Johnny Zoo is the leader of the Yakuza in Anywhere City and appears in the game Grand Theft Auto 2 as a main character and antagonist. He has an extensive criminal record in Japan, although the Anywhere City Police Department are unable to obtain. In 1995 he was arrested on suspicion of multiple murders in a noodle bar. He was arrested again 1996 for possession of illegal firearms and was sentenced to six months in jail. He was arrested in 1997 for the Hello Sushi Bar Massacre but was bailed for $2 million. In 1998 he was alleged to have connections to a huge cocaine and amphetamine smuggling operation, as well as arms theft and dealing. He may be related to Danny Zoo (another Yakuza member), dates Hana Funabashi, and has a tattoo of a polar bear on his back. He is also known by the name "Johnny Ice".
Zoo is the first employer of Claude Speed and is a big car collector. The Yakuza are feuding with The Zaibatsu Corporation and Zoo employs Claude to help destroy the Zaibatsu. Later, he employs him to deliver Doctor ZitZaki to the J-Lab, rob a bank with Hiroshi, destroy the Loonies' happy gas tanks, deliver Gama Rei to a hideout while being attacked by Loonie hitmen, murder three Yakuza traitors alongside Refried Noodle, steal a SWAT Van and finally destroy a military owned Tank which was sent to destroy his car. Eventually, Claude under the orders of the Loonies and the Zaibatsu corporation, helps destroy the Yakuza. Zoo, along with Elmo and Trey Welsh, went after Speed but ended up getting killed in the process.
- Get Zitzaki! (Boss)
- Bank Robbery! (Boss)
- Happy Gas Smash! / Destroy Happy Gas! (Boss)
- Get Gama Rei! (Boss)
- Follow That Traitor! / Follow Traitor! (Boss)
- SWAT Van Swipe! / Steal SWAT Van! (Boss)
- Stop the Tank! (Boss)
- The Final Job! (Killed)