Carl Johnson

protagonist of the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Carl "CJ" Johnson is the main playable character of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.[1] The game's main storyline begins with Carl returning to Los Santos following the tragic demise of his mother.

Carl Johnson
AffiliationGrove Street Families
FamilyBeverly Johnson, Unnamed father
RelativesSweet Johnson, Kendl Johnson

CJ is a member of the Grove Street Families, a street gang located in Los Santos.[2]

Prior to events in San Andreas, CJ causes the accidental death of his brother. Eventually he decides to leave his gang life behind by moving to Liberty City, where he commences to work with Joey Leone in the car theft business.

He is voiced by rapper Young Maylay.


  1. Bertz, Matt. "The Snubbed List". Game Informer. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  2. "The 10 Best Black Characters In Video Games". Complex. Retrieved 2021-04-13.