Otto Kilcher is the lead actor of the famous American reality television series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’. This television series gets telecasted on the Discovery Channel, and it is in its 7th season currently. Otto Kilcher is famous for living his life with his family in Alaska without any modern amenities. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Otto Kilcher in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Otto Kilcher was born in Alaska on 19 April 1952. His father is Yule Kilcher, and his mother is Ruth Kilcher. Otto is their 6th child. Otto has total of 7 siblings. Otto’s father was a senator who had helped in writing constitution of Alaska. Otto spent all his childhood under the lap of Mother Nature. From a very young age, Otto started helping Yule and Ruth with the daily tasks of farm life. He had a thing for fixing any mechanical thing when he was a child. Soon he became an expert at that. If anyone in the house had to fix anything up in the farm, he would approach Otto for it.
Otto has been married thrice. Olga Von Ziegesar was his first wife. They lived together for a couple of years before Kilcher divorced her. His second marriage was with Sharon Mckemie. They have two sons together. Kilcher then married Charlotte Irene Adamson with whom he has been living happily since the last two decades. Kilcher’s family is related to the famous singer Jewel.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Otto was into mechanism all his life. He was a simple mechanic till the year 2011. His whole life changed when he was approached for appearing in the reality television series ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ along with his family. This television series showcases the difficulties that the Kilcher family go through living in a very harsh climate of Alaska. They live without any modern amenities. The first season of the show had only three episodes, but the audience response was unexpected. It got millions of views.
For the subsequent seasons, the makers increased the number of episodes. Currently, the 7th season of the show is running. This show has won awards such as ‘Telly Award – Bronze – Main Title’ and ‘Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction’ in 2013. The show has also got nominations for Emmy Awards for the categories ‘Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming’ and ‘Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program’ in the year 2014.
Net Worth & Earnings
Otto Kilcher’s estimated net worth is around $5 million. He gets the revenue from his job as a machinist and a mechanic. He gets a substantial amount of money for appearing in the reality television series. Otto has his own farm. He works there at a transportation facility. His landholdings add a very significant amount to his total worth.
Otto Kilcher has always been a nature’s boy. He has lived his whole life in and around nature. Otto’s trademark feature is his ability to make something useful from the scraps. Otto has passed down his skills to his sons Elvin, Levi, and August and to his step-son Torrey.