Jack Howitzer is a character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Howitzer is an actor, who has starred in such films as Push-Up - The Movie, Evacuator, Exploder: Evacuator Part II and Special Needs Cop. Howitzer's most notable role was as Tim, a war hero from the Evacuator films.
Jack Howitzer's earliest known films (Evacuator and Push-Up) were released in 1984. He also appears on the radio that year in a commercial for Little Lacy Surprise and as an imaging voice on Emotion 98.3. In 1986 he reappears in another new film (a sequel to Evacuator called Exploder: Evacuator Part II), followed by three more films released between 1986 and 1992 (Annihilator, Zero Seconds to Death Time, and Loincloth). Howitzer also frequently used Steroids during his film career, leading to many film critics and talk show hosts mocking the fact they had apparently shrunk his genetals. By 1989 Howitzer's popularity had eventually declined and his career slowed down, with Howitzer's latest film (Special Needs Cop), being released in 1992. Along with his career downturn, he has also become confused, believing that his movies were real and still retaining his 1980s anti-communist mindset, even claiming the "Reds" could still attack (despite the fact the Soviet Union had collapsed a year earlier, in 1991).
He was interviewed on WCTR's Entertaining America show where he accidentally and fatally shot host Billy Dexter (Jack thought that his gun wasn't loaded). Jack was later put on trial for murder and faced the death penalty, although it was revealed in a radio news broadcast in The Ballad of Gay Tony that he actually received a lenghty prison sentence and was paroled by 2008 (despite this, it is worth noting The Ballad of Gay Tony takes place in a seperate timeline from all previous references to Howitzer, thus making the canonicity of this debatable). When interviewed by WCTR in a Los Santos prison awaiting trial, he admits to killing the original Ho Chi from the Exploder movies. The host of Radio Del Mundo mentions Howitzer's name in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is never seen in person throughout the Grand Theft Auto series.