• Atz Lee Kilcher was born on 26th August 1977 in Homer, Alaska USA.
• He is an actor and reality TV star, best known for appearing in “Alaska: The Last Frontier”.
• Before becoming a reality TV star, Kilcher pursued a career in the music industry.
• He was charged with illegal hunting in 2014 and has a net worth of over $2 million.
• His wife is Cristian Jane Kilcher and they have two children from their previous marriages.

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SpouseBonnie Dupree
FactFather of singer/songwriter Jewel (Kilcher).

Who is Atz Lee Kilcher?

Atz Lee Kilcher was born on 26th August 1977, in Homer, Alaska USA, of Swiss descent, and is an actor and reality TV star, who is probably best recognized for being a part of the popular reality TV series entitled “Alaska: The Last Frontier” on the Discovery Channel, through which  he is well-known for being a homesteader along with his whole family.

Early Life

He was born to Atz Kilcher and Leandra Carroll, and is the brother of famous singer Jewel, Shane and Nikos. His father moved from Eastern Europe to the wilderness of Alaska, where he raised his children. During his childhood, the family lived in a homestead in a rural area of Alaska.

Before Fame

Prior to becoming a reality TV star, Kilcher wanted to pursue a career in the music industry, as he discovered that he is very good at playing the guitar. He left the homestead and started performing at local clubs, where he caught the attention of some important people who owned bigger clubs in popular places and the cities, so Lee went all over the country performing. Beside the guitar, he played upright bass, harmonica and a few other instruments as well. However, he soon realized that urban life was not for him, so he returned home, initially back to his homestead, but then built a cabin by and for himself, and has been living there since.

“Alaska: The Last Frontier”

When he returned, he started hunting in order to supply his family with meat, so he became a subsistent hunter. The intriguing and unusual lifestyle of his family caught the attention of the producers of the widely famous TV channel Discovery, and they decided to produce a reality TV show about the life of the Kilchers. The show was entitled “Alaska: The Last Frontier”, and was aired on the Discovery channel from 2012 to 2014, in which Atz Lee appeared as one of the main cast, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. He also became known for composing and performing the theme song as well as several other songs played in the show.

Hunting Violation Accident

Atz Lee became known all over the world for illegally hunting a black bear using a helicopter, which is illegal in the state, during the filming of the show in September of 2014. So during the following year, he, his wife and the production company were charged with that, and he was eventually arrested, and this news hit the headlines all over USA.

Atz Lee Kilcher Net Worth

Over $2 million.

Marriage and Divorce Rumors

Atz met his wife when he was just a kid, as they were neighbors. However, they both had another marriage before they started dating each other. His wife’s name is Cristian Jane Kilcher.

Their marriage caught the attention of some viewers of the show and media who started the rumor about them getting a divorce. However, Jane cleared the rumors with a Facebook post, in which she wrote about all the beautiful sides of Lee’s personality, and why she loved him so much.


Atz and his wife have two children, but they are both from their previous marriages; they don’t have a kid together. The fact that their children didn’t appear in the show caught a lot of media attention, however, Atz and Jane wanted to keep their underage children’s lives private.

Body Measurements and Social Media Presence

Speaking about his appearance, Atz Lee Kilcher is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall and his weight is reputed to be around 194 lbs (80 kg).

Atz Lee is active in his spare time on his own Instagram and Twitter accounts.

General Info

ProfessionPresenter, Musician, Rodeo performer


SpouseBonnie Dupree
ChildrenJewel, Atz Lee Kilcher, Shane Kilcher
ParentsRuth Kilcher, Yule Kilcher

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1Father of singer/songwriter Jewel (Kilcher).


Music Department

Alaska: The Last Frontier2012-2014TV Series composer - 24 episodes


Alaska: The Last Frontier2013-2017TV SeriesHimself
Rousseaus Children2012TV Movie documentary

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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