- Paul Teutul, Jr.
name = Paul Teutul
caption = Paul Teutul, co-founder of
Orange County Choppers
birth_date = birth date and age|1974|10|2
occupation = Motorcycle Designer and Builder
website = [http://www.orangecountychoppers.com/ OCC]
Paul "Paulie" Michael Teutul (born
October 2, 1974) is one of the stars of the American reality television program" American Chopper". He co-founded Orange County Choppersalong with his father, Paul Teutul, Sr.in 1999. Although Paul sometimes goes by the nickname of "Junior", he is in fact not technically a "junior," because he does not share the same middle name as his father. Paulie's middle name is Michael, while his father, also Paul Teutul, bears the middle name of John. During an interview with David Letterman, Paul (the father) stated that he is technically a true junior, while his son is simply "Paul." Paulie is the chief designer and fabricator of OCC, and prior to that was head of the rail shop at Orange County Ironworks. He is also responsible for designing the logo for OCC.
Paulie, along with his father and youngest brother
Michael Teutul, became celebrities when Orange County Choppers became the focus of a reality television series "American Chopper" on the The Discovery Channelin 2002 (in 2007the show was moved to TLC). He has another brother, Daniel who is the general manager and the owner of Orange County Ironworks. He also has a sister, Cristin, who is the youngest of all the Teutul children. She is currently a nurse in Rochester, New York.
While often criticized by his father, Teutul is a skilled custom bike builder. He controls the design, color, style, and assembly during builds. Teutul is also quite talented at working steel, and has done so from a very early age. He has created many custom themed bikes for OCC, many of these bike builds have been broadcast on the
Discovery Channeland The Learning Channel, while some have been created off-camera.
Celebrity Family Feud
The cast of American Chopper appeared on NBC's new show
Celebrity Family Feudwhich premiered on June 24th, 2008. They won $50,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation.
* [http://www.orangecountychoppers.com/ Orange County Choppers]
* [http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/amchopper/amchopper.html Discovery Channel's "American Chopper"]
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