Dog The Bounty Hunter Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Born Duane Lee Chapman, Sr., but best known under his stage name of Dog The Bounty Hunter, is a well known television personality.
It has been estimated that the current amount of Dog The Bounty Hunter net worth is as high as $6 million. Duane Lee has earned his net worth as a bail bondsman, bounty hunter and, of course, television personality. Duane Lee Chapman worked on the A&E television network, where he starred in the television show entitled ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’. Unfortunately, the show was closed in 2012. One of his recent jobs has been starring in the show called ‘Dog and Beth: On the Hunt’. The mentioned above shows have played a huge role when it comes to accumulating the overall amount of Lee Chapman’s net worth.
Dog The Bounty Hunter Net Worth $6 Million
Duane Lee Chapman, Sr., was born on February 2, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, United States. He was raised in a family with his three siblings. In 1976, Lee Chapman with his friend wanted to obtain drugs, unfortunately, through a random gunfight, he killed a man and because of this incident Duane was been sentenced to years in prison. Currently, he cannot own a gun and is barred from entering the UK.
After Duane was released from prison, he became a bounty hunter, a person who catches outlaws and receives financial payment for it. As a result, Duane Lee Chapman has increased his net worth considerably through the above mentioned work. In 2003, Duane Lee with his team members Tim and Leland Chapman, captured habitual offender, rapist and drug dealer Andrew Luster.
As a bounty hunter, he has been invited as a guest onto a number of television shows as follows ‘The 9 on Yahoo!’, ‘The Glenn Beck Program’, ‘Fox 6 News San Diego’, ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’, ‘Mark and Mercedez Morning Show’, ‘Greta Van Susteren’ and ‘Larry King Live’. This unusual profession has forced him to narrate his outstanding everyday life, and he was invited to become a leading star of the reality show ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ which has been aired from 2004 till 2012. The show was produced by Daniel Elias, David Houts, David McKillop and Neil A. Cohen and it has also added a significant amount to Duane’s net worth. It has aired more than 240 episodes, and the show was very popular for all eight seasons it had been on.
Since 2013, Chapman has added to his net worth starring alongside Beth Chapman in the reality show entitled ‘Dog and Beth: On the Hunt’. Duane Lee Chapman has also increased his net worth as an author of the books entitled ‘You Can Run But You Can’t Hide’ (2007) and ‘Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given’ (2010).
Dog The Bounty Hunter is very popular among woman. He has fathered eleven children in marriages and out of wedlock. The first child Chapman fathered was with his girlfriend Debbie White. In 1972, he married his first wife La Fonda Sue Honeycutt with whom he has two children: the couple divorced while Duane was in prison. In 1979, he married Anne M. Tegnell and they have three children together, but divorced in 1982. From 1982 ‘til 1991, Lee Chapman was married to Lyssa Rae Brittain and they also have three children together. From 1992 to 1994, Duane was married to Tawny Marie. Finally, in 2006 he married Alice Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Barmore and they have two children together.
He is of German, English, Danish, and distant Swiss-German, descent.
Release of his book, "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide" by Dog and Laura Morton.
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.
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.
Son-in-law of Garry Smith.
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).
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.
The U.S. Public Records show Dog's birthday as July 1, 1953.
He has lived in Hawaii since 1989 with his family.
The best man at his wedding to Beth Smith, as shown on his television show, was actor Boris Lee Krutonog.
Son, Zebediah, was born premature and died 30 days after his birth.
Portrayed by James Ralph in A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003).
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.
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.
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.
I'm very emotional. That's why I wear shades a lot.
In Hawaii, we have something called Ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.
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.
As a bounty hunter, I have to dress the part. If I came to the door and looked like Carrot Top, you'd laugh.
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.
I've been a biker, I've been a convict, I've been a husband, father, and son.
I would have done higher than that... I would have set it higher.
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.
Dog is God spelled backward.
I have the utmost respect and 'aloha' for black people - who have already suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred.
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'm going to be Dog, and I'm going to be an entertainer. And I'm going to make mistakes.
I'm marrying my common-law wife, Beth, the Christian way, with a preacher and all that.
I'm Native American, so it's in my blood to always want brothers and friends. I'm a good brotherhood guy.
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.
If I was Judge Del Rosario, I would say Ili, of all people, you know better.
Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you. You decide!
The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It's the worst experience I've ever had in my life. Besides death.
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.
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.
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.
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.