Hector Hernandez was the host of Radio Espantoso in 1984 (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories) and was a failed telenovela (soap opera) actor who is obsessed with making it back to the top, making a deal with Jeremy Robard. He insults Pepe, who, by 1986 (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City), replaces him.

Hector speaks both English and Spanish, usually switching between both while talking, similar to many of the pedestrians in the game.

He is voiced by Frank Rodriguez.


Hector claims to be a superstar and constantly brags about himself and his careers, claiming to be a successful actor, DJ genius, foo fighter and even an astronaut.

When the song Quimbara ends on the radio, Hector says that the same song was in one of the films in which he appeared, called Three Hills and a Tragedy and that he "made love" while the track played.

In one of the two calls heard in-game, a man mocks him by laughing at him and calling him a failed and terrible actor, and that his foo fighter character was killed with a bullhorn in his ass. After hearing him, Hector gets nervous and says it's "nonsense", then cuts the call with another song (Mi Ritmo Es Bueno), which he accidentally scratches while bragging about himself once more, but quickly plays it again.

He then says that his character's death was just acting and didn't actually have a horn up his ass, but after the song ends, he mumbles that "he can't be silenced, not even with a 'mortally wounded and embarrassing career-ending accident'", implying that it actually happened and is what ended his career as an actor.  


  • Just after the song Acid by Ray Barretto, Hector mentions he was a "famous telenovelas actor en El Salvador, in Chile" before becoming a DJ. However, while there indeed is a Chilean town named "El Salvador", he was most likely referring to El Salvador, a country in Central America, since Hector has a Caribbean or Central American accent rather than a Chilean one. Also, in a V-Rock commercial in the same game, Tokyo is mentioned as a place in China (Tokyo is actually in Japan), so both errors might have been done in purpose.
  • It is also strange he does not sport an Uruguayan accent, since his voice actor, Frank Rodriguez, is Uruguayan.