JJ does not die in Outer Banks although he is nearly killed by a drug smuggler named Barracuda Mike and a cargo ship captain named Captain Eberhimi.
JJ is one of the major characters on the hit Netflix show Outer Banks, which debuted in 2020. He is a fun, troublesome, but loyal best friend to the lead character John B. He, however, has to struggle with personal issues such as an abusive father. JJ was portrayed by Rudy Pankow and quickly became a fan favorite.
Who Plays JJ in Outer Banks? What is His Real Name?
Rudy Pankow plays JJ in Outer Banks. He is an American actor who was born on the 12th of August 1998. He is a native of the small Alaskan town of Ketchikan. He hails from a family of five. His father is a respected physician named Andy Pankow.
His mother, Penny Pederson is a respected community leader and volunteer. She helps organize the annual talent show in Ketchikan. She has also served as the Ketchikan delegation representative. Her role was to serve constituents in the town by helping them with concerns affecting federal agencies and offices.
Rudy Pankow is described as the middle son of his father, which means that he has two brothers. Pankow grew up in Ketchikan and completed his high school education at the local high school. He planned to go to culinary school and already had a scholarship lined up.
However, he realized that he wasn’t too enthused about the idea. During a vacation in Los Angeles, the idea occurred to him to try out acting. He took classes and as luck would have it, landed his very first role in Outer Banks. The show proved to be a hit and has made him quite popular.
How Old is JJ from Outer Banks in Real Life?
Outer Bank’s JJ is 25 years old in real life. As earlier mentioned, the actor that portrays JJ is Rudy Pankow, and he was born on the 12th of August 1998, which means that he is 25 years old. It also means that the real-life JJ is several years older than the character he portrays. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as Hollywood often casts people to play much younger characters.
How Old is JJ from Outer Banks in the Show?
JJ is 16 years old in Outer Banks. This is the same age as the other teenagers that he hangs out with, namely Pope, Chase, Kiara, and Sarah, that make up the pogues. JJ and other pogues do not get older as the events from season one to season three of Outer Banks take place over the course of several months.
However, there is an 18-month time jump in the last episode of season three. This means that JJ and other pogues get about two years older. It is said that this was done to set up the direction of the plot for season 4.
Does JJ Die in Outer Banks 2?
JJ does not die in Outer Banks 2. He is, however, caught up in a very dangerous situation in season 2 episode 10 titled Coastal Ventures. He and the other pogues pursue Ward and Rafe and the treasured cross aboard a ship belonging to Ward.
On the ship, JJ and others face a fierce battle from Ward, Rafe, and their crew members. JJ fights with the Captain named Eberhimi, who throws him into the sea. He is injured and nearly loses consciousness, but he is able to make it to the lifeboat and escape with other pogues.
Does JJ Die in Outer Banks 3?
JJ does not die in Outer Banks 3, but he nearly loses his life in episode 9, this time around at the hands of a drug smuggler named Barracuda Mike. He initially had a deal with Mike to move drugs in exchange for transport to South America. The cops, however, seize the drugs, and Mike comes for him, ready to shoot him dead.
JJ is, however, able to talk his way out of the situation and convinces Mike to join the frenzied treasure hunt. As a result, JJ does not die in Outer Banks season 3. He will appear in season 4 and is now said to own his own charter boat. His love interest arc with Kiara will also be explored some more.