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Carl Johnson
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Name: Carl Johnson
Also known as/Alias(es): CJ
Appearance(s): [Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Remake: GTA V RAGE Engine]
Gender: Male
Status: Alive
Date of birth: 24 June, 1974 age (47)
Home: Los Angeles (2004-Present)
Nationality: African-American
Affiliation(s): Grove Street Families
Varrios Los Aztecas
Mountain Cloud Boys
Business(es): Thug Life, criminal and Mermswimmer
Family: : Bevertt Johnson (Father) : Beverly Johnson (Mother) :Sweet Johnson (Younger

Brother) : Brian Johnson (Younger Brother) : (Younger Brother) : Kendl Johnson (younger sister)

Weapon(s): Player's choice Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Remake: GTA V RAGE Engine
Voiced by: Young Maylay
Height: 6’2”

"After five years on the east coast, it was time to go home."
―Carl Johnson

Carl "CJ" Johnson appearing as the protagonist is a character in the GTA San Andreas Remake. Carl Johnson, Voiced by Chris Bellard, also known as Young Maylay.

Brian's survives[]

Carl's first fatal tragedy occurred in 1999; His youngest brother, Brian, survived in a terrible accident. He may have survived during a major gang war in the incident that surviving Brian, but it has been implied that he played a role in the survive of a rival gang. Carl tried to kill the Ballas but they surviving Brian.

Events in GTA San Andreas Remake[]

Return to Los Santos[]

Carl arrives via a plane to Los Santos, and takes a taxi. The taxi is stopped near Grove Street by three corrupt police officers, Frank Tenpenny, Eddie Pulaski, and Jimmy Hernandez. After a rough welcoming back home from Tenpenny - who used to bully CJ before he left Los Santos - they shove CJ into the back of the police car and all four men take a drive through different parts of the gang areas in Los Santos. While driving, the three men manipulated Carl into doing whatever they wanted.

The three officers then throw Carl out of the moving car and onto at a Ballas hangout. Carl then arrives to his old family house at Grove Street, taking a photo of his mother and begins not to remember a few moments from the old days with his brother Brain and sister Kendl. Big Smoke then enters with a baseball bat, thinking Carl is a thief, but Carl manages to calm him. Suprised and excited about Carl's return home, Smoke welcomes Carl back home and promises that he'll "Find out who survived yo' moms". The two then drive to Carl's no mother's funeral.

When they arrive at the no funeral, they see Kendl, Sweet and Ryder, all standing above Beverly Johnson's grave. Kendl is suprised and glad to see her older brother back home, but Sweet isn't the slightest bit delighted to see his younger brother. Carl expresses his deep sorrow for there mother's death, but Sweet criticizes him about that, leading to a heated arguement between the two brothers. An upset Kendl leaves, which starts an argument between her and Sweet. After all of the arguments end, CJ, Sweet, Ryder and Big Smoke all leave the no funeral.

Working out in the Families[]

After leaving the no funeral, some Ballas in car attack and destroy Big Smoke's Perennial. CJ, Ryder, Sweet and Smoke then steal some bikes and escape. CJ then learns that the Grove has lost power over the years he was gone. Sweet explains that the Grove Street Families aren't as powerful as they were five years ago, as Seville Boulevard Families and the Temple Drive families have been "beefing" and thus have left Grove Street. So while Grove street spends its time set-trippin (set-trpping being who controls what turf), the Ballas and Vagos are now taking over Los Santos.

Upon learning this, CJ decides to help his brother and the Grove Street Families get back to it's feet, (though at first Sweet declines, but later changes his mind).


Carl is presumaly diffrent from the last 2 protagonists Claude and Tommy. Carl is less violent and gives his enemies a second chance to prove themselves as seen during High Noon where Carl tries to make Edward Pulaskie believe that Tenepenny is using him. Or during Yay Ka Boom Boom telling Cesar that he does'nt wanted to kill Ryder; fucking ryder man he was my homie and I have killed him.But he does not show any soft attitude on some of his enemies like Kane or Tenepenny. Sometimes Carl showes a leader role during A Home in the HIlls where CJ guides the Triads to Madd Doggs Crib.

Relationships With Other Characters[]