Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer

Highest Rated: 93% Prophet's Prey (2015)

Lowest Rated: 83% Sons of Perdition (2010)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1954

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

As the author of the best-selling books Into the Wild (1996) and Into Thin Air (1997), Jon Krakauer was one of the most notable writers of outdoor literature in the late 20th Century. Krakauer was the third of five children, born on April 12, 1954 to Lewis Joseph and Carol Ann Krakauer in Brookline, Massachusetts, but grew up in the city of Corvallis, Oregon. As the young Krakauer was growing up, his father instilled in him an appreciation of the environment and outdoors, often venturing out into the nearby Cascade Mountains together. After graduating at Corvallis High School, Krakauer studied Environmental Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where he graduated in 1977. He continued to explore the wilderness of North America afterwards; he once spent a three-week sole expedition in the Stikine Icecap region of Alaska where he blazed a new route on Devils Thumb. During this time, he supported himself as commercial salmon fisherman and carpenter. However, he soon began to write about his mountaineering experiences, which set him on the path of a career as a writer.

Highest rated movies

Sons of Perdition



93% 78% Prophet's Prey Self,
Executive Producer
$13.5K 2015
88% 91% Meru Self $2.3M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 Unknown (Character) - 2013
83% 76% Sons of Perdition Unknown (Character) - 2010


No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2009