Duane "Dog" Lee Chapman

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Duane Lee Chapman, Sr.

Also Known As: "Dog the Bounty Hunter", "Dog"
Current Location:: Denver, United States
Birthplace: Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Wesley Duane Chapman and Barbara Darlene Chapman
Husband of Private
Widower of Beth Chapman
Ex-husband of Private; Private; Private and Private
Ex-partner of Debbie Chapman
Father of Private; Private; Leland Blaine Chapman; Zebediah Duane Chapman; Private and 8 others
Brother of Jolene Kay Crouse; Private; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Reality TV Star
Managed by: Martin W. Brockman
Last Updated:
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About Duane "Dog" Lee Chapman

From Wikipedia (English):

Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman, Sr. (born February 2, 1953) is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter, which was cancelled in 2012 after 8 seasons. He currently stars in the television documentary program Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Early Life

Chapman was born on February 2, 1953 to Wesley Chapman and Barbara Chapman. He is the eldest of four children, with two younger sisters and one brother. According to Chapman though, everyone is his 'brother' and he is of Native American ancestry on his mother's side and English on his father's side. His mother was a minister for the Assembly of God church and passed her Christian faith onto her son.

In 1976, Chapman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison. He had been waiting in a car when his friend shot and killed a drug dealer during a deal to buy cannabis. Chapman served 18 months at Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, TX. While in prison, his first wife LaFonda divorced him and married his best friend.

During his incarceration, Chapman did field work and acted as the warden's barber. It was while serving his sentence that he was inspired by a prison guard to become a bounty hunter after he had tackled an inmate about to be shot for attempting to escape. Due to his felony conviction, Chapman is not allowed to own a firearm. He has also been barred from entering the UK.

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Duane "Dog" Lee Chapman's Timeline

February 2, 1953
Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
January 4, 1980
Denver, Denver, CO, United States