Spencer Smith

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Name: Spencer James Smith
Also Known As:
Occupation: Musician (drummer of Panic! at the Disco)
Medium: Music
Works: Panic at the Disco discography
Official Website(s): Official PatD site
Twitter account
Fan Website(s):
On Fanlore: Related pages

Spencer Smith (born 1987) is one of the founding members and drummer of core bandom band Panic! at the Disco. He and Ryan Ross were childhood best friends and neighbours. The relationship took a hit in the Panic split, known as The Divorce, which saw Ryan and bassist Jon Walker leave to form their own band, while Spencer stayed on with Brendon as Panic! at the Disco.

In summer 2013 it was announced that Spencer was on hiatus from the band as he recovered from addiction. In early April 2015, he announced his departure from Panic! at the Disco; see A Message From Spencer.

See Wikipedia page for more detail.


As of 8 August 2016, there were 3026 works tagged 'Spencer Smith' on AO3.[1] Most popular ship tags:

Spencer was also sometimes paired in various crossover pairings within Bandom, as well as in OT3 pairings and moresomes.

Fanon Themes and Tropes

  • High school AUs,
  • Teenage experimentation and virgin!fic,
  • Spencer is often depicted as the care-taker in h/c stories, whether paired with Ryan or Brendon,
  • In canon-compliant stories, he is often the reasonable, business savvy character,
  • His friendship with Ryan often features prominently in stories regardless of pairing, either as a positive, or creating angst in divorce and post-divorce fic.

Example Fanworks



  1. ^ Spencer Smith AO3 tag. As of Sept 17, 2014, there were 2247 AO3 Spencer fanworks.