Otto Kilcher Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Sep, 2021
Facts of Otto Kilcher
Date of Birth: 1952 , April-19
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Otto Kilcher
Birth Name Otto Kilcher
Father Yule Kilcher
Mother Ruth Kilcher
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Alaska
Profession Reality star
Net Worth $4 million
Famous for Alaska: The Last Frontier
Married Yes
Married to Charlotte Irene Adamson
Children August Kilcher, LeviKilcher, Eivin Kilcher, and Torrey
Divorce Yes, Olga Von Ziegesar and Sharon Mckemie
Online Presence Twitter
TV Show Alaska: The Last Frontier
Sisters Wurtilla, Fay, Catkin, Stellavera, Mossy, and Sunrise
Siblings Atz Kilcher
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From the rock-hard life, the hardworking Otto Kilcher managed to earn a million-dollar fortune. From his childhood days, Kilcher was passionate about mechanical equipment and eventually started figuring out how they worked. Following his passion, he became a professional mechanic in the course of time. Through his skills, he also ran his own business Otto Machine. However, he rose to fame through the reality television series Alaska: The Last Frontier when he starred in the series along with his family.

Early Life Of Otto Kilcher     

Otto Kilcher was born on 19 April 1952 as the 6th child of Ruth Kilcher and Yule Kilcher. He grew up in their small log cabin along with his seven siblings; Atz Kilcher, Wurtilla, Fay, Catkin, Stellavera, Mossy, and Sunrise.   

He grew up in their small log cabin, spending his early years playing in the woods and canyons and helping with chores and farm work. His first cattle drives were on foot, walking and running alongside the few available horses.

Since his childhood days, he was interested to fix broken things and also use to collect useful things or equipment. 

Otto Kilcher's Career

Otto Kilcher was highly interested in working with mechanical stuff from his childhood. Later on, he eventually started fixing every broken machine in their farmhouse. 

Kilcher spent most of his years staying in the homestead, running the farmhouse by doing all household works. He is an expert in collecting, repairing, and recycling useful equipment to live a self-sufficient life. In course of time, he became a professional mechanic. Kilcher ran his own business named Otto Machine which earned him a great fortune.

The countryman rose to fame when appeared on the reality cable television series Alaska: The Last Frontier in December 2011. In the series, he starred alongside his older brother Atz Kilcher and their family. Jane Kilcher and Jewel Staite are also showing casts. 

The series Alaska: The Last Frontier is an extended document about the Kilcher family's living in a remote and cold place in Alaska. The family resides there without modern heating and survives by hunting and farming throughout the long winter season. 

The skillful reality star Otto Kilcher passed down all his mechanic techniques to his children Levi, Eivin, August, and step-son Torrey. So far, the Kilcher family is doing a wonderful job in the series and recently, the show successfully completed the 7th season. 

Otto Kilcher's Net Worth

Otto Kilcher's net worth is $4 million at present. He has earned a decent amount of money from his appearance in the series Alaska: The Last Frontier. Being a skillful mechanic, he made an attractive fortune from his Otto Machine business. 

Otto Kilcher was one of the popular television personalities and lead actors of the popular show i.e. Alaska: The Last Frontier which is an American reality cable television series and it airs on the Discovery Channel. Since the show was cast on television, the show gained viewers continuously.

Otto Kilcher's Personal Life-Death Rumors

Kilcher was married to Olga Von Ziegesar. After years of togetherness, the two parted their ways due to some unknown reasons. He doesn't have any child with his first wife Ziegesar.

Then, Kilcher tied the knot to Sharon Mckemie. The couple share two sons; Levi Kilcher and Eivin Kilcher. But unfortunately, the marriage didn't work and they ended up in divorce. Sharon lives near the Kilcher homestead and has a sound relationship with her sons.

Currently, Kilcher is married to a biologist Charlotte Irene Adamson. The pair is a parent to a son August Kilcher. Kilcher is a step-father to Charlotte's son Torrey. Kilcher and Charlotte are happily married for over 20 years now. 


The self-taught and skillful mechanic Kilcher is leading a very secretive personal life. In early 2016, he had some serious health issues. Since the family and the producer of the show shared no information about Otto, he is reported to be dead by several online media. 

However, the Kilcher family hasn't disclosed any information about Otto and his condition. There is no official confirmation about the star's death. 

Here's a video of Otto Kilcher in Alaska: The Last Frontier.