Network: TLC, Cdiscovery
Episodes: 233 (hour)
TV show dates: March 31, 2003 – December 11, 2012
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul, Rick Petko, Jason Pohl, and Mike Rowe (announcer).
TV show description:
This reality TV series centers around a father-son duo, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul “Paulie” Teutul Jr. who create custom motorcycles in their shop, Orange County Choppers, in Newburgh, New York.
Paul and Paulie disagree about their business, and much of it is played out for the cameras in arguments that can be explosive, yet humorous. Paul Sr. supervises at the shop, overseeing the building of these custom bikes, and looking in on Paulie as well as other fabricators and mechanics, Rick Petko, Nick Hansford, Christian Welter, Vincent DiMartino, and Cody Connelly.
Paul’s youngest son, Michael (Mikey), works at Orange County Choppers as well, as the custodian and webmaster. Danny, Paul’s second oldest child, is seen occasionally, doing metal work at Orange County Ironworks.
Paulie eventually leaves Orange County Choppers and the show follows his starting his own design company. Vincent leaves to start his own company as well and is joined by Cody. The series has gone on to inspire a series of video games for several different game system, as well as a pinball arcade game.
Episode 147 — The Kobalt Bike
The guys at OCC are tapped by Kobalt to build them a custom chopper. With a brand new set of tools Sr. and his team get busy designing and building an incredibly unique chopper. Jr. gathers the family together and makes a truly life changing announcement.
First aired: February 11, 2010.