Who is Tim Chapman?
Born Timothy Charles Chapman on the 13th May 1965 in Ventura, California USA, he is a former bounty hunter, who came to prominence as the star of the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, alongside Duane “Dog” Chapman on their task of finding and captivating wanted criminals. Do you want to find out more about Tim’s interesting life, how he got into bounty hunting, and what are his recent endeavors, and personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we are about to bring you closer to this reality TV star and bounty hunter.
Tim Chapman Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Tim is the son of Ronald Chapman and his now ex-wife Diane Wimberly – his parents divorced when he was two and a half years old. He has an older brother, Russell J. Chapman, with whom he spent his childhood at their paternal grandparents’ home. However, he would spend his teenage years with his mother and her parents, who were in bail bonds and were the owners of the company ABC Bail Bonds in Denver; in fact at 14 Tim made his first arrest as a civilian.
During his teenage years, he became more interested in the family business, and as a result, he met Duane “Dog” Chapman, (unrelated) who took him under his wing and made him a partner. He joined Duane, his wife Beth and their son Leland in Hawaii, where they opened the Da Kine Bail Bonds business. As their business boomed, they were chosen as the subjects of the new reality TV series “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, which showcased Duane, Beth, Leland and Tim as well in their daily actions in catching the bad guys, and girls.
Rise to Prominence
The series premiered on the 31st August 2004 on A&E Television, and Tim remained on the show until the fifth season, appearing in every episode, following which he took a break as he needed to recharge his batteries, but was also shook up by his previous arrest, of which we will talk more later. Nevertheless, he returned to the show in the seventh episode of the sixth season, and would then stay in the show until its cancelation in 2012. Regardless, Tim had become a TV star, but hasn’t appeared on screens since 2012.
Tim Chapman Arrested
The news of Tim’s arrest broke in September 2006, when he and his colleague bounty hunters were all arrested by US Marshals at the request of the Mexican government. Tim, Dog, Beth, and Leland all were involved in capturing serial rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor Cosmetics heir, on the ground of Puerto Vallarta, and were arrested by the police of the town; after posting bail, they returned to the USA, and awaited extradition to Mexico for the hearing, but all charges were dropped. Tim was arrested for the second time in January 2008, after he was charged with first-degree “terroristic threatening” after an unspecified incident at Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center. He was caught fondling himself at a parking lot of the shopping center, but after appearing in court was declared not guilty on all charges. However, this incident left a huge mark on his personal life, as his wife left him after the incident was made public.
Is Tim Chapman Dead?
We can tell you with 100% certainty that Tim is alive and well; though he hasn’t been seen on the television screen for a while now, he enjoys living the life of a single father, as he has the custody over his and his ex-wife’s children. He is now retired and fully focused on the family.
Tim Chapman Net Worth
Do you know how rich Tim Chapman is? Since launching his career in bail bonds, Tim has become a prominent reality TV personality and bounty hunter, which only contributed to his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Tim Chapman is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Chapman’s net worth is as high as $3 million.
Tim Chapman Personal Life, Marriage, Children
Tim hasn’t revealed much about his personal life, but some interesting details about him. Duane Chapman and Tim aren’t related, though Duane thinks of Tim as his brother. In regards to his love life, Tim was married to Davina until 2010. Unfortunately, there is no information when the two married, but they welcomed four children together.
Tim isn’t active on social media and likes to keep details from his personal life hidden from the public eye.