Quick Facts Duane Chapman

  • NameDuane Chapman
  • Birth NameDuane Lee Chapman
  • Nick Name"Dog"
  • FatherWesley Chapman
  • MotherBarbrara Chapman
  • NationalityAmeriacn
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionBounty hunter
  • Net Worth$6 million
  • Eye ColorBlue
  • Hair ColorDyed Brown
  • Weight in KG82 KG
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toBeth Smith (m. 2006)
  • ChildrenLeland Chapman, Lyssa Chapman
  • DivorceTawny Marie
  • TV ShowDog the Bounty Hunter

Duane Chapman is widely recognized as Dog from the Dog the Bounty Hunter. He rose to fame after he appeared with his fifth wife Beth Chapman on Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Duane Chapman Early Life

Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman was born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, United States. His parents were Wesley and Barbara Chapman and raised along with three siblings. He belongs to white ethnicity and American nationality. Duane follows Christian religion.

He was accused of first-degree murder when he was twenty-three years old. He is restricted to enter U.K. due to conviction.

Duane Chapman Career

At a young age, Duane attracts media attention after he was charged for drugging and raping many women. He connected to assaults for three years from the year 1996. He made highlights in international news and is restricted to own a firearm.

Duane Chapman got arrested

After release from prison, he became professional American Bounty Hunter. He rose to fame after he appeared in the TV show Dog the  Bounty Hunter.

He became one of the top TV program stars all across the time.

As a Bounty Hunter, he began new reality series called Dog nad Beth: On the Hunt featuring his wife Beth and son Leland Chapman.

Moreover, he is also an author of a book called an autobiography You Can Run But You Can’t Hide and Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given.  His autobiography is listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

Duane Chapman Previous marriage and relationships

Duane married for five times. He got married to La Fonda Sue Honeycut in 1972. They remained together for five years and got divorced. After ending relations with his first wife, he married with Anne M. Tegnell in 1979.They were happily married for three years and ended their relationship in 1982.

Again, in 1982 he married his girlfriend, Lyssa Rae Brittain. However, he got separated in 1991. He was dating Tawny Marie in 1991. After separating officially with his third wife Lyssa, he married Tawny in 1991. The duo remained together for many years. But, he could not stick with his fourth wife and finally divorce in 2003.

Duane Chapman Current Relationship

Duane is currently happily married man. He and his wife  Beth Chapman has been married for a long time. They married in 2006, where only close friends and relatives attended their wedding ceremony. They are happily married and have a healthy relationship. The couple is blessed with two children named Bonnie Chapman and Garry Chapman.

Duane and Beth during their wedding day


On September 15, 2017, Us Weekly confirmed that his wife, Beth has been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer. Beth Chapman disclosed the news of her diagnosis in a letter to friends that was first reported on by RadarOnline.

“I’ve been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years,” Chapman wrote in the letter. “But nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, ‘You have cancer.’”

She has a T2 tumor in her throat which is blocking her breathing. Doctors have prescribed immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses. According to Mona Wood-Sword, the family’s spokesperson in Hawaii reported that Chapman is planning to undergo emergency surgery this weekend.

There is no quick fix and no appealing options for treatment,” Chapman says. “While I know my diagnosis until I come out of my surgery, I do not yet know my prognosis. If all goes well, my doctors will be able to get the tumor.”The Chapmans say they’re doing their best to stay upbeat despite the difficult circumstances.

Their recent Post: Instagram

Duane Chapman Net Worth

Duane Chapman is an established television personality and bail bondsman. He earns excessive as an American bounty hunter. Similarly, he added his net worth from A & E TV reality TV show.

Instagram: Duane living lavish life with wife Beth Chapman

As of 2017 net worth estimation, his net worth is around $3 million.