Who is Paul Teutul Sr.?
Paul John Teutul is the founder of Orange County Choppers, a custom motorcycle manufacturer, and the subject of the reality television series American Chopper. Teutul made his first appearance on the show alongside his sons, Paul Teutul Jr. and Michael Teutul. Orange County Choppers, his new show, premiered on CMT in 2013.
Paul Teutul Sr. Age
Paul Sr is 73 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 1, 1949, in Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Paul Teutul Sr. Height
Senior stands at a height of 6 feet.
Paul Teutul Sr. Parents
Teutul was born in Yonkers and raised in Pearl River, New York. His mother died in 2011 at the age of 93. She was a significant figure to the Teutul family even though she did not feature on the show.
Paul Teutul Sr.’s Wife
Paul Sr was first married to Paula Teutul from 1969 until they divorced in 1995. He then married Beth Ann Santos in 2007and got divorced in 2015. Teutul has been in a relationship with Joan Bulger-Kaysince since 2011. Joan and Paul Sr. live together and spend their time riding motorcycles and rescuing animals.
Paul Teutul Sr. Children
Teutul has four children namely Paul Jr., Mikey Teutul, Christin Teutul and Dan Teutul. His sons Paul Teutul Jr. and Mikey Teutul appeared alongside him on the show Orange County Choppers where they designed and built custom motorcycles.
As the series gained popularity and fame, his relationships with his sons continued to deteriorate. They were always arguing and couldn’t come to terms with each other. He eventually fired Paul Jr from the show in April 2009.
In 2009, he actually used Paul Jr over stock options from their motorcycle business. He even snubbed his son’s wedding ceremony and instead chose to keep their rivalry burning.
Paul’s daughter Cristin Teutul is a nurse in NYC who works in pediatrics while his son Dan Teutul took over Orange County Ironworks when his father began concentrating more on bikes. He has a total of seven grandchildren.
Paul Teutul Sr. House
In 2018, reports came out that Paul Sr.’s house was facing foreclosure. His house which was located in Montgomery, New York was worth $1.8 million.
The house is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom mansion that is the “ideal place to relax, recharge, and entertain.” The log-cabin-style home is 3,448 square feet in size and was built in 2004 on 38 acres of land.
A “massive floor to ceiling stone fireplace, open layout floor plan, full wrap-around porch… custom in-ground pool with waterfalls, spa and water slide, pool house and volleyball court” is also included. There’s even a koi pond, a barn, and a two-story garage with two “self-contained apartments perfect for guests.”
Paul Teutul Sr. Show
Teutul began by owning Orange County Ironworks, a fabrication shop that is now solely owned and managed by his son Daniel.
Paul Sr. started building custom bikes for fun after being inspired by the many custom bikes he saw on the streets and in movies. He left in 1999 to start Orange County Choppers. He hired his son Paul Jr. and began selling bikes.
Senior began appearing on the show American Chopper in September 2002 on Discovery Channel. The show revolves around Paul Teutul Sr. and his son Paul Teutul Jr., who build custom chopper-style motorcycles. Orange County Choppers can be found in Newburgh, New York.
The series’ hallmark was the father-and-son team’s contrasting work and creative styles, as well as their resulting verbal arguments, until 2008 when an explosive argument led to Paul Jr.’s termination and departure to start a competing chopper company, Paul Jr. Designs.
The series was canceled on its sixth series in February 2010. A spin-off of the series Orange County Choppers which aired between August 18, 2013, and January 11, 2014. It only featured Senior and his team as they build some of the most complicated choppers.
Paul Teutul Sr. Net Worth
Teutul Sr. has an estimated net worth of $500 k. However, over the years Senior had been experiencing financial difficulties and even filed for bankruptcy due to the large number of debts he owes people and companies.
What’s Paul Teutul Sr doing now?
Teutul Sr has been slowly getting back to his motorbike business. He contracted a new team to help him grow back his motorcycle company which will move to The Sunshine State of Florida from New York.
Is Orange County chopper still in business?
Sadly, during the Covid 19 pandemic, his business had to close down since most of his retail business is international and that was cut off due to the restrictions.
Is Paul Teutul Sr a veteran?
Paul served his country in an unusual way during the Vietnam War. He served in the Merchant Marines, which is a government-operated fleet of merchant’s vessels.
Did Orange County Choppers go broke?
Teutul Sr had to file for bankruptcy in 2018 after his business went down. He was dealing with over eight ongoing lawsuits with each owing them thousands of dollars.
He also owed roughly 50 creditors a total of nearly $1,071,000; plus $1.8 million worth of “fee interest” on his home; plus another $151,000 and change in taxes to Crawford, N.Y.
Where does Paul Sr live now?
Paul Sr lives both in Florida and New York. His motorbike business is in Florida while his home for years has been New York.
Is Paul Sr still alive?
Yes, Senior is very much alive. He was rumored to be dead in June 2011 after a certain public forum claimed he died while receiving treatment at the Orange County Hospital.
The story was confirmed to be fake as Senior was alive and healthy. The author who shared the news apologized for spreading fake news.