Frank Fritz Biography
Frank Fritz is an American reality cast member, actor, and host who is famed for his role in the American reality television series, American Pickers(2010), American Pickers: Best Of (2017), and American Dad! (2005). Additionally, he owns Frank Fritz Finds, an antique store in Savanna, Illinois.
Frank Fritz Age
Fritz was born on October 11, 1965, in Davenport, Iowa, United States. He is 65 years old as of 2022.
Frank Fritz Height
Fritz stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Frank Fritz Family
Fritz has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. Even so, he was born to Bill Fritz and Susan Zirbes in Davenport, Iowa. It is also not known if Sample has any siblings.
Frank Fritz Wife
Fritz is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. Prior to this, he was engaged to Diann Bankson as per The Sun. They had an off-and-on relationship they called it quits after accusing each other of disloyalty. Currently. Bankson is dating Eric Longlett, an Engineering Administration Manager for the city of Davenport. On January 27th, 2020, she sued him for negligence demanding $50,000. However, on March 19, 2020, she withdrew the suit.
Frank Fritz Net Worth
Fritz has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a host.
Frank Fritz Career
Fritz is an actor who is famed for his role in the American reality television series, American Pickers(2010), American Pickers: Best Of (2017), and American Dad! (2005).
Frank Fritz-American Pickers
Fritz starred in American Pickers as its host where he alongside co-host, Mike Wolfe traveled across America in pursuit of rare Americana artifacts and national treasures that they can purchase from collectors to add to their personal collections or trade in their antiques. With 23 seasons and 325 episodes, Fritz served as its host from 2010 to 2020.
Why Did Frank Fritz leave American Pickers?
Fritz left the show after he lost his job due to taking time off to recover from back surgery. Further, he said that he wanted to return to the show but didn’t hear from the showrunner. Even though he wanted to return to the show, his dismissal was announced in July 2021. During his time off the show, he became sober and lost 65 pounds.
Frank Fritz Mike Wolfe
During an exclusive interview with The Sun in July 2021, Fritz revealed that he didn’t have a good relationship with his longtime friend and business partner, and American Pickers co-star, Mike Wolfe due to strain over their shared American Pickers stardom. Further, he voiced that they hadn’t talked for two years.
Additionally, he voiced that he thinks Wolfe wanted to replace him with his brother, Robbie. Further, their beef seemed to fade away after Fritz’s stroke on July 21, 2022. Wolfe took to his Instagram account and asked people to keep him in their hearts and thoughts. Also, he said that he prayed for him and ended his post saying he loved him referring to him as ‘buddy.”
Frank Fritz Tattoo/Infidelity Saga
Fritz drew a tattoo “Once a cheater always a cheater” in 2020 to remind him not to make the same mistake after his fiancée’s alleged infidelity. Further, he said that he wanted to tie the knot, and bought a house and an expensive ring before finding out about his fiancée’s two and a half years of infidelity. Additionally, he said that she cost him six figures and had an affair longer than him.
They had purchased an Iowa home for $355,000 in March 2018 but later sold it for $358,000 in January 2021 after their split as per The Sun. However, his ex, Bankson refuted the claims and said that he was making her look like the villain and that she was faithful.
Frank Fritz Health/Surgery/Addictions
Fritz underwent back surgery and had 185 stitches and two rods in his spine after the surgery. Further, he suffered a stroke on July 14 and got hospitalized. His friend reportedly found him on the floor in his Iowas home.
Fritz was rushed to the hospital and sent to a rehabilitation facility in mid-August, where he continues to recover. His friend filed a Guardian’s Initial Care Plan for Protected Person on October 18. Further, he’ll assist him with his Crohn’s disease treatment and continued physical therapy. Moreover, Fritz’s under brief guardianship and conservatorship.
To boot, his father told the U.S. Sun that his son was in a stable condition week following his hospitalization. During his time off the show, he became sober and lost 65 pounds. Additionally, he revealed that he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 days as per The Sun.
Frank Fritz Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 5903 followers on Instagram.