|Appearances:||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|
|Full Name:||BJ Smith|
|Main Affiliation:||Vice City Mambas|
|Voiced by:||Lawrence Taylor|
BJ Smith is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He was former businessman and a retired football player. He was voiced by Lawrence "LT" Taylor, who is a real-life professional football player. Smith is known to share the same traits as former NFL star and suspected murder O.J. Simpson, as Smith hinted during a K-CHAT interview that he robbed a store, although it remains to be seen if this is simply a figure of speech or a actual event.
BJ Smith is a former tight-end for the Vice City Mambas, a professional football team based in Vice City, who has since then decided to concentrate on business. He has purchased Sunshine Autos and renamed it to BJ's Used Autos and has released his own fitness video called BJ's Fit for Football. He has struggled to come to terms with life after his football career, although he is seen to attend one of Colonel Cortez' yacht parties. The police have been investigating Smith's car business, suspecting that the business is a front for selling stolen cars. Smith is in debt and is doing anything for money, including training for a return to pro football, but upcoming crime lord Tommy Vercetti purchases the car showroom from him as a front for his stolen car business. He contined the underground chop shop business, "Donating" stolen cars and participating in illegal street races. Smith mentions to Tommy that he's coming out of retirement and preparing for his future comeback.
BJ Smith's approach in life is said to be heavy handed, citing football as an inspiration to his claims of resolving many of his life challenges with aggression and vioance. The Vice City Police Department's file on Smith says that he's known for violently tackling his opponents.
His name BJ, is a common abbreviation of the term blow job, an act of oral sex upon a man. Brian, a character from The Lost and the Damned shares these initials.
Kent Paul called him BJ Jones on his website, a possible typographical mistake.
The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on Smith:
- Former star Tight End for Vice City Mambas
- Very successful career in pro football, but haunted by problems off the field.
- Famous for hurting opponents. Now runs a celebrity endorsed used car lot, which we believe may be a front.
- Thought to sell stolen vehicles.
- Believed to be heavily in debt with loan sharks and is now doing anything for money.
GTA Vice City
- BJ Smith was originally named BJ Jones. This probably explains the mistake that Kent Paul made on his website.
- There is an recreational center in GTA V named B.J. Smith.