It is easy to get lost in the beauty of Alaska but facing the bone-chilling cold winter is not for everyone. Homestead life is considered difficult and for those not accustomed to the adversity and the wilderness, it is an uphill ride. Regardless, the Kilcher family shows there is a way to tackle and has lived an off-the-grid life in the isolated community of Homer, Alaska for several generations. The lifestyle is also documented in the reality TV series “Alaska The Last Frontier”. In this article, we are covering third-generation Homesteader Shane Kilcher who is featured in the show.
Shane Kilcher Quick Introduction:
Shane Kilcher is an American reality television personality known as the cast of “Alaska The Last Frontier”. He was born in Idaho and raised in Homer Alaska. Shane has followed in his father’s footsteps in many ways and follows him in homesteading culture and some musical traits are evident in him like Atz Kilcher. Shane has involved himself in social work over the years. He has worked in the care of people with disabilities. He worked in Clearwater Project as a manager for over a decade from 1997-2010.
How old is Shane Kilcher?
Shane Kilcher was born on May 5, 1971, in Idaho, United States. The birthday makes him 51-year-old. Shane is American by nationality and when it comes to ethnicity he is a descendent of Swiss grandparents. Shane was born with the Taurus zodiac and the people born under the sign are characterized by personality traits such as hard-headed, down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, loyal, and sensual.
Shane Kilcher although born in Idaho grew up in Homer, Alaska. The early years played a vital role in hardworking culture. Shane was pushed into family ways and learning homesteading was not an option but mandatory. His father Atz Kilcher, a famous homesteader, lead a self-sufficient life farming, and raising livestock and turned to the Alaskan wilderness for survival resources. Shane attended Steller Secondary School graduating in 1988. His academics further progressed as he joined Homer High School.
Career & Progression:
Shane worked as a project manager for Clearwater Project from 1997-2010. His career resume also includes his time taking care of people with disabilities. Shane joined the cast of Alaskan Last Frontier from the start and made his debut during season 1 episode 8 “The river Wild.” Shane appeared in 55 episodes from 2012-2017. In the following years, Shane and his wife Kelli Ware Kilcher were demoted to recurring status giving them very few television appearances. In the show, Shane and his wife Kelli’s homestead life was documented alongside other Kilcher family members. In a bid to go self-sufficient living, Shane gained many skills including Lumberjacking, carpentry, constructing cabins, and the big body build helped him handle the work needed to confront heavy loads too. Shane also faced an accident back in 2017 when he was constructing a cabin resulting in injuries. As a reality television actor, Shane has never won or been nominated for any kind of awards meanwhile Alaska the Last Frontier has been nominated for Emmy awards multiple times.
How rich is Shane Kilcher? His Net Worth?
Shane Kilcher made significant money as a reality television actor. The exact sum paid to each cast of the show is not revealed. It is believed Shane earned somewhere between $5,000-$10,000 for an episode. The land and the real estate owned by the Kilcher family account for millions. Shane also inherits his part of the family property. As of 2022, Shane Kilcher has a net worth of $ 1 million.
Marriage to Kelli ware Kilcher & Children:
Shane met his now wife Kelli Ware Kilcher during his senior year in High School. the pair began dating after getting close on the birthday of a mutual friend. After more than three years of relationship, the couple tied the knot with a wedding ceremony on June 20, 1992.
Kelli who is from Anchorage, Alaska continued her education even after marriage. She graduated from Maric College in 1999 in Nursing. Kelli and Shane have been married for over 30 years and we can say the two have a blissful marriage. So far, the pair have given birth to four children; Keena Tarik Kilcher, Jareth Kilcher, Reid Kilcher, and Jenna Kilcher. The family line extends to grandchildren too.
Shane Kilcher family
Shane Kilcher is of Swiss descent, his grandparents Yule and Ruth Weber fled from Switzerland to Alaska during the second world war and settled there. Shane is third generation homesteader in the Kilcher family. He is born to musician and TV personality Atz Kilcher and his ex-wife Lenedra Carroll who is also a singer. Atz is now married to Bonnie Dupree. Shane’s younger sister Jewel Kilcher is an international pop star who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. His brother Atz Lee Kilcher features in the discovery show “Alaska Last Frontier” and his half-brother Nikos Kilcher is pursuing a career as a professional singer.
Shane Kilcher has a big body build and a stature of 5 feet 9 inches approximately. Shane goes with a busy long beard and a hat covering his hair which is also his signature style. Shane was born with light blue eyes and with growing age, his hair has turned grey/white.