Paul Teutul Sr. from "American Chopper" stars in the Discovery Channel reality docu-series. He is also one of the celebrity contestants in Season 5 of NBC's reality business competition "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Paul Teutul Sr.'s love of riding and fabricating custom motorcycles dates back to the '70s, inspired by such films as "Easy Rider" and Marlon Brando's quintessential "The Wild One." Since then he's worked in steel fabrication, nurturing his Orange County Ironworks into the booming commercial business it is today.

But it was Orange County Ironworks' very success that allowed Paul Sr. to pursue his passion for building motorcycles in his downtime, and in 1999 he recruited his son Paul Jr. to become the chief fabricator and designer for a new enterprise: Orange County Choppers. OCC jumped on the scene at Daytona Biketoberfest 1999 with "True Blue," a classic chopper built in Paul Sr.'s basement. The one-of-a-kind creation created a deafening buzz in the biker world, and it wasn't long after that the Discovery Channel came knocking. "American Chopper" chronicles the lives of Teutul and his crew as they battle impossible deadlines to create outrageous custom chopper creations. The show, which has contributed to the company's quick rise to fame, debuted in September 2002 on Discovery Channel and in 2007, Discovery Channel's sister station, TLC, took over the broadcasting; and then late in 2010, the show returned to its roots and began airing again on the Discovery Channel.

Today, Paul's three sons all work in either his steel business or bike shop. Danny, 26, is the general manager of Orange County Ironworks and the father of a 2-year-old daughter, Gabriella. Paul Jr., 28, is chief designer and fabricator at Orange County Choppers. Michael, 24, answers phones and orders parts at OCC. Daughter Kristin, 21, attends nursing school in Rochester, New York.

Besides being OCC's President and CEO, Teutul adds author to his title with "The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way." The book is filled with Teutul's personal experience in dealing in the business world for close to 40 years.


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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: May 1, 1949
Height: 6' 0"
Nickname: Senior
Big Paul
Full Name / Real Name: Paul Michael Teutul Sr.
Birthplace: Yonkers, NY
Wife: Beth Dillon (7/29/2007)
Paula Teutul

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cskim2434 says:
It's really sad to see how you are treating your sons. You said that every father wants their sons to follow in the father's footstep. It shows how selfish you are. Every good father wants their sons to surpass what the father has created, not just follow... It's very obvious you are jelly's of Jr.'s ability. If you were confident, you would have helped him. You are a bad father. You have lost both of your sons. Let's see how happy you are in 10 years.
cskim2434 says:
I meant jelous, not jelly. I am on the road. Good luck.
susie says:
I think PAUL Sr. is so hot. Is he married? Can he teach me to ride in private?
spud says:
cskim A father gives what he can - children take what they want.This isn't a place to ridicule him. Sounds more like you have father - son issues.
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