Fernando Martinez in 1986
[[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto III|
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
|Full Name||Fernando Martinez|
|Place of Birth||Upstate Liberty|
|Businesses||Fernando's New Beginnings|
|Voiced by||Frank Chavez|
Fernando Martinez is a recurring radio personality in many Grand Theft Auto games, starting with Grand Theft Auto III.
His career dates back to 1984, as the co-host of Emotion 98.3. He originally shared the show with Lionel Makepeace, who was often at odds with him and did not understand Fernando's poetic monologues about passion and lust. He hosted the show himself by 1986. Martinez also does commercials for Medallion Man in Vice City.
In Grand Theft Auto III, he runs a programs called Fernando's New Beginnings, where husbands relieve the stress of married life by getting a mistress. He is interviewed on Chatterbox FM by Lazlow - when asked about his background, he says he is "Latin" but later admits that he is from Upstate Liberty. Lazlow ends the show by yelling "You're just a cheap pimp from Upstate, get out of my studio!".
In 2008, he is the host of Episodes from Liberty City exclusive radio station Vice City FM. He admits that he has several children, he is a registered sex offender not allowed within 200 yards of a school, and has a sexually transmitted infection.
- Fernando is amoung the few characters to cross over from the 3rd Era, along with Lazlow, Jack Howitzer and the mascot Derrick the Dodo.
- Fernando Martinez is the second most heard DJ in the GTA III and IV era games, only to be beaten by Lazlow.
- It is unknown if Fernando is related to Jerry Martinez, because they have the same last name.