Rudy Pankow

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Rudy Pankow - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Rudy Pankow is an American actor. He rose to prominence after starring in the Netflix teen series, Outer Banks (2020).

Since then, he had been appearing in various notable works such as Uncharted (2022) and Chocolate Lizards (2023) as the lead alongside Thomas Haden Church.


He has attractive career background before he even debuted as a heart-throbbing actor.

Directly after he graduated from high school, he moved from Alaska and joined Michael Woolson Studios to get some acting education there.

Later, Rudy successfully completed his acting course and debuted as a theatre actor to get acting experiences, such as his theatre plays in Mary Poppins, Oliver Twist, and also The Nutcracker.

No longer after that, Rudy then debuted as an actual actor in 2017, when he was so busy appearing in various movies and TV.

In 2017, he had appeared in several short movies such as Nobody Knows, 11:47, and Do Good Things. He also acted in a TV called Sunny Family Cult.

Rudy later continued his acting career in 2018 by featuring in Muse’s MV, Thought Contagion.

In that year, he also appeared in Not Me, Last Summer, and Deviant.

One year later, Rudy acted in The Politician (2019) and Solved (2019). From those projects, he got more recognition and appraisal by the public.

And in 2020, he hit his popularity by starring in Outer Banks, a Netflix series, and also a movie called Space Waves.

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  • Real Name: Rudeth Pankow
  • Stage Name: Rudy Pankow
  • Nickname: Rudy, Roddog, Toot, Simonin Shuga
  • Birthday: August 12, 1998
  • Birthplace: Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education:  Ketchikan High School
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Hiking, Snowboarding, Soccer
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @rudeth
  • Instagram: @rudeth
  • TikTok: @rudethpankowofficial
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165 lbs)
  • Blood Type: 
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 44-32-37 (Bust -44, Waist -32, and Hips -37 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 11.5 (US)


  • Father: Andrew Pankow
  • Mother: Penny Pankow
  • Brother: Alec Pankow, Henning Pankow
  • Sister:

Girlfriend & Dating History

Elaine Siemek

He has been dating Elaine, who’s a crew member of Outer Banks, since 2020 or possibly earlier. They met on the set of the series filming.

According to Elaine’s IMDb page, she’s a Jonas Pate’s assistant, who is the executive producer and creator of the show.

They became co-stars in Virgo (2020), alongshide with another Outer Banks cast, Drew Starkey.

They regularly made appearance in each other social media pages and even have made public appearances multiple times together on red carpet events.

He posted a set of adorable pictures of her for her birthday on his Instagram page, captioning the post with “Don’t know how I lucked out with being alive the same time as you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE❤️ I LOVE YOU.”

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to sit between $500 thousand to $1 million, in which he primarily earns through his acting career.


  • Rudy Pankow was already interested in acting when he was just a middle school student.
  • He loves to play soccer.
  • When Rudy was in high school, he joined various soccer competitions.
  • Initially, he wanted to enroll in a culinary school to be a chef.
  • His role as JJ Maybank in Outer Banks is attractive to him because he and JJ Maybank both are raised in a small city.
  • Rudy loves to spend time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Rudy loves to spend his time with water.
  • He has a certificate as a kayak guide.
  • Rudy enjoys showering in the dark with no light in the bathroom.
  • He once got a student exchange to Japan.
  • He can speak in Japanese, French, and also Spanish.
  • Rudy moved to LA after he finished his study at high school.
  • He is also able to play harmonica.
  • Rudy loves to take some pictures of beautiful sceneries.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Chocolate Lizards (2023), as Erwin Vandeveer
  • The Crusades (2023), as Leo Grecco
  • Uncharted (2022), as Sam Drake
  • Space Waves (2020), as Joey Kite
  • Muse: Thought Contagion (2018), as lead guy
  • Deviant (2018), as Marcel
  • Last Summer (2018), as Dylan
  • Not Me (2018), as Ashton
  • Do Good Things (2017), as Mike
  • 11:47 (2017), as Jesse
  • Nobody Knows (2017), as Abe Wooldrigde

TV Series 

  • Outer Banks (Netflix ⏐ 2020-present), as J.J Maybank
  • Solved (Investigation Discovery ⏐ 2019), as Freddy/Robert
  • The Politician (Netflix ⏐ 2019), as Other Kid
  • Sunny Family Cult (YouTube ⏐ 2017), as Aaron


“Whatever you do in life, if its riding a moped, wearing your shirt inside out, or choosing a career, if you own it, everyone else will.”

“I would say that I am now more connected with people, and also the outside world. Sometimes we are so busy with the outside world and not thinking about what problems we can solve inside.”

“Every artist is detailed in a certain sense. It is easy to see the broader picture, but it’s all about getting to the minute little details.”

“I think acting is a way to really digest who you are. You are giving so much of yourself to other people. Actors go places where people don’t want to express themselves.”

“I feel a responsibility to give a part of myself to that, to be as raw and honest as I possibly can.”

“Right now is a time where the goal is to feel the freedom to try. Wherever you are, you are able to try new things, find out who you are. That’s the goal.”

“I don’t want to say fame, but everyone handles “growth” and their careers differently. Everyone handles that on their own, and we all respect each other’s routes and how they want to handle that. But when it comes right down to it, the set feels the exact same. We do what’s asked of us, and we do our very best.”

“I grew up watching Harry Potter and Star Wars, and as a kid, I would go to school dressed as a Jedi or Harry Potter. But my favorite movie that always blows me away is Remember the Titans. It just gets me going.”


Who is Rudy Pankow?

He is an American actor. 

Who is Rudy Pankow’s real name?

His real name is Rudeth Pankow.

What makes Rudy Pankow famous?

He’s famous because of his role in Outer Banks (2020), as well as other acting projects such as Uncharted (2022) and Chocolate Lizards (2023) as the lead alongside Thomas Haden Church.

Where is Rudy Pankow from?

He was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, United States.

How old is Rudy Pankow?

He was born in 1998, and he is 25 years old as of 2023.

When Rudy Pankow celebrates his birthday?

He celebrates on the 12th of every August.

How tall is Rudy Pankow?

His height is 6’0″ or 183 cm.

Who are Rudy Pankow’s parents?

His father’s name is Andrew Pankow and his mother’s name is Penny Pankow.

Is Rudy Pankow married?

No, he is currently unmarried. But he is in a relationship with Elaine Siemek.

Who is Rudy Pankow’s ex-girlfriend?

None of his ex-girlfriend is known to the public.

How rich is Rudy Pankow?

His net worth is around $500 thousand to $1 million.

What is Rudy Pankow nationality?

His nationality is American.

Rudy Pankow is really a charming actor. He is kind, humble, outgoing, and generous to his fans. No wonder his supporter always keeps growing its number over time.