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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 February 1953Denver, Colorado, USA
Birth NameDuane Lee Chapman
Nicknames Dog
The Dog
Big Daddy
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Duane 'Dog' Chapman was born on February 2, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Duane Lee Chapman. He is a producer and actor, known for Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003), Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013) and Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics (2012). He has been married to Beth Smith since May 20, 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Tawny Marie Chapman, Lyssa Rae Brittain Greene, Anne M. Tegnell and LaFonda Sue Honeycutt.

Spouse (5)

Beth Smith (20 May 2006 - present) (2 children)
Tawny Marie Chapman (16 December 1991 - 5 February 2003) (divorced)
Lyssa Rae Brittain Greene (22 June 1982 - 20 November 1991) (divorced) (3 children)
Anne M. Tegnell (22 August 1979 - 1982) (divorced) (4 children)
LaFonda Sue Honeycutt (1 April 1972 - 27 October 1977) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Sunglasses
Mullet

Trivia (15)

6/18/03: Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor cosmetics company, who was convicted in absentia of poisoning and rape, was captured by Chapman in Mexico. However, Chapman was charged by Mexican authorities for not handing Luster over to them. He was released but told not to leave the country. He left anyway, and Mexico declared he and his crew fugitives from justice on July 3, 2003, and initiated extradition proceedings to return them to Mexico for trial. The charges and extradition proceedings were eventually dropped. The capture made Chapman famous, and led to his TV show.
Father of Nicholas Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman Jr., Leland Chapman, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Christopher Chapman, James Chapman, Barbara-Katie Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, stepdaughter Cecily Chapman, Bonnie Jo Chapman and Garry Chapman.
His daughter, Barbara Katie "B.K." Chapman, was killed in a car accident near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 19th. Duane and Beth gathered up their 2 kids, along with Dog's other 8 children, and decided to have their wedding the day after the accident to celebrate the wedding, and her life. She was just 23 years old.
Son, Zebediah, was born premature and died 30 days after his birth.
The best man at his wedding to Beth Smith, as shown on his television show, was actor Boris Lee Krutonog.
He has lived in Hawaii since 1989 with his family.
The U.S. Public Records show Dog's birthday as July 1, 1953.
According to public record, 4th wife Tawny Chapman filed for divorce on 5/9/94 and the charges were dismissed on 8/22/95. Dog filed for divorce on 11/26/01, charges were dismissed on 5/31/02 and reinstated on 7/2/02. A divorce decree w/o children was finally given on 2/5/03.
Grandfather of Travis Chapman (Barbara's son), Abbie Mae Chapman, (Lyssa's daughter), Cobie Chapman and Dakota Chapman, (Leland's sons) and Jodi Chapman, Jennifer Chapman, Dylan Chapman, and Jasmine Chapman (Duane Lee's children).
Son-in-law of Garry Smith.
Dog, Beth and their families were on mainland Hawaii preparing for their wedding when they found out that Barbara Katie had been in a fatal car accident the day before the wedding. The wedding proceeded with a remembrance of BK.
October 2007: Chapman called his son and left a profanity-laden message full of racial slurs when he found out that his son was dating a black woman. The tape found its way into the public airwaves and caused a furor. Chapman apologized, but A&E suspended airing of his show, then shortly afterward canceled production. Within a short time, the show was back in production and continues to this day.
Release of his book, "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide" by Dog and Laura Morton.
He is of German, English, Danish, and distant Swiss-German, descent.

Personal Quotes (27)

When someone is looking down, they're saying no. When they're looking up, they're looking to their brain for memory. When they look to the left, they're looking for a lie or something they memorized. When they look to the right, they're feeling sorry - they don't want to answer.
We believe that God is big enough to give every nationality their own religion, as he's given them their own taste in food, in plants, in furniture, and housing. I think that each religion has their basic Christ-ish way to get to the Everlasting God.
My father is the reason I am the way I am today. He's why I acted up and he's why I prayed to be the opposite of him. We made up before he died but I vowed to never raise my kids like how he raised me.
I love what I do. I love to capture the guy. I love to tell the victim 'Don't worry anymore. They're in jail.' And this is my way to heaven. This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that's chase down the predator.
The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It's the worst experience I've ever had in my life. Besides death.
Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you. You decide!
If I was Judge Del Rosario, I would say Ili, of all people, you know better.
I've always taken pride to be the white guy that can talk to the black people, that can refer to them truly as a brother from a different mother.
I'm Native American, so it's in my blood to always want brothers and friends. I'm a good brotherhood guy.
I'm marrying my common-law wife, Beth, the Christian way, with a preacher and all that.
I'm going to be Dog, and I'm going to be an entertainer. And I'm going to make mistakes.
I was in prison for a charge in Texas, murder one. Back in the '70s in Texas, I was there. I heard the shot. I was in the car.
I have the utmost respect and 'aloha' for black people - who have already suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred.
Dog is God spelled backward.
When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the 'Lone Ranger,' I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.
I would have done higher than that... I would have set it higher.
I've been a biker, I've been a convict, I've been a husband, father, and son.
It's just like being a father; you got to show them love and you got to show them the path. I don't like this role-model stuff, though.
As a bounty hunter, I have to dress the part. If I came to the door and looked like Carrot Top, you'd laugh.
And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, I - my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.
Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.
I have a hard problem, being some part Native American - being a Christian: do you get burned, do you get cremated, do you get - let the sharks eat you? How do you die?
You can't be afraid to put out a fire if you're a fireman. You can't be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you're afraid to get up and go out there. So you've got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that.
Faith is the substance of hope - of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. So if you can hope for it and imagine it, and keep imagining and hoping and seeing yourself driving a new car, or seeing yourself getting that job, or seeing yourself excel, seeing yourself help that person - that is faith.
Everybody's under God's planet, and God is the Almighty, the Beginning, the End, the Alpha, the Omega. He's Big Daddy. He gives out these little soldiers and sons and angels and saints to help everybody else get through to him. I'm not the 'Jesus-only or you're going to Hell' kind of guy.
In Hawaii, we have something called Ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.
I'm very emotional. That's why I wear shades a lot.

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