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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 Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Dog Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Duane "Dog" Chapman is focusing his bounty hunting skills on Randy Quaid -- and we know this ... because he said so on Twitter. Goodbye, element of surprise!Dog made similar proclamations a few… READ MORE >

Bounty Hunter -- Glowing after Hospital Release

Bounty Hunter -- Glowing after Hospital Release

Dog the Bounty Hunter was back out on the town following his brief hospitalization earlier this month for internal bleeding -- and we gotta say, he couldn't look more ... er ... radiant.Dog --… READ MORE >

- 1379 days ago
Dog Chapman Hospitalized in Los Angeles

Dog Chapman Hospitalized in Los Angeles

Duane "Dog" Chapman was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles last night after he was injured while on a bounty hunt, this according to his wife Beth.Dog was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he was… READ MORE >

- 1397 days ago
George Clooney's Dog Day Afternoon

George Clooney's Dog Day Afternoon

While in Hawaii this weekend, George Clooney posed for pics with two of his biggest fans ... Duane "Dog" Chapman and his lovely wife Beth.Someone's definitely going to update their main Facebook… READ MORE >

- 1536 days ago
Beth Chapman: Perp Tried to Run Dog Over

Beth Chapman: Perp Tried to Run Dog Over

We just talked to Beth Chapman, who gave us the blow-by-blow of last night's crazy perp chase -- and she says it all started when the guy almost ran Dog over with his truck.Beth says the "Bounty… READ MORE >

- 1899 days ago
Dog's Alleged Shooter Walks on Murder Charge

Dog's Alleged Shooter Walks on Murder Charge

The guy who allegedly fired a gun at "Dog" Chapman last month is officially off the hook for that incident -- because officials claim they can't prove the suspect was ever packin' heat in the… READ MORE >

- 1903 days ago
'Dog' Hunter Booked for Attempted Homicide

'Dog' Hunter
Booked for Attempted Homicide

We've just learned the guy who allegedly fired a handgun at Duane "Dog" Chapman has been booked for attempted homicide -- even though cops say they've found no physical evidence of a… READ MORE >

- 1926 days ago
Shots Fired at 'Dog' Chapman

Shots Fired at 'Dog' Chapman

Duane "Dog" Chapman and one of his associates were shot at by a man they were trying to apprehend yesterday.According to police in Colorado Springs, Colo., Chapman and bail bondsman Bobby Brown… READ MORE >

- 1926 days ago
Dog's Pup Parties On a Short Leash

Dog's Pup Parties On a Short Leash

Most kids celebrate their 21st birthday with an all-night bender ending with a prayer to the porcelain god -- but not Dog Chapman's daughter Lyssa ... she spent hers with her dad. A bounty… READ MORE >

- 2241 days ago
Dog: My Lawyer Muy Loco!

Dog: My Lawyer Muy Loco!

Duane "Dog" Chapman, wife Beth, son Leland and former partner Tim have all filed suit against a lawyer who they say not only effed up their case, he took them for a ton o' cash!In the lawsuit,… READ MORE >

- 2242 days ago

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