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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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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 >

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' -- Buried But Not Forgotten

"Dog the Bounty Hunter"
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 >

- 1592 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 >

- 1593 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 >

- 1898 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 >

- 1905 days ago
'Dog' Chapman -- 'Come On White Boy!!!!!'

'Dog' Chapman -- 'Come On White Boy!!!!!'

A racial confrontation erupted between Dog the Bounty Hunter and a bar owner in Colorado last week ... with Dog screaming, "Come on white boy, come on motherf**ker" ... after the other guy… READ MORE >

- 1906 days ago
Dog Chapman -- Botched Bar Raid Turns Bloody

Dog Chapman -- Botched Bar Raid Turns Bloody

Dog the Bounty Hunter was at the center of violent bar brawl Thursday night in Colorado -- and according to sources on the scene, Dog's security guard sent a guy to the hospital ... where he got… READ MORE >

- 1910 days ago
Dog Chapman Posts Bond for Nic Cage

Dog Chapman Posts Bond for Nic Cage

Nic Cage has friends in high places ... TMZ has learned it was Duane "Dog" Chapman who posted the bond for Cage today. As TMZ first reported, Cage was arrested this morning in New Orleans on… READ MORE >

- 1994 days ago
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 >

- 2120 days ago
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 >

- 2171 days ago

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