Real life people have featured as themselves in several Grand Theft Auto games. Most can be only be heard in voice overs or are mentioned but a few can be seen as actual characters.
Phil Collins appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, performing a concert at the Hyman Memorial Stadium in Vice City. His songs 'In The Air Tonight', 'Easy Lover' (with Phil Bailey) and 'Turn It On Again' (as a member of Genesis) appear on two of the game's radio stations, Emotion 98.3 and Flash FM respectively. His missions involve protagonist Victor Vance protecting Phil from assassination attempts by the Forelli Family as his manager, Barry Mickelthwaite, is in debt to the Forellis.
Lazlow has featured in most of the 3D Universe games, and both from HD Universe GTA IV and GTA V. He hosts Chatterbox FM, V-Rock, Entertaining America (after Jack Howitzer shoots the previous host) in the 3D Universe games. He hosts Liberty City Free Radio (which Lazlow's show Chatterbox soon takes over in 2001) and Integrity 2.0 in GTA IV. In GTA V, he hosts Chattersphere and he is the host of the TV program Fame or Shame.