters).
He attended Ketchikan High School in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Pankow is set to star as Joey Kite in the upcoming comedy-drama movie, Space Waves.
The movie, currently in post-production, features Pankow as Kite, one of the two leads, with Mike Markoff co-starring as Kite's best friend, Gage.
The movie follows the lives of the two friends and podcasters who are thrust into the limelight when their podcast goes viral.
Pankow made his on-screen debut in 2017 as Aaron in the thriller short, Sunny Family Cult. The short revolves around the lives of the Sunny family and their murderous family secrets.
The short inspired an eponymous TV series that premiered on Crypt TV on October 20, 2017. Pankow made an appearance in the fourth episode of the first season of the TV series as well.
Pankow has inspired a dedicated following of fans and well-wishers on Instagram. As of the writing of this article, he has over 2 million followers on the platform.
His Instagram is where his fans can get a glimpse into his personal and professional life.
As reported by popsugar.com, Rudy Pankow is estimated to have a net worth of $100 thousand. He is an up-and-coming actor who only made his professional debut in 2017. As such, he only has a handful of movie and TV acting credits under his belt.
He made his debut in the 2017 horror short, Sunny Family Cult, and made an appearance in its TV series adaptation. He has since appeared in TV shows like The Politician and Solve, and went on to appear in numerous short movies like Nobody Knows, 11:47, Not Me, Last Summer, and Deviant.
Pankow is most known for playing JJ in the Netflix original series, Outer Banks.