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Ferdinand Kerimov
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Ferdinand Kerimov
Also known as: Mr. K
Status: Alive


Place of birth: Azerbaijan
Home: Morningwood, Los Santos
Nationality: Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijani
Family: Unnamed family
Businesses: Home Theater Technician
Voiced by: Armin Amiri

Ferdinand Kerimov, also known as Mr. K, is a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto V.


Mr. K is an Azerbaijani who lives with family in Morningwood, Los Santos. He looks to be around his mid to late thirties or early forties and wears what appears to be a religious cross around his neck. According to him, he was kidnapped six weeks beforehand in the game once you start the mission By the Book.

He works as a home theater technician, as evidenced by his refutations of being a "terrorist" and admitting he's installed cinema equipment for accused terrorist Tahir Javan.

Events of GTA V

The FIB and the IAA are involved in a bureaucratic fight over which agency will receive more government funding. The IAA captures Mr. K and fakes his death to "remove him from the record", then extradites him for torture. Under the orders of Steve Haines, Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips rescue him from the IAA in the midst of a torture session with the help of Franklin, but only to remove him to another warehouse. Mr. K is brutally tortured, this time by Trevor under Steve's supervision, until he gives them enough information so that Michael and Dave Norton can locate and kill Tahir Javan. He's tortured to the point where he cries. 

Afterwards, Steve gives Trevor the order to kill Mr. K. Trevor decides instead to let Mr. K live however, solely because he doesn't like taking orders from government types. He drives Mr. K to the airport, ignoring his complaints about his poor health and wanting to see his family again, and tells him to fly out of the country. Once dropped off at the airport, Mr. K attempts to run away, but eventually stumbles down a flight of stairs that exit the airport. He is not seen again after this.

Mr. K was accused of being a terrorist or at least being involved in terrorism in some form, but it is shown that he was simply a scapegoat.

If the player removed his tooth during the mission By The Book, his tooth can be seen (along with the wrench, car battery, and pliers) in Floyd's apartment.

Mission appearances



  • He wears what appears to be a religious cross around his neck, which may imply that he may be Christian although he is accused of being a Jihadist.
  • Though Azerbijani by birth, he is a U.S Citizen.



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