Duane “Dog” Chapman, along with his late wife, Beth Chapman, entertained millions of fans on their hit A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter. Here’s a look at Dog’s net worth and career.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s career
Dog became a bounty hunter after vowing to turn his life around following brushes with the law and an 18-month jail stint in the 1970s. He served 18 months of a five-year jail sentence for first-degree murder. During an interview with Micky Burns, Dog says he was in the wrong place at the wrong time after a drug deal went bad.
The reality star boasts more than 6,000 captures over the past 20 years. He has had many high-profile captures. In 2003 he captured Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune. Before that, in 2000, Luster was arrested and released on a $1 million bond. However, he didn’t make his court appearance, and was then caught by Dog.
Dog has been at the center of a few controversies during his career. In October 2007, tapes of Dog speaking on the phone with his son, Tucker, were leaked. In the tapes, Dog reportedly used a racial slur to describe Tucker’s girlfriend. He issued a public apology, but A&E pulled his show. A few months later, A&E decided to bring Dog the Bounty Hunter back to the network.
Beth Chapman and Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog and Beth, his fifth wife, were married from 2006 until her death from throat cancer on June 26, 2019. They first met after Beth was arrested and Dog was called to take care of her bail. Although they ended up marrying and divorcing different people, they later reconnected and began dating. In addition to children from other marriages, the couple had two children of their own named Bonnie and Garry.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s television shows
After the hit A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter ended in 2012, Beth and Dog starred in the show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt from 2013 to 2015. They were next set to star in the WGN series Dog’s Most Wanted. It was supposed to have a Fall premiere date, but it is not clear yet if that will still happen.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s acting and producing credits
The television star has also had an acting career. One of his first acting roles was in the television series Corner Gas in an episode titled “Coming Distractions.” Other acting credits include Austin High, Sharknado 4, and Hawaii Five-0. So far, Dog has two production credits. He is the executive producer of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013) and Dog’s Most Wanted.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s net worth
Dog the Bounty Hunter has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
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