|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Place of birth:||Russia|
|Date of death:||2013|
|Main affiliation:||Civil Border Patrol|
Trevor Philips (Formerly)
|Voiced by:||Sergey Nagroney|
Josef was voiced by Sergey Nagroney.
Events of GTA V
Josef is a bespectacled Russian man who is fanatically obsessed with America and, despite being an immigrant himself, has an intense hatred for immigrants (mainly Mexican immigrants). Josef, along with his best friend Joe, form the Civil Border Patrol, a group dedicated to hunting down and deporting illegal immigrants, though most of the time they end up harrassing legal citizens of the United States of Hispanic heritage.
During their missions, Joe and Josef employ Trevor Philips twice to help them hunt down supposed illegals. Trevor, being a Canadian immigrant himself dislikes the duo, but goes along with them because the monetary reward. After his second outing with the duo, Trevor re-encounters Manuel, one of the men arrested during his second tour with the Patrol, who was a legal resident of the US; his family having lived in San Andreas for two hundred years, well before it was incorporated into the US. Manuel shames Trevor for his actions and, in a regretful fit of rage, Trevor tracks down Joe and Josef to a nearby farm and attacks them. Josef tries to fight back with a Sawn-off Shotgun that he'd been previously using to threaten the Hispanic residents of the farm, but is ultimately killed. Soon after, Joe is killed as well.
- GTA V
- Trevor Philips Industries (Opening cutscene)
- The Civil Border Patrol
- An American Welcome
- Minute Man Blues (Killed)
- Josef can only speak Russian.
- Despite being obsessed with the United States, Josef does not seem to have a very firm grasp on its history or culture as, during cutscenes, he makes proclamations like "God save the Queen" or "For King and Country", two chants which belong to the United Kingdom.
- Though Joe claims the Civil Border Patrol does not use lethal force, Josef still threatens a hispanic farming family with a Sawn-off Shotgun during his final appearance.