Real life people have featured as themselves in several Grand Theft Auto games. Most can be only be heard in voice overs but a few can be seen as actual characters.
Phil Collins appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. As well as handing out missions to the protagonist, Victor Vance, he performed a concert at the Hyman Memorial Stadium in Vice City and his songs 'In The Air Tonight' and 'Easy Lover' are featured on the game's radio stations; Emotion 98.3 and Flash FM respectively. His mission appearances are mainly concerned about the Forelli Family trying to kill him since his manager, Barry Mickelthwaite, owes the Forellis money. In three attempts by the Forellis, Vic protects Phil successfully.
Lazlow has featured in most of the 3D Universe games, and both from HD Universe GTA IV and GTA V. He hosts Chatterbox FM, V-Rock, Entertaining America (after Jack Howitzer shoots the previous host) in the 3D Universe games. He hosts Liberty City Free Radio (which Lazlow's show Chatterbox soon takes over in 2001) and Integrity 2.0 in GTA IV. In GTA V, he hosts Chattersphere and he is the host of the TV program Fame or Shame.