|Appearances||GTA Vice City|
|Full Name||Earnest Kelly|
|Aliases||Old Man Kelly|
|Main Affiliations||Tommy Vercetti|
|Voiced by||George DiCenzo|
Earnest Kelly, credited as Old Man Kelly, is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He is an employee of the print works in Vice City. He is voiced by George DiCenzo, who appeared in over thirty feature films.<ref name="George DiCenzo IMDb">Grand Theft Auto: Vice City full credits list. Internet Movie Database.</ref>
Earnest Kelly, at an unknown point in time, began working at the print works in Little Haiti, Vice City. In 1986 the company was purchased by Tommy Vercetti and the two form a plan to print money, with Kelly having fancied printing money on a small scale for years.<ref name="Illegal printing">Earnest Kelly: "Oh, crap, sonny, low grade crap. I've always fancied printing money. It ain't too hard. You know, I've been doing it on a small scale for years.." (from the Spilling the Beans mission)</ref> Vercetti later discovers a counterfeiting syndicate from the Vice City Triads and acquires high quality printing plates to produce better counterfeit money.<ref name="Plates">Tommy Vercetti: "Alright, the courier's moving the plates from the docks today. I'm gonna go intercept them, grab the plates, lose any heat, and make my way back here." (from the Hit the Courier mission)</ref> Kelly then begins to print the counterfeit money but is attacked and injured by some Forelli Family mobsters looking to collect payments for Sonny Forelli.<ref name="Injured Kelly">Tommy Vercetti: "Ok, what's the emergency?"
Earnest Kelly: "Tommy...some mob thugs ...said they'd come to take their cut... ...said it was a Mr. Forello's money...I feel like crap".
Tommy Vercetti: "Forelli? SONNY Forelli?"
Earnest Kelly: "Yeah, that's the guy...I think...they were very insistent..."
Tommy Vercetti: "I'm not angry with you. Get him to the hospital."
Earnest Kelly: "Tommy...rip that guy a new asshole for me..."
Tommy Vercetti: "I'm gonna rip him two!" (from the Cap the Collector mission)</ref> Vercetti, after insisting Kelly be taken to hospital, kills the mobsters and later Sonny Forelli. Vercetti later receives a phone call from Kelly explaining he was recovering and would be returning to work shortly.<ref name="Kelly recovering">Earnest Kelly: "Tommy, for a raging lunatic you sure are naive... I'll be back at work soon. Teach ya a thing or two about life you hear?" (phone call after the Keep Your Friends Close... mission)</ref>
- Earnest Kelly becomes somewhat of a surrogate father to Tommy Vercetti, while Vercetti appears to look up to Kelly as his own father had managed a print works.<ref name="Vercetti's father">Earnest Kelly: "Mr. Vercetti? Hey. You bought the old print works?"
Tommy Vercetti: "Yeah, my old man used to work on these. I used to spend the evenings with him, cleaning the rollers... I was going to follow him in his trade, but...I lived a different life." (from the Spilling the Beans mission)</ref> When Kelly is attacked and injured, Vercetti also shows great concern for his wellbeing.<ref name="Vercetti's concern">Tommy Vercetti: "Don't you worry pop, I'm not angry with you. Get him to the hospital." (from the Cap the Collector mission)</ref>
- GTA Vice City
- Spilling The Beans (Boss)
- Hit The Courier (Boss)
- Cap the Collector (Boss)
- Keep Your Friends Close... (post mission phone call)