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Description: This article details a topic that is deemed canon to the primary FNaF series' universe.

For a character from the novel series, see Fritz.
For a character from the Fazbear Frights series, see Fritz.

GREAT!! (Now get out.) note: First day on the job? Really?!?!
The message given to Fritz, Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Fritz Smith is a one-time security guard of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and a second character whom the player played as in Five Nights at Freddy's 2.


Throughout the entire night, Fritz is functionally identical to Jeremy Fitzgerald in every way. Strangely, he even sounds exactly the same as Jeremy when breathing with the Freddy Fazbear Head on. However, based on the fact that his notice of termination listed "odor" as one of the reasons for him being fired, it is possible that he was also sweating and/or releasing bodily fluids similar to Mike, suggesting a panicked, nervous behavior. Another possibility is that he is another alias of Michael Afton, and the “odor” is just his rotting corpse.


After Jeremy completes Night 6, he is presumably moved over to day shift. Fritz takes over for Night 7, but is immediately fired the following day for tampering with the animatronics.


  • Similar to Mike from the first game, Fritz was fired for "tampering with the animatronics" and "odor" upon completing the Custom Night. However, unlike Mike, Fritz was not given "general unprofessionalism" as a reason for his termination.
    • Because of this, some people thought that Fritz is Michael Afton under the fake alias (as with Mike Schmidt), with him trying to fend off animatronics by frantically raising/lowering the animatronics' AI and his "odor" actually coming from Mike's rotting corpse.
  • On Fritz's pink slip, it reads that Fritz is the third employee, hinting that there was a first employee who took the night-shift job before Jeremy.
    • This is also hinted by Phone Guy saying that the guy who worked before Jeremy was complaining about "conditions", and how the animatronics attempted to enter the office. The first employee was then put on the day shift.
  • Fritz's breathing while wearing the Freddy Fazbear Head sounds exactly the same as Jeremy Fitzgerald's.
    • This may be due to game engine limitations only allowing for one breathing sound effect, or it may be an oversight by Scott Cawthon.
  • Fritz Smith is probably a combination of the two main guard's names: Mike Schmidt (Smith), and Jeremy Fitzgerald (Fritz).


Audio Description
Fritz Smith breathing with the Freddy Fazbear Head on.
Core Series Characters
Afton Family
Elizabeth AftonMichael AftonWilliam Afton
Emily Family
Charlotte EmilyHenry Emily
Fazbear Funtime Workers
Anna KwemtoKayla StringerSteven WilsonJames CampbellDaniel RochaRaha SalibLuis Cabrera
Other Characters
Crying ChildPhone DudePhone GuyTape GirlChild Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)GregoryFritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMike SchmidtVanessaSecurity Guard (FNaF3)VannyTechniciansThe PrincessMinor Characters