Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on Paul Teutul Jr. to talk about fatherhood, his new book, The Build, American Chopper, and more.
Paul Teutul Jr. was just 27 when American Chopper: Jet Bike premiered on the Discovery Channel, featuring Paulie and his father, Paul Sr., building a custom chopper for 2002’s Laconia Bike Week. Part of Bike Weekend, the one-off special and the intrinsic family dynamics so captivated audiences that a full series following the Teutuls and their business, Orange County Choppers, soon followed in 2003. Six years of family ups and downs ensued, culminating in 2009 with Senior firing Junior, who waited out his one-year non-compete clause before establishing his own business, Paul Jr. Designs.
Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. There have been TV commercials and personal appearances since 2012 as well, but the most important development in Paul’s life occurred when his wife, Rachael, gave birth to their son Hudson Seven Teutul in February 2015.
In his book called The Build, he reveals the “behind the scenes” story of the popular TV reality series American Chopper for the show’s millions of fans.
Follow Paul on Twitter @WhereIsPaulJr and go to his website at PaulJrDesigns.com and make sure to purchase his book, The Build, wherever books are sold.
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