Leland Chapman is a well known bounty hunter and bail bondsman who hails from the country of the United States of America. He is well known for being the star of the hugely popular TV show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, which airs on the A&E network as a reality television show. Leland Chapman has also been a part of the TV Documentary called Dog and Beth : On the Hunt which was aired on the Country Music Television.

Personal Life

Leland Chapman was born on December 14,1976 as Leland Blane Chapman in Groom, located in the state of Texas, in the United States of America, being an American citizen by birth itself, he was born as the second son of his parents, La Fonda Sue Darnall and Duane Chapman Sr. When he was 7 months old, Leland Chapman’s father was sent to prison.

Leland Chapman got to see his father only at the age of 8, when his father got the right to visit him and his brother, as his parents had divorced while Duane Chapman Sr. was divorced by his wife when he was imprisoned. It was until the moment that Leland Chapman met Duane Chapman, that he believed that his stepfather was indeed his biological father as well.

Leland Chapman spent the initial few years of his life in the town of Pampa, located in the state of Texas, However, during his teen years, he moved to the famous Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.

When Leland Chapman was a teen, he eloped from his home and went on to join a gang and frequently skipped school, as his mother was unable to handle his unruly behaviour, he was put in foster care and was located to a care home for boys at the age of 13. Later, he was given the option of going and living with his father and then he agreed to the option, moving in with his father soon enough. In June 1995, Leland Chapman was a graduate from his high school and was the only one to do so amongst any of his siblings.

At the age of 17, he began training in mixed martial arts and boxing along with his trusted and good friend named Sonny Westbrook. However, he had to stop pursuing the sports as he had injured his left knee to such a point that he had to be told by the doctor post his surgery that if the sports didn’t cease to exist in his life with immediate effect he would have to amputate the leg altogether.


Leland Chapman has made his entire career via the TV shows in which he has starred, However, he started out by working for his father at his family’s bail bonds company which was called Da Kine Bail Bonds. Lately he has appeared on the TV documentary called Dog and Beth : On the Hunt. The show stars Dog, Leland and Beth traveling to the different parts of the country giving business advice to bail bondsmen and they also assist them with bounties.

Last Modified: 07 Apr, 2018

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