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Cast Members of American Chopper & Where They Are Now

Cast Members of American Chopper & Where They Are Now
orange county

chopper

s was a reality show that was among the first to use drama and the intrigue of a fascinating workplace for entertainment purposes

american

chopper

aired on the discovery channel for seven years from 2003 to 2010. the program featured orange county

chopper

s a custom motorcycle business owned by paul tuttle senior during its first season he likes to get involved until things don't go just perfect and then he's out it's like the old square pegging around hole
cast members of american chopper where they are now
you're prying it out with a pry bar and you're sticking it in there that's great and then you want it a little bit to get it in there the show featured his sons paul tuttle jr michael tuttle as well as many fan favorite employees you are undoubtedly wondering what has happened to the

cast

after the show's ending in 2010 so without further ado let's take a look at what the

cast

members

of

american

chopper

are doing nowadays paul tuttle senior paul tuttle senior was the owner
of the orange county

chopper

s and he has managed to keep his company alive having contracted a new team to aid his passion for making bikes in late 2020 senior announced that the longtime new york based custom motorcycle company will move to the sunshine state of florida before settling for his orange county

chopper

's business senior attempted to create a similar reality television series called orange county

chopper

s

american

-made unfortunately his revival efforts met too many difficulties
to succeed since paul senior had no financial support forcing him to seek outside investment to produce the new show at the time paul was able to persuade thomas derbyshire to invest in the project unfortunately paul had other ideas with the approved funding he instead spent the money on his hobbies such as fishing trips and often ended up delaying filming this obviously did not please his newfound investor resulting in derbyshire filing complaints against toodles senior in april 2017.
derbyshire sued paul for fraud notably on spending the money on personal expenses things between the two partners worsened when paul attempted to improve his ownership share to a 50 50 agreement from the agreed 51 49 initial exchange the result of the legal battle was that tuttle loss and the new show never moved beyond the planning phase in an attempt to save his finances paul senior plays his luxurious new york estate on the market initially hoping to sell it for 2.9 million dollars the 39
acre property located in montgomery new york state certainly seems worth the asking price however in his desperation to sell the property paul repeatedly dropped the price and in 2019 the property was on the market at an asking price of 1.6 million dollars currently paul senior and keith overton a resort entrepreneur and avid motorcycle enthusiast have a joint venture planned for expanding the orange county

chopper

's brand and

they

will be exhibiting about 15 of paul's most iconic
motorcycle builds i'm proud of my guys

they

work seven days a week it shows their loyalty and their dedication which is really important to me the bikes look great and the client's really happy and that's all that's really important paul tuttle jr paul tuttle jr has been pounding metal into shape since he was 12 and he has certainly not lost his touch although paul jr owned 20 of his father's company which he helped establish in 1999 it did not stop his father from kicking
cast members of american chopper where they are now
him out after leaving orange county ironworks

where

he was the head of the rail shop he set up a shop in new york to rival his dad's company he has since come up with even loftier ideas junior now expresses his artistic taste unimpeded and the world has commended him for it enabling his designs to expand into garments and personal branding having some top dollar clients like blizzard entertainment and paramount it's reasonable to assume he's being well compensated he even now has a
number of employees under payroll and through his hard work and determination paul jr has achieved a higher average net worth than his father estimated at a decent 2 million dollars like father like son does not seem to be an accurate description of the current circumstances in the tuttle family while paul senior faces financial difficulties it seems his ex-partner and oldest son paul juniors enjoys lucrative success the beauty of it is is you can get a history lesson and you can see all these
bikes you've watched us build on the show for all these years mikey tuttle while the other tunnels enjoyed some success it seems the youngest son of the family mikey might not be as lucky long before the show ended mikey grew tired of the drama in the family business and attempted to make an independent living by opening an art gallery

where

he had the opportunity to showcase his creative side and sell a panning or two unfortunately his venture didn't work out and in 2014 the gallery
closed its doors he then created a web series intending to provide an insight into new york's homeless societies instead of gaining success mikey's venture unfortunately caused more legal troubles for the family gunnel filed a lawsuit against mickey tuttle in 2019 claiming that

they

used his photographs on merchandise without permission and did not pay any royalties and in early 2020 the court awarded photographer scott gunnell over two hundred thousand dollars in damages additionally
mikey has struggled with alcohol addiction which made things take a turn for the worse as it dragged his relationship with his dad through the mud prompting his dad to oust him from his position within the tuttle family business after checking himself into rehab and working through his addiction issues maki eventually went back to the family business working as the assistant general manager of orange county

chopper

s he later founded farq llc a company dealing primarily in pasta sources mikey has
been dealing with a few lawsuits in the past years but he seems to be doing fine these days i'm kind of nervous about riding the bike up on stage the bike's a little awkward and uh so am i so you know vincent dimartino vincent dimartino was a fan favorite during the first few years of the television series thanks to his skills and personality he is one of the most skilled and committed fabricators employed by the tuttle as many might know vinnie parted waves with orange county

chopper

s
cast members of american chopper where they are now
in 2007 with fans speculating that he most likely became tired of the internal conflict after that he's become actively involved in establishing his own enterprise working together with costar cody connolly

they

took a stab at entrepreneurship with a custom motorcycle shop called v-force customs the force customs operated successfully for the next five years but when

american

chopper

came to an end vinnie discovered a newfound interest in four wheel machines saying goodbye to motorcycles for
good in 2013 vinnie sold off all his motorcycle equipment and used the money to start up an automobile servicing workshop in walden new york called dimartino motorsports it seemed that while paul senior had a few bad experiences his most reliable employee still enjoys greater success without him after all vignette stated that while working at orange county

chopper

s he had no room for advancement rick petco as memorable as vinnie may have been the other fabricator working for tuttle is rick petco
over the course of his extensive career working in fabrication and bike building rick petco was a skillful blacksmith and metal worker he has worked in all sorts of industries that have anything to do with bending metal kilns or furnaces after 13 years with orange county

chopper

s he eventually left the shop for a more suited position at pocono mountain harley-davidson tackling their custom fabrication projects currently he also spent some of his free time fabricating handmade knives and through
his company rpd and co he has been making and selling all kinds of metal ware one of his best selling products is a chef knives which in all seriousness are out of this world cody connolly when cody connelly began working for orange county

chopper

s as an intern he was only 14 years old and worked for tuttle until 2007. cody joined the orange county

chopper

s long before cameras invaded the workshop and he was still in high school he was by far the youngest on the show after vinnie parted from the
company to start his workshop connolly also decided to leave the tuttle for vinnie it seemed though that his time working for tuttle wasn't over as after a couple of years working at v-force customs cody started working at paul jr's design shop however his career in motorcycle fabricating ended after he filed lawsuit against his former employers in which he claimed that

they

only paid him for one third of the episodes he appeared in and asked for compensation paul senior promised him but
never delivered connolly also claimed that

they

used his ideas on merchandise long before he left the show and never compensated him in royalties and unfortunately we do not know much about his current employment as cody prefers to keep a very low profile jason poole before being hired at orange county

chopper

s jason was enlisted in the marine corps he attended the illinois institute of art and got a bachelor's degree in fine arts and showed off his design skills at orange county

chopper

s

where

he has worked since 2004 jason is still employed by orange county

chopper

s but it was obvious to see that he has had dramatically less screen time although he has earned a net worth of more than half a million dollars because of his excellent work jason had a lot of admirers mostly because he was a calm guy who went about his business without grumbling about how tough it was furthermore his foremost ambition was to join the united states marine corps as soon as he finished high school
however fate had other plan for him and he joined orange county

chopper

s

where

he works to date a final run a decade after the show was canceled paul senior and junior appeared on a two-hour special on discovery go to put together

chopper

for the famed

american

roofing and signing company abc supply company premiering on february 24 2020 with an eight week deadline

they

had to put together their final

chopper

from the former orange county customs business setting aside their differences their
cooperation on the other hand got off to a rocky start paul senior was certain that he was the only one who had any creative input on the

chopper

build denying any contribution from paul jr however his father's stubbornness didn't bother junior as much as the possibility of restoring their strained relationship and sadly for paul jr things didn't go as he planned