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Dog Chapman

Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman, Sr. (born February 2, 1953) is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He had starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show was cancelled in 2012 after 8 seasons. Chapman was born on February 2, 1953 to Wesley Chapman and Barbara Chapman. He is the oldest of four children, having two younger sisters and one brother. According to Chapman, he is of Native American ancestry, on his mother's side. His mother was a minister for the First Assembly of God church and passed her Christian faith onto her son. After decades of bounty hunting, Chapman was featured on Take This Job, a program about people with unusual occupations. He and the show's production company decided to do a spin off and draw attention to his efforts with a hunt and capture of Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After Luster's jailing, Duane Chapman was interviewed for the August 28, 2003 episode of the truTV television series Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice. Chapman had come to the attention of the American public, and in the midst of the media attention, A&E decided to base an ongoing reality

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Dog the Bounty Hunter is going high tech, because he's now figured out a failsafe way to unleash the dog pound on criminals ... thanks to War Machine.We got Dog at LAX Saturday when he talked… READ MORE >

War Machine -- CAPTURED by Cops Outside L.A. (PHOTO)

War Machine
CAPTURED By Cops Outside L.A.

War Machine has been captured in a hotel outside Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.He was caught by U.S. Marshals and Simi Valley police .. and we're told he did not put up a fight.The fugitive… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
War Machine -- Dog The Bounty Hunter On The Case ... And The Clock's Ticking

War Machine
Dog's On The Hunt ... And the Clock's Ticking

War Machine has until 7 PM Tuesday to turn himself in to cops ... or else the most famous bloodhound in the US -- Dog the Bounty Hunter -- will be gunnin' for him.TMZ has learned ... a member… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone -- We Still Rock Out ... Even Though We're Old

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We Still Rock Out Even Though We're Old

Old guys can still rock out with the best of 'em ... something Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone proved Friday night in Los Angeles at a Kiss performance.Mel and Sly attended a benefit… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter -- Smashed Up in Hit and Run Car Accident

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Smashed Up in Hit and Run Accident

6:10 AM PT -- Police say the driver of the white truck was arrested and booked for DUI. Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife just got wrecked in a nasty multi-car hit and run accident in Hawaii ...… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Beth Chapman -- Arrest Warrant Issued

Beth Chapman
Arrest Warrant Issued

Beth Chapman is learning the hard way ... you don't call another chick a whore and a slut in Colorado ... because she's now facing imminent arrest.Beth and hubby Dog the Bounty Hunter were fishing… READ MORE >

- 401 days ago
'Dog the Bounty Hunter' -- Buried But Not Forgotten

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Buried ... But Not Forgotten

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" is dead (the show, not the man) -- so it's time to pay tribute to the most feared man mullet in fake reality TV crime fighting. Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to see… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago
Dog 'The Bounty Hunter' Chapman's Show Canceled

Dog Chapman's Show
EUTHANIZED

Dog "The Bounty Hunter" Chapman will have more time on his hands to catch criminals, because his show on A&E is being canceled ... TMZ has learned.Multiple sources connected with the show tell… READ MORE >

- 831 days ago
Dog Chapman to Sheriff: I Was Covering YOUR Ass!

Dog Chapman to Sheriff: I Was Covering YOUR Ass!

Dog Chapman is lashing back at claims he doused a fugitive in a dangerous amount of pepper spray -- telling us, he followed standard safety procedure ... and nabbed a DANGEROUS criminal in the… READ MORE >

- 1136 days ago
Dog's Target -- Running from Armed Robbery Charges

Dog's Target -- Running from Armed Robbery Charges

The man Dog Chapman was looking to apprehend during a raid in Colorado last week is a dangerous dude who allegedly broke into a home with a semi-automatic pistol ... this according to cops.… READ MORE >

- 1143 days ago

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