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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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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 >

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 >

- 2274 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 >

- 2275 days ago
Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

It's impossible to get Robin Williams to answer a serious question -- and he'll use whatever accent necessary to dodge the issue. // Also in L.A.: Mario Lopez played Laker cheerleader, Larry… READ MORE >

- 2276 days ago
Dog to Hunt Without "Brother" Tim

Dog to Hunt Without "Brother" Tim

TMZ has learned that Dog Chapman's felon-chasing litter is all back for "Dog the Bounty Hunter's" triumphant return to A&E -- well, all except for Tim Chapman, Duane's not-brother bro (they're… READ MORE >

- 2300 days ago
Beth and Dog Out With Their Pups

Beth and Dog Out With Their Pups

Fugitives can rest easy -- for the moment! Dog and Beth Chapman arrived at LAX yesterday, with a whole litter of their kids, fresh off some bounty huntin'. Dog's voice was gone from barking at… READ MORE >

- 2326 days ago
Dog Muzzles Himself at LAX

Dog Muzzles Himself at LAX

Dog Chapman's wife Beth was glad to blab about the new season of their show -- but quickly turned less vocal when asked about their son's recent arrest.insertBCSinglePlayer(1432840836);Tucker --… READ MORE >

- 2380 days ago
Dog Unleashed in Beverly Hills

Dog Unleashed in Beverly Hills

Dog can rest easy now that he knows his show is going back on the air. Fugitives, however, cannot.insertBCSinglePlayer(1431451390);Yesterday, Chapman and his petite wife, Beth, were out shopping… READ MORE >

- 2382 days ago
Too Short -- Dog Behaviorist?

Too Short
Dog Behaviorist?

Rapper Too Short is no stranger to foul language -- just check out some of his song titles. So who better to weigh in on Dog Chapman's racial tirade? TMZ caught up with Short Dog at Social Group's… READ MORE >

- 2487 days ago
Dog Dissed by Chris Just a Few Months Back

Dog Dissed by Chris Just a Few Months Back

In a conversation with TMZ, Christopher Hecht vigorously defended his dad, Duane "Dog" Chapman, against charges of racism. But just a few months ago, Chris was barking about the Dog, and it wasn't… READ MORE >

- 2492 days ago

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