Larry Rippenkroeger

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Larry Rippenkroeger is a stunt double. He was previously a jet-ski champion.[1]

During the filming of the film Live Free or Die Hard, Rippenkroeger was the stunt double for Bruce Willis. Rippenkroeger was seriously injured when he fell twenty-five feet to the pavement.[2][3] He suffered broken bones in his face and fractures in both wrists. Production was temporarily shut down. Willis picked up the tab at area hotels for Rippenkroeger's parents and visited him a number of times at the hospital. Rippenkroeger was also visited by actors Josh Duhamel and James Caan, who he also doubled for on Caan's TV series, Las Vegas.


  1. ^ World Champions 1982 – 2004 2004 World Finals. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  2. ^ Larry Rippenkroeger Seriously Injured. (2006-10-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  3. ^ Defying death for real. Los Angeles Times. 25 May 2007

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