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Carl Johnson Voice Actor Revealed!

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 08:49 AM MDT | By Neil
Today, we can reveal that the actor voicing Carl Johnson in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be none other than Young Maylay, an up-and-coming musician from Los Angeles. Speaking exclusively to Official Playstation 2 Magazine USA, Dan Houser, director of the game described Maylay's voice as "powerful". The same article from the magazine also features an interview with Maylay himself, where he was asked how he came to be involved with the game.
"Actually, it was through DJ Pooh. He's been a producer forever...I was introduced, then the Rockstar family picked me up...I didn't know that Dan was listening, and I guess he was getting the idea about me being the voice right then."

-- Extract from interview with Young Maylay, Official Playstation 2 Magazine USA, Issue 86


We look forward to hearing more about Young Maylay, who's certainly looking like he's got a bright future ahead of him. A huge thanks to kilik for providing access to his magazine.

Important Note: Someone successfully managed to spoof a Rockstar email address and sent us a very comprehensive 'Q&A' and 'Voice Actor List'. I rushed these online, only shortly later discovering their lack of authenticity. We're working on a solution to make sure we don't deceive visitors again, although we are certain that Young Maylay will be voicing CJ.
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Bfett21
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Excellent. a no-name.
Hope this is his big break into a big and long lasting career. Congrats from us GTA fans!
09-28-2004 08:56 AM
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Ahhh, finally the voice actor has been revealed!!! Great news.
09-28-2004 08:57 AM
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good good. glad to see its a no-name!
remember the name Young Maylay!
09-28-2004 08:57 AM
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Neato.
09-28-2004 08:58 AM
Dead Mike
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I have no idea who that guy is but... cool.
09-28-2004 09:03 AM
Guest
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Good stuff, now I hope he can deliver a great performance. We've really been spoiled by Liotta, though.
09-28-2004 09:04 AM
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yyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-28-2004 09:11 AM
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a noname in a top game

talk about a shit load of luck
09-28-2004 09:19 AM
adidas
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At last, in a way im glad its a unkown person of sorts.
09-28-2004 09:20 AM
Bfett21
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you adidas, so am i, Rockstar is great when choosing voice actors for roles, he should do very well.
09-28-2004 09:31 AM
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aleluya finaly cj voice revealed!!
09-28-2004 09:33 AM
Lynk
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At least it isn't 50 cent
09-28-2004 09:38 AM
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Eeeh, no name?!? I known about him for years. Tha boy rokkz.
09-28-2004 09:57 AM
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whay do tou mean #13 ?
09-28-2004 10:37 AM
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I think that R* has chosen a "no-name" because if it were a famous person, we would already know how their voice sound, spoiling the game in a certain way.
09-28-2004 10:52 AM
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he looks just like CJ.... cool
09-28-2004 11:13 AM
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yea he does look like him
09-28-2004 11:59 AM
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The guy must have talent because R* doesn't just look for a big name to sell the game, they look for talent wheather the person is big or not. But I can't find anything about Young Maylay on Google, can anyone post some info about him, maybe a clip of his music?
09-28-2004 11:59 AM
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He even looks like Carl Johnson!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-28-2004 12:03 PM
PHOENIXZERO
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There are three/seven mentions of him that I found on Google.
09-28-2004 12:48 PM
Memphis Monroe
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I'm sure Young will do a great job. And you know he will forever be CJ to us GTA dorks. So, Young, welcome to the life of a legend.
09-28-2004 12:50 PM
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hey #19, he doesn't look at all like CJ, are you saying that all black people have same faces? what a shame...
but cool, a noname, trough I would prefer a no voice like Gta3
09-28-2004 01:09 PM
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I'm glad its not 50 cent. Young Malay seems to have a strong character ^_^
09-28-2004 01:11 PM
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Did you ever think they modeled CJ after Young? That KINDA makes sense.
09-28-2004 02:53 PM
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I agree #23. But eh... when he becomes a milllionare from this game, he's gonna go back to his Compton Mansion and get violently gunned down by his mother for life insurance. ^_^
09-28-2004 02:53 PM
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anyone know how to get a hold of something he did before?
09-28-2004 02:56 PM
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It's very good that the voice actor is a no-name. Now we know the game won't be marketed on the fame of a pop star. Now that we know the voice actor, I hope R* releases a sound clip.
09-28-2004 03:12 PM
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i wish it was someone big and not a no name.I think ice cube would have been great.But he's not cool with DJ Phoo.

And DJ Phoo was the guy RED on the friday movie.

Oh well wish i didnt know that cause now i dont like CJ.

Oh well guess i'll have to do my own Voice overs for the PC version.Something new to do.

Romeo615~
09-28-2004 03:13 PM
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who cares if its a no-name?...jeez..
09-28-2004 03:45 PM
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some of the best characters in vc were no name actors, like the colombian gang leader.
09-28-2004 04:02 PM
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umberto. I just remembered his name.
09-28-2004 04:02 PM
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I'm glad they chose someone from LA itself, to make the game more realistic. And its a nice break for the bloke.
09-28-2004 04:27 PM
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he better have a ghetto vibe.
09-28-2004 05:41 PM
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Bullshoot it's him..

I seen a picture of him with like uzi's in some PS2 Aus mag when the first previews were being done.. They didnt say anything about him voicing or being in the game, it just had a picture of him..

Damn, thats fetched.
09-28-2004 06:49 PM
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that is cool. im really glad its not ja rule.
09-28-2004 07:30 PM
BlackCrow
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THAT SUCKS (Don't like him I like Ray Liotta way BETTER) SCREW CJ!
09-28-2004 07:33 PM
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#28,ice cube would be cool,but his voice would be too farmiliar.this guy i guarantee will have a great voice.also ,yes its not ja rule.
09-28-2004 07:33 PM
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THAT SUCKS (Don't like him I like Ray Liotta way BETTER) SCREW CJ!
09-28-2004 07:33 PM
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#36 and 38,just one word,actually two words.BLOW ME.
09-28-2004 07:35 PM
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Dan said his voice was quote unquote POWERFUL. Wonder what that means.
09-28-2004 08:09 PM
BlackCrow
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NO Im just saying Ray Liotta did a better voice over
09-28-2004 08:59 PM
Loco
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well weather a no name or not, i just wanna play the damn game. plus i think young will do a good job.
09-28-2004 09:06 PM
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#41 what do you mean "did" a better job. You haven't heard anything from this guy yet. Don't jump the gun so fast.
09-28-2004 11:06 PM
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like ohh my gosh, what is this, i mean like the GTA 3 voice over for the main character was like way better than SA, i mean ohh my gosh, i mean hes not even a big name actor... ohh my gosh, i havent even played ir or heard him and im like makin judgment on his ability to do a good job.. ohh my gosh
09-28-2004 11:21 PM
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Umberto wasn't a no-name. Danny Trejo, the guy who played him, has been in a ton of stuff. Check IMDB for a full list, but it's guaranteed you must've seen him in something if you watch a lot of movies. He usually plays the villain or some drug guy.
09-28-2004 11:32 PM
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#43 Dude your SOO right I take all that back then Im sorry :( I just can not wait for this game) He'll do good! :D
09-29-2004 12:20 AM
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A famous person's voice is too familiar? Yeah, um Ray Liotta is THE mafia voice starring in THE mafia movie. The only actor that would have been more obvious would have been Pacino for Scarface. Despite Liotta being famous and known for the role it didn't spoil Vice City one bit. All I can say is, Ice Cube where are you???
09-29-2004 02:17 AM
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all i can say about who voices cj is............bothert!!
09-29-2004 03:41 AM
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thank fck it isnt 50 cent!
YES!
09-29-2004 04:49 AM
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I'm pretty glad it ain't 50 cent either, that would suck some serious nuts (in other words, I hate 50 cent)

i never heard of this guy, maybe I did but then i forgot about that. kinda cool
09-29-2004 07:51 AM
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That guy Danny Trejo (Umberto Robina's voice in VC) was the knife throwing dude in the movie Desperado with Antonio Banderas. He also played a tech wiz in the Spy Kids movies.
09-29-2004 10:55 AM
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who the f*** is this guy
09-29-2004 03:02 PM
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word up
09-29-2004 03:04 PM
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that is wack
09-29-2004 03:06 PM
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hey everybody lets rules and stay off topic
09-29-2004 03:07 PM
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young mayley looks like thierry henry
09-29-2004 03:14 PM
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word up dawgs
09-29-2004 05:07 PM
Loco
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I think it would be cool if 50 cent was the voice of CJ. at least it aint ja rule.
09-29-2004 06:27 PM
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wang
09-29-2004 07:03 PM
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yo youg may seems tight. he doz have a rezembleince to cj too. either way i think hes tha best nig fer tha job. go git em cowboy!!
09-29-2004 09:46 PM
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#60 im sure hed like u calling him a nig.
09-30-2004 05:43 AM
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gys who cares who he is.as long as he has a good voice im happy.
09-30-2004 05:45 AM
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yeah some nigger he is he is a good nigger and they couldnt of chose a better nigger for that part imo nigger
09-30-2004 06:14 AM
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he should be alright.. at least i HOPE he does alright.. i still woulda liked mekhi phifer tho.
09-30-2004 02:02 PM
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he should be alright.. at least i HOPE he does alright.. i still woulda liked mekhi phifer tho.
09-30-2004 02:03 PM
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yea LATINO LUV

*MATEO*
09-30-2004 02:37 PM
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BLOOD 4 LIFE

i juss wanna know who the fuck is yung maylay it wouldv'e been bettah if Dave Chappelle playin CJ voice but if da game took game place in colombus,Ohio it wouldv'e been juss like da movie Jacked Up so fuck yung maylay fuck westside itz all bout EASTWICK <GANGSTA maddd official hellz yea and 2 all u westside niggaz suck ma uthafuckin dick u pussy ass bitches ya wanna b down and gangsta like eastside blow me u retarded sons of bitches and if ya got a problem wit wat im sayin come to 511 southfifth st. 2nd floor elizabeth new jersey 07206 u fucken faggots ass niggaz aint gonna do shit
10-01-2004 10:52 AM
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BLOOD 4 LIFE

look take a look at CJ doesn't he look like DR.DRE look at Easy-E do he look like RYDER R.I.P. 2 Eric Wright look at SWEET JOHNSON do he look like SUGE KNIGHT look at SMOKE do he look like Ice Cube a littl bit tho i got diz in4mation at http://www.gtaxtreme.com
i juss got 1 last thing 2 say fuck suge knight how can u set 2pac up like dat he waz ya reel nigga suck me suge knight
10-01-2004 11:07 AM
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carl should be a latino man we need more of us man... personally im a panameno` and if u dont know were theat is it near columbia( those bitches givin us all da cokaine) ita aka canal country ...

decyada mucho glenna

*mateo*
10-01-2004 06:11 PM
 

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