Dog Bounty Hunter Divorce, Biography, Net Worth 2020 and Career

Dog Bounty Hunter Divorce, Biography, Net Worth 2020 and Career

Dog Bounty Hunter Divorce – Duane Lee popular star of Dog The Bounty Hunter became a TV sensation on a series that ran for 8 seasons on A&E. Let’s see how his ever chaotic life unfolds from his bio, divorce saga to his kids.

Dog Bounty Hunter Divorce

Biography

Born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, with the full name Duane Lee Chapman, the Dog the Bounty Hunter star is the oldest of Wesley and Barbara Chapman’s four children. He is of German and English descent, taking the former from his mother, an Assemblies of God pastor and the latter from his father. Duane has three siblings – two sisters and one brother.

Early in his adult life, he bagged a five-year jail sentence after his friend mistakenly shot and killed Jerry Oliver, an alleged pimp and drug dealer. At the time of the incident, Duane was in the car waiting for his friend who wanted to buy cannabis. A heated argument ensued between the deceased and Duane’s friend, resulting in the death of Jerry.

Instead of 5 years, Duane Chapman served only 18 months at Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, after which he regained his freedom as a result of his good behavior. However, due to his conviction, he was stripped of his right to own a firearm and was also barred from entering the United Kingdom.

His choice of a career in bounty hunting was inspired during his stay in prison when he caught a fellow inmate that wanted to escape, for which he was congratulated and praised as a skilled bounty hunter.

His Divorce

Notorious for his divorce trial which started as far back as 1979, The Bounty Hunter has so far recorded four divorce cases.

His first wife was LaFonda Sue Honeycut the mother of two children for him named Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Chapman whom he married in 1972 but they parted ways in 1977 when he was serving his jail time for murder, it was rumored she married his best friend after they divorced.

When he came out of prison, he married  Anne M. Tegnell in 1979  but divorced in 1982 after having three children together named Wesley Chapman, Zebediah Duane Chapman (who died an infant in 1980) and J.R. James Chapman.

That same year he married Lyssa Rae Brittain with whom he had two daughters named Barbara Katie Chapman and Baby Lyssa Rae Chapman and one son named Tucker Dee Chapman.

A divorce was recorded in 1991 for the duo shortly after he started dating Tawny Marie but it turned out to be a disaster as Dog revealed which led to their separation in 1994, they officially divorced in 2002.

After a series of failed relationships, Dog reunited with his longtime sweetheart Alice Elizabeth Barmore fondly called Beth whom he has dated on and off since 1986.

The pair finally tied the knot on May 2006 in Hawaii, United States although it was a tragic day as his daughter Barbara Chapman was killed in a fatal car accident a day before. Dog and Beth have two children together named Bonnie Chapman and Garry Chapman.

Dog The Bounty Hunter star fathered a total of 12 children, including adopted and deceased ones.

Career

His choice of a career in bounty hunting was inspired during his stay in prison when he caught a fellow inmate that wanted to escape, for which he was congratulated and praised as a skilled bounty hunter.

It is the capture of convicted criminal Andrew Luster in 2003 that brought The Bounty Hunter into the limelight and made him the subject of the A&E series; Dog The Bounty Hunter from which he also got the name he is known for today. With the end of the reality series in 2012, he started another one titled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt which was aired on April 2013.

In this series, Dog’s search for bond agencies that are in crisis was documented, he lectured them on how to improve their businesses and helped them track down their notorious criminals alongside his sons and wife.

Dog is also a writer who has produced two books titled “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” published in 2007 which was an autobiography and “Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given” in 2010. His autography was listed at No.1 selling book on the bestseller list of The New York Times.

Net Worth

He had a net worth of just $597,000 in 2013 but that has greatly increased since the show Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt went on air. He was said to have been earning a salary of around $50K to $80K while running the former show.

Adding this to his other endeavors, including the publishing of his own autobiography titled You Can Run But You Can’t Hide (2007) and his second book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given (2010), has contributed to the growth of his net worth to $6 million.

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