About Mikey Teutul

Mikey TeutulFull Name:
Michael Joseph Teutul, aka Mikey

November 26, 1978

Place of Birth:
Suffern, New York

Grew Up:
Montgomery, New York

Art Studio Location (previous):
Montgomery, New York

1) older brother Paul Michael Teutul Jr. (owner of Paul Jr Designs, www.pauljrdesigns.com)

2) older brother Danny Teutul (general manager of Orange County Ironworks, www.ocillc.com)

3) younger sister Cristin Teutul

Young Mikey Pictures! Click to enlarge!
See more of Mikey as a youth here

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SagittariusAstrological Sign:
(Optimistic and freedom-loving, Jovial and good-humored, Honest and straightforward, Intellectual and philosophical)

Chopper License?
No   YES!  He had to get it for the trip to Europe.

No   Yes    We're not sure

Was Voted in High School:
"Class Wittiest"

Mikey's dream girl??Dream Vacation?
Go to Hawaii and get hit on by women in grass skirts

In his spare time?
Hang out with buddies, go out for a couple at the local tavern, enjoy nature, listen to great music and go to the movies a lot

Favorite movie?
The Big Lebowski

tvWatch on TV?
Not very much, Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live used to be my favorite show, I'm with Busey, American Chopper

Favorite Tom Waits song?
Hard to say because they're all great

Favorite Music?
Ween, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, not much modern music

bubble wrapFavorite Bubble Wrap to Pop?
Three quarter inch bubble wrap (medium because "small isn't that satisfying and there's way too much of it and you feel the need to pop all of it")

Typical Work Day?
Staring at the beautiful secretaries working at OCC, getting yelled at and being forced into actually doing something

Mikey reflected in chromeBio from Discovery Channel:
Like his brother, Mikey went to work for Orange County Ironworks at age 12, working on and off until he graduated from high school. From there he went on to community college, but after a series of zeroes he realized it wasn't quite his scene. It was back to his dad's company.

Mikey toiled at Ironworks until he turned 20 and moved to Tempe, Arizona, where he had six different jobs in five months:

  • bouncer at a bar, which didn't work out because it interfered with his night life
  • busboy, which didn't work out because he was "treated like crap"
  • telemarketer selling cell phones and cell-phone service, which didn't work out because he hates being bothered at home by telemarketers
  • valet-parking attendant, which didn't work out because they made him run and shave
  • movie-theater guy, which was enjoyable because he didn't really do anything but see free movies

But overall, Arizona wasn't quite Mikey's pace either, so Rock Tavern beckoned once his money ran out.

Back at home Mikey did carpentry with a friend for a year before again returning to Orange County Ironworks and working with his brother Daniel. Then, after two years of a job that was "unrewarding, cold and cruel," he went to a tavern one January night and met the man who would advocate his hiring at Orange County Choppers: Rusty, a.k.a. Russell Muth, producer of American Chopper.

Mikey was soon on board at OCC, answering phones, picking up parts, popping bubble wrap and taking out the trash. But within two weeks of his new job he was already on the road attending bike shows with his brother and father, and his stand-in was already out-performing him. So while he has two people working under him now, he's not quite sure what his job is anymore. But does that really matter?

That year, the father-and-son team debuted their bikes in Daytona to massive interest, and they've never looked back, With Paul Jr. as the chief designer and fabricator, and with Paul Sr. lending his considerable business acumen, OCC is unstoppable.

Photos to document what Mikey actually did around the OCC shop!!

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    answered the phone

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    played with bobbleheads

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    threw furniture

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    sniffed gasoline

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    ate and drank