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Jerry Martinez
Jerry Martinez
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Full name: Jerry Martinez
Also known as: Sven Johannson
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Date of death: 1984
Home: Vice City
Nationality: Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Mexican-American
Main affiliation: The Military
Victor Vance
Phil Cassidy
Bryan Forbes
Lance Vance
Diego and Armando Mendez
Mendez Cartel
Vehicle(s): Green Streetfighter
Businesses: Drug Dealing
Voiced by: Felix Solis
"You know what your problem is, Vic? You're trying to be the good guy in a bad man's game. Huh, I thought you had potential. Turns out you're just another chump..."
― Jerry Martinez

Sgt. Jerry Martinez is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the main antagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.



Jerry is one of Victor Vance's Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) at the Fort Baxter Air Base.

Martinez does not take his position seriously and is generally a man of loose morals, as shown by his involvement in drug dealing, soliciting prostitutes and watching a Candy Suxx animal porn movie in his barracks.

Events of GTA Vice City Stories

Martinez is one of the first characters introduced in the game, giving Victor the game's first missions.

Martinez orders Victor to get a shipment of drugs for him and hide them in the barracks. Later, he tells Victor, who is very uneasy about housing the drugs, that he will collect the marijuana once Victor picks up his "girlfriend" (a prostitute named Mary). When Victor arrives at Fort Baxter however, he is confronted by drill Sergeant Peppah who informs him that they found the drugs and question him about the prostitute in his car. Victor is dishonorably discharged from the Army.

Martinez later betrays both Vic and Phil, sending a group of thugs to see to their death. He makes a deal with the Mendez brothers to oversee their shipment of cocaine arriving into Vice but it is ambushed and stolen by Victor and Lance. Realising his situation with the Mendez brothers was risky, he decided to turn states and recieve the new identity of "Sven Johanssen". Martinez later, along with the Mendez Brothers, kidnap Vic's girlfriend Louise and beat her savagely and leave her with their men.

Victor kills Martinez at the end of the game on top of The Mendez Building, along with Diego, and gets his revenge before he can even have time to confront Martinez on his issues with him.

Mission appearances

GTA Vice City Stories


  • Although Martinez is addressed as Sergeant Martinez, the uniform in his artwork bears the insignia of a Staff Sergeant.
  • Despite being based at Fort Baxter, a National Guard depot, Martinez has an official USMC (United States Marine Corps) logo on his shirt. Furthermore, the Marines are under The Department of the Navy, not the Army.
  • In the mission From Zero to Hero, Martinez is seen to be piloting a Hunter helicopter. However, his position as a Sergeant forbids him from piloting it, as in reality, the AH-64 Apache (The Hunter's real-life basis) can only be flown by Warrant Officers. This may highlight the extent of his corruption and his attempt to bring Vic down by any means, or is simply an oversight by the developers.
  • Although from game release dates, he is the last 3D Universe antagonist, he is chronologically the first main antagonist in the 3D Universe.



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