Atz Kilcher is a TV actor best known for his mainstay role in Discovery channel hits show “Alaska The Last Frontier.” The show put light on the subsistent lifestyle of Kilcher family. The family goes hand in hand with nature as they collectively produce and gather their food from gardening, hunting, fishing, and raising herd cattle. They prepare themselves for the cold winter and the predators lurking around their homestead in Homer, Alaska.
Besides a homesteader and a TV personality, Atz is a musician, storyteller, and a social worker. His daughter Jewel Kilcher is an international pop star who has shown singing prowess by four Grammy nomination and over 30 million albums sell worldwide.
In this biography, we will bring everything about Atz Kilcher including his age, net worth, family, wife, and married life.
Atz Kilcher Wiki/Bio, Age
Atz Kilcher was born in Alaska on 2nd September 1947. Currently 70 years of age, Atz is the second generation in the family. His parents Yule Kilcher and Ruth Weber fled from Switzerland during the tension of second world war and turned to homesteading in Alaska.
Atz grew up with his seven siblings in the wilderness; he was raised in a small log cabin near McNeil Canyon on Kachemak Bay without electricity or indoor plumbing. He and his siblings spent their early years farming, fishing, herding cattle, and looking for coal along the beaches to build the home fires. During their downtime, they turned to music—singing, and playing guitar and piano.
Atz learned to homestead from his father who was often hard on him. As the oldest, the responsibility was thrust on Atz as he would take care of entire cattle. He learned musical and poetry sense from his mother ( Ruth Weber died on July 11, 1997) .
As young adult Atz had a mild obsession with cowboy life and he would ride with his guitars to perform music in the bars and events that made him a popular figure in the area. Also, he was considered a terrific storyteller.
Atz has illustrated more about his life story in the memoir “Son of a Midnight Land” published on February 6, 2018. He had opened about fallout with his father and how he delt. Also, he has blamed his upbringing for the abusive nature towards his children.
Atz Kilcher Net Worth and Salary
Atz is the main cast of discovery Alaska The Last Frontier since the first season premiered on December 29, 2011. Considering the huge popularity of the show Atz earns from $7,000 to $10,000 per episode of the show. The earning from the show only attribute to a small part of his net worth.
Kilchers are fairly prominent landowners around the greater Homer area. They own 613 acres around the homestead, but according to local records, they can lay claim to a further 207 acres in and around the city. The homestead is hardly the most valuable Kilcher property; all told, the total value of the family’s real estate holdings is approximately 3.6 million dollars, and the homestead accounts for just over $800,000 of that total.
Taking all credible earning sources and the land into account, Atz Kilcher has an estimated net worth of $5M.
Atz Kilcher married life and wife and past relationship
Atz went through failed relationship a couple of times before getting married to his current wife, Bonnie Dupree. They live in a Homestead in homer, Alaska along with their family. During summer time Atz spent his time at the head of the Kachemak bay either by himself or accompanied by his wife, Bonnie. The pair has no children together.
From first wife, Lenedra Carroll, Atz has three children Shane, Jewel, and Atz Lee Kilcher. Atz and Lenedra met during their teen years in Alaska. The two might not have an entirely tuned marriage still they got along in hard times. Even they got involved in music together producing two albums.
Atz and Lenedra lost a child less than a year of age. Lenedra once barely escaped the death when doctor forgot to put on oxygen while she was in labor with her daughter Jewel Kilcher. It was Atz who noticed and saved her life.
As for the trouble in their marriage, the two has not publicly addressed anything. All we know is they got divorced in 1982. According to their daughter, Jewel, after the divorce Atz turned to Alcohol and was abusive toward her.
Atz relationship with a women name Linda is quite a mystery. We do not have information regarding how long the two were together. They gave birth to a son named Nikos Kilcher.
Atz Kilcher family and children
Atz is the older of seven children from his parents, Yule and Ruth Weber. He has five sister siblings Wurtilla Hepp, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Mossy Kilcher, and Sunrise Sjoeberg and a brother Edwin Otto Kilcher. Otto is a homesteader like him and a self-taught mechanic.
Among Atz’s four kids, Jewel is Grammy-nominated musician and a singer. His other kids Atz Lee, Shane and Nikos take part in their family show “Alaska The Last Frontier.” Also, Nikos is a singer trying his career in professional music.