Avery Carrington

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Avery Carrington
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Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
Full Name Avery Carrington
Gender Gender::Male
Place of Birth Texas
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|1998, in Liberty City]][[DOD::1998, in Liberty City| ]]
Nationality American
Home Vice Point, Vice City
Main Affiliations Donald Love
Tommy Vercetti
Ken Rosenberg
Vercetti Gang
Colombian Cartel
Vehicles Black Stretch
Businesses Real Estate, possibly Avery Construction
Voiced by Burt Reynolds (GTA: Vice City)

Avery Carrington is a successful Texan property magnate, real estate mogul and extreme capitalist. He enjoys quoting his father and using old-western euphemisms. He is willing to do anything to manipulate property prices and land value, including arson, rioting, intimidation, and murder. He always wears a cowboy hat and rides in a black limousine. Carrington has been suspected by the police to be wearing a wig, although this is only explicitly revealed in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.[1] The official Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories website appears to reference this trivia as well.[2]

Carrington is believed to be behind many lucrative development plans and responsible for violent slum-clearances.[3] However he is careful to be out of town on business when any violence arises.[4] He is a frequent guest at Colonel Cortez' parties[3]; he is also Ken Rosenberg's biggest client[3], which is how he comes into acquaintance with Tommy Vercetti.[5] Carrington has an apprentice, Donald Love[6] who is a major character in Grand Theft Auto III and in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as a corrupt business tycoon. Carrington taking Love under his wing and teaching him about real estate explains Love's ruthlessness in later games. It is also from Avery that Donald is believed to have learned a quote that has been repeated in almost the same manner in GTA III:

"Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war, 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case."

File:Avery Construction.jpg
Avery Construction in Blueberry, Red County, San Andreas.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carrington is also featured as a billboard resembling Vegas Vic in Las Venturas. Carrington reprises his role Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, only to be killed by the player during his one cameo (under orders of his old protégé, Donald Love).[7]

Avery may also be involved with the company Avery Construction, a property developer working in the town of Blueberry in Red County, San Andreas.

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Avery Carrington artwork from GTA Vice City

Avery Carrington was voiced by Burt Reynolds.[8]

Missions Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

GTA: Liberty City Stories


  1. Donald Love: "Oh, Avery! How you've aged since we last met... you used to feed me such pearls of wisdom... and soon I shall dine again!... My God! He's wearing a wig!" (from the Morgue Party Resurrection mission)
  2. Avery Carrington: "Tommy, this is Donald Love. Donald, this here is Tommy Vercetti, the latest gunslinger to come to these parts."
    Jenny Mitchell: "Only last week, a popular local real estate entrepreneur had his wig blown off by a run away chopper." (from a MeTV News segment on the official Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories website)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City official website. Rockstar Games. Retrieved on October 16, 2008.
  4. Avery Carrington: "Now I'm going to head out of town for a while and if that office development were to face sudden and insurmountable structural problems..." (from the Demolition Man mission)
  5. Ken Rosenberg: "Tommy, this is Avery Carrington - I believe you met at the party?" (from the Riot mission)
  6. Avery Carrington: "Tommy, this is Donald Love. Donald, this here is Tommy Vercetti, the latest gunslinger to come to these parts."
    Donald Love: "Yeh...uh..."
    Avery Carrington: "Donald, you just shut up and listen, and you might learn something." (from the Two Bit Hit mission)
  7. Donald Love: "Toni, my ex-mentor, Avery Carrington, is flying into town today... It's come to my attention that he's working for the Panlantic Corporation. They'll do anything to get prime real estate. We HAVE to get hold of his plans to acquire land... There he is! Kill him Toni!" (from the Panlantic Land Grab mission)
  8. Burt Reynolds IMDB Entry. IMDB. Retrieved on October 16, 2008.