Mike Schmidt is the main protagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's. He's the security guard who works the night shift at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. The player plays the game through Mike's perspective.

Not much is known about Mike since the game is played in a first-person perspective and no prior background knowledge was given concerning him. All that can be speculated is that Mike is somewhat fearless, returning to his job for six entire nights before being fired on the seventh (the custom night) for tampering with the animatronics, general unprofessionalism, and odor.

Mike also receives a measly pay for his job, getting only $120 after completion of the fifth night, then a fifty-cent increase for 'over-time' after completing the sixth night. Upon completion of the custom night he will promptly receive a notice saying he is fired.


  • Mike is often speculated to be Michael Afton. This would explain why he keeps coming back to FFP.



Mike Schmidt cheque

The check received on the fifth night.


Check received on the sixth night.

I didnt want to work here anyway

Notice received after custom night.

<tabber> Fritz Smith=

Michael Afton appears after FNAF 1 as Fritz Smith. Chronologically, he takes the shift as Fritz Smith before his shift as Mike Schmidt. He is fired for tampering with the Animatronics.


  • It is often believed that Mike is also Jeremy Fitzgerald, because Jeremy is the name of an MCI Victim. But this can be disproven, as Jeremy has his frontal lobe bitten off, yet the Logbook proves that Sister Location is before FNAF 1, which means that Mike wouldn't even HAVE a frontal lobe.