" Make me, you prick"
―Teal before being killed by Tommy

Leo Teal is a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Character history

At some point prior to late 1986 Teal began to work as a chef in Ocean Beach, Vice City while also moonlighting as a hitman for Mr. Black. The Vice City Police Department correctly suspect he has links to Black and works as a hitman, also believing him to be involved in the narcotics trade, but have been unable to tap his telephone due to Teal being a communications expert. Teal's police file describes his personal life as "very complicated" and he is involved in "dubious practices" with Moweesha and a manatee, as well as interior designer and restaurant owner Eugene.

At the start of the game, Teal is hired by Ricardo Diaz (possibly through Mr. Black's contact) along with Eugene and Moweesha[citation/verification needed] to attack a drug deal between the Vance brothers and representatives of the Forelli Family, Tommy Vercetti, Ken Rosenberg, Harry and Lee. The attack is somewhat successful as Teal and the other two men manage to obtain the drugs and the money, as well as killing Victor Vance, Harry and Lee, but nonetheless Tommy, Ken and Lance Vance manage to get away.

Tommy eventually discovers Teal's involvement in the ambushed deal through informant Kent Paul and confronts him in the alley behind the restaurant where Teal works. Leo attempts to fight off Tommy, but he is ultimately killed. After this, Tommy takes Teal's cell phone and begins working for Mr. Black while posing as Teal.

Leo may have worked with Cuban leader Umberto Robina in the past as he calls Leo on the phone possibly for a job but is answered by Tommy instead.

VCPD Crime Tree Record

  • Possible connection with Mr. Black
  • Very complicated personal life.
  • Works in restaurant business.
  • Communications expert.
  • Haven't been able to get a working tap on his phones.
  • Believed to be working as a hitman in Vice City.
  • Possible involvement in narcotics trade.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

GTA Vice City


  • Leo Teal's and Mr Black's names are likely references to the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs as their surnames are colors, much like the codenames of every robber in the movie.
  • While he himself is only a minor character in a game, appearing briefly in just two missions, his actions were pivotal to the game's storyline; he organized and lead an attack on the original deal between the Vance Crime Family and The Forellis on behalf of Ricardo Diaz. Also, his death allows Tommy to work for Mr. Black and Umberto Robina.
  • Leo Teal originally appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, but he was cut before the game's release.
    • Coordinates in the game's files suggest that his missions would start at a food vendor's trailer in Ocean Beach.