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Revision as of 14:37, 1 June 2008

A number of characters appear in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, set in 2008. Niko and the five characters available for friendship appear first, then the five girlfriends, then the characters available for missions in the storyline. Other important characters are at the bottom. Finally, see the Random Character for details on several strangers Niko meets in Liberty City.

This page does NOT contain spoilers. The individual character pages might, and there is a clear warning where that is the case.

Protagonist and Friends

See also Friendships in GTA IV

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Niko Bellic

Niko Bellic is the protagonist (main character) of Grand Theft Auto IV. Niko is of Serbian descent, and has previously fought in the Bosnian War. He is wooed to Liberty City by the promises of living the American Dream from his cousin Roman, but when this goes sour, he turns to the seedy underworld of Liberty City to build his way to the top.


Voiced by Michael Hollick

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Roman Bellic

Roman Bellic is Niko's cousin who has lived in Liberty City for 15 years. Roman claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars, but in reality owns a gritty taxi firm in Broker. As a result, he successfully manages to persuade his cousin Niko to move to the city using this deception. Roman is also heavily in debt with various figures around the city. When Niko arrives, everything seems to go wrong at once, but together they can work their way back up.


Voiced by Jason Zumwalt

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Little Jacob

Little Jacob is a Jamaican arms/drug dealer. He and Roman Bellic are good friends, and Niko purchases weaponry from him. He serves as a helper and accomplice to Niko in some missions.


Voiced by Coolie Ranx

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Patrick McReary

Packie is the youngest of the McReary family, and he is with the Irish mob. He lives with his mother and sister in Steinway. He sometimes works for Elizabeta Torres, but has his own agenda after his brother's return to Liberty City. Through him, Niko is introduced to some of the more popular missions in the game, like robbing the Bank of Liberty.


Voiced by Ryan Johnston

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Brucie Kibbutz

Brucie is a steroid-abusing fitness buff. In a "rage," he offers missions for Niko that involve racing vehicles and killing people. He is fairly wealthy and makes appearances on the radio. He sends Niko many emails and is the main character involved in both the racing and car theft side quests.


Voiced by Timothy Adams

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Dwayne Forge

Dwayne is an "old-school" gangster who's been in prison since the early 90s for crack distribution, only to be released into a completely unfamiliar environment, with an emphasis on "show-boating" and "bling". He needs Niko's help to rebuild his reputation.


Voiced by Devin Richards

Girlfriends

See also Girlfriends in GTA IV

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Kate McReary

The only virtuous one of the McReary siblings, Kate constantly tries to influence the lives of her brothers positively, but fails. She is too shy to talk to Niko at first. Packie first warns Niko away from her, but later encourages Niko to take her out.

Voiced by Mary Catherine Donnelly

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Michelle

Michelle is introduced in the mission Three's a Crowd. After completing this mission, Niko is told to purchase some clothes from the Russian clothing store, НОВИНКИ IIОСЛЕЦНЕИ МОЦЬI, after which he can call her to set up a date. Mallorie encourages Niko to take her out.

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Carmen Ortiz

Carmen Ortiz can be met on Love-Meet.net. Her profile name is SoBoHoe. The first date will be at 00:00 (midnight) the following day. She can help Niko if he is wounded.

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Kiki Jenkins

Kiki Jenkins is a lawyer who can be met on Love-Meet.net. Her profile name is LawChick. She can get Niko out of trouble with the law.

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Alex Chilton

Alex can be met on Craplist.net. She is listed under "Party girl seeks man for NSA fun and blog material - 29". She prefers sports cars and expensive clothing. She can help Niko get clothing at a discount.

Mission Characters

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Vladimir Glebov

Vlad is a Russian loan-shark and mobster. He runs the Hove Beach neighborhood in Broker with an iron fist. He offers Niko's first real batch of missions working for money. He treats Niko with disrespect, and refers to him by derogatory names such as "yokel" and "serf". Vlad is employed by the much more powerful Mikhail Faustin.


Voiced by Misha Kuznetsov

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Mikhail Faustin

Mikhail is the Russian Syndicate Leader. He is introduced after the mission Uncle Vlad. Mikhail happens to be a heavy user of cocaine, and has a very short temper. He owns the Perestroika cabaret club in Broker. He is married to Ilyena Faustin and has one daughter, Anna.


Voiced by Karel Roden

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Dimitri Rascalov

Dimitri is introduced as Mikhail Faustin's friend and associate. In later sequences, he is purported to be heading the rise of Russian immigrant organized crime in Liberty City.


Voiced by Moti Margolin

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Manny Escuela

Manny is the South Bohan community leader. Throughout, he is shooting a documentary that shows how "he" is "cleaning up the streets" and spreading his message out to other communities, though he is actually taking credit for others' actions. Most real criminals consider him an annoying joke.


Voiced by Berto Colon

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Elizabeta Torres

Elizabeta is a powerful drug dealer from Bohan. Her addictions eventually cause her to overreact and lash out at those around her. She is seen in promotional artwork for the game.


Voiced by Charlie Parker

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Playboy X

Playboy X (Trey Stewart) is an associate of Elizabeta Torres. He is also friends with Dwayne Forge, who is serving a term in prison for drug trafficking. He wears a red sweater with colored stripes on the chest. He wants to support the community and use the money he gains from drug sales to fund schools and community centers "once he gets rich," though it is obvious that he is fairly wealthy already.


Voiced by Postell Pringle

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United Liberty Paper

United Liberty Paper is the alias a shady government worker whose true name is anonymous. He blackmails Niko into doing several dangerous jobs. Like most of the Niko's employers, he claims to be "the good guy."

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Francis McReary

Francis McReary is a corrupt cop who is aware of felonies made by Niko. His missions normally involve a contract killing on a person who knows or has incriminating evidence against him. He is one of the McReary siblings, though the other brothers have a strong dislike of him.


Voiced by Thomas Lyons

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Derrick McReary

Just returning from Ireland, the oldest of the McReary brothers seems to have a background with the Irish Republican Army. He possesses a good knowledge of weapons and explosives, which is rivaled only by his knowledge of narcotics. He is one of the McReary siblings.

Voiced by George Feaster

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Gerald McReary

The last of the McReary siblings. He is in jail in Alderney. Gerry uses his position in conjunction with his knowledge to prevent Francis from moving in on his other siblings.

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Ray Boccino

Ray is a tall, well-dressed, Italian man who appears in the Truck Hustle mission. He is a major figure in the Liberty City Cosa Nostra. Niko meets him through the McReary family.

Voiced by Joe Barbara

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Phil Bell

Phil Bell is a half-Irish half-Italian front operator for one of the five Cosa Nostra families in Liberty City. The character bears a resemblance to Tony Soprano.

Voiced by Frank Bonsangue

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Bernie Crane

Bernie Crane is an old friend of Niko and Roman's, though they knew him as Florian Cravic. He is one of the men Niko comes to Liberty City to find. Niko finds out through Ray Boccino where he is located and he breaks into the apartment with Roman to find out that he has reinvented himself as Bernie Crane, an openly gay man in a secret relationship with Deputy Mayor Bryce Dawkins. He gives Niko missions which protects this relationship from surfacing.

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Gambetti

The Gambetti family is the particular family of the Cosa Nostra that Niko does work for.

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Jimmy Pegorino

Jimmy Pegorino is a member of the Gambetti family who offers Niko missions.

Other Characters

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Mallorie Ramos

Mallorie Ramos (incorrectly identified as Mallorie Bardas on the Rockstar Social Club) is a Puerto Rican woman who works for Roman at his taxi firm. She and Roman are romantically involved.


Voiced by Elena Harvey Hurst

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Lola Del Rio

Lola Del Rio is seen in promotional artwork sucking a lollipop. It is presumed she is a prostitute due to it being said she is available for "special hours." Her whereabouts can be located in or around star junction according to the online criminal database. She has not been located in the game and is the subject of some speculation.

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Bryce Dawkins

Bryce Dawkins is the Deputy Mayor of Liberty City. He's depicted as the epitome of cornball conservativeness, even though this is just a front for his completely different, secret lifestyle; he is actually engaged in a homosexual relationship with Bernie Crane (Florian Cravic). He gives Bernie an Infernus sportscar as a present, which Bernie then gives this to Niko Bellic for protecting him.

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Darko Brevic

Darko Brevic was in Niko Bellic's old army unit. He was one of the men that Niko came to Liberty City to find.