Atz Lee Kilcher is an American reality television personality who is probably famous for his appearance in the ‘Discovery Channel’s’ reality television series, ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier.’ He is also a musician and well-known artist.
Atz Kilcher was born on September 2, 1947, in Homer, Alaska. He was born to his father, Yule Kilcher and his mother, Ruth Kilcher. His family is believed to be of Swiss and German descent. He grew up with seven other siblings in the remote place of Alaska.
Atz’s parents immigrated to the United States from Switzerland to avoid the side effects of World War II. Out of all the places in the United States, they decided to settle in Alaska. The area they started their lives was away from all the modern facility.
The way Atz and his siblings were bought up in the wilderness of Alaska was quite different. There were no schools, and they stayed in a very isolated area of the state. His mother homeschooled them and taught various forms of arts. They would spend most of their evenings singing and making music. They started going to the Public School once the roads were built in their area.
Atz had no neighbors growing up and hardly had any friends, so he spent most of his time with his siblings and parents. He would also help his parents in their hunting adventure. It was his father who taught him all the skills about hunting. His parents were professional hunters.
Atz’s mother was a trained classical singer, so she taught her kids all the basics of music. His mother was very creative and put her skills to good use by teaching her kids a lot of interesting things.
Atz Kilcher was married twice. First, he was married to Lenedra Carroll, an author, singer, and manager. They were in a marital relationship for quite a long time and were blessed with three kids. The reason for their divorce was Atz was having an extramarital affair with another lady named Linda, with whom he had one kid.
After the divorce, he married his second wife, Bonnie Dupre, who is a television personality and can be seen on the TV show, ‘Cast Roster.’ The couple has been married for long now and looks very happy with each other. The couple is residing in Alaska and together doesn’t have any kids.
Thanks to his family, Atz developed a very early passion for music and performing. His mother was the main inspiration behind his immense love for music. Throughout the 50s and 60s, the Kilcher family toured Alaska and Europe to perform songs and live shows. They received a lot of appreciation from the places they traveled.
Those who watch ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier,’ the oldest star in the show, Kilcher, might have seized their attention with his impressive performance. Atz has always been successful to astound the audience by taking care of his family and his farming skills. He is one of the main stars of the show.
Atz is always seen preparing his family for the survival in cold Alaskan winter. He calls himself the guardian of the family. He also protects family’s herd of cattle from local predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears. He spends much of his time alone during the summer while attending to the cattle. His two sons live on nearby tracts of land.
Awards and Achievements
Atz Kilcher is a survivor who learned all his surviving skills from his parents. He has never been nominated for any major awards. His biggest achievement would be protecting his family and feeding them in the harsh conditions of Alaska.
Atz Kilcher Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Atz Kilcher is approximately $6.5 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from the reality television series, ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier.’ He also makes a decent amount of money from the family’s hunting business.
Atz Kilcher was bought up in the cold wilderness of Alaska, which made him tough, thanks to his parents. He had seen lots of ups and down in his life, but he always stood up and faced the world with the same strength once his parents had. Currently, he is married to his beautiful wife, and the couple is enjoying the chilly winter of Alaska.