Here’s a breakdown of everything we know about the male protagonist of GTA 6, who fans are already referring to as ‘Jason.’

GTA 6 has officially revealed Lucia, but there’s another main character sharing the spotlight in Rockstar Games’ marketing.

Like GTA 5 before it, Grand Theft Auto 6 has multiple main characters for users to play as. Lucia and a currently unnamed male protagonist appear together in the game’s key art and Trailer 1 – and we may already know his name.

Who Is Jason?

Jason is the male protagonist of GTA 6, who appears beside Lucia in all of the game’s marketing so far.

From the limited interaction we’ve seen between the two characters, it is heavily implied that Jason and Lucia are in a relationship.

GTA 6 Lucia and Male Main Character Stealing

From Lucia’s arm being around Jason in the key art to the female protagonist sitting on top of him in the trailer, the signs appear clear.

“The only way we’re gonna get through this is by sticking together, being a team. Trust?”

Lucia to ‘Jason’ in Trailer 1

It is thought that Lucia and Jason are inspired by real-life criminals Bonnie and Clyde – a couple who committed a string of robberies together.

Where Does the Name Jason Come From?

Although Rockstar Games hasn’t officially revealed the male protagonist of GTA 6’s name, leaks indicate that it will be Jason.

Back in September 2022, a hacker going by the name teapotuberhacker published 90 clips of GTA 6 in various stages of development that he acquired from Rockstar Games’ Slack channels.

GTA 6 Lucia and Jason Robbing Store

The hacker released roughly 50 minutes of footage of the game, and even leaked GTA 6’s staggering development costs. What’s more, he gave us a look at our protagonists Lucia and Jason, long before their official reveal in December 2023.

Since Lucia was officially confirmed in Trailer 1, and Jason closely resembles the male protagonist that was leaked, it’s almost certain that the name is correct.

Although teapotuberhacker was rightfully arrested for one of the gaming industry’s most significant security breaches, all his information has been compiled by fans in The GTA VI Document.

Who Is Jason’s Voice Actor in GTA 6?

Rockstar Games hasn’t officially revealed the official voice actor for Jason yet, but fans have some theories as to who could be playing the male protagonist of GTA 6.

Gregory Connors

Stage and screen actor Gregory Connors won’t be a name that many are familiar with, but there’s some evidence to suggest that he’s playing a major role in GTA 6.

Until recently, Connors’ resume on Actors Access stated that he was playing a lead role in an upcoming 2025 release by Rockstar Games – one that can only be Grand Theft Auto!

Jason from GTA 6 and Gregory Connors

The listing has since been removed, but it’s entirely possible that it was pointing to Connors playing Jason.

Here’s a direct comparison between Gregory Connors’ voice and some leaked Jason voice lines, put together by TYuki on YouTube:

Personally, we think it’s quite spot-on, but only time will tell if Connors is our new main character!

Jake Silbermann

Jake Silbermann is an American actor best known for his role as Noah Mayer in As the World Turns.

The actor has also worked with Rockstar Games in the past, portraying Captain Lyndon Monroe in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Jason in GTA and Jake Silbermann Actor

Not only does the actor closely resemble Jason, but his voice also sounds extremely similar, especially when compared to the leaked voice lines in the September 2022 leaks.

Silbermann has reportedly denied that he’s playing our new male protagonist in a comment on Instagram, however the voice likeness is uncanny.

Bear in mind that Rockstar Games likely has its cast members under a strict NDA, which isn’t violated by the actor denying allegations.

One of the top candidates for Lucia’s voice actor, Manni L Perez, has similarly denied being in the game, despite evidence pointing to the contrary.

Dylan Rourke

American actor Dylan Rourke is one of the latest names being thrown around for Jason.

The popular new candidate has previously starred in several TV series, including Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, and Station 19, as well as movies such as Send It! and Bury the Bride.

Lucia and Jason GTA 6 Key Art and Actor Dylan Rourke

YouTuber LegacyKillaHD recently claimed to have insider information from a reliable source stating that Rourke is our Jason.

However, we’d take that with a grain of salt for now, as the user isn’t currently known to be a reliable source of GTA leaks.

In this clip from Rourke’s latest horror movie, Bury the Bride, the actor’s voice certainly sounds relatively Jason-esque. But for now, we’re not ready to confirm or deny anything.

Troy Baker

The theory that Troy Baker could be Jason stems from the character’s only line (or rather, word) spoken in the GTA 6 trailer.

GTA 6 Jason and Troy Baker

Listening to the way Jason says ‘trust,’ it’s easy to hear The Last of Us’ Joel, one of Baker’s most iconic roles.

We’ve timestamped the clip for you here:

However, in the leaked footage of a GTA 6 diner robbery that emerged in the September 2022 leaks, we get a little more dialogue from the character – and it doesn’t sound much like the actor.

What’s more, Troy Baker recently spoke out about the rumors of him playing Jason – and he’s denying being cast in the role.

“He says one word! He says ‘trust’. That right there is a lesson in perception, People think and they just automatically assume. I want that guy, whoever it is, to credit for his work because I’m sure it’s going to be great.”

Troy Baker via The Movie Dweeb

It’s possible that Baker is trying to throw fans off the trail but, given the other dialogue leaks, we’re inclined to believe him.

Bryan Zampella

If we had to guess, we’d say there’s an extremely low chance that Bryan Zampella is playing Jason in GTA 6 – so why is his name in the running?

GTA 6 Jason and Bryan Zampella

Well, after the September 2022 leaks, fans made a connection between the actor and the leaked male protagonist. And when that connection was made, Zampella really leaned into it.

Not only does Bryan have multiple connections with Rockstar employees, but he outright posted a picture on his Instagram where he appears to be cosplaying as Jason.

Bryan Zampella Instagram Picture Jason GTA 6

The hat and grey tank top were both part of Jason’s outfit leaks, and the music playing in the background of the post was Bryan Adam’s ‘Run To You’ – a song featured on the iconic GTA: Vice City soundtrack.

However, given that Ned Luke, the voice actor and likeness for GTA 5’s Michael has been very clear about Rockstar having a strict NDA, there’s no chance that the company would be happy with Zampella playing with fans in this way.

“You couldn’t say anything,” Ned Luke confirms in the clip below. “Even to your family. We couldn’t let anybody know, anything.”

Therefore, we think there’s a pretty high chance that the actor is just playing around, and that he has no connection to GTA 6. But we’re happy to be proven wrong!

We’ll keep this article updated with the latest information on GTA 6’s Jason, so check back soon for more on the male protagonist.

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With almost a decade of experience in video game journalism, Max is a well-versed writer from Manchester, United Kingdom. His expertise shines in his comprehensive coverage of GTA 6, providing fans with the latest news and developments regarding the highly-anticipated sequel.
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