Who is Titus Makin Jr? The Rookie Jackson Death in ‘The Rookie’ Season 4 Premiere

Who is Titus Makin Jr? Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Is He Leaving ‘The Rookie’ The Rookie Jackson Death in ‘The Rookie’ Season 4 Premiere

Titus Makin Jr. is going to be leaving the ‘The Rookie’ after his death ‘Jackson’ has been confirmed. The Season 4 premiere aired on Sunday, September 26 and sadly, it looks like Makin Jr. will not be returning to The Rookie after Jackson’s life came to a tragic end.

The premiere picked up from the events of the Season 3 finale, which saw Angela Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) and Jackson West being kidnapped by Sandra “La Fiera” De La Cruz (Camille Guaty). In the opening scene, Sergeant Grey (Richard T. Jones) was reviewing the security camera footage of Lopez and West being bundled into getaway cars.

Filmed from behind, a man who resembled Jackson struggled with his kidnappers and was eventually shot in the back.

The premiere picked up from the events of the Season 3 finale, which saw Angela Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) and Jackson West being kidnapped by Sandra “La Fiera” De La Cruz (Camille Guaty). In the opening scene, Sergeant Grey (Richard T. Jones) was reviewing the security camera footage of Lopez and West being bundled into getaway cars.

Filmed from behind, a man who resembled Jackson struggled with his kidnappers and was eventually shot in the back.

The episode then saw the team on a mission to rescue Angela and her unborn baby and to find Jackson’s killers.

Makin Jr. has yet to publicly address his exit from The Rookie. However, in conversation with TV Line, The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley shared he had no option but to kill off Jackson as Makin Jr. decided not to return.

Hawley said: “It’s heartbreaking…but I didn’t really have a choice. [Titus Makin Jr.] wasn’t coming back, and because of the way we set things up with the [Season 3] finale, there was just no way to tell that story without Jackson.

“But we lean really hard into honoring how he was the heart of the show, and it was definitely impactful for us to have to deal with that.”

He has not been active on social media since mid-June and he does not plan to do exit interviews, reported TV Line.

Makin Jr. has a successful music career under the name of Butterfly Ali, so he may have left the series to focus on other endeavors.

Thankfully it looks like Makin Jr.’s character, Jackson West, will never be forgotten on The Rookie, with Angela honoring her lost friend by naming her newborn son after him.

Makin Jr.’s exit may not come as a huge surprise to fans, considering he had been debating returning for the show’s third season in summer 2019, let alone Season 4.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in January, Makin Jr. shared some of the reservations he had about playing a cop in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, police brutality, and other social justice movements at the time.

He said: “I woke up one morning and I was watching the news, and I was like, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t go play a cop on a show and not talk about the fact that I’m a Black cop.’ My character hadn’t addressed any of that.

“I had that conversation with Alexi [Hawley], our showrunner, and he was extremely gracious and he totally understood everything I was saying. I did come to that point where I was like, ‘If you want to write me out, I politely receive that. I would rather be written out than ignore the reality and not be able to tell the story.'”

Luckily for fans of Jackson West, Makin Jr. returned for the show’s third season and Makin’s concerns were addressed in the Season 3 episode, “La Fiera”. In the episode, Jackson came to face to face with systemic racism within the LAPD, with things coming to a head when training officer Doug Stanton (Brandon Routh) arrested a young black man who did not remotely match the suspect they were looking for.

Stanton then assaulted the young man and pulled a gun on his entire family as they ran out of the house to defend him. West called for back up and thankfully, the incident calmed down with the help of fellow police officers. West reported the incident to Sgt. Grey and Stanton were placed on desk duty whilst they conducted an investigation.

The Rookie fans have been sharing their sadness about Makin Jr.’s departure on Twitter.

One fan tweeted: “That’s it. Rest in Peace Jackson West. You will be missed #therookie” whilst another wrote: “beloved son. faithful friend. fierce protector. that was Jackson west. #therookie”

A third fan added: “You didn’t just kill Officer Jackson West #TheRookie Whyyyy????”

Who is Titus Makin Jr? Net Worth, Biography, Age

Titus Makin Jr. born as Titus Odell Makin Jr. is an American actor and dancer. He portrays Jackson West on The Rookie. Titus started to sing and dance and at the age of nine, he took part in a talent contest at his elementary school. Although he knew he wanted to work in the show business, he had no acting experience until he graduated from Buena High in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 2006.

After high school, he was accepted at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. In his first year, he was selected for the New York Knicks Acroback Tumbler, which appeared on a mid-term New York Knicks show in Madison Square Garden. After graduation, he followed suit Los Angeles to advance his acting career.

Titus Makin Jr. Age

Titus is 30 years as of 2019, he was born on June 10, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Titus celebrates his birthday on June 10 every year. He will be turning 31 years on June 10, 2020.

Titus Makin Jr. Height

Titus stands at a height of 5′ 11½” (1.82 m).

Titus Makin Jr. Family

Titus is the son of Titus Makin and Juliette Makin. His father was a soldier.

Titus Makin Jr. Wife

Titus likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is not available. It is therefore not known whether he is married or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Titus Makin Jr. Gay

Titus portrayed the role of gay in The Rookie film. However, it is not proven if Titus is gay in reality since he has been in several relationships. The information will be updated if found from a credible source.

Titus Makin Jr. Net Worth

Titus has an estimated net worth of $2 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.

Titus Makin Jr. Pretty Little Liars

Titus portrays the character of Clark Wilkins in Pretty Little Liars’ film. Clark is first seen in “Don’t Look Now” at the Hollis photography studio. He begins a conversation with Aria and the pair form a friendship.

Due to Clark being undercover, it is likely that his personality toward Aria was a facade to help him get closer to her. While undercover, he was seen to be a normal, cheerful, millennial. He has an avid interest in photography with cast knowledge of places to take great photos.

He was very curious about Aria’s ordeal and asks her many questions, likely o gather information for his investigation. He encourages Aria to pursue her love of photography, is protective, and dutiful.