"I get it, it's not your fault. But the police are already involved, so your expelled. I'm sorry."
|Full Name||Mr. Fitzgerald|
|Nickname(s)|| Fitz (by Sonja Hernandez)|
Mr. Hotzgerald (by many students)
|Date of Birth|| 19 August 1963 (Real date)|
1983 (Alleged date)
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Relationships|| Sonja Hernandez (Ex-Girlfriend)|
Melissa (Fictitious Wife)
|Job|| Long-Term Substitute Teacher (Formerly)|
|School(s)||Degrassi Community School (Formerly)|
|First Episode||It's a New Day (1)|
|Last Episode||Danger Zone|
|Reason||Fired and arrested due to shooting several students|
|Portrayed By||John Stamos|
Mr. Fitzgerald (born 19 August 1963; first name unknown) was the first principal of Degrassi Comunity School. Many students called him "Mr. Hotzgerald," a nickname which originated from Cathie Roberson. In June 2017, he was fired from Degrassi after Sonja's sexual harassment allegations, and shortly arrested.
He returned in the two-part season 2 episode "When the Truth Comes Out," where his trial between Sonja and himself took place. Due to insufficient evidence backing Sonja's claims, he was released from jail on bail. However, he was not able to return to Degrassi due to the hiring of the new vice and principal.
He made his third Season 2 appearance in episode "Take Back the Fear," where he returns to Degrassi as a substitute teacher. In an agreement with the new head faculty, he was not able to substitute Sonja's classes or be near her. The principal then offered a full-time job as a teacher, which he mysteriously rejected. He has not made an appearance since this episode.
Appearances (27/77) Edit
Season 1 (18/21)
Season 2 (4/29)
Season 3 (5/30)
Season 1 (2/22)
Season 2 (2/22)
- Melissa Fitzgerald (fictitious)
- Taylor F.
- Sonja Hernandez
- First Relationship:
- Second Relationship:
- Third Relationship:
The showrunner stated that Stamos' character was originally meant to last two seasons, though thanks to the positive feedback of his character he kept a recurring role. Following the third season finale, the showrunner stated, "We never had planned for Stamos' character to be in the show this long, but the viewers enjoyed his performance so we decided to extend his storyline, going more in depth on the character. Obviously, we condemn the storyline that we carried between his character and Pieterse's, though we used it as a storyline on how they can manipulate and guilt. What you saw in the finale is the end of his storyline, meaning that he will not make anymore appearances on the show except a hallucinational cameo.
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