There can be no single American that doesn’t know about the Orange County Choppers. The founding father is to credit for all those custom motorbikes in the USA. Had it not been for Paul Teutul Sr, “American Chopper” series wouldn’t have been that much on the focus. He has also appeared on several shows including small roles in the movies as well.
Besides that, he also first appeared on the show with his sons. The reality show star had caught the attention for his relationships as well as he had married thrice times. Let us not waste further time and look up to his further details.
Paul Teutul: Biography, Family
Paul was born on 1st May 1949, the star almost in his 70s is as enthusiastic as if he was just in his 40s. He was born in Yonkers, New York while he grew up in New York’s Pearl River. He is a father to his four children Paul Teutul Jr, Michael Teutul, Christin Teutul, and Daniel Teutul. The OCC founder has not revealed much information about his parents but once he has said that he loves his stepmother dearly. Since the death of his biological mother, the stepmother has raised him along with his father.
Furthermore, there is no exact information on his education. But he believed that he had completed his basic education from the school of Pearl River High School. After which he left to sail the Merchant Marines of the US as its member during the Vietnam war.
Paul Teutul Sr.: Profession & Achievements
Paul Teutul is a Theme Motorcycle Designer and Builder by profession. He began with a fabrication shop, Orange County Ironworks. He used to custom-build bikes for that pleased him until 1999. It was then that he handed over to his son Daniel and started Orange County Choppers. He had his son Paul Jr to help in his new project of building bikes for sale.
The American reality series American Choppers that originally started in 2003 on the Discovery, had Paul Sr and Jr as its focus stars. However, the father-son constant arguments on the show led the father to fire his son in 2009. The Junior Teutul then started his own “Paul Jr Designs”.
Thereafter the father and the son have legal issues regarding the ‘Junior’s 20% share in OCC. Later it was announced that the 7th season of “American Chopper: Senior VS. Junior” in TLC was featuring both the OCC and Paul Jr Designs.
Paul Teutul Sr.: Personal Life, Wife, & Tattoos
The star has married twice and divorced twice with Paula Teutul and Beth Ann Santos. Paul is currently with his domestic partner Joan Bulger- Kay. Besides everything, Teutul is spending his downtime riding motorcycles and rescuing animals with his longtime girlfriend Joan Bulger- Kay. Talking about his interests, he loves tattoos and also loves animals.
His love for tattoos can be seen in some of his body parts, he has got himself inked of his pets bullmastiff. Furthermore, he has got a tattoo on his left arm that writes “OCC New York” for he loathed OCC being mistaken for Orange County in California.
Paul Teutul Sr.: Legal Issues
JTM Motorsports, one of Teutul’s creditors, has recently accused him of breaching a deal they had together as part of his bankruptcy, thus, failing to pay a sum of $30,000.
Of course, it sounds shocking if the claim that Teutul has failed to turn over a copy of his 2017 and 2018 tax returns is true.
Paul Teutul Sr.: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Teutul holds $1,801,729 in assets and owes $1,070,893.44 in liabilities. Therefore, the founder of Orange County Choppers has an impressive income. Thus, his net worth has an estimation of around $15 million. The source of his net worth is mainly his OCC company and appearance in different reality shows.
The star is also highly active over different social media platforms through which he connects with his followers. On Instagram, he has the handle @paulteutulsr with 229K followers. He has the Twitter account @paulteutulsr with followers of 60.7K. On Facebook, he has the account @PaulTeutulSrOCC with followers over 395K.
Paul Teutul Sr.: Physique
From many years, the star has been distinguished with his heavy build body with a mustache, beard, and not to mention the goggles. Let us have a look at his physiques measurements.
Height: 6 ft 1 inch or 1.85 meters
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Gray