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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

LATEST STORIES
  
Dog & Beth Chapman Will Film New Series Amid Chemo Treatment

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Chemotherapy Won't Stop Beth From Filming New Show

Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife, Beth Chapman, aren't letting her cancer diagnosis keep them from making a living, or from being in front of the camera ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the… READ MORE >

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Started Chemo for Throat Cancer

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Wife Beth Has Started Treatment ... For Throat Cancer

Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife, Beth Chapman, has started treatment to help eradicate throat cancer recently rediscovered by doctors ... and so far, so good, TMZ has learned. Sources close to Beth… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter Won't Be Charged in Denver Airport Assault Case

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Avoids Charges In Denver Assault Case

Dog the Bounty Hunter will not face any charges after a confrontation with an angry teen at the Denver Airport.   Dog got into it with a 17-year-old last month at the Denver… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter Files Harassment Report Against Teen 'Fan' in Denver

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Reports Alleged Fan for Harassment In Denver Airport Incident

Dog the Bounty Hunter wants police to investigate an alleged fan for harassing him and his wife, Beth Chapman, in the Denver airport, and he's getting his wish ... TMZ has learned. Sources… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter Named in Police Report Alleging Assault on Teenager

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Teen Claims Assault ... Dog Denies it, Says He's the Victim

Dog the Bounty Hunter allegedly shoved a teenager at the airport -- at least that's what the teen's father claims -- but Dog's side denies the assault and says the kid was verbally abusive. A… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Beth Chapman's Treatment Plan Remains Up in the Air As Family Plans to Go to Colorado

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Beth's Treatment Plan in Limbo ... Family Plans to Go to CO

Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife, Beth Chapman, remains in the hospital following her throat cancer diagnosis ... but the family has already hatched a plan on where they'll head once she's… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Dog The Bounty Hunter Addresses Wife Beth Chapman's Cancer Diagnosis

Dog The Bounty Hunter
Gets Choked Up Talking Beth's Cancer Diagnosis

Dog The Bounty Hunter has broken his silence on his wife, Beth's new cancer diagnosis -- and it's clear to tell -- Beth has a tough fight ahead of her.  Dog was leaving Mr. Chow in… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Fugitives Seeking Shelter for Hurricane Irma Should go to Jail

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Fugitives Wanting Shelter for Hurricane Irma ... Should Go to Jail!!!

Dog the Bounty Hunter's got ZERO sympathy for fugitives seeking shelter as Hurricane Irma heads to Florida. He says throw 'em in the pokey ... however, there's a huge BUT. We got Dog with his… READ MORE >

- 564 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter -- I'd Use Truth Serum on Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey (VIDEO)

Dog the Bounty Hunter
I'd Use Truth Serum on Avery & Dassey

Dog the Bounty Hunter has unconventional methods for proving whether or not Steven Avery is worthy of a get out of jail free card like his nephew Brendan Dassey. Dog was leaving… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
Dog the Bounty Hunter -- My Bodyguard Got My Back ... Then Cops Got Him

Dog The Bounty Hunter
My Bodyguard Got My Back Then Cops Got Him

Dog the Bounty Hunter squared off with an old opponent in Las Vegas and when fists started flying cops had to get involved.  Dog was at Luxor in Vegas Wednesday for a bail bonds… READ MORE >

- 1123 days ago
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