Duane Chapman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2019
Facts of Duane Chapman
Date of Birth: 1953 , February-2
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Duane Chapman
Birth Name Duane Lee Chapman
Nick Name "Dog"
Father Wesley Chapman
Mother Barbrara Chapman
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Denver, Colorado
Ethnicity White
Profession Bounty hunter
Net Worth $6 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dyed Brown
Weight in KG 82 KG
Married Yes
Married to Beth Smith (m. 2006)
Children Leland Chapman, Lyssa Chapman
Divorce Tawny Marie
TV Show Dog the Bounty Hunter
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Duane Chapman is a bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He came to recognition after starring in a weekly reality television program named Dog the Bounty Hunter. He also featured on the reality television program named Dog and Beth: On the Hunt from 2013-15. He is also one of the elite writers who released his New York Bestselling autobiography, You Can Run But You Can't Hide in 2007. 

Despite the number of failed relationships, the renowned TV personality has been sharing the wonderful married life with his wife Beth Smith since 2006.  

Early Life And Career

Chapman was born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado of United States. He is an American by nationality and regarding her ethnicity, he is German on his mother's side and English on his father's side.

As occupationally Chapman is a Bounty Hunter, Television personality and Bails Bondsman, he started his early career right after the completion of this study. He was the oldest child out of the 4 old children of her parents.

Duane Chapman's Professional Career

Duane Chapman is a former bail bondsman by his profession. He was seen on a TV Show Dog the Bounty Hunter this was a big hit and the program was canceled during the year 2012. He is also listed as one of the top TV program stars all across the time.

Duane Chapman's Net Worth And Salary

Duane Chapman’s current net worth is $6 million. His current wife Beth Chapman has $2 million. In 2013, his net worth was only $597K. He has collected a huge amount of money from his reality show and his Bounty business.

His salary was around $50K to $80K while running the show Dog the Bounty Hunter. They currently reside in a lavish mansion in Hawaii. The couple has a lavish lifestyle; his wife, Beth spends a hefty amount of money to buy luxurious materials. 

Chapman also published his own autobiography titled You Can Run But You Can't Hide in 2007 which became the tremendous success debuting at the No 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The autobiography is priced $25 for Hardcover on Amazon.

He loves putting on boot and has a collection of boots of a different brand. He is also earning a huge net worth and providing a wealthy life to his children. His looks are his major source of attraction.

Duane Chapman's Personal Life And Relationship

Duane Chapman is a married man. He has been married five times with five different women. He is currently married to Alice Beth Chapman- a fifth wife of Chapman.

Chapman married Beth Chapman in 2006 at the Big Island of Hawaii. The couple shares two children together; Bonnie Joanne and Garry Chapman.

Beth and Duane started dating in 1986 even he was married to other women. They had on and off relationship until started living together in 2003. Before that, they were married to other people. Duane was already divorced with four women and Alice was with one. 

In 1972, Chapman married La Fonda Sue Honeycut and welcomed two children, Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Chapman with her.

The couple divorced after five years living together as a married pair.
In 1979, he married twice with Anne M Tegnell and has three children together; Wesley Chapman, Zebediah Duane Chapman, and J.R. James Chapman. 

Unfortunately, after ten years, they divorced in 1982. Eventually, he married Lyssa Rae Brittain and welcomed three children together, two daughters; Baby Lyssa Rae Chapman and one son Tucker Dee Chapman.

However, they divorced in 1991 and married Tawny. Chapman and Tawny were married for 12 years and divorced in 2003.

Chapman is a married man. He has married five times with five different women. He is currently married to Alice Eliza Beth- his fifth wife. For the very first time, he got married to La Fonda Sue Honeycut.

 They were married in 1972 and ended their relationship in 1977. After a divorce from his first wife, he got married Anne M. Tegnell in the year 1979 and later divorced her in 1982.

The same year, he married Lyssa Rae Brittain and lived as a couple for nine years. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1991. He again married in 1991 with another woman named Tawny Marie and later divorced her in 2003. In 2006, he married fifth times with television star Alce Beth Smith. And since then, the couple has been happily married and there is no rumor about their divorce. In 2017, the couple celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary

Chapman posted a message on September 15  where he thanked all his fans for their healing prayers and love for Beth during this difficult time. Just a day after, his wife Smith revealed of her diagnosis with stage II cancer.  The two for the first time a couple of weeks after her diagnosis spotted together in Los Angeles. They took a romantic dinner at Craig's restaurant. 

Despite the situation and series of failed relationships, Chapman is living a blissful married life with his wife and children.

Similarly, for the third time with his third wife name Lyssa Rae Brittain 1982 got married and later got separated in 1991. Chapman married his last wife who is having a healthy relationship in the present context from the year 200 named Alice “Beth” Elizabeth Smith. He has a total of 10 children from his relationship.

Duane Chapman's Legal Issues And Controversy

Chapman was liable for the First Degree Murder. This occurred during the year 1976. The judgment was stated for him to get imprisoned for 5 years in the jail of Texas. He was released after serving 18 months. While he was also in jail, his first wife LaFonda divorced him. 

In early October 2007, Chapman made headlines and received negative public attention following his inappropriate private phone conversation with his son was leaked to the media. The discussion was about his son's relationship with an African-American girl. In the recording, he used the word nigger. Following the incident, he also issued a public apology, on October 31, 2007.

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Duane Chapman's Body Measurements

  • Duane Chapman's height: he stands at the height of 170 cm (5 ft 7 in).
  • Weight: 91 kg (201 lb)
  • Birth name: Duane Lee Chapman
  • Age: February 2, 1952 (age 66)
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Brown