— Brian Jeremy, before betraying The Lost MC.
Brian Jeremy was a 39-year old acting-Lieutenant of The Lost MC and was known to be extremely loyal to the gang's incarcerated leader, Billy Grey. He is apparently displeased with the direction Johnny Klebitz is taking the gang in due to the truce with The Angels of Death. Brian constantly argues with Klebitz over Grey, and always defends Grey, even if he is making the wrong decisions. Johnny also constantly insults him, especially his combat skills among other things.
Brian (along with Johnny, Terry Thorpe, Clay Simons, Jason Michaels and Jim Fitzgerald) were the 6 bikers who visited Grey to pick him up from jail in the game's intro. He later appeared assisting the game in the missions Angels in America and It's War; in those cutscenes, he was seen quarreling with Johnny. Brian also backed up Billy and the gang during Billy's mass raid on the Angels of Death Clubhouse, and likely agreed with his decision to steal and keep the heroin, despite Johnny's claim that this would provoke too massive a scale of a war between the Heroin's original owners (the Triads) and the AOD, Brian then (off-screen) physically took possession of the heroin, and then gave it to Johnny during an unsuccessful drug deal; however, despite having backup, the deal failed.
In the mission Chinese Takeout, Billy Grey was seen organizing a betrayal plot against Klebitz and Fitzgerald. Billy and Brian would stand outside the Triads' building and allow Johnny and Jim to walk into the building, and let the Triads take their Heroin in exchange for Johnny and Jim's murders. However, in what may have been a police setup by the Triads, the police arrested Billy. Brian's attitude and words after his arrest implicate that he almost certainly is completely unaware that this was a setup by Billy, thus leaving him convinced that Johnny betrayed him.
Betrayal and death
After disappearing, Brian created a faction off The Lost MC (the Jeremy Biker Gang). When he and his gang were confronted by Johnny's faction in End of Chapter, Brian revealed his traitorous nature—convinced that Billy's arrest was Johnny's fault, he sent his faction to (unsuccessfully) attack Johnny, Jim, Terry and Clay. Brian escaped, but considering the very large amount of hitmen who attacked, it appears as if Brian convinced many members of The Lost (in a brief time span) to join his side.
Ray Boccino, who The Lost had met before, was allied with Jeremy; but not desiring the civil feud between the factions for his business with The Lost, Boccino betrayed Jeremy in Bad Standing and exposed his location to Johnny, who went and confronted Brian at his house. Johnny can either kill him here, or spare him and then later kill him after he betrayed him a second time in a random encounter. If the player chooses to kill him during the Bad Standing via execution, Brian will start pleading for his life, but Johnny will angrily tell him to accept his fate and shoot him in the chest.
After Brian's death, his memorial picture is cracked due to his betrayal towards Johnny and the rest of the Lost members.
Even before the betrayal, Johnny has a clear disliking of Brian, which causes the disliking to turn into an open hostility. This can be seen as Johnny and Brian often argue during Billy's missions, and if the mission Buyer's Market is failed with Brian's death, Johnny will call Billy and say that he has good and bad news, mentioning the bad news is that they lost a brother and the good news is it was Brian. It is possible that they were close friends at some point, at least enough to ride to Los Santos together with Terry in 2004.
LCPD Database record
1986 - Grand Larceny
1989 - Murder
- Believed to be fiercely loyal to the incarcerated head, Billy Grey.
Brian Jeremy is, at first glance, an enthusiastic and energetic member of the Lost MC, given that early missions can often include him chanting the club name, as well as insults directed towards the Angels of Death. In particular, he is very loyal to Billy Grey despite Billy's verbal abuse towards him, and seems to dislike Johnny to the extent of jeering him while riding together. Both Brian and Billy Grey were arrested for murder in 1989, hinting that they may have been working together to commit the murder. This could explain Brian's fierce loyalty to Billy. Brian even goes as far to blame Johnny entirely and accusing him of betrayal for Billy's arrest following what was an obvious failed ambush on Johnny and Jim.
Although it is inferred early on by other members' mocking of him, as the storyline goes on, Brian's enthusiasm proves to be nothing but a facade as he is revealed to be simply an immature coward. This cowardice does not even spare Billy, given he tries blaming Billy to save his life. Despite this pathetic cowardice, it can be inferred that Brian is charismatic, given he manages to get a large portion of the Lost MC to join his splinter faction in a short amount of time.
Brian, like Billy, holds racist views, as he uses a derogatory term when describing the heroin deal with the Triads. He also holds anti-Semitic views, as proven when he specifically points out Johnny's Jewish heritage when insulting him.
Brian's jacket, like any outlaw motorcycle club member's, has a lot of patches in it. Here they are, and what they mean:
- Loyal - Due to his loyalty to Billy Grey and (formerly) to the gang.
- Secretary - Brian is the gang's secretary.
- Brown Wings - Indicate that he has performed oral-anal sex on a woman.
- Yellow Wings - Indicate that he has drank a woman's urine.
- I Rode Mine Los Santos 2004 - He, Terry and Johnny are the only members who have this patch.
- B.J. - Either stands for his initials, or "Blowjob". This patch seems to be a Lost MC custom one, as there are no similar patches in any real Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. Some of The Lost MC members make fun of him because of this.
If the player looks closely in the introduction, they can see that Brian is missing all of his patches except his B.J. patch. This is probably a minor mistake due to the fact that he removed those patches after the mission End of Chapter.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- The Lost and Damned
- Clean and Serene
- Angels in America
- It's War
- Buyer's Market
- This Shit's Cursed (Betrayal)
- End of Chapter
- Bad Standing (Can be killed)
- One Random Encounter (Killed, only if spared in Bad Standing)
Brian Jeremy's Random Encounter
- Brian is a supporter of the U.S. Army, given by how he wears a button of their coat of arms on his jacket collar. Brian likely did not serve, considering he was arrested for grand theft auto at 16, and the U.S. Army does not accept convicted criminals.
- Brian never had a girlfriend, explaining that he's "not gonna waste my time for that crap". Johnny scoffs, which is interesting considering his own admission to Clay Simons that he was "taking a break from women". He often brags about messing with many girls at the clubhouse though.
- Brian's phone number remains in Johnny's cellphone even after he is killed.
- If the player chooses to chase Brian in Bad Standing, he will shout taunts at Johnny, saying things like: "Billy Grey fucked Ashley and I watched" or "There are videos of Ashley on the internet". These lines are not represented in the subtitles.
- Brian is one of only three characters that can be spared during the storyline and killed later in the game, the other two being Clarence Little and Ortega. Brian is also the only one of the three to have a major, as opposed to minor, role in his respective game.
- Brian Jeremy is very similar to Vincente de Santa from Red Dead Redemption:
- Both of them are extremely loyal to their bosses (Brian is very loyal to Billy, while De Santa is very loyal to Allende).
- Both of them betray the protagonist in favor of the antagonist.
- Both of them can be killed or spared by the player, but they die anyway.
- Both of them are mocked by most of their allies.
- Both of them are suggested to be bisexual.
- In Action/Reaction, Johnny asks Brian if he was ever tough enough to do time, Brian says; "The only ones who do time are the ones dumb enough to get caught". Ironically, he was charged with murder in 1989 when he was 20.
- In Brian's random encounter, his faction will all be armed with either an Automatic 9mm or a Sawn-off shotgun, but Brian will be armed with an Assault Shotgun.
- Brian is the only character in The Lost and Damned that pronounces Johnny Klebitz's last name Klee-bitz instead of Kleh-bitz.
- If the player chases Brian on his bike during his random encounter, he will ride normally, as if no one was chasing him.
- The only time the player can call Brian and he answers is during the mission This Shit's Cursed.
- Even though he is the tertiary antagonist of The Lost and Damned, Brian appears in more missions than Billy, who is the main antagonist.