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For the petroleum company in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, see RON. For the mission, see Nervous Ron.
CHARACTER
Ronald Jakowski
GTA 5 Ron
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Full name: Ronald Jakowski
Also known as: Ron
Ronnie
Nervous Ron
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Home: Sandy Shores, Blaine County
Nationality: Flag of Poland Polish-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Unnamed ex-wife
Main affiliation: Trevor Philips Enterprises
Blaine County Radio
Voiced by: David Mogentale
"They could be watching us."
―Ron Jakowski

Ronald "Ron" Jakowski is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Ron Jakowski is a paranoid, conspiracy theorist. He is an associate of Trevor Philips and acting CEO of Trevor's business, Trevor Philips Enterprises. Ron also hosts his own podcast that's played during the Blaine County Radio Community Hour on Blaine County Talk Radio.

History

Background

Ronald Jakowski was formerly happily married before his "best friend" Trevor Philips entered his life. Trevor convinced him that his wife was only holding him back in life, and was divorced by his wife. He then began to obsess over conspiracy theories. On his radio show, Ron also reveals he was formerly an accountant before he started believing conspiracy theories. He's also deep in debt and still has to pay his settlement fees to his former wife.

Now Ron helps Trevor expand Trevor Philips Industries and is acting CEO.

Events of GTA V

Ron is first seen trying to calm down Johnny Klebitz while he is angrily stomping towards Trevor's trailer. Unfortunately, Ron and Wade's efforts did not stop Trevor from brutally killing Johnny.

TPI

The trio taunts the bikers.

The three men hop into Trevor's Bodhi to drive towards The Lost MC's safehouse in Grapeseed. Once there, they confront and threaten Terry Thorpe and Clay Simons. This causes the two bikers to drive away in order to warn the rest of the club. They are killed on the way! however.

Eventually, they make it to the Lost's headquarters: The Range. Ron decides to stay behind while Trevor does all the fighting. After the bikers are killed, Ron and Trevor drive towards Ortega's trailer. They push the trailer down into the water, and can either kill or spare Ortega.

A while later, Trevor has finally had enough of The Lost's presence in Blaine County, and decides to take over the Sandy Shores Airfield. Trevor orders Ron to be on the lookout in a water tower. After Trevor "buys" a Sniper Rifle, Ron takes his Blazer and sneaks into the airfield undetected, thanks to Trevor's sniping. Ron places explosives on the gas tank, and it explodes. The two rush into the airplanes and fly away. They eventually land on the McKenzie Field Hangar.

Character

Personality

Rockstar describes him as if his best buddy Trevor Philips is like a shark, Ron is like a remora, being "paranoid but terrified" of Trevor.

Ron is an unlikely friend of Trevor but as said above, he is terrified of him and so goes to great lengths to appease him whenever he can, such as when he let Trevor bully him into giving up his share of the profits of an arms dealing job the two carried out, especially if Trevor is close to losing his very short temper. Trevor describes Ron as a conspiracy theorist which fits with his paranoia and despite Ron's timidness, he acts as a sort of henchman for Trevor and helps him with missions such as sneaking around the Lost brotherhood base to plant explosives while Trevor watches and covers him through a sniper scope which indicates a level of trust between them, and when Trevor introduces Ron to Michael, he describes Ron as very loyal which can be seen throughout the game.

Ron, due to trying to appease Trevor whenever he can, will always agree with Trevor even when the latter insults him or his conspiracy theories, making him something of a "yes man" and despite his fear, he seems to genuinely look up to his friend and may even be oblivious to fact he is sometimes threatened with violence by him; this can be heard on his podcast.

Mission Appearances

GTA V
GTA Online

Services (GTA Online)

Service GTA Online Description In-Game Effect Cost Level Requirement
Request Job Request an invite to a previously completed Job. After a few seconds, you will be sent an invite to a random job you have completed for Ron previously. $0 0

Trivia

  • Ron is a DJ host on Blaine County Talk Radio, where he plays messages from "callers". He makes references to Trevor Philips, calling him Philip Trevors, and plays a message of Trevor threatening Ron, if he is put on the show.
  • Also on his show he will say that his wife was taken away by a neighbor and Trevor came and took him under his wing. Ron also claims that the military or FIB sent a drone to spy on him and Trevor due to their arms dealing.
  • Ron wears a knee brace on his left leg. The reason why is unknown, possibly from physical abuse from Trevor.
  • Should the player injure Ron at anytime, $5000 will be taken out of the player's bank account for Ron's medical payments. He will then send you a text explaining how the player is paying for it because he has to pay off settlement payments. Interestingly enough, he will do this for all protagonists, despite the fact he and Franklin Clinton never met in the story.
  • Ron's phone number is 328-555-0198.
  • The headphones that Ron wears in the official artwork resembles the Sony MDR-ZX100 and the radio that he uses is based on the Panasonic RF2200.
  • Visiting Ron as Trevor, Ron spouts random conspiracy theories and constantly agrees to Trevor's verbal abuse.
    • Should the player take Michael De Santa to Ron, Ron's random comments become hostile as does Michael's too.
  • Based on the game's final outcome, Ron will send the player a different message.
  • Interestingly, Trevor cannot call Ron to hang out but he does have the option to hang out with Jimmy.
  • If Trevor shoots all of the bottles when Ron is doing target practice, Ron will leave the yard and wander around Sandy Shores. While the player is with Ron in Sandy Shores, he can interact with Ron by verbally abusing him. Interestingly, if Ron was to wander out of the area labelled as Sandy Shores in-game, Trevor will start complimenting Ron as if the NPC was a Hooker or Prostitute; saying comments such as "Hello beautiful." To add to this, Ron will respond with positive feedback to the compliments. Whether this is intentional or a glitch is unknown.
  • If the player interacts Ron as Trevor, he will insult Ron to how useless he is, if the player interacts Ron as Michael, he will compliment Ron as a friend and give him joy, if the player interacts Ron as Franklin they don't say anything seeing as they never met each other.
  • On his show, Ron will mention that he is working on Drone blocking technology.
  • According to the Rush Casting Call, Ron's beta name was 'Nervous' Jerry.
  • If Ron is attacked with a melee weapon, he will not attack back, even if he is armed with a pistol.

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