|Real Name/Full Name
|Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|2 February 1953
|71 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|In Kilograms – 91 Kg
In Pounds – 201 lbs
|Father – Wesley Duane Chapman
Mother –Barbara Chapman
|Beth Chapman, La Fonda Sue Honeycut, Anne M. Tegnell, Lyssa Rai Brittain, Tawny Marie
|Leland Chapman and Duane Lee Chapman II, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman and J.R. James Chapman, Baby Lyssa Rae Chapman, Barbara Katiw Chapman and Tucker Dee Chapman, Garry Chapman and Bonnie Chapman
|Bounty hunter, reality TV star, and a former bail bondsman
Duane Chapman is a bounty hunter, a television personality as well as a former bail bondsman. He was internationally noticed as a bounty hunter for successfully capturing Andrew Luster who was a heir of Max Factor in 2003 in Mexico. In 2004, he received his own series titled “Dog The Bounty Hunter” aired on A&E from 2004 to 2012. After the end of Dog The Bounty Hunter, he was featured in Dog and Beth: On The hunt from 2013 to 2015.
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Biography and Early Life
It was on 2nd of February in 1953 when the birth of Chapman was announced in Denver Colorado by his parents Barbara Chapman and Wesley Duane Chapman. His father was born in 1930 and passed on in 2000 at the age of 70 years. During Dog’s childhood, his father was a welder, and he later became a bail bondsman inspired by his son Dog. Duane’s official names are Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman. On the hand, his mother Barbara was a minister (a Sunday school teacher) at the Assemblies of God Church.
Duane wasn’t the only child of Wesley and Barbara Chapman as he has three siblings named; Michael Chapman, Paula Hammond and Jolene Kaye Martineze (1955-2016). Duane has mixed ethnicity as his mother is English while his father is of German and English descent. Dog ran away from home after joining an outlaw motorcycle club known as Devil’s Diciples. A few years later, he was convicted of murder and received a sentence of five years in a prison located in Texas.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Duane Chapman in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Duane Chapman’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 2 February 1953. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 201 lbs in Pound and 91kg in Kilograms.
Duane’s childhood was full of drama and therefore it is not clear if he went to school or not. However it is clear that he had already drop out of school at the age of 15 as that is when he ran away from home after joining Devil’s Diciples which was a gang group.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Just as his childhood life, his love life has been full of drama as he has been in five different marriages and all of them have ended in divorce. He first dated Debbie White and together they have a son named Christopher Michael Hecht. After breaking up with Debbie, in 1972, he married La Fonda Sue Honeycut and they had two children together named Leland Chapman and Duane Lee Chapman II. Their marriage lasted for just five years and they parted ways.
After divorcing his first wife in 1979, he married Anne M. Tegnell in the same year. They were blessed with three children named Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman and J.R. James Chapman. Their marriage lasted for only three years as they divorced in 1982. In the same year, he married Lyssa Rai Brittain and they share three kids together named Baby Lyssa Rae Chapman, Barbara Katiw Chapman and Tucker Dee Chapman. Their marriage however lasted for a few years as they separated in 1991.
In 1991, Chapman started dating Marie Tawny, and they got married in the same year. But after 12 years of being together as husband and wife, they parted ways in 2003. He then got married to Beth Chapman on 20th of May in 2006 and their wedding ceremony was held at Hilton Hotel which is located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, U.S. this was one of the most successful marriage he had ever had, and it lasted the longest. The couple also had two kids together named Garry Chapman and Bonnie Chapman. Unfortunately, in June 2019, Beth died from throat cancer.
Duane is currently engaged to Francie Frane. He proposed to her in his home in Colorado.
Is Duane Chapman Gay?
With all the relationships Chapman has been involved in, we can proudly say that Duane Chapman is not gay.
Duane’s Chapman started off on a wrong footing, but it wasn’t an enough reason for him to give up in life. When A&E television series made Duane a subject in the Dog The Bounty Hunter, it was the beginning of Duane Chapman’s popularity. The show was cancelled in 2012 after being on air for 8 seasons. However, he began a new show titled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt in 2012, and it was aired on CMT.
Chapman’s autobiography You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” was published in 2007. The book was ranked number 1 on the famous New York Times Best Seller list. His second book “Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given” was published in 2010. He was then featured on different shows which are ‘Justice’, ‘Dominick Dunne’s Power’ and ‘Take this Job’.
Duane Chapman has been very successful in his career as a reality TV star being featured in several Reality TV shows. This has earned him great fame and rewards over the years. However he doesn’t have any award or nomination under his name but we hope he will receive one very soon.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Duane Chapman in 2024
Although being a bounty hunter is not a very famous career, if you are good in it, it pays really well. Duane has managed to complete an extraordinary task in this field which was capturing the 6000 fugitives. The rewards he received was really great which explains his current net worth of approximately $8 million as of 2024. His other career like being a Reality TV Star has also contributed to his current net worth.
Duane Chapman might have been involved in many rumors in life but one thing that is for sure is that he is a hardworking man. He is also focused and whatever he puts his mind into, he gives it his best. Although he was involved in a lot of wrong things as a teenager, he turns things around, and he is now celebrated around the world.