The name Franklin Clinton is a popular character in the worldwide famous and beloved video game; GTA ( Grand Theft Auto) among its players. And, Shawn Fonteno is the boss who acted one of the three playable protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V. 

The legendary multi-talented man aka Fonteno does not only act but sing, rap, act, and Dj too. So, who is really the man behind the display of Franklin Clinton?

Who is Shawn Fonteno?

Shawn Fonteno is a voice actor.
Shawn Fonteno is most known for performing Franklin Clinton in GTA.

Shane Fonteno is an actor and a voice actor who originally hails from South Los Angeles, California but grew up in Watts, Los Angeles, California.

Born on 8th April 1968 to father, Thomas Fonteno, Fonteno’s childhood was brought up in the neighborhood of Los Angeles where a majority of African American resided.

Fonteno’s early life involved being a thug member of a street gangster group that made him sell drugs, steal cars and basically, any of the acts his character in GTA committed.

It was only after a violent dangerous shooting which nearly killed him that made him change his mind. Not long after the incident, he changed his life around and developed an interest to pursue a career in music.

In concern to his family life, Shawn is related to his younger cousin, Rapper Young Maylay, another major character in GTA who voiced Carl Johnson.

Shawn’s mother died in Octber 2017.

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Apart from acting and working as an actor, Fonteno who enjoys riding and modifying Harley Davidson‘s motorcycles also part-time serves as a rapper, singer, and a DJ.

Shawn Fonteno’s Professional Life

Shawn Fonteno is known for portraying Franklin Clinton in GTA
Shawn Fonteno is also a rapper and film actor.

Shawn Fonteno voiced and performed the character of Franklin Clinton in ‘Grand Theft Auto V (2013) through a using a motion capture technology.

Prior to performing as a Clinton, Fonteno previously voiced another small character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

In the rise of his career as a voice actor, one of his friends; DJ Pooh helped him work with Rockstar to find the best actor to perform Franklin only to ultimately end up on getting the role himself.

Besides, Shawn also voiced in other games including Watch Dogs.

In 2014, Fonteno was nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game.

As for his acting career, Shawn Fonteno made his appearance as Big Mo in 3 Strikes, Face in The Wash, Bam in Grow House, Dead Homiez (1996), Three Strikes (2001),

In addition, Fonteno also rapped along with his rap group named Kam&Solo affiliated with Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Crew.

Is Shawn Fonteno married?

Shawn Fonteno is a married man.
Shawn Fonteno is married with a daughter named Bria Fonteno.

Shawn Fonteno shares a blissfully married life with his wife whose information is not disclosed to the public yet. Fonteno and his wife also share a grown-up daughter named Bria Fonteno who currently attends (as of 2019) the University of Arizona.

Shawn Fonteno
Shawn Fonteno is a father to a daughter named Bria Fonteno.

The proud dad of Bria frequently updates every little and big achievements of his daughter on social media, be it her birthday or prom or any special events.

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Shawn Fonteno Net Worth

In average, professional video game actors make nearly $500 per hour with $1000 extra commission. Considering that Shawn Fonteno actively involved in video games for a long time, and made appearance in multiple movies, he highly accumulated a lot of wealth.

Shawn Fonteno’s net worth comes at a number of $1 million.

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Shawn Fonteno’s Body Measurements

The broad tattoed body of Shawn Fonteno carries a weight of 115 kg and stands at a height of 6 foot tall.

Fonteno has brown eyes and dark black hair.

Shawn Fonteno's body is tattooed
Shawn Fonteno carries a body weight of 115 kg.

Shawn Fonteno’s Quick Facts

Where and when was Shawn Fonteno born?

8th April 1968, South Los Angeles, California, United States

What is Shawn Fonteno’s nationality?


What ethnicity does Shawn Fonteno belong to?

African American

What is Shawn Fonteno’s zodiac sign?


What is Shawn Fonteno eyes color?


Which color hair does Shawn Fonteno have?

Dark Black 

How tall is Shawn Fonteno?

6 foot.

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