Tarnell[citation/verification needed] also known as Fam1 is a character model in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He is a member of the Grove Street Families. Tarnell is mostly seen along with Troy and another unnamed gang member. Like other foot soldiers, he can be recruited for help within certain missions or territorial take-overs.


Tarnell is slightly overweight, and his outfit consists of a green bandana, green sweater, black jeans and white sneakers. His character model is not unique and is shared with many other Families members.

Mission Appearances

His character model can be seen around Grove Street territories. He can also be seen in the following missions;


  • He bears some resemblance to a used Balla member, called Ballas2 in the game files. His face and body shape are similar.
  • Tarnell is most likely voiced by Franklin Clinton's voice actor, Shawn Fonteno. This is evidenced by the fact that he was credited in the ending credits as "Solo".
  • Tarnell resembles the character Face, from the 2001 film The Wash. Face was also played by Shawn Fonteno.
  • In the beta versions, his character model stayed the same. The only changes were his bandana and jumper changed colours to dark slate gray to dark green to lime green. This is because of the Grove Street colour changes.
  • When shooting a member of The Families down in Grand Theft Auto V, other gang members might occasionally say: "Tarnell's down!", possibly as a reference to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas character.
  • Tarnell, as well as Troy, has two sets of voiceovers - Tarnell's being a bright, cool one and another dark, aggressive one.