This page contains screenshots, real life photographs and information about all of the main characters in GTA San Andreas, and the voice actors who bring the characters to life.

You will find a thumbnail screenshot from in game of the character, as well as a small image next to it showing the voice actors who lend their voice.

Clicking on the screenshot thumbnails will pop up with a larger image of the character.

Huge thanks to HeavensJester and Maureece Chavez on the forums for helping me find the real photographs of the voice actors.

Carl "CJ" Johnson

Voiced By Chris "Young Maylay" Bellard

Carl Johnson is the main character in GTA San Andreas. He makes his return to Los Santos to attend his mothers funeral after living away in Liberty City for five years. Carl seems to like making his own decisions, but will always help out whenever anyone needs his assistance. He cares strongly for his family, especially his brother Sweet and hates the C.R.A.S.H.

CJ's Family

Sean "Sweet" Johnson

Voiced By Faizon Love

Carl's brother, and the leader of the Grove Street Families. Sweet thinks about nothing else but getting the drugs off the streets and getting the GSF back to the top of the gang ladder, where they belong. He isn't the most friendly person with his sister Kendl, but how many brothers and sisters are? Sweet is one of the toughest characters in the game, and always knows what he wants to do next.

Kendl Johnson

Voiced By Yo Yo

Carl and Sweet's younger sister Kendl is dating Cesar, a member of the Varios Los Aztecas. This angers the brothers, Sweet especially, but she's grown up enough to make her own decisions. She eventually becomes the brains of the family and works behind the scenes in the Johnson's business adventures.

Grove Street Families

Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris

Voiced By Clifton Powell

Big Smoke has always seen things a little differently to everyone else, but he claims to be a strong member of the Grove Street Families. He tends to get involved in things away from the main gangs objectives; such as the Russian Mafia and weaponry but always tries to help out his homies. He will take whatever opportunities are handed to him though. He can't resist, and it might end up getting him in trouble.

Lance "Ryder" Wilson

Voiced By MC Eiht

Ryder is considered the loose cannon of the GSF with his "You can't tell me what to do" attitude. He still feels as strongly as Sweet about the Grove Street Families, but like Big Smoke, he's willing to take any opportunities to make a bit of cash, despite going against his gangs best interests.

Jeffrey Martin AKA OG Loc

Voiced By Jas Anderson

OG Loc is a wanna-be Gangster Rapper. He's first seen in the game coming out of jail. Not because he did anything bad though, just because doin' time is good for the image. He has serious problems actually sounding any good when rapping though, so Carl gives him a little help with a rhyme book and sound systems. He's taken as a joke by everyone in Grove Street, but he acts like he's tough and a real "gangsta" despite the fact he hasn't put in any work for the set at all.


Officer Frank Tenpenny (Right)

Voiced By Samuel L. Jackson

Frank Tenpenny is one mean cop. He hates all gangs and will do whatever it takes to remove it from his city. Whatever it takes. He's the boss of the C.R.A.S.H. and doesn't care how many laws he breaks on his quest to rid Los Santos from gang warfare. He doesn't just go about killing everyone when he feels like it though. He's a clever man who uses whoever he can get. If two gangs will splatter each others guts on the sidewalk so he doesn't have to, he'll happily provoke such an action. All of his hypocrisy eventually causes problems across Los Santos which can't end up good for him.

Officer Pulaski (Left)

Voiced By Chris Penn

Pulaski is Tenpenny's law enforcing sidekick. He tries to be as tough as the main man Frank, but he clearly looks like he's putting on a tough shell. He still hates gangs though, especially Carl Johnson's Grove Street Families, but like Frank he's also clever enough to see that Carl will do work they don't have to. His cocky attitude will surely get him in trouble too.

Officer Hernandez (Left)

Voiced By Armando Riesco

Hernandez is probably the only good cop in the whole state. He tries to always do what's right, but has to give in to peer pressure. He wants to rid the city of gangs just like his two partners, however he wants to do it in a way that's right and not just kill everyone for no good reason. Because of his different view on crime fighting he is disliked by the other members of his team and if it was bad enough fighting all of the gangs in Los Santos on his own, he's fighting the two people who give the least shit in the city as well.

Friends, Acquaintances and Antagonists

Mark "B Dup" Wayne

Voiced By The Game

B Dup was one of the first Grove Street Guys to resort to the drugs. He moved away from the Grove and doesn't wish to have any contact with Sweet or Carl. He eventually moves into Ballas territory as a pusher, selling drugs to OG's.

Barry "Big Bear" Thorne (Left)

Voiced By Big Boy

Big Bear followed B Dup onto the drugs, but for whatever reason became B Dup's slave. Anything B Dup asks for will be met with "Yes Sir". That is until he's had enough with B Dup's orders and wishes to rejoin the set.


Voiced By Eugene Jeter, Jr

Emmet is only seen once in the game. He's the local "gun guy" providing pieces to any and all of the gangs to the East of Los Santos. He teaches Carl some shooting skills and offers to help out with weapons, however his small yard only has one pistol which can be picked up at all times through the game. If you need a piece for free, Emmet is the place to go.

Cesar Vialpando

Voiced By Clifton Collins, Jr

Cesar is not so liked by the Johnsons at the start, apart from Kendl of course who he is dating, however after a few meetings with Carl a friendly partnership is made which gets stronger and stronger as the game progresses. Cesar is the one person who tells Carl exactly what's going on, even if he doesn't like it himself and Carl is happy to call him his Brother In Law when Wu Zi Mu labels him under that. He has a huge love for cars, modifications and street racing and plays a large part in getting the Johnson's garage business underway. Most definitely Carl's best friend throughout the game.

Madd Dogg

Voiced By Ice T

Madd Dogg is the real thing when it comes to Gangster Rapping. He's got the rhymes, the girls and the cash, not to mention a huge mansion. Unfortunately, like most highly rated celebrities he can't resist turning to the alcohol and ends up losing almost everything from his manager, to his mansion and almost to his life. Thanks to Carl Johnson he eventually gets back on his feet though and goes on to retain his spot as the number one rapper in Los Santos.


Voiced By Cynthia Farrell

Catalina is introduced as Cesar's cousin. She's a crazy love-struck girl who can't really make her feelings clear enough for the lucky man Carl, and although she has fun robbing everything, her crime partnership with Carl is the best she can get before moving onto other things with her new boyfriend Claude. She clearly still has feeling for Carl though as she is constantly "accidentally" calling his cell phone and speaking about her love.

The Truth

Voiced By Peter Fonda

The Truth is perceived as a crazy drug smoking hippie, but it's not long before people start to work out that he's not just called "The Truth" by name, but that some of the stuff he says could well be true too. He strongly hates the system and is always thinking of ways to screw it. Apart from his love of drugs, he's very interested in aliens or other undisclosed information, especially about government agents and what really goes on at "the place that's not on the map".


Voiced By John Zurhellen

Jethro owns a small hotdog selling business in central San Fierro. He is great with cars though and eventually moves onto work in the Johnson Garage.


Voiced By Navid Khonsari

Dwaine is old friends with Jethro back from their times in Vice City and he works for a small garage in Easter Basin. That is before his friend The Truth invites him to work at the Johnson Garage for a real job.

Jizzy B

Voiced By Charlie Murphy

Jizzy B is the biggest Pimp in San Andreas. Not only does he have lots of girls to keep him entertained at his "Pleasure Domes" club in San Fierro, but he's also involved in the biggest drug smuggling campaign the city has ever seen. He'll use whoever he needs to get the job done, but soon finds out that he can't just go trusting everyone and expect to get away with it.

T-Bone Mendez

Voiced By Kid Frost

T-Bone Mendez is another member of the Yay Smuggling team run by Jizzy. He really only cares about getting the drugs and getting paid, but will also risk his life to ensure the job is done.

Wu Zi Mu (Woozie)

Voiced By James Yaegashi

Wu Zi Mu is the leader of the Mountain Cloud Boys, a division of the Chinese Triads. Although he is completely blind, he has trained his other senses to a point where you could barely tell the difference. Or so he says. He is blessed with extreme good fortune however though and manages to come through numerous street races without a scratch. He then moves onto bigger things and opens a Casino in Las Venturas which causes a lot of problems. Especially when trying to run a Triad Casino in a Mafia run town. Woozie is definitely one of the coolest people in the game and makes instant friends with Carl.

Su Xi Mu (Suzie)

Voiced By Richard Chang

Suzie is Woozie's assistant. He often helps out with jobs that need to be done, and will also help out with Carl when he is working for him. He is reasonably clever and knows what certain jobs entail. Especially when it comes to pulling off a huge casino heist!

Ran Fa Li (Farlie)

Voiced By Hunter Platin

Ran Fa Li is a man of few words. Well, none actually. You will however hear the occasional grunt, but in all honesty he's just one of the side characters who is said to be high up in the Triads. He eventually goes on to be Wu Zi Mu's partner at his casino, but doesn't play a very big role in the game.


Voiced By David Cross

Zero is a computer genius who runs a Remote Control Vehicles shop and has a constant on going battle with Berkley; some guy he beat in a science fair who now wants revenge in a war using only Remote Control Vehicles. He turns out to be a useful asset in the running of the garage and also in the Triad Casino as his gadgets make jobs easy, no matter how complicated the device names may be. For more interesting technology check out the first living robots.

Mike Toreno

Voiced By James Woods

Mike Toreno would appear to be another member of the Yay Smuggling squad, however after Carl gets in deep he discovers that he's more than just a drug dealer, but a government agent with a massive knowledge base. Toreno is not scared of anything, but knows that stuff has to be done and when the helpless Carl Johnson is looking for a way to free his jailed brother, Toreno will capitalise on that.

Kent Paul

Voiced By Danny Dyer

Kent Paul is the manager of a band, but loses them as soon as he gets into San Andreas. He wakes up in the desert with his friend Maccer and eventually meets up with his good old friend Rosie who he helps get back onto the idiot fuel and takes him through a few wacky adventures before going to to help Madd Dogg produce his first gold record.


Voiced By Shaun Ryder

Maccer is a strange character who has a problem with frequent masturbation. No matter where he is or who he's thinking of, all he's doing is giving himself a little bit. He's pretty obsessed with tits too and also enjoys doing all sorts of drugs. He was in a band called the Gurning Chimps but is just out for the adventure in San Andreas. Maccer is definitely one of the funniest characters in the game and his cutscene in the mission "Don Peyote" is an instant classic.

Ken Rosenburg

Voiced By Bill Fichtner

Rosie has been through rehabilitation to get off his addiction to cocaine and soon finds himself in charge of a huge Mafia run casino. He knows that he'll be popped for any wrong move but thanks to his friend Paul and his new ally Carl, he's back on the drugs and is tough enough to stand up and let people know that he's the boss.

Salvatore Leone

Voiced By Frank Vincent

Salvatore Leone is the man in charge of the Leone Mafia. He wants a stake in the Sindacco Casino but also wants a say in the way things are run. He's a man not to be messed with, but he can see things in more than one way and will do whatever is necessary to make any sort of gain. He makes quick friends with Carl and sends him off on a few dangerous jobs involving rival organizations from Liberty City but is surprised to find that Carl's allegiance is elsewhere.


Voiced By Debi Mazar

Maria plays an extremely small role in the game. She is seen working as a maid or waitress for Salvatore Leone in a few cutscenes and wants to make as much money as she can. Salvatore takes an immediate shine to her and it would seem they may be more than just friends in the future.

Jonny Sindacco

Voiced By Casey Siemaszko

Jonny is the man in charge of the Sindacco Mafia. He's originally the guy running the Caligula's Casino, but needs Salvatore's money, so allows both organizations to be united, despite the growing feud between themselves. Jonny doesn't mind getting his hands dirty, but he's caught trying to destroy some Triad hardware and is made to pay for it.


Denise Robinson

Voiced By Heather Alicia Simms

Denise is saved by Carl early on in the game from a house fire and becomes his first girlfriend. She lives extremely close to Grove Street and is one of the only gang-banging girls in and around the Grove. She's not too fussy about what she does or where she goes on dates and offers a nice Pimp Suit to Carl for dating her well.

Helena Wankstein

Voiced By Bijou Philips

Helena is a Lawyer by trade who lives on a farm just off Los Santos. She's rather strange, but is just like any other girl in a way. She has a lot of high firepower weapons to give to Carl for dating her though.

Michelle Cannes

Voiced By Vanessa Aspillaga

Michelle is sort of similar to Cesar. She works at a garage and loves cars. All she ever talks about is cars and although Carl only pretends to take an interest, she is kind enough to fix any of Carl's vehicles for free if he's in the San Fierro area.

Katie Zahn

Voiced By China Chow

Katie is a Nurse who lives and works in San Fierro. She loves car accidents and anything involving blood. She's a bit strange really, but she'll get Carl out of hospital for free if he treats her nicely.

Millie Perkins

Voiced By Orfeh

Millie is a kinky girl who becomes good friends with Carl. She loves her dirty clothing and bondage and can't help her feelings for any man wearing a gimp suit. She works for Caligula's Casino and is the security breach which eventually allows the heist to go ahead.

Barbara Schternvart

Voiced By Danielle Lee Greaves

Barbara is a divorced cop with two kids. She likes the look of Carl and wants to date. Not really much more to be said than that. She'll give out some free Police gear to anyone who shows affection to her though.