Duane Chapman

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Duane "Dog" Chapman
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Duane Chapman in 2005
Duane Lee Chapman

(1953-02-02) February 2, 1953 (age 69)
Other namesDog the Bounty Hunter
Years active1973–present
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
TelevisionDog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
(m. 1972; div. 1977)

Anne M. Tegnell
(m. 1979; div. 1982)

Lyssa Rae Brittain
(m. 1982; div. 1991)

Tawney Marie
(m. 1991; div. 2002)

Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore (née Smith)
(m. 2006; her death 2019)
Children12 including

Duane Lee Chapman, Sr. (born February 2, 1953), better known as Dog Chapman or simply Dog, is an American reality TV star, bounty hunter, and a former bail bondsman.[1][2]

Chapman became known as a bounty hunter for his successful capture of American rapist and Max Factor heir, Andrew Luster, in Mexico in 2003. He was later given his own series, Dog the Bounty Hunter (2004 – 2012), on A&E.

After Dog the Bounty Hunter ended, Chapman appeared alongside his late wife and business partner, Beth Chapman, in Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013 – 2015), on CMT.[3][4]

Chapman married Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore in 2006. The couple had two children. The Chapmans appeared on many television series together. In 2017, his wife Beth, was diagnosed with throat and lung cancer. She died on June 26, 2019 from the disease at the age of 51.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bio: Dog Chapman". Dog the Bounty Hunter official website. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Note: Some sources give the year as 1953, including "A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter website". A&E. Retrieved September 2, 2009.
  2. "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8VP-31R : 1 January 2015), Duane Lee Chapman Sr. in entry for Duane Lee Ii Chapman,, 21 Jan 1973; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  3. "Dog the Bounty Hunter and Wife Beth Returning for 'Dog's Most Wanted'". Us Weekly. 2019-01-14. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  4. "Duane 'Dog' Chapman Returns with a New Series as Wife Beth 'Fights for Her Life'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  5. Beth Chapman Dies: ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Star Was 51