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The GTA 5 protagonist revealed in the first trailer for the highly anticipated title is not voiced by Ray Liotta, casting serious doubt over rumours the character is an older Tommy Vercetti from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

IGN reached out to Liotta's representatives and had it confirmed that the movie star's voice does not feature in the GTA 5 debut trailer.

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So, does this mean the older man in the GTA 5 trailer isn't Tommy Vercetti? It looks that way, but Rockstar could have recast the role.

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sarahmontol's Avatar


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Posted 21:52 on 03 November 2011
rickystaines's Avatar


It's certainly possible. Liotta famously moaned about the payment he received for Vice City, with Rockstar claiming that they wouldn't use him again. So it's possible that they've recast the role.

I guess he'd be about 60 now, though, so it might only be a supporting role.
Or perhaps Tommy's son?
Posted 13:11 on 03 November 2011
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Endless@ dudester

If it's Nico I will be SERIOUSLY unimpressed. Hated him. Anyone that had anything to do with him. Not a likeable character in the whole game.
Posted 12:46 on 03 November 2011
dudester's Avatar


Can I start the rumour its really niko again? its clearly not him but why let facts get inthe way of a hype train? :D
Posted 10:41 on 03 November 2011
mydeaddog's Avatar


As I said to Chris yesterday, I'll happily take cash bets on Our Guy not being Tommy Vercetti. It's not Ray Liotta, and Rockstar wouldn't do the character with a different voice. Also, Rockstar have repeatedly said that the last-gen GTA leads won't be appearing in the current gen games - because they're almost certainly dead.

If you're still not sure... One of the reasons Our Guy moved to San Andreas was for the weather, and Vercetti was last seen living in Vice City, land of perpetual sunshine. And as someone else pointed out yesterday, Vercetti would be about 60 years old by now.

It's not him.
Posted 10:39 on 03 November 2011
Wido's Avatar


Lol... Ray Liotta? Doesn't even sound like him!
Posted 10:34 on 03 November 2011
Woffls's Avatar


I doubt they'd be bothered about getting the same voice actor to play Vercetti now that he's much older. I need to go back and listen just to compare the two voices, because there should be enough similarities.

I don't think Rockstar will make any of the other lead characters the main person in a GTA game. Because at that point, they have to directly address the full story arc of the GTA world. We already know that they co-exist, but I think they'd want to avoid making a proper story out of it.
Posted 10:15 on 03 November 2011

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Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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