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Duane 'Dog' Chapman was born on February 2, 1953 and is 70 years old now.
Birthday: February 2, 1953
How Old - Age: 70
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Duane 'Dog' Chapman - Biography
Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman I. (born February 2, 1953) is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter, which was cancelled in 2012 after 8 seasons. He currently stars in the reality television program Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.
Chapman's first marriage was to La Fonda Sue Darnell (née Honeycutt; born 1953), by whom he has two children, Duane Lee Chapman, II (January 21, 1973) and Leland Blane Chapman (December 14, 1976). The two wed in Pampa, Texas, on April 1, 1972 and remained married until October 27, 1977; La Fonda filed for divorce from Chapman after he was convicted of first-degree murder and was granted custody of Duane Lee and Leland. Chapman was granted custody of the boys after the two began to become involved in crime and were placed in foster care. Both sons would go onto work with Chapman at Da'Kine Bail Bonds, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and appear on TV alongside their father.
His second marriage was to Ann Tegnell, by whom he has three children, Zebadiah Chapman (January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980), Wesley Chapman (November 14, 1980), and James Robert Chapman (March 2, 1982). The two wed on August 22, 1979, in Colorado, shortly after Chapman was paroled after having served two years of a five-year sentence at the Texas State Penitentiary for first degree murder, and divorced sometime after the birth of Wesley. The two reconciled briefly, resulting in the birth of their son James. Ann was subsequently granted custody of both their children and moved to Utah. Wesley was ultimately raised by his maternal grandmother and both sons were kept from being able to communicate with Chapman; the two of them reunited with Chapman as adults.
His third marriage was to Lyssa Rae Brittain (née Greene), reportedly performed by a Native American chief in the Colorado mountains in 1982, and ended on November 20, 1991. The two had met just days prior in a bar, while Lyssa was still married to her husband, an Assemblies of God minister, though the two had since separated due to his infidelity. According to Chapman, he offered Lyssa $1,000 to have his child, to which she agreed. They had three children together, Barbara Katie Chapman (June 8, 1982 – May 19, 2006), Tucker Dee Chapman (September 8, 1983), and Lyssa Rae Chapman (June 10, 1987). The family lived in Denver, Colorado, in a home left to Chapman by his grandfather Mike, along with Duane Lee and Leland. According to Chapman's daughter Lyssa, she and her siblings reportedly endured a hard childhood, with incidents of sexual abuse and substance abuse plaguing the family.
His fourth marriage was to Tawny Marie Chapman. The two met in 1988, after Chapman arrested her on a drug possession charge, and she subsequently became his secretary. The two married in 1992 and separated in 1994, officially divorcing in 2002. The two had no children together, though Chapman's children did refer to her as their mother during the two's relationship. In his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can't Hide, Chapman referred to the marriage as "a disaster from the start," alleging she was addicted to amphetamines.
His fifth marriage was to Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore (née Smith), with whom he had an on-again-off-again relationship until the two married on May 20, 2006, at a Hilton hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. They had two children together, Bonnie Joanne Chapman (December 16, 1998) and Garry Chapman (February 7, 2001), and Chapman adopted Beth's daughter by her ex-husband, Cecily Barmore-Chapman (June 19, 1993). Chapman was also able to help Beth locate and reconcile with her son, Dominic Davis (born 1985), who was born to her when she was a teenager.
Dog and Beth operated Da'Kine Bail Bonds together. Beth died on June 26, 2019, in Hawaii, as a result of throat cancer. She had been diagnosed with the disease in 2017 and underwent a 13-hour surgery to have a tumor removed. The family appeared in an A&E series titled Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, to chronicle the experience.