Duane Chapman | Biography

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Born on 2nd February 1953, Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman is a former bail bondsman and an American bounty hunter. Born to Barbara Chapman and Wesley Chapman, Duane is the eldest son of the family. He was raised by minister mother and Navy welder father along with his three siblings in Denver, Colorado. He dropped out of his primary school in grade seven. As a teen, Duane had numerous run-ins with the law. He was arrested for robbery in his adolescence. At the age of 24, he was imprisoned for 5 years for the first degree murder of Jerry Lee Oliver. After departure from the prison, he vowed to channelize his energy in right way.

Duane Chapman | Biography

Digging into his personal life, Duane Chapman has been married for five times and has 12 children. His first child, Christopher Michael Hecht was born from his teenage love Debbie White. In 1972, he married La Fonda Sue HoneyCutt with whom he has 2 children. The pair divorced in 1977 while, Chapman was serving in the prison. After living together for three years and having 3 children, he divorced his wife Anne M. Tegnell in 1982. He married Lyssa Rae Brittain in 1982 and they got separated officially in 1991. They have 3 children together. Again in 1992 Chapman married Tawny Marie, the relationship lasted for two years. He met his 5th spouse Alice Elizabeth Barmore in 1986, since then they had on and off relationship. After sharing amicable relationship together, the duo decided to take their relationship into the next level by exchanging vow. The pair got married on 20th May 2006 and shares a strong bond.

An American TV personality, bounty hunter and former bail bondsman is well renowned for featuring in a weekly reality television series Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show was on aired for eight long years. The show got shelved after eight season in 2012. He got aspiration of being bounty hunter from a prison guard. Dog is prohibited to possess a firearm as well has been expelled from the UK. After long period of bounty hunting, he was featured on a program named “Take This Job” that shows about people indulge in unusual occupation. He was featured in Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice. He debuted in television with his show “Dog he Bounty Hunter” broadcasted by A&E. in 2007, he published his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, which debuted at first position on the New York Times Bestseller list. Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given, 2nd book of Chapman was released in 2010. Chapman along with his attorney, William C. Bollard was featured on several media shows, including THE 9 on Yahoo!, The Glenn Beck Program, Fox 6 News San Diego, The Morning Show with Mike and Juilet on WFLD, Mark and Mercedez Morning Show on Mix 94.1 KMXB IN Las Vegas, Greta Van Susteren and Larry King Live. Ever since he started his career, he claimed to have had over six-thousand detains over the past twenty years. His present wife has been casted on both reality shows. By the age of sixty-one, he owns 4 bonding companies between Hawaii and Colorado. Reportedly the bounty hunter has net Worth of six million dollars, most of which he garnered through A&E TV’s reality show.

As a teen, Chapman was indulged in boxing. He takes pleasure in weight training and takes immense interest in studying Native American History. As a child he used to love lots of sports. He has been blamed for being racist. Chapman loves to travel and explore places.

Though he has been through devastating childhood and indiscreet teenage, today he as stand himself among the most prestigious position. He is the aspiration for every teenage or people who are channelizing their energy in a wrong way. He has rise from the ashes. Today he has developed into a formidable bounty hunter. His hard work and vow to redeem himself has today land him in the good life and success. Over the period of his career, he has turn into a legend. He has set mark in the world by his dedication and passion towards his career. 

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