Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones Team Up for an All New 13 Episode Series on A&E

Released on: August 24, 2015, 4:31 pm (EDT)
Industry: Entertainment

Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones from “Sons Of Anarchy” team up for an all new 13 episode daytime series, “Orange County Choppers: American Made,” premiering on A&E Saturday February 20 at 4:00 pm EST and PST.

Newburgh, NY, August 24, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- “Orange County Choppers: American Made” is a lifestyle and build series that features Paul Teutul Sr. and his world-renowned crew from Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones, from “Sons Of Anarchy.” Audiences will get an intimate glimpse inside the exciting worlds of Paul Sr. and his new friend Rusty’s adrenaline fueled lifestyles.

Watch these American icons as they create and build the most extreme custom themed bikes, boats and other unique one of kind machines on the planet for their celebrity and interesting clients. This original series is being produced by Orange County Choppers East Coast West Coast LLC.

The show, originally scheduled to premiere on August 22, has been moved to February 20 at 4:00 pm EST and PST and the name of the show changed from OCC American Xtreme to Orange County Choppers: American Made. Commenting on these changes, Paul Teutul, Sr., Executive Producer, stated “the Orange County Choppers name is more globally recognized than the OCC acronym and ‘American Made’ better reflects who we are and what we do.” On the move in air dates, Senior noted “due to the tightness of our production schedule and feedback we received from our fans regarding schedule conflicts with US collegiate football, we and A&E decided to move the shows air dates.”

About Orange County Choppers:
Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a world famous custom motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul Sr. At their facility based in Newburgh, NY, Paul Sr. and his team of custom fabricators design, engineer and manufacture unique choppers. Orange County Choppers has been the center of the hit TV reality series “American Chopper.” American Chopper debuted in September 2002. They continue to entertain millions of people worldwide on a weekly basis. OCC bikes are customized and built around a theme or, increasingly, for a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.

Paul Sr. has appeared on numerous TV shows including the “Celebrity Apprentice,” Jay Leno, David Letterman, “Good Morning America,” Jimmy Kimmel and countless other nationally televised talk shows. Paul Sr’s tough guy image is contradicted by his tireless involvement with various charities (HVSPCA, Make-A-Wish, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of America). Paul Sr. and OCC have built bikes for his clients and had guest appearances including Steven Tyler, Mohammed Ali, Bill Murray, Shaquille O’Neal, Billy Joel, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Donald Trump, Mark Buerhle, Jay Leno and Michael Strahan just to name a few.

About Rusty Coones:
Rusty Coones' roots and street cred in the motorcycle community date back to 1974 when he bought his first Harley Davidson. Rusty is also a triple threat of talent with a strictly business work ethic. On the television show “Sons of Anarchy,” Rusty's character Rane Quinn is a Redwood Original Member of SAMCRO. This 6 foot 6 inch intimidating beast is the real deal!

In 2013, while shooting Season 6, “Sons of Anarchy,” Rusty performed on two major U.S. music tours: RockStar Energy Mayhem Festival Tour and the RockStar Energy Uproar Tour. Rusty Coones is the lead guitarist, songwriter and creator of ATTIKA7. Visiting over 40 cities nationwide, ATTIKA7 opened the stage with at least one crazy motorcycle riding on the stage at each show on the tours! People were pumped once the loud pipes were revved up as ATTIKA7 started their songs with Rusty swinging his battle ax guitar! Over the last few decades Rusty also founded Illusion Cycles and has built some of the most exotic creations on two wheels.

Mikey Teutul
Mikey is the youngest son of Orange County Choppers founder Paul Teutul, Sr. At age 14, Mikey began working at his father’s company, Orange County Iron Works. In 2003 Mikey joined his father and brother at Orange County Choppers. Mikey was an Assistant General Manager but his duties also included answering phones to morale boosting.

Mikey has appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Mikey’s hobbies include painting, skeet shooting, cooking and a love of all types of music

Nick Mariconi
After graduating school Nick worked with his Uncle Paul Teutul Sr. as an iron worker for almost eight years. Nick decided he wanted to help people, so he transitioned to work with people with chemical dependency for 6 years. Nick then rejoined his uncle, Paul Teutul Sr., and the crew at Orange County Choppers, where his role covers everything from working in the machine shop to sales and marketing. Nick shares his uncle’s love of fast machines, tattoos, animals, and his passion for fishing

The Orange County Choppers Crew
The OCC crew would not be complete without the return of Ron Salsbury, Jason Pohl, Christian Welter, Rick Petko, Evan Favaro, Jim Quin, Mike Tampone, Ralph Estrada and Phil Nask

Paul Teutul Sr. - Executive Producer
Tom Derbyshire - Executive Producer
Nikolae Keller - Executive Producer
Dan Cottrell - Co-Executive Producer

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kevan Bloomgren at 845-567-2906 or email at

Contact-Details: K. Bloomgren
Orange County Choppers
14 Crossroads Court
Newburgh, NY 12550

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