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Paul Teutul, Sr.

Paul John Teutul (born May 1, 1949 in Yonkers, New York) is one of the co-founders of Orange County Choppers, a manufacturer of custom motorcycles and focus of the reality television series American Chopper. Teutul first appeared on the show with his sons Paul Teutul, Jr. and Michael Teutul. Teutul grew up in Pearl River, New York. In a few episodes of American Chopper, Teutul has alluded to past abuse of drugs and alcohol. He has stated that he was a frequent cocaine user and, according to him, "had basically done any drug around". During an episode in which his son Mikey interviewed OCC's staff for the Web site, he asked his father, "What is your best memory?" to which Teutul responded, "Gettin' sober." Additionally, he has mentioned having "missed out" on most of his children's childhoods and also stated he wanted to make up for it with his grandchildren. In the book written by the Teutuls called The Tale of the Teutuls, Teutul reveals that he didn't know his middle name until his mid thirties, and he finds out that he is in fact a legal junior, having the same name as his father, but by then the nickname "senior" had already stuck. Although he never served in a branch of the

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