Shane Kilcher is an American reality television personality who gained recognition after his appearance in the American reality television series “Alaska: The Last Frontier” on the Discovery channel.

He is best known as the son of Atz Kilcher and elder brother to Grammy Award nominee, Jewel Kilcher. Shane is also the co-founder of a non-profit organization, Higher Ground for Humanity.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Shane Kilcher
Birth Date
5th May 1971
Birth Place
Idaho, United States
Current City
Atilla Kuno “Atz” Kilcher, aka Atz Kilcher
Lenedra Carroll or Lenedra Kilcher
Bonnie Kilcher(Step-Mom)
Grand Father
Yule Foremorth Kilcher
Grand Mother
Ruth Weber
Jewel Kilcher and Atz Lee Kilcher
Half Siblings
Nikos Kilcher
High School Graduate
Zodiac Sign
Kelli Ware Kilcher(1992-Present)
Keena Tarik Kilcher, Jareth Kilcher and Reid Kilcher
Jenna Kilcher
Social Media
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
reality television personality
Shane Kilcher
Shane Kilcher Source: Facebook

Where was Shane born and raised?

Shane Kilcher was born on 5th May 1971 in Idaho, United States. He was born to Atilla Kuno “Atz” Kilcher, popularly known as Atz Kilcher, and his first wife, Lenedra Carroll or Lenedra Kilcher. His grandfather, Yule Foremorth Kilcher was from Switzerland who moved to the United States and served as the Alaska state senate. His aunt, Mossy Kilcher, aka Mairiis Kilcher is a well-known singer, songwriter, and homesteader.

Kilcher has American nationality and mixed ethnicity of Swiss descent. He has Taurus as his birth sign. Kilcher was probably educated in his hometown, Idaho.

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How was Kilcher’s Childhood like?

Kilcher grew up in Alaska. He is the oldest siblings among the three, Jewel Kilcher and Atz Lee Kilcher. His younger sister, Jewel is a well-known singer who has successfully sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Kilcher didn’t have a happy childhood as his father was an alcoholic. Soon his parents decided to get divorced when he was 11 years old. His father remarried a woman named Bonnie Kilcher. He has a half-brother, Nikos Kilcher from his step-mother.


How did Shane start his career?

Shane Kilcher was jobless for a few years after his marriage. During those time, his wife, Kelli supported the family expenses. Few years after Kilcher opened a Higher Ground for Humanity with his little sister, Jewel, and mother, Lenedra J. Carroll. He then moved to Alabama with his wife and he started making his appearance in the reality television series, “Atlanta: The Last Frontier” along with his siblings and father. The series became a successful series on the Discovery channel.

Shane Kilcher and his wife Kelli Kilcher Fishing
Shane and his wife Kelli Kilcher Fishing Source: Facebook

During the end of the seventh season of the series, Kilcher fell badly and broke his back. He fractured two-thirds of his L2 vertebra. Kilcher was treated with herbs as well as modern medicine. Thanks to his wife who is a nurse treated him until he was back to his well-being. As of 2021, Kitcher is doing well and living his farm life in Alabama.

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Physical Description

Shane Kilcher turned 50 years old in May 2021. He is known for his curly grey beard and curly brown hair. He has brown eyes and a straight sexual orientation. There is no further detailed information about his physical measurements.


Married Life

Shane Kilcher is married to a beautiful woman from Anchorage named Kelli Ware Kilcher. They met each other in their high school and tied their knot in June 1992. His wife completed her nursing study at Maric College after her marriage. The couple has been blessed with a daughter Jenna Kilcher and three sons Keena Tarik Kilcher, Jareth Kilcher, and Reid Kilcher. They recently celebrated one of their daughter’s marriages in 2021.


Social Media

Shane Kilcher is an active social media user. He is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Kilcher has about 422 followers on Twitter where he can be connected with @ThumbShy. On Instagram, Shane has gained over 6.3 thousand followers. Kilcher rarely makes any posts on Instagram but he can be connected through @shanekilcher. Kilcher is mostly active on Facebook. He has accumulated more than 4.2 thousand followers on Facebook.

Shane Kilcher(right corner) with his wife and children on his daughter's wedding August 2021
Shane (right corner) with his wife and children on his daughter’s wedding August 2021 Source: Facebook

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What is Shane’s Current net worth?

There has been no estimation made regarding Shane Kilcher’s net worth yet. But he earned quite a sufficient amount from his appearance in the reality series of his family show. The minimum salary of each main cast of the series was estimated to be around $8k-$10k. Kilcher is maintaining a simple lifestyle in Alabama along with his wife and children.



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