The Phone Dude is an unseen character in the famous survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's 3. He gives advice for the player about the animatronics and how to survive against them. He is the game's tutorial.
He is voiced by the game's creator himself, Scott Cawthon.
Phone Dude appears to be very upbeat as evidenced in Night 1's phone call. He seems enthusiastic about the attraction, and appears to enjoy finding old relics of the pizzerias. He also jokes a lot more than the original Phone Guy, such as saying that the Foxy head they had found might "just be another crappy cosplay" and saying that the company would have to dress the player in a "furry suit" to stand in as an animatronic before finding Springtrap, generally being a lot less serious about his work.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3
His phone calls only lasts for two beginning nights. In Night 1, Phone Dude feels appreciated by the security guard protagonist taking another night-shift, then goes on to remind that the relics from few Fazbear Entertainment restaurants (such as Freddy Fazbear's Pizza) are discovered to use for the horror attraction. In Night 2, he excitedly mentions finding a real animatronic (referring to Springtrap), and plays an old training tape for the player, stating he wants to play it over the speakers to add to the atmosphere of the attraction.
Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
The Phone Dude returns in the VR game within the FNAF 3 levels, but all of his phone calls are just recycled lines from the third game.
- The Night 1 phone call is the longest in the franchise, lasting until 4 AM.
- However, this is due to the fact that the hours and nights in the third game are far shorter than in the first two games. In reality, the Night 1 phone call from the third game is actually shorter than the first phone calls from both of the previous games.
- With Fast Nights enabled, due to shorter hours, the phone call lasts even "longer".
- The call even gets cut off due to the call lasting longer than the night.
- Night 2 is the last time Phone Dude talks to the player himself. From then on, the original Phone Guy's training tapes will play for the rest of the game.
- Scott once jokingly posted on a Steam post that Phone Dude was voiced by "some random guy he found outside his house."
- Phone Dude was referred as "New Phone Guy" in The Freddy Files while Phone Guy in the first two instalments is referred as "Old Phone Guy".
- Phone Dude's line "Glad you came back for another night" implies the protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 3 has worked at Fazbear's Fright longer than the events of the game depict.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location