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Jack Parkinson is a crime lord in the port Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961. Parkinson is a club owner, drug smuggler, pimp and an up-and-coming crime lord. He pays protection to Albert and Archie Crisp but plans on becoming the biggest crime lord in London and is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way, including the Crisp Brothers.


Jack appears in GTA London 1961 as a minor character during a mission for Harold Cartwright. He gives the player information about some small street gangs in southern London, whom the player has to eliminate. After that he is not seen in the game anymore.


Jack first appears after the player does some jobs for Harold. He wants the player to meet in his house in Mile End, where he tells him that he plans on being a big crime lord of London, and he can make the protagonist an important person too, but first he needs to work. Parkinson's jobs involve eliminating rival outfits, taking protection money, killing Filthy Colin, killing a career man and obtaining a money filled S-Cart, stealing crown jewels, stealing used money bills, kidnapping Germans in a Double Decker, kidnapping an important man who has been a threat to Albert Crisp and taking the ransom money for him, stealing a Copper for a job, blowing up a truck in the middle of an intersection and delivering carpets made out of rhinoceros skin to the Crips twins. Jack will then tell you to meet with the Crisp twins, after that you start working for them.


  • Jack Parkinson's image is inspired by that of a real-life British style icon, singer and actor David Bowie; albeit Parkinson is much younger than Bowie was when the game came out in 1999. Bowie's career was starting out at the same time the game is set, during the late 1960s, when Bowie looked alike to Parkinson's image.
  • It appears that Jack's right eye is a fake one.


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