Michael Teutul (2002-2012) Rick Petko; · Paul Teutul Sr. He co-founded Orange County Choppers (OCC) with his father, Paul Teutul, Sr. Teutul was the chief d...esigner and fabricator of OCC.
Teutul, along with his father and younger brother Michael Teutul, became celebrities when Orange County Choppers became the focus of a reality television series American Chopper on Discovery Channel in 2002. It is alleged that assets were stripped from the OC Ironworks, transferring the viable assets, contracts and personnel to a new company OC Ironworks LLC, before bankrupting the former.
premiered on Discovery Channel, featuring Paulie and his father, Paul Sr., building a custom chopper for 2002's Laconia Bike Week.
Part of Bike Weekend, the one-off special and the intrinsic family dynamics so captivated audiences, a full series order following the Teutuls and their business, Orange County Choppers, soon followed in 2003. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes including Azeroth Choppers for Blizzard's World of Warcraft and the White Cap SKILSAW Bike, and he's currently building two bikes for a blockbuster feature film that will be released in summer 2016 (stay tuned! There have been TV commercials and personal appearances since 2012 as well, but the most important development in Paul's life is the birth of his son Hudson Seven Teutul in February 2015 with wife Rachael.
\n \n ' After the series was canceled by Discovery Network a year ago after a decade on the airwaves, Paul Teutul Sr.
is celebrating 29 years of sobriety -- but says it hasn\'t always been easy.