Shane Kilcher Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Dec, 2017
Facts of Shane Kilcher
Date of Birth: 1969
Birth Nation: United States of America
Birth Name Shane Kilcher
Father Atz Kilcher
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession TV personality
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Married Yes
Married to Kelli Kilcher
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Shane Kilcher is an American reality television personality who is well known for his reality cable television series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier,’ on Discovery Channel. Kilcher features in the show along with his family members.

Early Life and Education

Born in 1969, in Fairbanks, Alaska, US, Shane Kilcher is the son of a television host, Atz Kilcher and singer Lenedra Carroll. He was raised in Fairbanks along with his three siblings. His sister Jewel is an American musician, guitarist, and producer. 

Shane belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, Shane is of mixed ethnical background as his grandfather Yule and mother Ruth Kilcher, came to Alaska from Switzerland 80 years ago.   

Professional Career

Shane Kilcher began his career by starting his own reality cable TV series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier,’ in 2011. He starred in the series along with his father, Atz, and brother Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher.

The Kilcher family has fascinated viewers with their simple living in the series since it was first aired in 2011. The show is currently broadcasting its 7th season. IMDb and rated 7.9 and 8.6 out of 10 respectively to The TV series.

Personal Life

Shane Kilcher, 47, is married his girlfriend, Kelli Kilcher in June 1992. The couple shares three children together. Shane and his wife Kelli first met during their senior year in high school. 

The couple got attracted to each other since their first meet and after three years of dating, they got married in 1992. They are living a blissful life along with their two daughters and a son. The pair also celebrated their 25th anniversary in June this year

Accident and Injury

Shame Kilcher involved in a horrible accident while he was working on his new home in Alaska in last month. According to Discovery Channel source, he fell from the ladder, and it caused a deep fracture of his L2 vertebra.

Shane was admitted to Central Peninsula Hospital Alaska. His wife Kelli also explained what happened in the accident.

“We’re in the hospital in Homer, and Shane fell off the ladder and broke his back. Big, strong Shane. He’s the big strong one. He is supposed to do everything. How bad is it? How bad is it going to be in the long run and what’s that gonna mean?”

Net Worth

Shane Kilcher is one of the cast members of reality TV series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier,’ on Discovery Channel. Shane has earned a decent amount of money from his career though he has not revealed his exact amount of net worth in the media.

One of his ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ star Otto Kilcher has an estimated net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Therefore, it can be assumed that Shane might have a net worth close to his co-star's. 

Shane’s TV series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ makes approximately $7K to $10K per episode. IMDb and rated 7.9 and 8.6 out of 10 respectively to the Show.