Duane Lee Chapman, commonly called Duane Chapman or Dog the bounty hunter or simply Dog is an American reality TV star, bounty hunter and former bond slave. He gained notoriety as a bounty hunter when he captured Max Factor's heir, Andre Luster, in Mexico City in 2003. Dog and Beth: Hunting in 2013, with his deceased wife. He will come back in his next series, Dog's Most Wanted in 2020.
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What is Duane Chapman Famous?
– His capture of the heir Max Factor Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.
– His show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Where was Duane Chapman born?
Duane Chapman was born on February 2, 1953. Her birth name is Duane Lee Chapman. His birthplace is in Denver, Colorado, United States. He holds US citizenship. He was born to a father, Wesley Duane Chapman, and a mother Barbara Darlene Chapman. He is of German and English origin. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He has three siblings, Jolene Kaye Martinez, Michael Chapman and Paula Hammond.
He escaped from his home around the age of 16 after joining an outlaw motorcycle club, Devils Disciples.
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Ascension to glory
He gained international fame when he captured Max Factor's heir, Andrew Luster, in Mexico in June 2003. Luster had fled the United States while he was on trial for drugging and raped a number of women. His sons, Leland and Tim, helped him capture. The Mexican police arrested them while they were traveling to California and imprisoned them all four. The Mexican authorities sent Luster to the United States after confirming his identity.
Chapman and his team were still in the Mexican prison, which had initially been denied bail. His wife Beth rose and alerted the media, raising public opinion. They were then released on bail. The hunt for bonuses is illegal in Mexico. They fled jurisdiction and became international horsemen on bail. The US Marshals arrested them in September 2006 and jailed them in Honolulu on behalf of the Mexican government.
The three men were released on bail the same month. Chapman was presented in Honolulu court with the ankles chained together. He was later sentenced to wear an electronic surveillance device around his ankle. The Mexican government attempted to extradite the three men from the United States. Representatives of the state of Hawaii submitted resolution 50. concurrent with the President of Mexico and the second district court of Guadalajara to drop extradition proceedings against Chapman. This resolution was adopted by the International Affairs Committee in March 2007.
Chapman had participated in numerous media programs. He had given interviews in several talk shows. Its electronic monitoring device was withdrawn in September 2006.
The first criminal court in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, dismissed all criminal charges against the three men in August 2007.
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A & E has created a reality television series around his work as a bounty hunter, Dog the Bounty Hunter. The first season of the series began in August 2004. The show lasted 8 seasons until in 2012.
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, a new reality TV series chronicling Chapman, his wife Beth and his son Leland, was premiered in April 2013. The show has ended in 2015.
Duane Chapman is expected to return to television in his next Dogs series Most Wanted. The series is expected to premiere on WGN America in 2020.
He has also appeared in numerous television series including Corner Gas, Criss Angel Mindfreak, George Lopez, My Name is Earl and Hawaii Five-0.
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He published his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can not Hide in 2007. His book debuted at # 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
He published his second book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy in Given in 2010.
Legal issues and controversies
He was convicted of the first-degree murder of Jerry Oliver in 1976. He was waiting in a car when his friend accidentally shot Jerry Oliver and killed him in a fight when dealing with cannabis. . He was sentenced to five years in prison in Texas. He served 18 months at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. He was released on parole in 1979. He is prohibited from possessing firearms because of his conviction for a crime.
He was criticized in October 2007 after a telephone conversation with his son, Tucker, about his son's relationship with an African-American girl, who was leaked to the media. He used the word "Nigger" during the conversation. He later apologized publicly.
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Who is Duane Chapman married to?
Duane Chapman is married 5 times. He first married La Fonda Sue Darnell. They married in April 1972. He had two children, Duane Lee Chapman, II, and Leland Blane Chapman with her. They divorced in 1977, when Chapman was convicted of first degree murder and serving his sentence in prison.
He then married Ann Tegnell in August 1979. They were married soon after Chapman's parole after serving his sentence. He had three children, Zebadiah, Wesley and James Robert with Tegnell. They separated in 1980, reconciled and gave birth to their third child, Jame Robert. The finally divorced in 1982.
His third marriage was with Lyssa Rae Brittain. They married in 1982. They divorced in 1991. They had three children, Barbara Katie, Tucker Dee and Lyssa Rae with her third wife.
He married Tawney Marie in 1991. They met for the first time in 1988 when Chapman arrested her for possession of drugs. She later became her secretary and married in 1991. The couple did not have children together. They separated in 1994 and divorced in 2002.
He married Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Smith in 2006. They had a couple relationship between them until their marriage in 2996. They had two children together, Bonnie Joanne and Garry. Chapman also fathered Beth's daughter, Cecily Barmore-Chapman, from her ex-husband. He also helped Beth locate and reconcile with his son Dominic Davis. Beth gave birth to Dominic when she was a teenager. Beth died of throat cancer in June 2019.
Chapman also had a son Christopher Michael Hecht with his ex-girlfriend, Debbie White. She kept her pregnancy from Chapman and committed suicide in 1978.
He has a residence in Denver, Colorado, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
How tall is Duane Chapman?
Duane Chapman stands at a height of 1.7 m, 5 feet and 7 inches tall. It weighs 201 lbs, or 91 kg. He has a medium build. He has blue eyes and the color of his hair is blonde.
What is the net worth of Duane Chapman?
Duane Chapman earns a career on television. He is also a bounty hunter and a former bond slave. His annual salary is not available. Its net worth is estimated at $ 6 million.