After attending Punahou School, he began performing professionally. In 1974 he helped create the comedy ensemble Booga Booga with James Grant Benton and Ed Ka'ahea. In 1982 he received an Emmy Award and bronze medal from the International Film and Television Festival of New York for "Most Outstanding Television Production" for his TV special "Rap's Hawaii", which he wrote and starred in.
Reiplinger died in 1984 from cocaine-related causes at age 33.
- Poi Dog 1978
- Crab Dreams 1979 (Won a Na Hoku Hanohano award for Best Comedy Album in 1979.)
- Do I Dare Disturb the Universe 1979
- Rap's Hawaii (TV Special) 1982 Emmy Award (DVD 2003)
- Towed Away 1983 (Won a Na Hoku Hanohano award for Best Graphics in 1984.)
- Rap's Aloha (TV Special) 1984 Broadcasted posthumously.
- Poi Dog With Crabs 1992 (Poi Dog and Crab Dreams) Released posthumously.
- The Best of Rap 1993 Released posthumously.
- The Best of Rap, Too 1996 Released posthumously.
Rap was married to Leesa Clark from October 25, 1983 until his death.
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