While Grand Theft Auto V is entering its tenthyear of existence, the game has shown no signs of slowing down in its popularity. GTA Online has kept the game relevant for years as Rockstar continues to support it and provide new content that keeps players coming back.
In this article, you will learn:
- An overview of the GTA 5’s timeline
- The GTA 5 actors and their previous work
With the enhanced editions of GTA 5 and GTA Online being released in March 2022, the game has proven it is still popular, which is remarkable given its original 2013 release date. For people looking to jump into the story mode, you might find yourself wondering about the GTA5 actors. There is nothing like looking up the characters and seeing their other work and if they look like their namesake in the game.
With that in mind, here are the GTA 5 actors that play the three protagonists in GTA 5.
Shawn Fonteno as Franklin Clinton
Shawn Fonteno has been involved in acting since 2000, finding roles in 3 Strikes and The Wash. However, most of his acting experience is in the realm of voice acting where he has worked on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Watch Dogs, and Grand Theft Auto V. He motion captured all the acting for Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V and voiced the character again in 2022 for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Ned Luke as Michael Townley (De Santa)
Ned Luke is a prolific actor who has appeared in several television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and The Pretender. In 2007, he decided to take a break from his acting career to give his son a more normal life and left Los Angeles and returned to his hometown of Danville to open a restaurant with his brother. Two years later, he returned to acting, and it was a few years later when he was cast as Michael De Santa.
Steven Ogg as Trevor Phillips
Steven Ogg is the last of the GTA 5 actors for the protagonists, playing the rather psychopathic Trevor Philips. The Canadian-born Ogg is also known for his work in Snowpiercer, Westworld, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead.
These are the GTA 5 actors that brought your favourite characters to life. The acting has been critically acclaimed, and the three actors here are the main reason why.
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