Atz Kilcher’s wiki/bio shows abuse towards his children. His net worth, family.

Kilcher family takes living close to nature to a whole new level. Living in an isolated homestead, the Kilcher works collectively growing their own food, raising livestock, hunting, fishing, and collecting resources from the wildland of Alaska. Leading by example Atz Kilcher follows the lifestyle passed on by his parents Yule Kilcher and Ruth Weber and now rubbed on to the new generations. In this biography, we will explore everything to know about Atz Kilcher.

Who is Atz Kilcher?

The second-generation Homesteader, Atz Kilcher is an American reality television actor, musician, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and social worker. Atz Kilcher rose to fame following his appearance on  “Alaska The Last Frontier.” The show documents the self-sufficient lifestyle of the Kilcher family.  Atz was born under the Virgo zodiac and according to astrology, people born under the sign are said to have personality traits such as being logical, practical, and systematic.

Atz Kilcher
Reality television actor Atz Kilcher

How old is Atz Kilcher?

Atz Kilcher was born on September 2, 1947, in Alaska, United States. The birthdate makes him 75 years old. The Kilcher family tree originated in Switzerland as his parents Yule Kilcher and Ruther Weber were born and raised there but had to leave the country to escape the consequences of the second world war. It makes Atz Kilcher swiss descent.

Early life & education:

Atz Kilcher grew up with his seven siblings in the wildland of Alaska. 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 for a fire source along the beaches. During their downtime, they turned to music—singing, and playing guitar and piano.

Atz Kilcher Growing up with his siblings
Atz Kilcher Growing up with his siblings

Growing up Atz learned the traits of homesteading. As the oldest son, the responsibility was thrust on him as he would take care of the entire cattle. He learned music and poetry from his mother Ruth Weber who passed away on July 11, 1997.

Not just the colorful tale of nature and self-sufficient life, Atz Kilcher’s childhood was also mixed with trauma. Atz faced abuse from his father and the cycle repeated with his children. In Atz’s memoir “Son of a Midnight Land” published on February 6, 2018, Atz blamed his abusive upbringing for his own abusive nature and the book was also meant to serve as a way to apologize to his grown-up children.

Delving into his academics, Atz was homeschooled until his teenage years due to the lack of local elementary schools in the area. He attended Homer High School and graduate in 1966. He took his college education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. And for further education, he studied psychology and social work at Brigham Young University.

Career & Progression:

Atz had a mild obsession with cowboy life as he would wear hats, ride horses and take care of family cattle. Right after high school Atz joined the U.S. army and was drafted to Vietnam in 1967 where he served just under two years.

Embarking on a singing journey Atz would take his guitars and perform in the bars and events that had made him a popular figure in the area. He also got recognition as a storyteller as he would mix his life experiences into his songs or other projects to convey the story. Atz is known for folk songs and his most popular albums are Spirit Filled Air (1999), Voices of the Valley (2007), and Good Old-Fashioned Ways (2015).

Alaska the Last Frontier:

Even though Atz had made a name for himself in the local area it took him Alaska the Last Frontier to get recognition across the United States. Kilcher family trust has 613 acres around the homestead, and according to local records, they can lay claim to a further 207 acres in and around the city. However, the land can not be divided among the family members which Yule Kilcher made sure so that Homestead can be passed down for generations to come. Atz Kilcher joined the cast of Alaska the Last Frontier from the very first day making his debut on season 1 episode 1 “Before the freeze,” which premiered on December 29, 2011. Since Atz has been a regular cast member appearing on over 100 episodes. Not just content with acting, Atz has shown his versatility by composing the theme music for 24 episodes. In 2018, Atz Kilcher was nominated for voice arts awards.

How rich is Atz Kilcher? His Net Worth and Salary?

Atz Kilcher makes his money from different professional endeavors such as as a reality television actor, author, and singer. His memoir “Son of a Midnight Land: A Memoir in Stories” is sold for over $10 price depending on the location of customers which gives him a passive income. Considering the popularity of Alaska the Last Frontier Atz makes somewhere between $7,000 to $15,000 per episode of the show. Taking all credible earning sources and assets into account, Atz Kilcher has a net worth of $5M.

Atz Kilcher net worth
Atz Kilcher net worth

Personal Life:

Atz Kilcher married life:

Atz went through two failed relationships before marrying his current wife, Bonnie Dupree. The pair live in a Homestead in Homer, Alaska embarking self-sufficient life which involves raising livestock, farming, hunting, and fishing, in a nutshell, depending on the wild land of Alaska to survive.

Atz Kilcher and his wife Bonnie Dupree
Atz Kilcher and his wife, Bonnie Dupree

During summer time Atz’s favorite place to spend time is the head of the Kachemak bay either by himself or accompanied. In the years of togetherness as a couple, the pair has no children of their own. Like Atz Bonnie is a divorcee and has two children from her previous marriage.

First wife Lenedra Carroll:

Atz Kilcher married Lenedra Carroll after returning from serving in U.S army in Vietnam. Like Atz, Lenedra is into music and has recorded albums of her own. In the years as a married couple, the pair gave birth to four children but lost one. They lost a less than a-year-old baby who died in the crip. The other three children Shane Kilcher, Jewel Kilcher, and Atz Lee Kilcher all are grown up now with families of their own. Lenedra when in labor with Jewel Kilcher barely escaped death as the doctor forgot to put her on oxygen and it was Atz who noticed and saved her life.

Atz Kilcher first wife Lenedra Carroll
Atz Kilcher’s first wife, Lenedra Carroll

As for the trouble in their marriage, the two have not publicly addressed anything. All we know is they separated in 1982. Lenedra left the family leaving the children in the care of Atz Kilcher. According to  Jewel Kilcher, after the divorce Atz turned to alcohol to deal with trauma and anxiety and repeated the cycle of abuse that Atz faced from his father Yule Kilcher. Atz Kilcher fell out with his father as a grown-up as did Jewel with Atz. Atz turned to spiritual healing in his 60s and reconciled with Jewel.

More relationships in the card:

Atz shared a relationship with a women name Linda and gave birth to Nikos Kilcher on March 7, 1984. Besides the fact, Atz had a son with the lady no other information is available on her. Linda has been reluctant to give out her backstory and has never shown interest in interviews. Although the pair were together in the 80s the exact timeline of their relationship is not available.

Atz Kilcher siblings:

Atz is the elder son and one of eight children from  Yule and Ruth Weber. He has six sisters siblings Wurtilla Hepp, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Mossy Kilcher, and Sunrise Sjoeberg, and a brother Edwin Otto Kilcher. Like Atz, Otto is a homesteader and a family man married to Charlotte Kilcher and shares a biological son August Kilcher with her. Otto’s other son Eivin Kilcher is third generational Homesteader who lives in a cabin with his wife Eve Kilcher and two children.

How tall is Atz Kilcher? Other body traits?

Atz Kilcher is not the tallest person, he has a stature of 5 feet 7 inches approximately. The average weight for a healthy person with his height falls in the range of 55.3 kg to 66.6 kg. Atz was born with natural grey color eyes. Currently in 70’s Atz hair has turned grey and white.

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Birth NameAttila Kuno “Atz” Kilcher 
Other NameAtz Kilcher
BirthdateSeptember 2, 1947
Age75
BirthplaceAlaska, United States
NationalityAmerican
EthnicitySwiss
ReligionChristian
ZodiacVirgo
FatherYule Kilcher
MotherRuth Weber
GenderMale
SexualityStraight
Gay(Yes/No)No
SiblingsWurtilla Hepp, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Mossy Kilcher, Sunrise Sjoeberg, and Edwin Otto Kilcher.
HighschoolHomer High School
CollegeUniversity of Alaska Anchorage, Brigham Young University
ProfessionSinger-songwriter,  Musician, Author, Storyteller, Reality Television Actor, Homesteader
Net Worth$5 Million
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBonnie Kilcher- Dupree
Ex-spouse/partnerLenedra Carroll (-1982)
ChildrenShane Kilcher, Atz Lee, Kilcher, Nikos Kilcher, Jewel Kilcher
Height5 feet 7 inches (approx)
Weight55.3 kg to 66.6 kg
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorGrey/White
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