Updated: 03/13/2018 11:33 AM | First Published: 12/28/2017 04:15 PM

Where is Rick Petko now? What's he doing after leaving American Chopper?


Rick Petro (born September 11, 1968) is recognized as one of the famous cast members of 'American Chopper.'

He grew up watching movies about old motorcycle models and has been a motorcycle enthusiast since a young age.

He joined Orange Country Choppers as a fabricator and builder in the summer of 2003 and began starring on Discovery's 'American Chopper.'

During his decade-long stint at OCC, he commuted over 70-plus miles each way to work.

He was able to garner quick attention on American Chopper and remained a fan favorite till he left the show in 2017.

Petko currently runs his own fabrication shop in downtown Stroudsburg in Pocono, which he built in 2016.

He has partnered with the owners of the Harley-Davidson dealership, Jim and Linda Schlier.

Talking to Pocono Record in 2016, he said,"They were all in on it from the start. I was surprised There's not many dealership in the country that do fab work right out of the store."

Customers can customize their own Harley Davidson in the 3500 square feet workshop.

About his TV appearance, he said,"That was great while it lasted, but it still wasn't the core of what I was about pr what I like to do."

He has always planned to be closer to his home, to his wife and children, and he's very happy with his current workplace.

Petko is married to entrepreneur Brittany Petko nee Cockeram and shares two daughters, Everly rose, and Lucky Mae, with her.

They have been married since May 2012 . Their wedding was chronicled on 'American Chopper.'

As of 2017, Rick's net worth is estimated at $1.75 million.