Franklin’s transformation from a youthful, 25-year-old repo man who was dragged into the criminal underground to a respectable businessman with a wife and kids has made him considered by many to be the best protagonist in GTA 5 and, to some, the greatest character in the Grand Theft Auto series. Despite getting himself into way too many close calls through the GTA 5 story, Franklin is still alive today.
He runs a celebrity solutions agency, which helps the celebrities of Los Santos with any problems they have, which he set up with the proceeds of his bank heists. Some of his clients include the likes of hip-hop icon Dr Dre, who appears in GTA Online alongside Franklin in The Contract DLC, which was released in 2021.
How Old Is Franklin In GTA 5?
Franklin Clinton is one of the main protagonists in GTA 5 alongside Michael and Trevor. In the game, Franklin is the youngest protagonist and is taken under the wing of Michael as he tries to teach him the ways of being a high-level thief while also trying to act as a father figure and guide him and teach him the ways of the world. During the main story of GTA 5, Franklin is 25 years old, having been born in 1988, and the game takes place in 2013.
Following the events of GTA 5, Franklin reappeared again as part of The Contract DLC in GTA Online, which was released in 2021. The Contact takes place approximately 11 years after the events of GTA 5, which would mean that Franklin is either 35 or 36 years old during that story.
What Franklin Has Been Doing Since GTA 5
After pulling off the greatest heist in Los Santos history, which saw Franklin take away between $9-42 million, you would think Franklin would lay low, retire, and live out the rest of his days in luxury. But, following the heist, Franklin decided to go straight and leave his criminal past behind him. In the years since the conclusion of the GTA 5 story, Tanisha’s marriage to Jayden broke down, and she eventually married Franklin.
As of 2021, when Franklin appeared in GTA Online, he was still married to Tanisha Jackson, and the couple has children. He still lives in his luxury residence in the Vinewood Hills, which is now full of children’s toys in the garden. Although he is very old now, Franklin fans can rejoice at the news that his dog Chop is still alive and can be seen in The Contract missions, with him accidentally eating some of Lamar’s…herbal products.
Question: How old is Michael in GTA 5?
Answer: Michael De Santa is much older than Franklin and the oldest of the three protagonists in GTA 5. During the prologue of the game, which takes place in 2004, Michael is 39 years old. This means he is 48 during the events of GTA 5. Although he hasn’t appeared in GTA Online yet as of the time of writing, Franklin confirms that he is still alive, which would make him 57 or 58 years old.
Question: How old is Trevor in GTA 5?
Answer: Trevor Phillips is the second oldest protagonist in GTA 5. He is 37 years old during the prologue of the game, which makes him 46 years old in the main GTA 5 story. Trevor is still alive today and would be 55 or 56 years old.
Question: Does Franklin appear in GTA Online?
Answer: Franklin appeared in GTA Online during The Contract update DLC which was released in December 2021. In the years since the conclusion of the GTA 5 story, Franklin has set up the F Clinton and Partner celebrity solutions agency, no doubt inspired by his time as a member of the paparazzi during a side mission line in the main game. In the DLC missions, Franklin hooks up with West Coast Classics DJ, DJ Pooh, to help his friend, the legendary rapper and producer Dr Dre locate his missing phone, which has his latest album, The Contract, stored on it and he doesn’t want it to be leaked early.
Ever since he first appeared in the opening scenes of the main GTA 5 story, Franklin has captivated fans and become a fan favorite in the series. It is a shame that he will likely never return to the series once it moves on to GTA 6 and beyond, but Franklin will always be a great reason to return to GTA 5 to hear his hilarious interactions with the likes of Lamar and his overall character growth which is one of the best in the franchise’s history.