Stunt Performer Spotlight: Tom Ringberg

Featured Interview With Stunt Performer/Coordinator: Tom Ringberg

Tell about yourself and your background! *

I am a  Stunt Coordinator, Fight Choreographer, and armorer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I specializes in fight choreography as a weapons specialist and firearms instructor.

What inspired you to become a stunt performer?

I began my career as an actor, and got my degree in theatre. I then learned about stage combat and stunt work. I then tried to work two careers as an actor and fight director. However, the more I worked as a fight director the more I fell in love with. In 2017, I stopped hustling as an actor and strictly focused on building my career as a stunt coordinator and fight director.

What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a stunt behind it?

I think one of my greatest skills is understanding where the camera is during a fight. Nothing irritates me more then watching fights that there is suppose to be impact but we end up seeing air or not crossing the correct area that is was intended to make impact.

What is the best part about being a stunt performer?

The best part of being a stunt performer is getting the opportunity to learn different martial arts. BJJ, Muay thai, krav maga, Kali, and so many more

What advice would you give other stunt performers?

The best advise I would give to other stunt performers is to always be honest about your ability. Say I call you up to do a 30 foot header high fall. However, you have only done a max of 20 foot back falls, and you tell me the truth that you have not done headers before and don't feel confident of doing that stunt. As a coordinator I will give more respect to someone who is honest then someone who lies about their ability.

Please share your social media handles and how we can follow you!

IG: @ringbergfights