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For the character from The Pitt, see Harris.
Harris Smith
Old man Harris
raceHuman, Caucasian
roleCannibal (formerly)
locationOld Man Harris' house (Andale)
familyGladys Smith - Wife
Jack Smith - Son
Linda Smith - Daughter
Junior Smith - Grandson
Bill Wilson - Son
Martha Wilson - Daughter
Jenny Wilson - Granddaughter
appearancesFallout 3
questsOur Little Secret
base SPECIAL6 ST, 5 PE, 4 EN, 5 CH, 4 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK
modified SPECIAL6 ST, 5 PE, 4 EN, 5 CH, 4 IN, 7 AG, 5 LK
derived stats
Hit Points:80
Critical Chance:5%
Unarmed Dam.:1.15
Poison Resist.:15%
Rad. Resist.:6%
Carry Weight:210
Damage Res.:4%
tag skills
Melee Weap.:46
voice actorPaul Eiding
base id00029aa9
ref id0002dc3a
dialogue fileOldManHarris.txt

Better an orphan than a cannibal I guess?

Harris Smith (colloquially Old Man Harris) is a resident of Andale in 2277.


The Smiths and Wilsons would prefer that the Lone Wanderer take no notice of this eldery kook, who lives in his rundown shack. He's obviously a lunatic, and reeks of cheap alcohol.[1]

Harris is a former cannibal and is part of the unmarked quest Our Little Secret. He asks the Lone Wanderer to leave and save themselves, stating things in Andale are not what they seem to be.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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Effects of player's actionsEdit

Main article: Our Little Secret

If the player character discovers the secret of the town, by going into either the Wilsons' shed or the Smiths' basement and subsequently kills the residents, Old Man Harris will become the guardian of the children and speak more openly of his history. He is the one who tells the Lone Wanderer about the cannibalism, but the others tell them that he went mad ever since his wife died.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Dirty pre-War casualwear, tortiseshell glasses - - -


  • He is the father of both Linda Smith and Martha Wilson; the player character can learn this by passing some speech checks.
  • If Jenny's and Junior's parents are killed, they will come to live with Old Man Harris. If Old Man Harris is killed after this, the children do not seem to care or notice, even if he is murdered right in front of them.
  • Killing Old Man Harris will not incur a penalty to Karma.
  • Even if the rest of Andale's residents are killed, Old Man Harris will continue to say things like "Don't be fooled by them!" during dialog.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "If you know what's good for you, you'll get out as soon as you can. They're crazy! Crazy, I tell you!"
  • "No! Well... yes. But it's all a trick. Don't you know anything? Did you just crawl out of a vault or something? Just about everyone in the wasteland knows to avoid Andale, and they're right to do it. People wander in here, and they don't wander back out." – (When wearing a Vault jumpsuit)
  • "Better an orphan than a cannibal I guess?"


Harris Smith appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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