Rumor: GTA V lead actor found

Ned Luke in GTA V

According to the cast listing for Grand Theft Auto V on IMDb and some detective work from a fan, the lead role for Rockstar’s latest installment in the series and its voice actor have been found.

A post from user Flint-007 on has shown that the IMDb page for the game has actor Ned Luke listed for the role of Albert De Silva, the only non-rumored casting so far for GTA V on the site. The user then went on to state that Rockstar has been know in Grand Theft Auto to model the lead characters after their vocal counterparts, providing screens to show an uncanny resemblance between Luke and the narrator of the game’s trailer.

Further detective work on Ned Luke’s demo reel featured on IMDb finds that the actor sounds just like the trailer’s narrator as well, adding more solidarity to the fan’s claim.

Further evidence has also surfaced in the form of actor Jimmy Taenaka’s Twitter account, where he made a couple of posts congratulating Luke.

“My fellow thespian Ned Luke is the lead voice and profile in the upcoming game by Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5!” wrote Taenaka. “Way to go Ned! Wholly Molly!”

Someone at Rockstar Games may have found out about his posts, however, as the actor then seemed to play down his knowledge of Luke’s role in the game.

“@RockstarGames #GTAV looks awesome!” said Taenaka. “It’s not official but I know that voice and look #NedLuke He is bigger & badder than Statham… lookout.”

If true, this casting would put an end to speculation that the lead role for GTA V would be a returning Tommy Vercetti. As for Luke, the relatively unknown actor’s largest roles of late have been one-episode stints for “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Third Watch”, and “JAG.”



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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