Shawn Fonteno Biography

(actor, former rapper)

Who is Shawn Fonteno wife?

Shawn Fonteno is a married man who tied the knot with Bridgette Johnson on 2 November 1996.

The duo is happily married and has a lovely daughter named Bria. Even after, 25 years of marriage, their bond is still young and intense.

Relationship Facts of Shawn Fonteno

  • Shawn Fonteno is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Shawn Fonteno?

Shawn Fonteno is an American actor who mostly appeared as a video game character. Fonteno gave the voice to the character Franklin Clinton in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V. His fans know him with his nickname Solo.

Additionally, he is a former rapper who also has a celebrity cousin Young Maylay from the same field. He has also written a comic book, The Game Changer which was released on March 24, 2022.

Shawn Fonteno- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Shawn was born Shawn  Darnell Fonteno in Watts, California, United States. Having hailed on April 8, 1968, he is 53 years old and has the Aries zodiac.

He resembles the All-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.

His father is Thomas Fonteno while his mother’s identity is masked. Shawn has not disclosed his educational background to the media yet but he might have completed his high schooling.

To his extended family, he has a cousin, American rapper Young Maylay who also played CJ Johnson in GTA.

Shawn Fonteno- Professional Life, Careers

Shawn is renowned as a GTA video game character, Franklin Clinton in Grand Theft Auto Online: The Contract (2021) and Grand Theft Auto V (2013).

He allegedly knocked out Ice Cube in a legendary street fight in GTA V and successfully robbed him. Prior to that, he presented the 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas character of a gang member.

Likewise, his film’s credit includes the role of Big Mo in 3 Strikes (2000) and The Walsh (2001) where he portrayed Face. Apart from this, he appeared as Bam in the 2017 film Grow House.

Most recently, alongside his Grand Theft Auto V co-star Slink Johnson, Fonteno performed a 2021 live stage performance.

The cutscene the duo performed was when Lamar berates Franklin for his haircut. Honestly, the scene got more popular in the late 2020s.

Shawn Fonteno- Net worth, Salary

Shawn Fonteno has accompassed an estimated net worth of $1 million through his acting journey.

He earned a handsome paycheque as salary from the GTA franchise but the detail is not revealed.

Shawn Fonteno- Rumors, Controversy

Fonteno has maintained a clean profile among the public apart from the rumors and controversies.

He stays away from unnecessary engagements that impact his personal and professional out fronts.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Shawn Fonteno stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs around 85 kg.

He has a well-built brown muscular body with black hair and black eyes. He has a chest size of 42 inches but his dress and shoe size are not known.

Social Media

Shawn is using an official Instagram @solo118 with 416k followers. He has given a link to his website on Instagram.

His Facebook account has 1.2k friends.

Shawn runs a YouTube channel titled Fonteno Media which is currently budding. He has a 7.5k following on Twitter but is inactive on TikTok.


  • Shawn used to be part of the rap band Kam& Solo.
  • Kam & Solo was affiliated with Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Crew.
  • He enjoys bike riding and customizing Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

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