He runs his own barber's shop, Reece's Hair & Facial Studio in Idlewood, Los Santos. He has known the Johnson family for a long time, evident by his memories of Carl Johnson's childhood and casual and relaxed attitude toward Carl. According to Ryder, Reece suffers from Alzheimer's disease, as Ryder claims Reece 'popped his membrane years ago'.
He remembers Carl Johnson's childhood, when his mother brought him to the barber shop and comments on how grown-up he is. Old Reece also apparently knows Big Smoke, as he asks Carl to tell Big Smoke to get a cut, despite the fact that Big Smoke is bald; Reece says that even after the events of the mission "The Green Sabre" and after Smoke is killed. This could imply Reece has not seen Smoke for some time, or that Smoke may formerly had hair.
Reece can be killed at any time while the player is in his barber shop, though he will respawn the next time Carl enters the shop.
- GTA San Andreas
- Old Reece bears a strong resemblance to Morgan Freeman. Interestingly, Freeman's father was also a barber.
- Old Reece is the only character with a unique model (not counting girlfriends) that can be met while not on a mission. He can also be encountered in Vigilante missions.
- In the Beta, Reece had a slightly different appearance and didn't wear glasses. This can be seen in a short video on the official GTA San Andreas website.