Duane Lee Chapman, born February 2, 1953, better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is a veteran American television personality, bounty hunter, and former bail bondsman. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado in the United States.
|Full Name:||Duane Lee Chapman|
|Date of Birth:||February 2, 1953|
|Place of Birth:||Denver, Colorado|
|State of Origin:||Colorado|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
Early Life and Education
Duane Chapman was born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado into the family of Barbara Darlene Chapman (née Cowell; 1934-1994), an Assemblies of God minister), and Wesley Duane Chapman (1930-2000), a welder.
Jolene Kaye Martinez (née Chapman; 1955–2016), Michael Chapman, and Paula Hammond (née Chapman) are his three siblings.
His father is of German and English ancestry, while on his mother is of English ancestry.
Duane Chapman left his house at the age of 15 and joined the Devils Disciples, an illegal motorcycle gang.
He was found guilty of first-degree murder in 1976 and given a five-year prison term in a Texas jail. Duane Chapman was watching from a getaway car as his friend shot and killed Jerry Oliver, 69, following a struggle that took place during a cannabis purchase transaction.
At the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, Chapman served an 18-month sentence.
In the middle of his trial for allegedly drugging and assaulting several women, Andrew Luster fled the country on June 18, 2003.
Duane Chapman made international headlines by apprehending him. On 86 counts, including numerous rape allegations related to incidents in 1996, 1997, and 2000, Luster had been found guilty in absentia.
Chapman’s hunt team, which included his son Leland and a friend named Tim Chapman, provided assistance (the latter having no relation).
Luster was apprehended by the three bounty hunters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they had been residing under false names.
They were stopped by Mexican authorities on their route to take Luster to the San Diego jail, and all four of them were taken into custody.
Dog The Bounty Hunter and Leland were taken into custody on drug use suspicions. When Luster’s identification was established by the authorities, he was sent to California to serve his 125-year sentence.
While still detained in Mexico, Chapman and his team were initially refused bail; however, because his wife Beth informed the media and sparked outrage in the United States, they were given bail.
They complied with their lawyer’s advise and left the country after being released from jail on bond, becoming international bail-jumpers.
Dog The Bounty Hunter (Duane Chapman Net Worth)
Duane Chapman who is also known as Dog The Bounty Hunter has a net worth of $6 million. He is a popular television personality, and former bail bondsman.
Duane Chapman who is also known as Dog The Bounty Hunter first wife LaFonda divorced him and got married to his best friend while he was in prison.
He performed field labor while incarcerated and served as the warden’s barber.
He had three children from his second marriage to Ann Tegnell: Zebadiah Chapman. They got divorced sometime after his son Wesley was born.
James was born to them after a brief reconciliation between the two. After receiving custody of both of their kids, Ann relocated to Utah.
Duane Chapman married up to fifth wife. His current and new wife is Francie Frane who he married in 2021.
- Instagram: @duanedogchapman
- Twitter: @DogBountyHunter