Rudy Pankow Age, Bio, Wiki, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Facts

Who is Rudy Pankow?

Rudy Pankow is an American actor who is perhaps best known for playing JJ, John B’s best friend, on Netflix’s hit teen drama, Outer Banks. The cool, funny, and coming-of-age drama has already garnered much attention among its viewers, thanks to the fresh talents and scenic locals of North Carolina. His notable acting credits include a minor part in The Politician and Freddy / Robert in Solve. Besides all this, Rudy has acted in short films such as Muse: Thought Contagion, Deviant, Last Summer, Not Me and Nobody Knows.


Personal Life

Rudy Pankow was born on the 12th of August 1998, in a small town in Alaska, United States of America. He is currently 21 years old.

Birth NameRudy Pankow
Date of BirthAugust 12, 1998
Place of BirthAlaska, U.S.
Age21 years old
Sun SignLeo
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Family and Education

There’s very limited to no information available about his early life or family or education. Having grown up in a small town in Alaska, Rudy attended Ketchikan High School, located in Ketchikan. His mother’s name is Penny Pankow, and apart from that, details about his parents and siblings are scarce at the moment.

Though he had no desire to become an actor initially, he moved to Los Angeles to spend some time with his family friends there. In fact, he was accepted into a culinary school, but he turned down it and went on to learn acting in LA. After a few acting classes, Rudy realizes that acting is his destiny and stayed there to pursue acting full time. At first, he booked small roles now and then before landing his first major break in Outer Banks.

Rudy Pankow Love Life

While not many things are known when it comes to his romantic life, Rudy might be single based on his social life. However, he could be in a relationship with someone in private, and in case, if it’s true, he is good at keeping things away from the spotlight.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
WeightKilograms – 75 kg
Pounds – 165 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Distinctive Features Chiseled jawline

Professional Statistics

Acting Debut

Rudy Pankow kicked off his acting career with a small part in a short film titled “Sunny Family Cult” in 2017, where he played the role of Aaron. After a string of appearances in short movies, he landed a small role on an episode of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series “The Politician” alongside Ben Platt. This was his first big break as an actor.

Outer Banks

Not long after he was cast on Netflix’s “The Politician,” he secured a pivotal role in another Netflix series, Outer Banks, which is already a major hit on the streaming platform. He plays JJ, a surfer and best friends with John B, on the sensational hit teen drama, alongside Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, and Austin North.

Rudy Pankow Favorite Things

  • Anime – Cowboy Bepbop
  • Genre of music – Blues.

Rudy Pankow Net Worth

At 21 years old, Rudy is already a successful actor and has gained immense popularity fairly recently. His net worth, as of 2020, is estimated to be around $200 thousand dollars.

Rudy on Social Media

The Alaska native is very popular on social media. His most recent accomplishment is that he has accrued 1.9 million Instagram followers since the premiere of Outer Banks. He’s not on Twiter and Facebook.

Rudy Pankow Facts

He grew up in a small town in Alaska.

Rudy is a certified Kayak Guide.

He can play four instruments: Drums, Guitar, Piano and Harmonica.

He loves to shower in the dark with candle light.

Rudy was a foreign exchange student in Japan.

He can be next seen in the movie called “Space Waves,” in which his character name is Joey Kite. The film is about two friends who become famous after their podcast goes viral.

Rudy is close friends with Madison Bailey, his Outer Banks co-star.

He has won an air hockey tournament.

He can do a front flip.

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