Who is this man Leland Chapman? Leland Chapman comes from a family of bail bonds and bounty hunters. He was born on December 14th, 1976, in Groom, Texas. He is now forty-two years of age. His father Duane Chapman’s years in jail are what yielded to the bounty hunting, family business. By default then, his son Leland found a passion in the father’s business. It was business as usual until the day A&E (TV Channel) came knocking at their door for a bounty hunting show. The show featured the Chapman’s family and premiered in August 2004 with Leland as one of the main cast members. This is what made him this famous. Read through this article and learn how Leland grew in his career, how much he has managed to accumulate in wealth, his family and marriage. Know about Leland Chapman’s Net Worth.
Early life, career
Leland was born to the famous bondsman, Duane Chapman Senior, and mother, La Fonda Sue Darnall. He grew up with his brother Duane Lee. His father was sentenced to imprisonment when he was just eight years old.
Therefore, the two boys were largely raised by their mother, Sue. This long stay in prison for their father made his parents to divorce. During his upbringing in Colorado Springs, Leland became unruly. He joined a gang that made him be missing school. Her mother had no option but to make him stay in the boys’ care center when he was only thirteen years.
His mother gave him two options while in foster care; to either stay in the center or go to stay with his father. He chose to stay with his father who by now had left prison.
Rise in his TV career
Leland Chapman’s father, Duane had already started out his bond bail and bounty hunting business in Hawaii. He had established a business called, Da Kine Bail Bonds that he co-opted his children and wife, Beth Chapman. Leland learned the business from his father.
They were approached by A&E who needed to produce a bounty hunting show. He was taken in the show, ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’, from 2003 to 2012. The name was derived from his father’s nickname Duane “Dog” Chapman. Leland and his father were featured hunting for fugitives, and this made him famous.
Exit from TV
In 2012, there was a feud between Leland and his brother Duane Lee Chapman Jr., against their step-mother, Beth. They were aired on the show shouting back at her in an episode that ran on May 21st, 2012. The two brothers quit the show on this day. Leland went to start his own bail bond business by the name, Kama’aina Bail Bonds. He also runs a bounty hunting business called, Bounty Hunter Tactical Supply Co.
Leland Chapman net worth.
Leland Chapman has an estimated net worth of $500,000. He has built this wealth from his bonds and bail career, both in TV and his businesses.
Leland Chapman wife, married, children
Leland Chapman dated Maui Chapman and married her in 1995. They had two sons together, Dakota and Cobie Chapman. Their marriage lasted for 10 years, after which they divorced. After divorcing his first wife, Leland dated Lynette Yi who gave birth to his daughter Leiah Breanna. They never got married to each other.
Leland Chapman met a beautiful lady, Jamie Pilar, in 2015. They started dating and in 2016, both tied the knot in a private wedding. She is a great stepmother to her 3 step-children. She also gets along with her parents-in-law Duane and Beth Chapman.
Is Leland Chapman dead or alive?
Leland Chapman is alive and in great health. He spends time running his businesses and looking after his family of Jamie Chapman and children.
Leland Chapman siblings
Leland Chapman has only one full blood brother, Duane Lee Chapman. His father Duane Chapman has been married to four ex-wives and her current one.
This brings in many other half and step-siblings in his life. He is a half-brother to 12 siblings, Christopher Hecht, Nicholas Chapman, Zeb Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Barbara Chapman, Tucker Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, James Chapman, Bonnie Jo Chapman, and Garry Chapman. He is a step-brother to Cecily Chapman.
Body measurements: height and weight
Leland is not very tall as he stands at 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
|Full name||Leland Chapman|
|Date of birth (age)||December 14, 1976 (42 years)|
|Birthplace||Groom, Texas, USA|
|Net worth||$500 Thousand Dollars|
|Mother||La Fonda Sue Honeycutt|
|Father||Duane Lee Chapman|
|Ex-Wife||Maui Chapman (ex-wife)|
|Children||3 (Son, Dakota Chapman, 2nd son, Cobie Chapman, daughter, Leiah Breanna Chapman.)|
|Height||5′ 5″ (1.65 m)|