Phil Bell

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Character
Phil Bell
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Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV]]
Full Name Phil Bell
Aliases Phil B
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth [[Error: Invalid time.|1968 (age 40)]]
Place of Birth Alderney City, Alderney
Age Now
Nationality [[American|American]][[Nationality::American| ]]
Home Alderney
Family Divorced Wife
Unnamed Children
Frankie Gallo
Main Affiliations Pegorino Family
Gambetti Family
Niko Bellic
Tommy
Vehicles Black Intruder
Businesses Honkers Strip Club Manager,
Port Tudor Constuction Yards,
Waste Management.
Voiced by Frank Bonsangue

Phil Bell (born 1968) works for the Pegorino Family in Alderney; primarily he runs their front operations, but is also involved in some wetwork -- he accompanies Niko Bellic on three violent missions for the Pegorinos.

Biography

Phil maintains that he is a legitimate businessman, managing construction yards and the Pegorino-owned Honker's Gentlemen's Club based in Tudor. The authorities have his places of business bugged, so he speaks in generalities which will not implicate him in anything, and is especially cautious with his planning; his caution often puts him at odds with capo Ray Boccino, who is far more cavalier. Although Don Jimmy Pegorino says Phil is his best associate, he also notes that Bell is 90% Irish by blood, and as such, promoting him within the Pegorino gang would lower their standing with the Five Families of the Commission. It is suspected that Phil may be having an affair with Pegorino's wife, Angie; Ray has expressed his concerns to Pegorino, but Jimmy puts little stock in Ray's opinion, and doesn't believe the rumours. So low is his opinion of Ray, in fact (and so high his opinion of Phil), that when a scare leads Pegorino to liquidate any possible snitches, he chooses to whack Ray, his caporegime, and not Phil, who, like Niko, is merely an associate of the organization.

At one point, Phil has a conversation with Niko which reflects the themes of hard decisions and the morality of following orders which recur throughout GTA IV. Niko's experience has led him to question orders he considers immoral, even if he does go through with most of them; Phil, on the other hand, strongly believes in following orders to the letter, to the point of abdicating responsibility.

Phil is divorced, and is very bitter at his ex-wife, who won full custody of their children.

Ending

If the player chooses the "Revenge" storyline near the end of the game, the Pegorino crime family is dealt a serious blow, and so Phil decides to leave the dying organization. In spite of this, he tells Niko that killing Dimitri Rascalov was the right decision. If the player chooses the "Deal" storyline, Phil will accompany Niko on the way to the heroin deal; it turns out that Dimitri has killed the buyers, so the two decide to steal the money, engaging its guardians in a lengthy gun battle. After getting the money, Niko tells Phil that he is out of the crime business for good.

Mission appearences

GTA IV

Murders Commited

Trivia

  • Phil Bell may be based off of Henry Hill from the Goodfellas. They are both Irish-Italians who can't become high ranking members due to their Irish ancestery.
  • Phil has similarities with JD O'Toole from GTA Liberty City Stories: JD also can't get to a high rank in his repective family because of his Irish ancestry.
  • Phil is good friends with Angie Pegorino, and there is some speculation they may be having an affair, although Phil denies this.
  • Phil appears to like Jazz, as he will respond positively if the player puts on Jazz Nation Radio or Fusion FM while travelling in a car with him.
  • Despite the fact he is 90% Irish, he never mentions or acknowledges it. He seems to pretend he is a full Italian by saying many Italian words and expressions, for example when he says "maddona mia" during Catch the Wave. During the same mission he calls the McReary Mob " Irisih idiots".

LCPD Database record

Surname: Bell

First Name: Phil

Age: 40

Place of Birth: Alderney City, Alderney

Affiliations: Pegorino Crime Sydicate

Criminal Record:

  • 1984 - Grand Theft Auto
  • 1988 - Promoting Gambling
  • 1990 - Manslaughter
  • 2005 - Racketeering

Notes:

  • Chief Lieutenant in the Alderney based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.
  • Not believed to be a "made" member of the Mafia because of he is of mixed Irish / Italian ancestry.
  • Careful about wiretaps and other forms of surveillance.
  • Maintains that he is a legitimate businessman, managing construction yards and the Pegorino-owned Honker's Gentleman's Club in Tudor.