Duane "Dog" Chapman

Duane "Dog" Chapman


2/2/1953, Denver, Colorado

Birth Name

Duane Lee Chapman


out of 10
User Rating
83 votes


Raised in Denver, Colorado Dog is the oldest of four children born to Wesley and Barbara Chapman. His father was a boxer and welder with the Navy, who handed out beatings on a regular basis. His mother was half Chiricahua Apache and a minister with the First Assembly…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dog has two sisters, Jolene and Paula. He also has one brother, Mike.

    • Duane "Dog" Chapman's show was suspended after a racial slur on November 1, 2007. The tape of the slur was released by a national tabloid.

    • Duane, known for being a very religious man, was given the nickname Dog by Tom, a fellow Disciple member, because its God spelled backwards.

    • While Dog was imprisoned at the Texas State Penitentiary for his murder conviction, his prisoner number was 271097. He also served as the warden's barber.

    • Favorite television shows as a child were: The Lone Ranger, Sky King, and The Green Hornet.

    • One of Dog's children, Zebediah, died only 30 days after birth. The boy was premature.

    • Duane Chapman was arrested on September 14, 2006, in Hawaii. He was charged with illegal detention and conspiracy in an alleged kidnapping of Andrew Luster. He was initially arrested in Mexico three years ago, but failed to show up for court, which resulted in a warrant for his arrest.

    • Barbara Katie Chapman, one of Dog's children, was killed in an automobile accident the day before he married Beth.

    • After a horrifying beating by classmates, Duane dropped out of school in the seventh grade from Rishel Junior High.

    • Dog is part Native American, specifically the Chiricahua Apache tribe, and proud of his heritage.

    • Dog caught notorious Kona burglar Bryan Blair, who was lying low in Kansas City.

    • Dog is 5'7'' and admits to using customized boots to increase his height to 5'10''.

    • Duane "Dog" Chapman was a Kirby vacuum salesman before his bounty hunting career.

    • Dog claims to have captured 6,000+ criminals.

    • Dog has been married 5 times: LaFonda, Ann, Lyssa, Tawny, and Beth. He also has 14 children, 12 of which are his own. Cecily, who is Beth's daughter from her first marriage, is not Dog's biological daughter but he considers her his own. and Beth's son Dominic form her previous relationship.

    • Dog has a son named Tucker, serving 20 years in prison for armed robbery.

  • Quotes

    • Dog: My name is Duane Dog Chapman. I've lived a hell of a life. I've been a biker, I've been a convict, I've been a husband, father, and son.

    • Dog: You're going to the motel without a window.

    • Dog: It's just like being a father; you got to show them love and you got to show them the path. I don't like this role-model stuff, though. Jimmy Swaggart was my role model and he got caught buying whores twice. So don't look at me as a role model.

    • Dog: Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.

    • Dog: Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you. You decide!

    • Dog: I don't care if we went to hell, I'll find him.

  • Great at what he does.

    Great God fear'n man.
  • I think Dog is the best. I would love to meet him and do what Beth and Lyssa does. That is my Dream job.

    What a great job they do. Just love the whole show. I am the Commander of an AMVETS Post and we watch the show every Wednesday and I DVR it at home incase I am too busy at the Post. It would be so wonderful if they would do a cross country trip and allow people to meet them. There have been epsoides that have made me cry, but there are ones that I sit at home and say shot them!! I have worried about them often and then very happy about their connection as a family. Keep up the good work.moreless