Cranley got famous for his hit TV show in the 80's, Stunt Double and would later go on to star in movies, like Nighthawk 5, The Mainframe and 18-Wheeler Deathrace.
Cranley warns against the use of drugs and admits to having had problems with drugs in the past. He was arrested by the VCPD, although he was later released, claiming it was a stunt double committing the crimes on PSA he was assigned to do.
In GTA V, he is the main conservative candidate in the race for governor of the State of San Andreas. His main rival is Sue Murry, a liberal. He has commercials on TV, and a website at Jockcranley.com. He promises to eliminate taxes by selling off unnecessary parkland and reduced the education budget by 98%. He is reported to attempt to humiliate his opponent a lot, calling her "names that rhyme with 'front' and 'scratch'", portraying her as a bloody, demonic monster, and even throwing feces at her campaign headquarters.