Roman Bellic

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Roman Bellic
[[Image::File:RomanBellic-GTAIV.jpg| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
Full Name Roman Bellic
Aliases The Janitor
Fatty Roman
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1977
Place of Birth Yugoslavia
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|2008 (in Deal, Age 31, noncanonical)]][[DOD::2008 (in Deal, Age 31, noncanonical)| ]]</td></tr>
Age at Death </td></tr>
Nationality [[Serbian|Serbian]][[Nationality::Serbian| ]]</td></tr>

Albany Ave, Middle Park East
Joliet Ave, South Bohan

Liberty City</td></tr>
Family Mallorie Bardas (girlfriend, later wife)
Niko Bellic (cousin)
Roman Bellic Jr. (unborn son, in Deal)
Kate Bellic (unborn daughter, in Revenge)
Milica Bellic (aunt)
Unnamed mother (deceased)
Unnamed cousin (deceased)</td></tr>
Main Affiliations Niko Bellic
Vladimir Glebov
Jermaine Andrews
Brucie Kibbutz
Little Jacob
Vehicles Roman's Taxi
Blue Cavalcade
Black Cognoscenti</td></tr>
Businesses Express Car Service</td></tr>
Voiced by

Jason Zumwalt</td></tr> </table>

Roman Bellic (Serbian: Роман Белић, Roman Belić) (1977 - 2008) (Deal storyline) is a character in Grand Theft Auto IV and the 31-year old cousin of the game protagonist, Niko Bellic. Bellic was born in Eastern Europe but moved to Liberty City in 1998, aged twenty-one. He later claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars. This prompts Niko to join him in America, where Niko discovers he owns a small, gritty taxi firm, an apartment in Broker, and has large gambling debts, owed to the Albanians and Vladimir Glebov. Roman is also the boyfriend, later husband, of Mallorie Bardas, and the nephew of Milica Bellic. Roman has been arrested on two occasions: in 2005 for promoting gambling and in 2006 for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Early life

Roman Bellic was born in Yugoslavia in 1977. He and his cousin Niko grew up together since their fathers were brothers and they lived next to each other. Niko claims that mostly Roman’s mother and that raised both of them when the war came, she used all of the money she had saved to send Roman to the United States of America. She also wanted to send Niko to the U.S., but he stayed to fight in the war. In a conversation with Kate McReary, Niko says that he found Roman's mother raped and murdered, although Niko told Roman that she died in a house fire. In conversations between Niko and Roman and other characters, it is revealed that both Niko's and Roman's fathers were alcoholic, wife-beating bullies.


When Niko arrives in Liberty City, he soon finds out that Roman is heavily in debt with various figures in the city, including the Russian and Albanian Mafias, due to his gambling addiction and his attempts to support his taxi depot. Roman employs his girlfriend Mallorie at his taxi depot; although he is unaware, she is having an affair with Vlad Glebov. Niko kills Dardan Petrela and beats up Kalem Vulaj and Bledar Morina, three Albanians, when they attempt to collect their money. When Roman finds out about Mallorie's affair with Vlad, he is upset, and Niko confronts and kills Vlad for him. Vlad's death causes Roman to become paranoid because he fears retaliation from the Russian mob. His fears proved to be well founded. He and Niko are later kidnapped on orders from Mikhail Faustin. Faustin shoots Roman in the stomach because he was screaming, but Roman survives. After Niko kills Faustin for Dimitri Rascalov, Rascalov and Ray Bulgarin betray Niko, burning down his apartment in Hove Beach and Roman's taxi depot. Roman moves into Mallorie's apartment in Bohan, where he also opens another taxi depot with the insurance money he receives from the fire in the first one.

Roman later has a "cold streak" in his poker games, leading the Russians to hire Johnny Klebitz to kidnap him, taking him to a warehouse in the Industrial district of Bohan. The Russians hope that they can kill Niko when he tries to rescue Roman. Niko would later rescue him. After his cousin rescues Roman, he continues betting. This time he wins a lot of money, changing his taxis from Esperantos to Cavalcades and buying a penthouse in Algonquin, telling Niko they are finally going to live the dream.

He goes to Maisonette 9 with Brucie Kibbutz and is seen in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

End of the storyline

Towards the end of the storyline in GTA IV, Niko has to decide if he will kill Dimitri in revenge for his betrayal or work with him again in a heroin deal for Jimmy Pegorino. Roman urges Niko to forget revenge and work with Dimitri, considering the large amount of money he could receive for his work. He tells Niko he would be able to afford a great honeymoon with Mallorie and that maybe him and Niko could take a private jet to Vice City.

If the player strikes a deal, Dimitri will betray Niko again during the mission and afterwards, will send an assassin to kill Niko at Roman's and Mallorie's wedding. Niko will fight the assassin, but in the struggle, Roman is inadvertently shot and killed. After Niko kills Dimitri before the Statue of Happiness with the help of Little Jacob, Mallorie will reveal that she is pregnant with Roman's son. After this Niko goes into deep depression and when speaking to Mallorie.

If Niko decides to get revenge on Dimitri, Jimmy Pegorino will be furious about his business being ruined. During Roman's and Mallorie's wedding, Pegorino will attempt a drive-by shooting, killing Kate McReary. After Niko kills Pegorino, Roman will tell him that Mallorie is pregnant, and that if it's a girl, her name will be Kate.

Artwork of Roman Bellic


  • After getting his relationship with Roman high enough, Niko can phone Roman to send a taxi to take him anywhere in the city for free.
  • Roman is notably overweight, a fact that is mentioned by several people throughout the game.
  • Though Roman is older than Niko, he lacks self-esteem towards Niko and is often shown out and treated like the "child" of the group.
  • Roman drives a black taxi named Roman's Taxi from his depot, which is an Esperanto.
  • Roman is voiced by Jason Zumwalt, who posted a video on Youtube stating that he was not recieving any fame or credit for his role, and set up a program called "Rent Roman". For a fee, he would come to your house and play GTA IV with you for one day. Later, Zumwalt explained that the video was only a joke.
  • Roman has apparently gained a fair amount of weight since Bernie Crane last saw him, which implies he has not always been of large build, though Bernie admits he is still "kind of cute".
  • The player can occasionally call Roman after certain missions to hear his input on Niko's work.
  • Since Roman can either live or die in the main storyline, it can be assumed that he will make no further appearances in future games, unless taking place before GTA IV.
  • Roman's e-mail address is
  • Roman was a character in all three parts of GTA IV.
  • Roman's first cab depot can be found in GTA Chinatown Wars, apparently intact.
  • Roman's favorite location for being picked up is near his Cab Depot and by sex shop from mission Do You Have Protection? in friendship activities. He is probably big fan of some stuff like this.
  • Roman's favorite radio station is The Vibe 98.8 and he will respond positively if it turns on in the car.
  • Roman's favorite place to eat is, of course, Burger Shot, for his love for american fast-food restraunts.
  • Roman watches internet porn, as he says, "Lord, I am sorry for all the women I've chased, the money I've spent, the internet porn..." when being kidnapped in Roman's Holiday.
  • Roman surprisingly smokes. If you take him out on a friend activity, before picking him up you can sometimes catch him taking a puff or two of a cigarette. It is unsure whether he is programmed in-game to smoke or if he is programmed to use Pedestrian behavior.
  • It is unknown how he and Mallorie even met. It could have been a blind date, they maybe met when Roman arrived at Liberty or at the cab depot.
  • Roman thinks Liberty city is better than the old country and Niko dismisses the fact as it is just as bad.

Mission appearances

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

LCPD Database record

Surname: Bellic

First Name: Roman

Age: 31

Place of Birth: Unknown

Affiliations: Known associate of Vladimir Glebov and linked to West Indian criminals in East Liberty City.

Criminal Record:

  • 2005 - Promoting Gambling
  • 2006 - Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct


  • Small time Eastern European business owner.
  • Heavily in debt.
  • Owns a livery cab service believed to be used by criminals for illegal purposes.
  • Rumored to be a gambling addict.


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