Gerald “Slink” Johnson, also known by his stage name “Slink Capone”, is an American rapper, actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known for his work in the comedy sitcom Black Jesus and for portraying Lamar Davis in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V.
When you first glance at Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, who stands tall at 6’7”, your first assumption is which pro basketball team does he play for. But Slink is quick to answer, “Nobody, I can’t ball,” he laughs. Slink may not be particularly good at basketball, but he is quickly honing his skills throughout the entertainment industry to be great, building his reputation as the ‘King of Ad-Lib.’ As an actor, producer and comedian Johnson has quickly exploded onto the entertainment scene. Born in Arkansas, Johnson originally began his career as a hip-hop artist before finding his craft in comedy. “For the most part, I’m usually able to keep those around me smiling and laughing, so I knew I wanted to continue to do just that,” he explains. Heralded for his quick wit and sharp humor, he has used his voice and comedic skills as a member of All Def Digital, owned by entrepreneur Russell Simmons and shows such as “The Super- Rumble Mix Show”, The FXX series, “Chozen”, “Pariah” as well as “The Boondocks.” If one were to ask him if he ever felt he had a role that helped him gained his celebrity, he would be quick to give two answers, being part of the record-breaking Rockstar gaming series, “Grand Theft Auto V” aka ‘GTA V’ and most recently the live-action comedy, “Black Jesus.” For GTA 5, he played Lamar Davis and became the breakout star. This role easily propelled him to the status of ‘top 5’ memorable characters in all of gaming. With Black Jesus, he was able to work with comedic legends John Witherspoon and Charlie Murphy and held his own authentically as the lead for the show. He explains, “Both characters are a representation of not only my people in the Black community but everyday people, period. I believe that’s why fans are able to relate to both characters because they see themselves in each of them.” Johnson has also been fortunate to be able to work with several acclaimed producers such as, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, and John & Dave Chernin, on a few upcoming projects. An artist in every sense, Johnson has also performed for sold-out audiences around the country. As his star continues to rise like the height he stands tall, Johnson is guaranteed to continue to entertain his fans for years to come.