Rick Petko is an American reality TV star who is recognized for being the part of the reality TV show American Chopper. The series, which began in March 2003, centers around the manufacturing of custom chopper-style motorcycles. The series was initially aired on Discovery Channel and later aired on TLC.
Initially, Rick worked as a fabricator (skilled craftsman) for a motorcycle maker company named Orange Country Choppers (better known as OCC). The OCC is known and praised worldwide for their custom motorcycles.
Soon, Rick, as well as his company’s excellent bike work, led him to get featured on a reality TV show American Chopper on the Discovery Channel.
Now, the former American Chopper cast manages his company RPD & Co. that creates custom bike metalwork, custom knives, wedding bands, fabrication, and furniture. He functions all his work from the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Wiki: Age, Education
Rick Petko was born on 11th September 1968, in the United States. The Bath, Pennsylvania-native, currently resides in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Moreover, the custom bike builder, Rick Petko, completed his high school education from Northampton Area Senior High School (class of 1986) in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Then, he went on to study welding at Northampton Community College (NCACC) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania—he graduated from there in 1990.
Personal Life: Wife, Children
Rick Petko has been propelling a married life with his wife Brittany Cockeram since May 2012. His wife, Brittany, is a native of Roseburg, Oregon, who studied at California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Currently, she owns a wool shop named Machete Shoppe.
Rick Petko and his wife Brittany Cockeram on 12 September 2015 (Photo: Brittany Cockeram's Facebook)
The couple’s wedding was also featured in the reality show American Chopper.
Together, Rick and Brittany are parents of two children (both daughters): Everly Petko, born in 2013, and Lucy Petko, born in 2016.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former reality star Rick Petko has a net worth of $3 million, as of 2019.
Eight Quick Facts About Rick Petko
- Rick Petko wished the 6th birthday to his elder daughter, Everly Petko, on 24 October 2019 and 4th birthday to his younger daughter, Lucy Petko, on 27 January 2020 via Instagram.
- He only takes custom orders for wedding bands and works with the customers themselves so that the output reflects a symbol of their love.
- In 2017, he appeared in Motor Trend network’s web series Sons of Speed along with motorcycle builder Billy Lane.
- Until 2016, he regularly traveled about 70 miles to work at Orange Country Choppers (OCC).
- On 18 January 2020, Rick Petko’s handmade beautiful and functional culinary knife was voted as the Damasteel Knife of the Year.
- In the past, he worked at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania and the Hooters Pro Cup team.
- He appeared in the Discovery Network’s special show American Chopper: Shaq Bike in 2014.
- He has accumulated over 49 thousand followers in his Instagram account.