• Duane Lee Chapman II is a television personality, financial counselor, and bounty hunter with an estimated net worth of $700,000.
• He grew up with his brother Leland and after their parents divorced, the brothers became estranged from their father.
• He gained fame through his father's appearance on the show “Take This Job”, which led to the creation of the show “Dog the Bounty Hunter”.
• In 2011, Duane Lee and Leland left the show after a dispute with their father. Duane Lee has since focused on working as a financial counselor and writing books.
• Duane Lee was married to Teresa R. Roybal and has a son from another unidentified relationship.

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Short Info

Net Worth$6 million, $6 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 2, 1953
SpouseBeth Smith, Tawny Marie Chapman, Lyssa Rae Brittain, Anne M Tengell, La fonda Sue Honeycutt, Beth Smith, Tawny Marie Chapman, Lyssa Rae Brittain, Anne M Tengell, La fonda Sue Honeycutt
FactAccording to public record, 4th wife Tawny Chapman filed for divorce on 5/9/94 and the charges were dismissed on 8/22/95. Dog filed for divorce on 11/26/01, charges were dismissed on 5/31/02 and reinstated on 7/2/02. A divorce decree w/o children was finally given on 2/5/03.

Who is Duane Lee Chapman II?

Duane Lee Chapman II was born on 21 January 1973, in Pampa, Texas, USA. He is a television personality, bounty hunter, and financial counselor, best known through his work in the television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, alongside his father Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman Sr.

The Net Worth of Duane Lee Chapman II

As of mid-2020, Duane Lee Chapman II’s net worth is estimated to be over $700,000, accumulated through success in his various career endeavors. He earned significant money with his work on television while bounty hunting, as well as his other career projects would help build his wealth. He probably benefits from the success of his father as well, as his father has an estimated net worth of over $6 million.

Early Life, Family, and Career Beginnings

Duane Lee is the eldest of Dog’s children, being born during his first marriage to La Fonda Darnell. He grew up alongside his younger sibling Leland, and after his parents divorced, the siblings became estranged from their father, living with their mother. Their father would later marry four more times, and Duane Lee would gain seven half-siblings which he would later come to know.

Growing up, he was always interested in fame and fortune, but wasn’t so keen on his education. After completing high school, he left home to seek out his father alongside his younger brother.

The two would come to know of Dog and his business working as a bounty hunter, and following in their father’s footsteps, they learned how to become bounty hunters as well, and obtained certification to engage in the job. Bounty hunters or Bail Bondsmen are responsible for hunting people who’ve broken their bail agreements, returning them to jail to serve the remainder of their sentence.

Dog the Bounty Hunter

It was only a matter of time before Chapman’s father, Dog would gain interest due to the family’s unusual business. He was featured as a guest in a segment of “Take This Job”, which featured people with unusual occupations.

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He attracted a lot of attention for his work, and producers saw it as an opportunity, leading to the creation of the show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. In the show, he is featured alongside most of his family, include his children and wife, Beth, with the family using various resources at their disposal to catch criminals.

The show was known for its hunts, arrests, the bond of the family, and often their compassion towards criminals, often counseling them to help change their ways. This counseling would later encourage Duane Lee Jr. to look at it as an alternative career as well. The show featured the family progressing over the years, with one of Dog’s children, Lyssa growing up to become a licensed bounty hunter like the rest of the family.

The show has had its issues, with a hiatus that went on due to racist statements, and a gun being fired during an arrest in the sixth season.

Leaving Bounty Hunting and Recent Endeavors

Dog’s eldest sons Duane Lee II and Leland often got into fights with their father. They were the closest siblings, and have worked together on numerous projects, but their father was known to make rash decisions and take action from time to time. Things became heated in 2011 following an issue with work, and Duane Lee Jr threatened to quit his job. With this, Leland followed suit, and the entire ordeal was filmed for television – following their declarations, the two brothers confirmed that they had left the show.

Duane Lee Chapman II

Leland moved to Alabama to start his own bounty hunting business, while Duane Lee did so in Florida, though to a lesser degree. While the family later reconciled, it was only Leland who returned for his father’s next show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”. Duane on the other hand moved to Colorado, and focused more on working as a financial counselor. He specializes in retirement, and also ventured into writing books. He released an autobiography “You Can Run, You Can’t Hide” which tells stories about his life and work with his father.

Father – Dog Chapman

Following his feature on television, Dog and his family gained national attention for their capture of criminal Andrew Luster.

He is an heir of the cosmetics company Max Factor who became a wanted criminal following the discovery of him raping women while they were drugged. Luster had been on the run for several years when Dog and his sons eventually found him in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, living with a different identity. However, due to the tensions they created with his arrest, they were jailed by the Mexican Police but the arrest was successful. They were freed after negotiations with the US, and Luster was sent to prison to serve 125 years.

The success of the capture is essentially what propelled the family to become a part of “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, which brought him much success, the show running between 2004 and 2012.

After it was canceled, they then moved to a different network, starting the show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”, which primarily featured him and his wife. After she passed away in 2019 due to throat cancer, he started a new show later on WGN America – “Dog’s Most Wanted” – which started airing shortly after his wife’s death.

Personal Life

Duane Lee Chapman II married Teresa R. Roybal in 1998, and they had a child together but eventually divorced a decade into their marriage. During their time together, he adopted three of her children from a previous relationship.

The couple knew each other from high school, but didn’t start a relationship until they were adults. While the reason for the divorce was never specified, it is believed that infidelity and domestic violence were some of the reasons for the separation; this has never been confirmed or denied. Following their divorce, he began dating Florida-native Michelle Riddle, but later left her to start a relationship with television producer Ana Cordova, which lasted for a few years before they broke up. He also has a son from another unidentified relationship.

General Info

Full NameDog the Bounty Hunter
Net Worth$6 million, $6 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 2, 1953
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Bail bondsman, Actor, Bounty hunter, TV Personality, Television producer, Bail bondsman, Actor, Bounty hunter
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseBeth Smith, Tawny Marie Chapman, Lyssa Rae Brittain, Anne M Tengell, La fonda Sue Honeycutt, Beth Smith, Tawny Marie Chapman, Lyssa Rae Brittain, Anne M Tengell, La fonda Sue Honeycutt
ChildrenLeland Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman, II, Barbara Katie Chapman, Bonnie Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Christopher Michael Hecht, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Nicholas Chapman, Garry Chapman, James Robert Chapman, Leland Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman, II, Barbara Katie Chapman, Bonnie Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Christopher Michael Hecht, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Nicholas Chapman, Garry Chapman, James Robert Chapman
ParentsWesley Chapman, Barbrara Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Barbrara Chapman
SiblingsJolene Chapman, Paula Chapman, Mike Chapman, Jolene Chapman, Paula Chapman, Mike Chapman


TV ShowsDog the Bounty Hunter, Dog the Bounty Hunter

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#Marks / Signs


1I'm very emotional. That's why I wear shades a lot.
2In Hawaii, we have something called Ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.
3Everybody's under God's planet, and God is the Almighty, the Beginning, the End, the Alpha, the Omega. He's Big Daddy. He gives out these little soldiers and sons and angels and saints to help everybody else get through to him. I'm not the 'Jesus-only or you're going to Hell' kind of guy.
4Faith is the substance of hope - of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. So if you can hope for it and imagine it, and keep imagining and hoping and seeing yourself driving a new car, or seeing yourself getting that job, or seeing yourself excel, seeing yourself help that person - that is faith.
5You can't be afraid to put out a fire if you're a fireman. You can't be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you're afraid to get up and go out there. So you've got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that.
6I have a hard problem, being some part Native American - being a Christian: do you get burned, do you get cremated, do you get - let the sharks eat you? How do you die?
7Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.
8And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, I - my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.
9As a bounty hunter, I have to dress the part. If I came to the door and looked like Carrot Top, you'd laugh.
10It'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.
11I've been a biker, I've been a convict, I've been a husband, father, and son.
12I would have done higher than that... I would have set it higher.
13When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the 'Lone Ranger,' I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.
14Dog is God spelled backward.
15I have the utmost respect and 'aloha' for black people - who have already suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred.
16I was in prison for a charge in Texas, murder one. Back in the '70s in Texas, I was there. I heard the shot. I was in the car.
17I'm going to be Dog, and I'm going to be an entertainer. And I'm going to make mistakes.
18I'm marrying my common-law wife, Beth, the Christian way, with a preacher and all that.
19I'm Native American, so it's in my blood to always want brothers and friends. I'm a good brotherhood guy.
20I've always taken pride to be the white guy that can talk to the black people, that can refer to them truly as a brother from a different mother.
21If I was Judge Del Rosario, I would say Ili, of all people, you know better.
22Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you. You decide!
23The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It's the worst experience I've ever had in my life. Besides death.
24I love what I do. I love to capture the guy. I love to tell the victim 'Don't worry anymore. They're in jail.' And this is my way to heaven. This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that's chase down the predator.
25My father is the reason I am the way I am today. He's why I acted up and he's why I prayed to be the opposite of him. We made up before he died but I vowed to never raise my kids like how he raised me.
26We believe that God is big enough to give every nationality their own religion, as he's given them their own taste in food, in plants, in furniture, and housing. I think that each religion has their basic Christ-ish way to get to the Everlasting God.
27When someone is looking down, they're saying no. When they're looking up, they're looking to their brain for memory. When they look to the left, they're looking for a lie or something they memorized. When they look to the right, they're feeling sorry - they don't want to answer.


1He is of German, English, Danish, and distant Swiss-German, descent.
2Release of his book, "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide" by Dog and Laura Morton. [2007]
3October 2007: Chapman called his son and left a profanity-laden message full of racial slurs when he found out that his son was dating a black woman. The tape found its way into the public airwaves and caused a furor. Chapman apologized, but A&E suspended airing of his show, then shortly afterward canceled production. Within a short time, the show was back in production and continues to this day.
4Dog, Beth and their families were on mainland Hawaii preparing for their wedding when they found out that Barbara Katie had been in a fatal car accident the day before the wedding. The wedding proceeded with a remembrance of BK.
5Son-in-law of Garry Smith.
6Grandfather of Travis Chapman (Barbara's son), Abbie Mae Chapman, (Lyssa's daughter), Cobie Chapman and Dakota Chapman, (Leland's sons) and Jodi Chapman, Jennifer Chapman, Dylan Chapman, and Jasmine Chapman (Duane Lee's children).
7According to public record, 4th wife Tawny Chapman filed for divorce on 5/9/94 and the charges were dismissed on 8/22/95. Dog filed for divorce on 11/26/01, charges were dismissed on 5/31/02 and reinstated on 7/2/02. A divorce decree w/o children was finally given on 2/5/03.
8The U.S. Public Records show Dog's birthday as July 1, 1953.
9He has lived in Hawaii since 1989 with his family.
10The best man at his wedding to Beth Chapman, as shown on his television show, was actor Boris Lee Krutonog.
11Son, Zebediah, was born premature and died 30 days after his birth.
12Portrayed by James Ralph in A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003).
13His daughter, Barbara Katie "B.K." Chapman, was killed in a car accident near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 19th. Duane and Beth gathered up their 2 kids, along with Dog's other 8 children, and decided to have their wedding the day after the accident to celebrate the wedding, and her life. She was just 23 years old.
14Father of Nicholas Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman Jr., Leland Chapman, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Christopher Hecht, James Chapman, Barbara-Katie Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, stepdaughter Cecily Chapman Barmore, Bonnie Jo Chapman and Garry Chapman.
156/18/03: Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor cosmetics company, who was convicted in absentia of poisoning and rape, was captured by Chapman in Mexico. However, Chapman was charged by Mexican authorities for not handing Luster over to them. He was released but told not to leave the country. He left anyway, and Mexico declared he and his crew fugitives from justice on July 3, 2003, and initiated extradition proceedings to return them to Mexico for trial. The charges and extradition proceedings were eventually dropped. The capture made Chapman famous, and led to his TV show.




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