Duane Chapman

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Full Name Duane Chapman
Age 66 Years Old
Nick Name Dog
Gender Male
Famous As Bounty Hunter
Birth Date February 02, 1953
Birth Place Denver, Colorado, United States
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Duane Lee Chapman better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter or simply Dog, is an American reality TV star, bounty hunter, and a former bail bondsman. Chapman achieved international notoriety as a bounty hunter for his successful capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003 and the following year, was given his own series, Dog the Bounty Hunter (2004–2012), on A&E. After Dog the Bounty Hunter ended, Chapman appeared in similarly-formatted TV show alongside his late wife and business partner, Beth Chapman, in Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013–2015), on CMT. His upcoming series, Dog's Most Wanted, will premiere on WGN America in 2020.

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman won't remarry, says daughter: 'Their love was one of a kind'

Duane "Dog The Bounty Hunter" Chapman is not looking to remarry after losing his wife of nearly 13 years, Beth Chapman, to cancer last month. In an Instagram story Q&A session this week, the couple's youngest daughter, Bonnie Chapman, spoke out about her mother's passing, which followed a two-year battle with throat cancer. When one fan wondered if Duane would "someday remarry," Bonnie was quick to shut down the possibility of that ever happening, claiming their relationship was "one of a kind."Nope, he found his soulmate," she told the fan. "No one can replace her in his heart. Their love was one of a kind, it made me believe love truly exists."

Another fan questioned Bonnie on how she was coping after the loss of her mother, to which she responded, "Just remembering that cancer can no longer hurt her. She’s no longer in pain and finally feels normal again. I do miss her like crazy."

Famous For

  • His show,  Dog the Bounty Hunter

Early Life of Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman was born on February 2 , 1953 in Denver, Colorado , the  son of Wesley Duane Chapman(1930-2000),  a bail bondsman with Aaron Bail Bonds who served aboard the USS Irwin during the Korean War, and Barbara Darlene Chapman (nee Cowell; 1934–1994), an Assemblies of God minister. He has three siblings, Jolene Kaye Martinez (nee Chapman; 1955–2016), Michael Chapman, and Paula Hammond (nee Chapman). He is German on his mother's side and English on his father's side.

At 16, Chapman joined Devils Diciples, an outlaw motorcycle club, and ran away from home. In 1976, Chapman was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison. Chapman served 18 months at Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. While he was in prison, his first wife LaFonda divorced him and married his best friend. Regarding his education, there is no information available.

Body Measurement of Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman stands a height of 5 ft 7 in and weight of 91 kg. He has an average body build along with blue eyes and dyed brown hair.

Career of Duane Chapman

  • On June 18, 2003, Chapman made international news by capturing Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster, who had fled the United States in the middle of his trial on charges of drugging and raping a number of women
  • On February 16, 2007, a Mexican federal court ruled that there was no reason not to try Chapman on the charge of deprivation of liberty in Mexico. In response, on February 23, Hawaii State Representatives Gene Ward, Karen Awana, Rida Cabanilla, Lynn Finnegan, Barbara Marumoto, Colleen Meyer, Kymberly Pine, Joe Bertram, Ken Ito, Marylin Lee, and John Mizuno introduced House Concurrent Resolution 50., "Requesting the President of Mexico and the Second District Court of Guadalajara to drop extradition charges against TV Bounty Hunter, Duane 'Dog' Chapman".The resolution was passed by the International Affairs Committee on March 7
  • During this time, Chapman, along with his new attorney, William C. Bollard, appeared on numerous media shows. Some of these include Larry King Live, Greta Van Susteren, Mark, and Mercedez Morning Show on Mix 94.1 KMXB in Las Vegas.
  • On August 2, 2007, the First Criminal Court in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, dismissed all criminal charges pending against Duane, Leland, and Tim Chapman on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired.
  • Chapman, after decades of bounty hunting, was featured on "Take This Job", a program about people with unusual occupations
  • After Luster's jailing, Chapman was interviewed for the August 28, 2003 episode of the truTV television series Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice
  • A&E decided to create an ongoing reality series around his bounty hunting job. On August 30, 2004, the first series of Dog the Bounty Hunter made its television debut, running for eight seasons before being canceled in 2012
  • The new series, titled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, featured Chapman, his wife Beth, and Chapman's son Leland premiered on April 2013
  • Chapman released his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can't Hide in 2007. The book debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list
  • His second book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given was published in 2010.
  • He has also appeared in various TV series including Corner Gas, Criss Angel Mindfreak, George Lopez, My name is Earl, Gene Simmons family jewels, Hawaii Five-0, and Sharknado: 4th Awakens

Birthday moments

The 66 yrs old Duane Chapman celebrates his birthday on 2nd February with his family and friends

Personal Life of Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman is a married man and he is married 5 times. Chapman's first marriage was to La Fonda Sue Darnell on April 1, 1972- October 27, 1977, by whom he has two children, Duane Lee Chapman, II (January 21, 1973) and Leland Blane Chapman (December 14, 1976).

 His second marriage was to Ann Tegnell on August 22, 1979-1982, by whom he has three children, Zebadiah Chapman (January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980), Wesley Chapman (November 14, 1980), and James Robert Chapman (March 2, 1982). 

His third marriage was to Lyssa Rae Brittain, reportedly performed by a Native American chief in the Colorado mountains in 1982, and ended on November 20, 1991. They had three children together, Barbara Katie Chapman (June 8, 1982 – May 19, 2006), Tucker Dee Chapman (September 8, 1983), and Lyssa Rae Chapman (June 10, 1987).

 His fourth marriage was to Tawny Marie Chapman. The two met in 1988 after Chapman arrested her on a drug possession charge, and she subsequently became his secretary. The two married in 1992 and separated in 1994, officially divorcing in 2002. The two had no children together

His fifth marriage was to Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore, with whom he had an on-again-off-again relationship until the two married on May 20, 2006, at a Hilton hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. They had two children together, Bonnie Joanne Chapman (December 16, 1998) and Garry Chapman (February 7, 2001). and Chapman adopted Beth's daughter by her ex-husband, Cecily Barmore-Chapman (June 19, 1993). Chapman was also able to help Beth locate and reconcile with her son, Dominic Davis (born 1985), who was born to her when she was a teenager.  Beth died of throat cancer in June 2019.

Net worth of Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman earns from his television career. His salary is unknown but his net worth is estimated to be $6 Million.

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