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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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