Alaska: Last Frontier’s Shane Kilcher Bio, Wife, Parents, Wiki, Injury

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Shane Kilcher is a reality TV star who gained wide recognition for his appearance on the Discovery Channel series Alaska: The Last Frontier. The show chronicles the extended Kilcher family as well as Alaskan pioneers.

Besides, as for his love life, Shane has been in a blissful marital relationship with his wife Kelli Ware Kilcher for years. The beautiful pair share three children as well.

In the meantime, also take a close look at his parents, siblings, and back injury!

Shane Kilcher’s Bio, Early Life, & Education

Kilcher was born in May 1971, in Homer, Alaska. He spent the major portion of his childhood in Homer with his family. He attended Homer Senior High School.

After his graduation, Shane went on to enroll at Steller Secondary School. He also studied at Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, a sports club.

Shane Kilcher Parents

He is the son of Lenedra Carroll and Atz Kilcher. His mother is a singer who has released albums like Beyond Worlds in 2007 and Daybreak Song in 2009. Besides, she is also an author who released a memoir The Architecture of All Abundance: Seven Foundations of Prosperity, in Feb 2003. The book shows her life from her journey in the entertainment business to life-threatening health issues.

Shane Kilcher Mom Lenedra: He Is Close To Both His Parents
Shane’s mommy Lenedra Carroll.
Source: Getty Images

Besides, talking about his father, Atz is a singer and a musician. The old man attracted huge popularity as a crucial member of Alaska: The Last Frontier.

Know Something About His Swiss Grandparents

His grandparents were Yule Kilcher and Ruth Weber. During World War II, they left Switzerland; his grandpapa Yule came to the United States in 1936 while his then future-wife Ruth left the country in 1941. They both met in Alaska and gradually began a family together.

Shane Has Two Siblings

He grew up along with his two younger siblings; a brother named Atz Lee Kilcher, born on 26th August 1977 in Homer, Alaska, and a sister Jewel, born on 23rd May 1974. Like him, his brother Atz also has a fantastic career on reality TV.

Moving towards his sister, Jewel is a singer and songwriter. She released her first album, Pieces of You, in 1995. The album became viral and sold thousands of copies. The album also features some viral songs like Who Will Save Your Soul, You Were Meant for Me, and Foolish Games.

Shane Kilcher with his siblings.
Kilcher with his brother and sister.
Source: Instagram

Besides, Jewel is also credited for her work in movies and TV shows like Dancing with the Stars, Lost in America, and more.

What Happened To Shane Kilcher? His Back Injury While Making House

Back in late 2017, Kilcher met a terrible accident while working on his own house in Alaska. In November of the year, the Discovery Channel posted a video on Facebook. In the video, the reality star fell off a ladder while constructing. This resulted in breaking the L2 vertebra. He was soon rushed to the Central Peninsula Hospital Alaska.

Shane Kilcher’s wife Kelli said in the video,

“We’re in the hospital in Homer, and Shane fell off a ladder and broke his back.”

In addition, his younger brother Atz Lee also suffered punctured lungs and multiple broken bones in the accident that occurred in August 2015.

Who is Shane Kilcher? His Career and TV Appearance

He is a reality TV personality who rose to stardom following his role in the hit reality cable television series Alaska: The Last Frontier, which airs on the Discovery Channel. The show has so far premiered 10 seasons to date. It documents the extended Kilcher family, Alaskan pioneers whose ancestors immigrated from Switzerland to the U.S.

Its cast members excluding Shane and his wife Otto KilcherCharlotte Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, and Atz Lee Kilcher as well. Originally aired on 29th December 2011, the show has since gained rave reviews from viewers and is also nominated for Emmy Awards twice.

Is Shane Still On The Show or Has Already Left?

Shane and his spouse are absent from the show for a couple of years. Sources say before the beginning of season eight in 2018, the couple’s contract was dropped. Since then, they just make a sporadical appearance on the show.

Who is Shane Kilcher Wife? How Long Have They Been Married?

Kilcher is married to Kelli Ware Kilcher for a long time now. In one of their Facebook photo uploaded in April 2019, the couple revealed they began dating after meeting at one of their friend’s birthday parties in 1989.

Shane Kilcher wife and their enduring married life
Shane Kilcher and his spouse.
Source: Facebook

They were in a relationship for some time before walking down the aisle. They tied the knot back in June 1992.

It’s been over 28-years since they are married and their conjugal life still looks pretty good.

About Shane’s wife Kelli’s Life

Shane’s spouse is from Anchorage, Alaska. She went to Burchell High School and later attended Steller Secondary School. She also studied Nursing at Maric College.

After her college, Kelli became an LPN Nurse at Anchorage Pediatric Group. She now works at South Peninsula Hospital.

Does Shane Kilcher have a Son? Details on His Children

Kilcher has three sons with his partner. The couple welcomed their first child, Jareth Vance Kilcher in 1991. Their two sons Keenan Tarik Kilcher was born in 1993 and Reid Kilcher was born in 1995.

They also have a daughter named Jenna Kilcher. A Homer High School graduate, Jenna is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend Owen Fell.

Shane has four kids.
Shane’s son Reid and daughter Jenna.
Source: Facebook

Talking more about their son Keenan, he went to Ferndale High School and then studied Chemistry at Whatcom Community College. He also enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Shane Kilcher Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shane has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2022. He has mainly racked money through his TV career. In the meantime, his singer-sister Jewel has a $14 million fortune.

Similarly, his father’s wealth is $5 million.

Shane Kilcher Weight Loss Rumors

Over the past few years, there have been rumors about Shane’s weight loss. Although many of his fans are curious to know the fact, the reality TV star has never addressed the tittle-tattle.

Charity Work

Despite the busy schedule, Kilcher also devotes his time to the community and people who are in need. Along with his sister and mother, the reality TV star formed a nonprofit organization, Higher Ground for Humanity. It aims to improve the educational system, building alliances with like-minded organizations, and more.


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