Shawn Fonteno

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Date of Birth April 8, 1968
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California
Age 53 years old
Horoscope Aries

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Shawn Fonteno

Shawn Darnell Fonteno, also known as Solo, is an American actor and rapper. He is best known for providing the voice and motion capture for Franklin Clinton in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V. He is also the cousin of American rapper Young Maylay, who played Carl "CJ" Johnson, the protagonist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Fonteno was raised in Watts, Los Angeles. Aside from his portrayal of Franklin Clinton, Fonteno has acted in films such as The Wash. In 2021 Fonteno and fellow Grand Theft Auto V actor Slink Johnson reprised their roles as Franklin and Lamar respectively in a live-action re-enactment of a cutscene in the game where Lamar berates Franklin for his haircut. The scene experienced a resurgence in popularity in late 2020 when parodies of the cutscene were uploaded on YouTube and other video hosting sites, usually involving Lamar's character model being replaced with various popular culture icons such as Darth Vader, Vegeta and Snow White among others.

Born: Shawn Darnell Fonteno, Watts, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names: Solo
Years active: 1999–present
Known for: Portraying Franklin Clinton in the Grand Theft Auto V
Relatives: Young Maylay (cousin)
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About Shawn Fonteno

Most well known for providing his voice for the character of Franklin Clinton in the hit video game Grand Theft Auto V, he previously lent his voice for the part of a gangster in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Shawn Fonteno Before Fame

He has worked on movies such as Three Strikes and The Wash. He also used to be part of a rap group called Kam&Solo.

Achievement of Shawn Fonteno

He enjoys riding and customizing Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Shawn Fonteno Family Life

He was born in Los Angeles and raised in Watts, California. His daughter is named Bria.

Associations of Shawn Fonteno

His rap group was affiliated with Ice Cube's Lench Mob Crew.

Information related to Shawn Fonteno

  • Rappers from Los Angeles
  • Gangsta rappers
  • West Coast hip hop musicians
  • Male actors from California
Latest information about Shawn Fonteno updated on April 17, 2021.

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