"Your next job is taped under the phone..."
―Mr. Black

Mr. Black is an unseen character in the Grand Theft Auto series who acts as a main character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.



Nothing is known about Mr. Black's life before the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. At some point in his life, Black started a hitmen business and hired Leo Teal as a hitman.

The Vice City Police Department (VCPD) correctly believe that he runs a hitman business and have doubts over whether he is involved with money laundering.


Mr. Black employs Leo Teal, whom Tommy kills and he takes Teal's phone, allowing for random contact with Mr. Black. Despite his criminal activities, the VCPD have no information on him.

During the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, unintentionally employs Tommy Vercetti as a hitman after Tommy killed Teal.

VCPD Crime Tree Record

Nothing is known about this man. We are eager to find out more. Possible connection to money laundering thought to be unlikely. Believed to be involved in running hitman business. No further info available.

Mission Appearances

GTA Vice City

Note: Mr. Black's missions are not required to complete the story, but are required for 100% completion.



  • The names of Mr. Black and Leo Teal are possible references to the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, as their surnames are both colors and the bank robbers in the film used colors as codenames.