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Ken Rosenberg
[[Image::File:KenRosenbergGTAVC.jpg| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
Full Name Ken Rosenberg
Aliases Rosie
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth [[Error: Invalid time.|1953 (39 as of 1992)]]
Place of Birth Vice City
Age Now
Nationality American
Home Vinewood, Los Santos
Main Affiliations Tommy Vercetti
Forelli Family
Leone Family
Carl Johnson
Madd Dogg
Kent Paul
Vehicles White Admiral
Voiced by William Fichtner

Ken Rosenberg is a recurring character who appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as well as being a passing mention in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


GTA Vice City

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Ken Rosenberg is an attorney at K. Rosenberg & Co., with connections to the Forelli Family. Tommy Vercetti meets him at Escobar International Airport, and throughout the game they remain allies. He secures Tommy's release from prison whenever he is arrested, and his voice is sometimes briefly heard in these situations (i.e "Tommy Vercetti is an innocent man!"). He is also suspected of cheating on law school exams and having employed heavies on numerous occasions to intimidate and corrupt juries. He is portrayed in a similar manner as David Kleinfeld in Carlito's Way; a lawyer with frizzy hair and bad suits, rendered increasingly paranoid and incoherent by a severe cocaine addiction. Rosenberg is voiced by William Fichtner.

GTA San Andreas

File:Ken Rosenberg.jpg
Ken Rosenberg in GTA San Andreas.

In The Introduction in 1992, it's revealed that Ken was disbarred from practicing law, went into rehab, and once he was released, Tommy stopped taking his calls, because Tommy didn't trust a coke head as his accountant and lawyer. At this point he was recruited by Salvatore Leone to be a "neutral" third-party manager of investments in the new casino co-owned by the Leone Family, the Sindacco Family, and the Forelli Family.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 1992, Ken is managing Caligula's Palace in Las Venturas for the three families. He is in constant fear for his life at the hands of one of the families, so that they could blame each other. CJ is introduced to Ken (and his parrot Tony) by Kent Paul and Maccer. Ken wants CJ to find him a way out of his current situation, and back to a "safe, legal job" with a "boring commute." Apparently due to the stressful situation, Ken resumes cocaine use along the way. He provides CJ with a few jobs, both to help him keep his job at the casino and to help him stay alive. After being a part of killing Johnny Sindacco, CJ tells Ken to "play it dumb" until he can fake his death. He resumes a new life, working as an accountant for Madd Dogg, along with Maccer and Kent Paul. In one mision when travelling back from an abbatoir, Ken says to Carl, admist all the action: "Just like old times, hey Tommy?" to which CJ replies, "Who the fuck is Tommy?" This is an obvious reference to Ken's previous boss/partner, Tommy Vercetti.

Other games

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories by 1998 a character named Ken, who may be Rosenberg himself (though this is unlikely as the voice in LCS is higher pitched and different) can be heard calling The Electron Zone from Carcer City complaining about always getting arrested by the FBI for trying to look up a few "pictures" on the internet.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Rosenberg is briefly mentioned by VNN after the completion of Nice Package for Umberto Robina. It is stated after the reporter talking about the gun fights that he quotes the second amendment and should face charges.

Appearances in missions

GTA Vice City

Artwork of Ken Rosenberg for GTA Vice City.

GTA San Andreas San Andreas