Rick Petko is a motorcycle fabricator and builder best known as the star of the show, American Chopper.
He was born on September 11, 1968, and grew up watching models of old motorcycles.
He started riding bikes from an early age and started racing karts, three wheelers, four wheelers, dirt bikes and Harleys.
He worked at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for five years and also worked for Hooters Pro Cup team.
Later, he joined Paul Teutul Sr.’s Orange County Choppers as a builder and fabricator.
He became a part of the show, American Chopper, based on OCC since it started airing in 2003.
One of the hardest working guys in the shop, he quickly became one of the much-loved cast of the show.
However, he left Orange County Choppers in 2011 to start his own business.
He now runs a fabrication shop, RPD & Co., in downtown Stroudsburg in Pocono, which he started in 2016.
The 3500 square foot workshop allows customers to customize their own Harley Davidson.
Apart from his fabrication shop, he also designs knives which he shows off on his Instagram account.
From his career as a reality star and a chopper builder and fabricator, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of approx. $1.75 million.
He is married to an entrepreneur, Brittany Petko, and has two daughters, Everly Rose and Lucy Mae with her.
He is close with his family and often posts pictures of them on his Instagram account.