At the Olympic Winter Games 1960 and 1964 they won silver medals. They were stripped of the 1964 silver medal in 1966. They were alleged to have signed a professional skating contract prior to the 1964 Winter Olympics. They were rehabilitated in 1987 by the IOC, the original result stood and they got their silver medals back again.
Also, after their amateur figure skating career both became singers of German Schlagers (German version of pop songs). In the mid-1960s they recorded some songs together. Hans-Jürgen Bäumler had also some songs as a solo singer. Bäumler's greatest success was the song "Wunderschönes fremdes Mädchen". The most successful songs of the duo Kilius/Bäumler were "Wenn die Cowboys träumen" ("When Cowboys Dream") and "Honeymoon in St. Tropez" (both 1964).
From 1964 Hans-Jürgen Bäumler has also worked as an actor. Apart from some movies, the Eisoperette ("Ice Operetta") became famous. In 1969 he had a main role in Im weißen Rössel and in 1970 in Maske in Blau (Mask in Blue), both operettas. He was also successful in the TV series Salto Mortale. In the mid-1970s he hosted several quiz shows, among others Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm (The apple does not fall far from the trunk), Das waren Hits (These were hits) and Was wäre wenn (What If) on ZDF (a public German TV-channel). Between 1990 and 1993 he worked for RTL (a private German TV-channel). The name of the show was Riskant (Risky. a Germany version of Jeopardy!). Later he was also seen as a theater actor.
Since 1974 he has been married to Marina, a teacher. The couple has two sons, Christoph and Bastian. They live today in the south of France in Nice.