Best known for his show on A&E, "Dog the Bounty Hunter", which was cancelled in 2012 after 8 seasons. Dog also appeared in spin offs like “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” and “Dog and Beth: Fight for their Live”. WGN America is in production of yet another spin off, set to air in later 2019.
Born Duane Chapman in 1953, near Denver, Colorado, to a bail bondsman and a minister, the one day bounty hunter ran away at 16 to join an outlaw motorcycle gang, the Devil’s Disciples. After a drug deal gone bad, Chapman was convicted of first degree murder in 1976 after his accomplice shot and killed a dealer. He would serve 18 months in prison, where his first wife, LaFonda divorced him and married his best friend. While inside, he would become inspired to become a bounty hunter after tackling an inmate attempting to escape. Then after being paroled in 1979 he became Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Dog would go on to work as a bounty hunter for decades, eventually earning time in the public eye for capturing Andrew Luster, a high profile criminal, and his subsequent jailing in Mexico for his actions taken to capture Luster. After being featured on Take This Job in 2003, a TV show about unusual occupations, A&E offered him a reality TV show. This show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, went on to air for 8 seasons until being cancelled in 2012. Chapman has also published two books about his life.
Married five times, the bounty hunter has five kids, and was recently widowed after Beth Barmoree passed from cancer.
Dog was recently in the news as he was sued over missing house payments in his Portlock house. As this Hawaii property is his main home, hopefully he has made better financial arrangements.
Dog’s career as a reality TV personality and bounty hunter has earned him a net worth of over 6 Million Dollars.