Frank Fritz is an American reality TV personality and an antique collector who is well known for co-hosting the popular television series, “American Pickers”. On the show, Frank alongside his companion, collector, and collectible picker Mike Wolfe, travel throughout the country to buy artifacts for resale, consumers, and their own collections.
His appearance on the show has earned him immense popularity that he even got to appear in other reality series, “American Pickers: Best Of” and “American Dad!”.
Initially, he was a fire inspector, but he quit that job and started collecting antiques, which now is his career as the show was the highest-rated non-fiction show on TV for 2010. However, after a decade of his appearance on the show, Frank has stepped down from the show and will not be returning on the show as officially confirmed.
Even his co-host, Mike said that he’ll miss Fritz and wished him the best on his next venture, but it’s not clear why exactly he left the show. With his upgrowing popularity, he has managed to amass a following of around 52k followers on his Twitter account: @FritzPicker which however isn’t been active since 2016.
What is Frank Fritz Famous for?
- Famous as a reality TV personality and an antique collector.
- Known for his appearance in the series, “American Pickers”.
Where is Frank Fritz From?
Frank Fritz was born on October 11, 1965, in Davenport, Iowa, United States. His birth name is Frank Fritz. His nationality is American. Fritz belongs to the White ethnicity while Libra is his zodiac sign.
Born as one of the two children to his parents; Bill Fritz(father) and Susan Fritz(mother), Frank Fritz was raised along with his sibling sister in Ohio. His father Bill worked in a pharmacy while his mother Susan worked for a construction company. His parents however got divorced soon and his mother married Dick Zirbes, a tire salesman.
Growing up in his hometown, Frank аttеndеd Ѕudlоw Іntеrmеdіаtе Ѕсhооl where he met and became frіеndѕ wіth hіѕ futurе раrtnеr, Міkе Wоlfе who also had an interest in collecting antique items. Аftеr he left Ѕudlоw Іntеrmеdіаtе Ѕсhооl, Frank and Mike went on to ѕtudy аt thе Веttеndоrf Ніgh Ѕсhооl.
Frank Fritz’s Career HIghlights: Is he leaving the show?
- Frank Fritz began his career when he started working as a local fire inspector covering the area of Des Moines to Cedar Falls, Iowa.
- He worked for 25 years until he left the job to go along with his passion for collecting antiques.
- He developed an interest in business when he generated a profit of $460 after an investment of $15 in an item.
- After this incident, he changes his mind and started making attention to the Antique business.
- In 2002, he established his own antique collection shop alongside Mike, “Antique Archeology” in Savanna, Illinois.
- He made his breakthrough when he was cast alongside his partner, Mike on the reality show, “American Pickers Show” in 2010.
- His debut episode of American Pickers garnered the then-most views for a debut episode for a History Channel show that it even became the highest-rated non-fiction show on TV for 2010.
- Frank and Mike also founded a website, “Kid Pickers”, where kids can discuss the items they found and even co-founded a restoration company.
- He also made guest appearances in other shows including ‘Rachael Ray’, ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, ‘American Restoration’, and ‘Pawn Stars.
- After almost a decade of his appearance on the show, Frank finally resigned from the show.
- Other of his appearances on shows include “American Pickers: Best Of” and “American Dad!”.
Frank Fritz’s Wife. Is he Married?
Frank Fritz is currently single. He was however rumored to be married to his long-term girlfriend Jodi Fateh back in 2012, it was never confirmed though. He then dated Diane in 2016. Even in December 2016, Frank shared a picture of Diane, her daughter Paige, and Paige’s daughter Eulalia, and didn’t hide his feelings from the world.
Also back in 2013 when Frank lost quite a lot of weight, it brought up a lot of attention which he later confirmed himself claiming that he had Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
Frank Fritz’s Earnings and Net Worth
Frank Fritz has quite good earnings from his professional career as an antique collector and TV personality. He earned a $500k salary a year from his appearance on the show, “American Pickers”.
Apart from the show, he also made fortune from his antique items business. Including which he has a net worth estimated to be around $4 million.
Frank Fritz’s Height and Weight
Frank Fritz is a good-looking man with an overweight body physique in his 50s. He has tattoos over his body. He has a height of around 5ft. 5inch. while his body weighs around 95kg. He has a fair complexion with bald hair and brown eyes.