Characters GTA: San Andreas


GTA: San Andreas Characters and Gangs

With such a vast territory and such a great number of missions you would expect Rockstar to employ more characters in this game. However, this being the case, some well-known characters are returning from previous GTA games.

This page also offers an extensive survey of known GTA SA gangs; also expect in the near future a full character list.

Carl Johnson: The main hero of GTA: San Andreas. CJ needs to cross the entire state of San Andreas looking for a way to clear his name, save his gang, and make it out alive.
Played by "Young Maylay"

Brian Johnson: Dead brother of CJ. His death was the main reason CJ went to Los Santos in the first place.
Sweet Johnson: Older brother of CJ and assumed member (and, maybe even leader) of the Orange Grove Families Gang. There appears to be some beef between CJ and Sweet, as Sweet looks like he's blaming CJ for the death of their brother, Brian.
Played by "Faizon Love"

Kendall Johnson: Sister of CJ and Sweet Johnson. Emotions are riding high after her mother's murder, and she's constantly warring with older brother Sweet.
Played by "Yo Yo"
Smoke: Longtime member of the Orange Grove Families Gang and bud of Sweet Johnson.
Ryder: Another key member of the Orange Grove Families, and close friend to Sweet.
Played by "MC Eiht"

Frank Tenpenny: One of two down-and-dirty bent policemen that are putting the squeeze on CJ's old gang. Most likely, it's these two coppers that frame CJ for the homicide he's accused of.
Played by "Samuel L Jackson"

Eddie Polaski: The other corrupt cop.
Played by "Chris Penn"

Don Salvatore Leone: Making a reprise appearance from GTA III, actor Frank Vincent is one again to lend his voice talent to the role of the digital mobster. It's unknown as this time as to what capacity Don will take in SA, but he's in there!
Cesar: Latino character wearing baggy slacks, an undershirt, tattoos, and a buzzcut. Is a member of the Los Aztecos and dates Kendall. You do missions for (more precisely with) him in San Fierro - he's crazy about cars.
Played by "Clifton Collins Jnr"

Old Reece: CJ's old barber that still gives him haircuts anytime he comes in. Owns the Reece's Facial Hair Studio.
"Mysterious cabin woman": an unknown secretive caracter from a previous GTA. Named "raven-haired hottie with a knack for robbery" - probably Catalina, if you ask me (remember the robbery in GTA3, in the intro cut-scene)
  • Gang members are distinguishable in several key ways, such as clothing, tattoos, and hand signs.
  • Gang fashion ends up serving two very useful functions in the game. For one, it's a useful tool for the police when they need to identify a gang set or victim; for another, it also allows gang members to interact, whether it's just instantly recognizing and showing allegiance to one another or identifying rival gangs.
  • Tags mark the territorial boundaries for the gangs in Los Santos and are effective warnings to any trespassers or other gangs in the area that they are not welcome.
  • Gangs (NPCs) can do drive-bys (yes, on you!), normal skirmishes and shoot-outs with the police and even you can see a crew of Ballas jackin a poor nutter's car and going on rampage out of their turf.
  • Gangs names are (just to know whom you're killing): The Orange Grove Families (your gang), the Temple Drive Families, the Seville Blvd Families, the Ballas (Front Yard Ballas - the radicals and Rolling Heights Ballas - in Idlewood), Los Santos Vagos, the Varrias Los Aztecos, and...thats about it for LS anyway.
Be sure to check out our Screenshots for a look at those gangs!
By Mister V

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KidWhoEatsPaste Jul 30, 2005, 01:26 am
Just signed up so i could give you guys the list that i have of character voices! Hope it helps!

Young Maylay .... Carl 'C.J.' Johnson (voice)
Faizon Love .... Sean 'Sweet' Johnson (voice)
Yolanda Whittaker .... Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
Clifton Powell .... Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris (voice)
Mc Eiht .... Lance 'Ryder' Wilson (voice) (as MC Eiht)
Jonathan Anderson .... Jeffrey 'OG Loc' Cross (voice)
The Game .... Mark 'B-Dup' Wayne (voice)
Big Boy .... Barry 'Big Bear' Thorne (voice)
Eugene Jeter Jr. .... Emmet (voice)
Ice-T .... Madd Dogg (voice)
Clifton Collins Jr. .... Cesar Vialpando (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson .... Officer Frank Tenpenny (voice)
Chris Penn .... Officer Eddie Pulaski (voice)
Armando Riesco .... Officer Hernandez/Pedestrian (voice)
Cynthia Farrell .... Catalina (voice)
Peter Fonda .... The Truth (voice)
Charles Q. Murphy .... Jizzy B (voice) (as Charlie Murphy)
Kid Frost .... T-Bone Mendez (voice)
James Woods .... Mike Toreno (voice)
James Yaegashi .... Woozie (voice)
Richard Chang .... Su Xi Mu (voice)
Hunter Platin .... Ran Fa Li (voice)
David Cross .... Zero (voice)
Danny Dyer .... Kent Paul (voice)
Shaun Ryder .... Maccer (voice)
William Fichtner .... Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Bill Fichtner)
Frank Vincent .... Salvatore Leone (voice)
Debi Mazar .... Maria Latore (voice)
Casey Siemaszko .... Johnny Sindacc/Pedestrian (voice)
Gary Yudman .... Jimmy Silverman/Pedestrian (voice)
Noelle Sadler .... Bettina/Pedestrian (voice)
John Zurhellen .... Jethro/Pedestrian (voice)
Navid Khonsari .... Dwaine (voice)
Orfeh .... Millie Perkins (voice)
Danielle Lee Greaves .... Barbara Schternvart (voice)
Heather Simms .... Denise Robinson (voice) (as Heather Alicia Simms)
Vanessa Aspillaga .... Michelle Cannes (voice)
Bijou Phillips .... Helena Wankstein (voice)
China Chow .... Katie Zhan (voice)
Ricky Harris .... DJ Johnny 'The Love Giant' Parkinson/Gangster (voice)
Chuck D. .... DJ Forth Right MC (voice)
Julio G .... DJ Julio G (voice)
George Clinton .... DJ The Funktipus (voice)
Riette Burdick .... DJ Mary-Beth Maybell (voice)
W. Axl Rose .... DJ Tommy 'The Nightmare' Smith (voice) (as Axl Rose)
Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar .... DJ Marshall Peters (voice)
Robert 'Robbie' Shakespeare .... DJ Johnny Lawton (voice)
Lloyd Floyd .... DJ Hans Oberlander/Pedestrian (voice)
Jodie Shawback .... DJ Sage (voice)
Michael Lamone Bivins .... DJ Philip 'PM' Michaels (voice) (as Michael Bivins)
Sharon Washington .... Lianne Forget - Talk Radio (voice)
Wil Wheaton .... Richard Burns - Talk Radio (voice)
Peter Appel .... Derrick Thackery - Talk Radio (voice)
Sam Tsoutsouvas .... James Pedeaston - Talk Radio (voice)
Peter Marx .... Billy Dexter - Talk Radio (voice)
Randy Perlstein .... Jack Howitzer - Talk Radio (voice)
Jeff Berlin .... Trailer Voiceover - Talk Radio (voice)
Ron Reeve .... General - Talk Radio (voice)
James Ferrante .... Mike - Talk Radio (voice)
Chris Silvestro .... Chris - Talk Radio (voice)
Lazlow Jones .... Lazlow - Talk Radio (voice)
Laura Bykowski .... Jenna Forbes - Talk Radio (voice)
Fred Melamed .... Cris Formage - Talk Radio (voice)
Danny Burstein .... Darius Fontaine - Talk Radio (voice)
Andy Dick .... Maurice - Talk Radio (voice)
Paul Ames .... Peyton Phillips - Talk Radio (voice)
Jackie Hoffman .... Mary Phillips - Talk Radio (voice)
Sara Moon .... Christhy MacIntyre - Talk Radio (voice)
Frank Chavez .... Fernando - Talk Radio (voice)
Bob Sevra .... Marvin Trill - Talk Radio (voice)
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