Michael Teutul

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Michael Joseph "Mikey" Teutul
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Michael "Mikey" Joseph Teutul
Born (1978-11-26) November 26, 1978 (age 38)

Michael Joseph "Mikey" Teutul (born November 26, 1978) is a television celebrity who appeared on the reality programs "Orange County Choppers" American Chopper and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.

Teutul is the youngest son of Paul Teutul, Sr., the founder of Orange County Choppers, and his first wife, Paula Teutul. He is the younger brother of Paul Teutul, Jr., the chief fabricator on the show, and Daniel Teutul, the owner/general manager of Orange County Ironworks LLC. Teutul has a younger sister Cristin who is a nurse .

At age 14, Teutul began working at his family's company, the Orange County Iron Works. After Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. started Orange County Choppers, Teutul joined them as an assistant general manager. His duties involved answering phones and taking out the trash. On rare occasions, Teutul would help build choppers, at one point building his bike. The family business became the basis for the popular "American Chopper" series.

Teutul's role as part of the TV shows was to provide comedy relief. Teutul frequently appeared at promotional events for the company.[1] Teutul appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In December 2009, it was revealed on American Chopper that Michael Teutul had checked himself into a rehabilitation center to overcome an alcohol addiction.[2]

Towards the end of the "Orange Country Choppers" program, Teutul tried to mediate the ongoing disputes between Paul Sr. and Paul Jr.. As revealed in Season 6 Episode 13, Michael Teutul was forced out of the business. Paul Sr. stated that Micheal had many opportunities to be successful at OCC but never followed through on them. Michael joined Paul Jr.in his new business venture, Paul Jr. Designs

Teutul's hobbies include painting (he has auctioned some of his work, having recently opened up his "Wolfgang Gallery" in Montgomery, NY) and skeet shooting. In 2011, Teutul was attempting to market a line of gourmet pasta sauces under the moniker FarQueue Products, LLC.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Chopper: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Theme Bike episode on". Tv.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ American Chopper, Iraq Star Foundation episode, originally aired December 03, 2009
  3. ^ "FarQueue Products, LLC". Chefangrymike.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 

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