Johnny Barbosa

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John Barbosa
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Appearances GTA IV
Full Name John Barbosa
Aliases Johnny
Johnny Spaz


Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1983
Place of Birth Alderney City
Date of Death 2008 (during Meltdown)
Age at Death 25
Nationality American
Home Alderney City
Main Affiliations Pegorino Family
Ray Boccino
Luca Silvestri (co-worker)
Joseph DiLeo (co-worker)
Occupation Liberty Sanitation Department refuse collector

John "Johnny" Barbosa, also known as Johnny Spaz, is a character in the HD Universe who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Character history

Johnny Barbosa was born in Alderney City in 1983 and became the youngest associate of the Pegorino Family. He was first arrested in 2000 at the age of seventeen for petit larceny, and was subsequently arrested for grand larceny (2001), possession of marijuana (2002), assault and petit larceny (2004), and driving while intoxicated (2005). By 2008 he had begun working closely with Luca Silvestri and Joseph DiLeo for Pegorino mobster Ray Boccino and as refuse collectors for the Liberty Sanitation Department. The three use their job as refuse collectors to collect stolen diamonds for Boccino but then decide keep the diamonds. An angry Boccino then sends Niko Bellic to kill them, with Niko killing Barbosa while in Middle Park.

Mission appearances


LCPD Database information

First Name
John "Johnny Spaz"
Place of Birth
Alderney City, Alderney
Pegorino Crime Syndicate
Criminal Record
  • 2000 - Petit Larceny
  • 2001 - Grand Larceny
  • 2002 - Possession Controlled Substance: Marijuana
  • 2004 - Assault
  • 2004 - Petit Larceny
  • 2005 - Driving While Intoxicated
  • Alderney-based Italian American hood.
  • Involved in small time criminal activities.
  • Believed to be trying to work his way up through the Pegorino crime family.
  • Works for Ray Boccino and often seen with Luca Silvestri and Joe "Tuna" DiLeo.