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

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

Black is a businessman who resides in Vice City and, during the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, unintentionally employs Tommy Vercetti as a hitman.

Mr. Black and Leo Teal's names are most likely a reference to the cult classic, Reservoir Dogs, due to their surnames being colors, as are the codenames of each of the robbers in the film.



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.

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.