Michael De Santa
|Michael De Santa|
|Full Name||Michael De Santa|
|Aliases||Michael Townley (prior to entering witness protection)|
|Date of Birth||1965|
|Date of Death||2013 (player's choice)|
|Age at Death||48|
|Home||Rockford Hills, Los Santos, San Andreas|
Dr. Isiah Friedlander
Epsilon Program (formerly)
White Marquis (stolen)
|Voiced by||Ned Luke|
- This page is about the Grand Theft Auto V protagonist. For other characters, see Michael (disambiguation).
Michael De Santa (Born Michael Townley) is one of the three protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V. He is a former bank robber, who turned states against others and lives under the FIB witness protection program. As his money is running out, he returns to a life of crime. He is described as being in his early 40s and lives a 'lavish' lifestyle from his home in Rockford Hills, Los Santos. Michael lives with his wife Amanda, but they do not get along, and his two teenage children Tracey and Jimmy, whom he does not understand.
Michael first appeared as the narrator of the first GTA V trailer, released in 2011.
- Michael was the first protagonist of GTA V to be introduced, however no name was given at the time.
- Michael is the only GTA protagonist to have a wife and children during their respective appearances in GTA.
- Until the release of the Game Informer issue on GTA V, his name was rumored to be Albert De Silva, due to a leaked casting list.
- In The Paleto Score, Michael states that his first robbery was $10,000 from a small franchise in Carcer City in 1988.