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, optional)]][[DOD::2008 (in Deal, age 31, optional)| ]]</td></tr>
Age at Death </td></tr>
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 Black Roman's Taxi
Blue Cavalcade
Black Cognoscenti
Black Esperanto</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 only) 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. 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 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 Faustin. 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. This leads to Niko doing a couple jobs for Faustin such as killing Lost member Jason Michaels. 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 with the help of Malc to kidnap him, taking him to a warehouse in the Bohan Industrial 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 regularly and is seen in The Ballad of Gay Tony, and briefly converses with Luis Lopez.

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, Niko's love interest. After Niko kills Pegorino, Roman will tell him that Mallorie is pregnant, and that if it's a girl, her name will be Kate.


  • Niko can call Roman at certain points throughout the story to hear to his input on Niko's work.
  • 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 drives a black taxi named Roman's Taxi from his depot, which is a custom Esperanto.
  • Roman is voiced by Jason Zumwalt, who posted a video on Youtube stating that he was not receiving 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".
  • 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.
  • Roman's e-mail address is
  • Roman is one of three characters to make an appearance in the original GTA IV and its DLC episodes. The other two being "Gay Tony" Prince and The Cook.
  • 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.
  • Roman's favorite radio station is The Vibe 98.8 as he may say things like "Wow, this is a Record!" or "This record reminds me of sex. Good sex!"
  • Roman's favorite place to eat is Burger Shot, for his love for American fast-food restaurants.
  • 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. This may also be a reference to the fact that he appears outside the sex shop for friendship activities.
  • Roman apparently smokes. If you arrange a friend activity, just 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, the latter is likely.
  • Roman's cell phone is new and on theWhiz network. His previous phone, which he gives to Niko, is on the Badger network and has no camera or internet connectivity.
  • The name "Roman" exists in Russian, Polish, Belorusian and Ukrainian first names. It is rare in Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian first names.
  • If the player takes Roman out to friend activities and the player parks his/her car near 2 cars, Roman may punch Niko and might even say "give me that car back!", but will not drive away and will just get out. This works on the Middle Park East and South Bohan safehouses.
  • Oddly enough, if the player chooses the Revenge ending, Roman's voicemail will not change from when he was single and he will still go to the strip club with you if you ask him, however he won't ask you to go there with him once he is married.

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 (Age 28)
  • 2006 - Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct (Age 29)


  • 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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