Paul Teutul Sr. Biography
Paul Teutul Sr. (Paul John Teutul) is the founder of Orange County Choppers, a manufacturer of custom motorcycles and the focus of the reality television series American Chopper.
Paul Teutul Sr. Age
He was born on 1 May 1949 in Yonkers, New York, United States. He is 74 years old as of 2023.
Paul Teutul Sr. Height
Teutul stands at a height of 6 feet tall.
Paul Teutul Sr. Family
Teutul was born in Yonkers, New York to Paul Teutul(father) and his mother, her information is not available at the moment.
Paul Teutul Sr. Wife
Teutul has been married twice. He was first married to Paula Teutul from 1969 to 1995. He then married Beth Dillon in 2007 and got divorced in 2015. He now lives with his long time girlfriend Joan Bulger-Kay. The couple spend their downtime riding motorcycles and rescuing animals.
Paul Teutul Sr. Children
Teutul Sr. has four children Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul, Paul Sr., Christin Teutul and Dan Teutul.
Teutul’s regular arguments with his sons became a routine occurrence during episodes of American Chopper. These vocal disagreements eventually led to Paul Jr. being fired in April 2009. Paul Jr. has since started a design business called Paul Jr. Designs.
Paul Teutul Sr. Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $15 Million.
Paul Teutul Sr.
He first appeared on the show with his sons Paul Teutul Jr., and Michael Teutul. In 2013 his new show Orange County Choppers premiered on CMT.
Although Teutul never served in a branch of the United States military during the Vietnam War, he sailed as a member of the United States Merchant Marines during the war. It is unclear what shipboard department he worked in, or how long he sailed.
He originally started out owning Orange County Ironworks, a fabrication shop now solely owned and managed by son Daniel.
Teutul began building custom bikes for pleasure after being inspired by the many custom bikes appearing on the streets and in films. In 1999, Teutul left and founded Orange County Choppers. He hired his son Paul Jr. and began building bikes for sale.
Paul Teutul Sr. Books
- 2006: Orange County Choppers (TM): The Tale of the Teutuls
- 2009: The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way
- 2017: The Build: Designing My Life of Choppers, Family, and Faith
Paul Teutul Sr. Tattoos
Teutul’s numerous tattoos are a significant part of his image. Teutul has been known to acquire tattoos from time to time in order to express a feeling or to make a point.
For example, when he became frustrated about the location of OCC (in Orange County, New York) being frequently confused with Orange County in California, Teutul obtained a tattoo on his left arm with the designation OCC New York in order to make the distinction clear. This tattoo session was filmed as part of an episode of American Chopper.
Another example is the tattoo Teutul received from Ami James, renowned tattoo artist from the shop (and fellow TLC show) Miami Ink, a portrait piece of his pet bullmastiff, Marty, to go along with an earlier portrait of his older bullmastiff, Gus (Gussy) whose full name is August, which was done by another tattoo artist.
Paul Teutul Sr. Death
Rumors about Teutul’s tragic death from a motorcycle accident hit the news circuit. The eldest Teutul took to Facebook to send his fans a message that he was alive and well.
Paul Teutul Sr. Allegations
Paul used the Orange County Choppers’ name to try and open up a restaurant business, the proposed restaurant was supposed to be a full-service restaurant with a bar, microbrewery, gaming, hospitality, retail and entertainment experience in Newburgh, N.Y. but what came to be pissed off a lot of investors.
The Orange County Choppers owed the New York state more than $22,000 in tax money and the investors said they were scammed into investing close to $15 million on a business project.