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Joseph Leone
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto III
Full name: Joseph Leone
Also known as: Joey
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1968
Place of birth: Liberty City
Home: Trenton, Portland, Liberty City
Nationality: Flag of Italy Italian-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Salvatore Leone (Father)
Maria Latore (Step Mother)
Uncle Leone (Great Uncle)
Unnamed mother (Deceased)
Main affiliation: Salvatore Leone
Leone Family
Carl Johnson (Formerly)
Toni Cipriani
Luigi Goterelli
Mickey Hamfists
Claude (Formerly)
Vehicle(s): Mafia Sentinel
BF Injection
Businesses: Joey's Garage
Voiced by: Michael Rapaport
"Chunky Lee Chong is pushing SPANK for some new gang from Colombia or Colorado or something. I'm not really sure. Who needs details? Anyway, he's got a noodle stand in Chinatown. That rat has sold his last stir fry. I want you to take him out."
― Joey Leone

Joseph "Joey" Leone is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001). He is also mentioned in The Introduction (set in 1992), a prequel to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, during the cutscene of Salvatore Leone's mission Freefall, and in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is the son of the Don of the Leone Family the most powerful family in Liberty City. He also owns his own business, Joey's Garage. He is voiced by Michael Rapaport, who has starred in such television programs as Prison Break and Boston Public and is also best known for voicing Troy Bradshaw in the famous sandbox game series, Saints Row.


Life up to 2001

Joey Leone was born in Liberty City and grew up around his father, who in the late 1980s became the Don of the Leone Family. He, however, had no ambitions of becoming a made man in the family, deciding to concentrate on small time crime, although he does attend important family meetings along with Caporegime Antonio Cipriani and made man Luigi Goterelli. In between 1987 and 1992 he employed Carl Johnson to steal cars for his garage, which he had established in the Trenton district of Portland, Liberty City. He eventually loses the services of Johnson who returns to Los Santos for the funeral of his mother, although he continues with his work as a mechanic. His business continues to be successful throughout the 1990s, appearing again in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, set in 1998. His father, however, does not appear to be pleased with Joey, claiming in 1998 that Joey wasn't as involved in the family, and Toni Cipriani, Capo of the Leone Family, was more like a son.


In 2001 he is introduced to Claude who drives his favourite prostitute, Misty, to his garage from Luigi's Sex Club 7. Joey then begins to employ Claude, initially having him murder Mike Forelli, a prominent member of the rival Forelli Family, and "Chunky" Lee Chong, a Triad selling the drug SPANK through a noodle stand. Joey continues to employ Claude, having him steal a Securicar, chauffeur Leone Family Capo Toni Cipriani, dispose of the body of a deceased Forelli Family mobster and act as a getaway driver in a bank heist. Joey meets Claude again when Claude drives Joey, Toni and Luigi to Salvatore Leone's mansion. Joey also has a long standing rivalry with the Forelli Family, having reportedly killed a number of the Forelli mobsters.

Claude continues to work with the Leone Family until a paranoid Salvatore decides to try and kill Claude, resulting in Claude and Maria Latore fleeing to Staunton Island. Claude was then tasked with killing Salvatore by Asuka Kasen, co-leader of the Yakuza, who was looking to employ Claude. Claude carried out his orders, killing Joey's father.


Mission Appearances


Artwork of Joey Leone.

GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories


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