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Duane Dog Chapman  

Television Personality and Bounty Hunter

Chapman is the oldest of four children raised by a Navy welder father and minister mother in Denver, Colorado. As a teen, he had several run-ins with the law, including being arrested for robbery.

After serving his time, Chapman vowed to redeem himself by operating on the right side of the law. He caught his first bail jumper on the day of his release and has made it his life's work ever since, claiming to have had more than 6,000 captures over the past 20 years. He owns four bonding companies between Colorado and Hawaii, where he has lived since 1989 with his wife and bondsman partner, Beth Barmore. Chapman has 12 children, and he has been married four times.

Over the course of his career, Chapman has become something of a legend, with a list of fugitives that includes Quinton Wortham, the Capital Hill rapist; William Scatarie, white supremacist and convicted murderer of Denver radio shock jock Alan Berg; and, most recently, Andrew Luster, convicted rapist and Max Factor heir.

In 2004, Chapman's celebrity grew even greater when he became the subject of an A&E television series, "Dog The Bounty Hunter."

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