Shawn Fonteno
Shawn Fonteno
Celebrated Name: Solo, Shawn Fonteno
Real Name/Full Name: Shawn Darnell Fonteno
Gender: Male
Age: 56 years old
Birth Date: 8 April 1968
Birth Place: South Los Angeles, California
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Bridgette Johnson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Bria, Brittney)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Shawn Fonteno Gay?: N/A
Profession: Rapper, Voice Actor, Actor and Recording Artist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

The African-American actor, voice actor, DJ, rapper, and recording artist, Shawn Darnell Fonteno, was born on the 8th of April in 1976. He is from South Los Angeles, California and is nicknamed Solo.

He is renowned for his portrayal of Franklin Clinton in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. (2013). He is mainly remembered for doing a voiceover for the video game figure of Franklin Clinton in the classic Grand Theft Auto V, although he has also appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a gangster.

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Early Life & Biography

45-years-old Shawn Darnell “Solo” Fonteno took birth in South Los Angeles, California, on April 8, 1976. Thomas Fonteno was his father who raised him in Watts, Los Angeles. He went to Locke High School for his high school education. Shawn joined an African-American gang until he was nearly shot and killed.

As a result of the tragic event, he left the gang and turned his life around. He had genuinely experienced the perils and dangers of life as a thug in a gang. He was entitled as a robber and a masterminded car-thief.

He was also a gang member and drug dealer, and all of the gangster crap Franklin performed in GTA 5 was more or less what Shawn did in his early teen years. After experimenting in songwriting and cinema, Fonteno was approached by acquaintance DJ Pooh, an advisor on Grand Theft Auto V and co-producer and writer for San Andreas.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 8 April 1968, Shawn Fonteno is 56 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and weight is 85 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

The American voice actor has already been betrothed two times in his lifespan. On August 9, 1996, he wedded Bridgette Johnson, with whom he has a beautiful daughter Bria. Shawn also has a kid from a prior wedding, Brittney.

Shawn and Ice Cube had a publicized commercial feud, which he recounted in the docudrama “Beef 2.” Shawn supposedly punched Ice Cube down and snatched his chain after a commercial disagreement. The altercation is reported to have started at a crossroads intersection, with Ice Cube initiating the altercation.

He was once a part of the rapping trio Kam&Solo. He enjoys biking and customizing Harley Davidson motorbikes, and ice Cube’s rap group was linked to his Lench Mob Crew.


Shawn has been in several movies throughout his professional life. He debuted his cinematic breakthrough in 1996 with “Dead Homiez,” and went on to star in “3 Strikes,” “The Wash,” and “Grow House” in 2001. During one moment, he was a member of Kam&Solo, a rap group linked with Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Crew.

Shawn is most recognised for his role as cunning street thug Franklin Clinton in the $1 billion video game “Grand Theft Auto V.” Shawn’s voiceover was also featured in “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” in 2004 as an unnamed Grove Street Families member.

DJ Pooh, a friend and advisor on “GTA V,” approached Shawn and asked him to join Rockstar’s forthcoming video game. “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” was also written and co-produced by Pooh, but Fonteno is best known for his portrayal as Red in the movie “Friday.”

Awards & Achievements

Following are some of the achievements by Shawn Fonteno in the video gaming world:

  • In 2004, he played the role of a Grove Street Families gang member in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • In 2013, he played the role of Franklin Clinton in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
  • In 2021, he played the role of Franklin Clinton in the video game Grand Theft Auto Online.

Net Worth & Salary of Shawn Fonteno in 2024

Shawn Fonteno Net Worth
Shawn Fonteno Net Worth

Shawn Fonteno has a net worth of $1.5 million as of June 2024, based on his work as a voice actor for Franklin Clinton and the sale of his merch online. This is where he makes the most of his money. He has appeared in three films and numerous Grand Theft Auto video game editions.

Better recognized by his stage name Solo, Shawn Darnell Fonteno is an actor and rapper from the United States. He is most recognized for his role as Franklin Clinton in Grand Theft Auto V, a computer game released in 2013.

He is the older kin of Young Maylay, the American rapper who portrayed Carl “CJ” Johnson in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Fonteno grew up in the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Fonteno has also appeared in films such as Wash and his role as Franklin Clinton.


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