Stuntman Bayland Rippenkroeger uses his adventurous spirit and background in football to deliver an expansive portfolio of stunts for the film and live entertainment industry. As a regular performer at the Universal Studios Waterworld stunt show, Bayland Rippenkroeger engages in Jet Ski and water ski acts, diving, and stunt fighting. Well-trained in fire safety and how to work safely with blank guns, Rippenkroeger is also a highly skilled action actor, a talent he utilizes during pre-show interactions with the audience.
Bayland Rippenkroeger has posted some of his music-enhanced videos of Waterworld training sessions and performances on YouTube, and he also enjoys filming his off-the-clock sporting adventures. In the film First Day Back, Rippenkroeger chronicles an exciting mountain biking expedition with friends through a handlebar-mounted camera, while Vietnam Movie records the traveler's first impressions upon arriving in an urban center in Vietnam.
A skilled enthusiast of snowboarding, rappelling, skateboarding, and the physically demanding obstacle sport known as Parkour, Bayland Rippenkroeger continues to expand his skill level and range of techniques. He holds SCUBA training and certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and is certified in CPR, first aid, and water safety. Rippenkroeger receives ongoing stunt training by Ken Clark, Mark Vanselow, and his uncle, Larry Rippenkroeger, who is a renowned stunt master.
Bayland Rippenkroeger has appeared in segments of the short film Passion of Yanni, and the features Ghost Trigger and Up for Grabs. In addition he competed in Season 4 of the NBC action reality show Ninja Warrior. Bayland Rippenkroeger is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.