Is Dog the bounty hunter Real?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
yes, he is an actual bounty hunter who went into mexico and captured a rapist. the resulting publicity got him a reality show.
Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality television show on A&E which chronicles Duane "Dog" Chapman's operations at his job as a bounty hunter, at Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dog is joined by his wife and business partner, Beth Smith Chapman, his sons Leland and Duane Lee, Tim Chapman (not related, however Dog refers to him as his 'blood brother'). Tim however, left the show during its hiatus due to personal problems, but returned for one episode in Season 6. Another member of the crew is Dog's daughter, 'Baby' Lyssa Chapman. In season one, the team was joined by Dog's nephew Justin Bihag. In addition to Hawaii episodes, episodes have been filmed in Dog Chapman's home state of Colorado and the city of San Francisco.
1 Production history
2 Notable events
4 Family appearances
5 In popular culture
6 International syndication
7 DVD releases
9 External links
 Production history
The program spun off from Chapman's appearance in the show Take This Job, a program about people with unusual occupations. Both shows are produced for A&E by Hybrid Films, a New York-based production company. The concept of the program was to follow a family of bounty hunters as they capture fugitives. The television show follows the family's adventures in bounty hunting, Da Kine Bail Bonds, which has locations in Oahu, in Kona on the Big Island and also on the mainland in Denver, Colorado.
The television series led to a 2007 autobiographical book You Can Run But You Can't Hide chronicles his years before becoming a bounty hunter and also some of his more infamous hunts including the more controversial hunt that took him and his team to Mexico to capture serial rapist Andrew Luster.
Production of and airing of the show was halted by A&E on November 2, 2007, after Dog Chapman was recorded uttering racial slurs. After Chapman's public repentance and vow to make amends, and after a show of support from fans and from black leaders including Roy Innis, on February 19, 2008, A&E announced that the show would return. Reruns of Dog the Bounty Hunter, along with never before seen episodes from season 4, began airing on June 25, 2008. New episodes (the show's fifth season) began airing on July 16, 2008 and Season 6 started in February 2009. The seventh season of Dog the Bounty Hunter began airing on A&E December 2, 2009. The 8th season began March 10, 2010 on A&E.
 Notable events
On April 21, 2009, Dog was allegedly shot at with a handgun while he and his crew (this is contrary to an evidence shown on the A&E airing of this episode on March 24, 2010), along with bail bondsman Bobby Brown, were attempting to arrest a fugitive named Hoang Nguyen in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The suspect escaped on a motorcycle and was captured by Dog about 6 hours later. According to Dog's website and TMZ, Nguyen was arrested and charged with attempted homicide related to the shooting attempt of Dog and the Chapman family. On May 15, 2009, El Paso County, Colorado Assistant DA dropped the attempted murder charge against the alleged shooter due to lack of evidence and conflicting statements by Dog, his son Leland and Bobby Brown. The Prosecutors also state that they have not received the requested video footage from the incident which was allegedly filmed by the television crew.
Duane Chapman (Season 1 - Present)
Beth Smith Chapman (Season 1 - Present)
Tim Chapman (Seasons 1 - 4, Season 6 - Present)
Leland Chapman (Season 1 - Present)
Duane Lee Chapman (Season 2 - Present)
Justin Bihag (Season 1, Season 3, Season 6)
'Baby' Lyssa Chapman (Season 2 - Present)
Wesley (Seasons 1 - 4) (Old Office Manager) (in last episode that aired 16th of Dec)
Dave "Red" Wilhelm (Seasons 2 - 4)
Other family members and friends have also been featured during the course of the series
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- Miss KotaLv 61 decade ago
Yeah, it's real! That's what they really do for a living!
I love that show, lol!