Unlike other gaming companies, Rockstar Games usually casts some less-known voice actors in their newer games. With GTA: Vice City, however, this was not the case, as this game is full of spectacular celebrities. Let's have a look at all the voice actors who provided voices for Vice City characters.
Rockstar Games, the company behind the GTA series, hired big-name actors to provide voices for its game characters. Even today, gamers and critics alike still enjoy characters from GTA: Vice City. The following sections reveal the people behind the voices that you may have heard in this classic video game.
Ray Liotta, a renowned actor who had roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has provided his voice for the main character in Vice City - Tommy Vercetti. The main character of Vice City, Vercetty, was also the first-ever character in the GTA series that was actually speaking, which wasn't the case for the first three games where the main characters were silent. Because of his great voice-acting performance, Liotta has won a few awards.
In interviews and commentary, Liotta has discussed his frustration with voice acting in video games, citing the limits of the medium when compared to film. Despite these limitations, he thought Vice City was successful. Similarly, Liotta has talked about his pay as an actor in interviews over the years but has not raised this issue since Rockstar's newer games have become successful.
You may remember him from movies such as Heat, True Romance, and more; he plays a relatively small role in GTA: Vice City. He provides voice acting for Sonny Forelli, and he doesn't appear that often in the game.
William Fichtner is a great character actor who has starred in numerous films, including Heat, The Dark Knight, and many others. He provided the voice for Ken Rosenberg, who shares similarities to Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and is a close partner of Tommy Vercetti.
In addition to his role in GTA: Vice City, Fichtner also appeared in GTA: San Andreas as Ken Rosenberg. He has also been featured in other video games.
Probably among the most recognizable faces that appeared on TV screens during the eighties, Phillip Michael Thomas had some significant roles, including the one in Miami Vice. In Vice City, he provided the voice for Lance Vance, but he is also featured in Vice City Stories.
Academy Award winner and star of movies such as Die Hard, The Goonies, and The Licence to Kill, Robert Davi voiced Juan Cortez in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, one of the game's main characters and a father of Mercedes Cortez. Cortez appears in 10 missions of GTA Vice City, but he also appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
After his voice role in GTA: Vice City, Davi has voiced characters in other games, including Halo 2, Halo 3, and Scarface: The World Is Yours.
Luis Guzman is a renowned actor who portrayed villains in various '80s and '90s movies, such as Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, and more. His only video game voiceover jobs include Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories roles of Ricardo Diaz, one of these games' main characters and antagonists. He is a Colombian drug kingpin of Vice City and plays a significant role in the game, appearing in seven missions.
A former football team chairman and media personality, this Englishman has appeared in a few British movies and games, such as GTA: San Andreas and Rage 2. In Vice City, he provides a voice for Kent Paul, and is renowned for his typical Cockney accent.
Next, we have a legendary Oscar-nominated actor, voice actor, and director - Burt Reynolds. He starred and co-starred in various popular movies and TV shows, including Kill Bill 2, The X-Files, and much more. He voiced Avery Carrington in GTA: Vice City, one of the main characters from the game.
Here's a list of voice actors who provided the voices for GTA: Vice City supporting characters.
Youree Dell Cleomili Harris, AKA Miss Cleo, is a self-proclaimed psychic and shaman who rose to fame from her pay-per-call service during the '90s and early '00s. She is one of the rare voice actors for GTA games that did not have any previous voice acting experience.
American actor and voice actor who appeared in series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS: Los Angeles, Medium, and more. In addition, he voiced multiple characters in games like Saints Row, Company of Heroes, Max Payne 2, The Fall of Max Payne, etc.
American actor and voice actor George DiCenzo has appeared in a number of popular shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS: Los Angeles, Medium, and more. He also voiced multiple characters in games like Saints Row, Company of Heroes, Max Payne 2, The Fall of Max Payne and others.
A Cuban actor and voice actor who appeared in shows such as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and Miami Vice, and who voiced the characters in Courage the Cowardly Dog and Dora the Explorer, Jorge Pupo voiced Alberto Robina and Gonzales, who are both side characters in GTA: Vice City and Vice City Stories.
Charley Tucker is an actor/voice actor from the USA. He provided the voiceover for Hilary King, an expert driver who collaborates with Phil Cassidy and Cam Jones in Grand Theft Auto: London and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
A Scottish actor and voice actor notable for his roles in Trainspotting, Brave, and the Kingdom of Heaven, as well as games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and 3, where he voiced Soap MacTavish, a legendary character, Kevin McKidd provided the voice for Jezz Torrent in GTA: Vice City.
American actress, musician, and visual artist best known for her roles in Almost Famous, American History X, and The Craft, Fairuza Balk has also voiced Mercedes Cortez, one of the supporting characters in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
One of the oldest cast members of GTA: Vice City, Lee Majors is a renowned American actor and voice actor who had over 100 roles in TV series and movies such as Bigger Stronger Faster*, Will Penny, Community, Ash vs. Evil Dead, and more. He voiced Mitch Baker in GTA: Vice City, one of the main characters and leader of Vice City Bikers.
Gary Busey, who has been nominated for an Oscar and made appearances in films such as Lethal Weapon, Point Break and Under Siege and video games including Hitman.
Dennis Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, and artist who starred in several legendary movies, including Easy Rider and Blue Velvet. He also appeared in TV series such as The Twilight Zone, Entourage and 24. He voiced Steve Scott in GTA: Vice City – a film producer who appears in several important missions.
And lastly, one of the biggest names in the game is Danny Trejo, one of the most popular Latino actors in history. He had roles in movies such as Grindhouse, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, and Machete, as well as series like Breaking Bad, Monk, and much more. In game, he provides a voice for Umberto Robina, one of the side characters, who also appears in GTA: Vice City Stories.
Every radio host featured in GTA: Vice City, excluding Mr. Magic and Lazlow, are voiced by various voice actors who portray several characters, including the:
|Mr. Magic||Wildstyle||Hip Hop and Electro|
|Leyna Weber||K-Chat||Talk station|
|Julius Dyson||Fever 105||Disco, Soul, Funk, and R&B|
|Lazlow Jones||V-Rock||Hard Rock and Heavy Metal|
|Philip Anthony-Rodriguez||VCPR||Talk station|
|Tony Chiroldes||Radio Espantoso||Latin jazz, Mambo, Son, Salsa, and Latin funk.|
|Frank Chavez||Emotion 98.3||Soft Pop, Soft Rock, Power Ballads|
|Jamie Canfield||Wave 103||New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk|
Lastly, these are all the extra characters and their voice actors worth mentioning:
|Charley Tucker||Hilary King|
|Christopher Lucas||Congressman Alex Shrub|
|Danny Dyer||Kent Paul|
|Debbie Harry||Taxi Controller|
|Fairuza Balk||Mercedes Cortez|
|George DiCenzo||Old Man Kelly / Sonny's Right Hand Man|
|Gregory Sims||Cam Jones|
|Hunter Platin||Psycho / Commercial Announcer / Vercetti Gang Member / Biker / Hispanic Cab Driver / Shoeless Homeless Man / Golfer / Shipping Officer / Diaz Gang Member / Store Owner - Shakedown|
|Jane Gennaro||Maude The Ice Cream Lady|
|Jenna Jameson||Candy Suxxx|
|John Zurhellen||Jethro / Vice Squad Member / Mall Food Court Workers / Pizza Stack Worker|
|Jorge Pupo||Gonzales / Alberto Robina / Diaz Gang Member / Cuban|
|Kevin McKidd||Jezz Torrent|
|Lawrence Taylor||BJ Smith|
|Lee Majors||Mitch Baker|
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