Duane “Dog” Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter is an American bounty hunter and a TV personality, as well as a former bail bondsman. He became famous thanks to his reality TV series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E,where he searched for fugitives from the law and captured them. The popular show ran for 8 seasons and 246 episodes, from 2004 to 2012.
He was born on February 2, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is the eldest of the four children in his family.
In 1976, he was convicted of a first-degree murder and was sentenced to five years in a Texas prison. He served 18 months. A prison guard there inspired him to become a bounty hunter once he is free. He is not allowed to own a firearm of any sorts. Duane has been accused of being racist during his life. He is banned from entering United Kingdom.
While in prison, his first wife divorced him, after which he married his b wife divorced him, after which he married his best friend. With her, Duane has two children.
He has three children with his second wife, Anne Tegnell. His third wife was Lyssa Rae Brittain, with whom he also has three children. With his fourth wife Tawny Marie, he has no children.
His current wife, Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Barmore, he met back in 1986 when she was 19. They have two children together. Beth was sadly diagnosed with throat cancer in early 2017. A special program on A&E focuses around her battle against cancer. It is called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, and it aired on November 27 of last year.
Net Worth and Income
Dog The Bounty Hunter has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He wrote two books, including an autobiography that was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Dog has appeared on episodes many other famous TV shows like Hollywood Squares, My Name Is Earl, Hawaii Five-O, etc. His income and wealth came mainly from his bounty hunting, bail bonds, TV shows and books.
His wife Bethis thought to have a net worth of $2 m, which came mainly from her part her husband’s business and TV shows.