Avery Carrington

Avery Carrington
Appearances GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
Full Name Avery Carrington


Gender Gender::Male
Place of Birth Texas
Date of Death 1998
(during Panlantic Land Grab)
Nationality American
Home Vice City
Main Affiliations Donald Love (until 1998)
Ken Rosenberg
Tommy Vercetti (from 1986)
Vercetti Gang (from 1986)
Colombian Cartel (until 1998)
Vehicles Black Stretch
White Bobcat
Occupation Real estate developer
Voiced by Burt Reynolds
(GTA Vice City)

Nothing brings down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war.

Avery to Tommy Vercetti.

Avery' redirects here. For the construction company see Avery Construction. For his rival, see Avery Carrington's Rival.

Avery Carrington is a character in the 3D Universe who appears as a major character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. A billboard of Avery Carrington also appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and he is mentioned on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories website. Carrington is an extreme capitalist property magnate and real estate mogul based in Vice City. He is voiced by Burt Reynolds in GTA Vice City.

Character history

Up to 1986

Avery Carrington was born and raised in Texas and later moved to Vice City, becoming, at some point, a successful property magnate and real estate mogul to his willingness to use any tactic (including gang warfare, arson, intimidation, murder and demolishing opponents buildings). Avery is heavily influenced by his father and takes on a protégé, Donald Love, passing on his knowledge, which Love would later use to his own advantage.

In 1986 he is financing the construction of a building in Vice Point and is one of Vice City's social elite, attending Colonel Juan Cortez' party. Carrington, however, faces problems from the Spand Express company, who refuse to sell their land, and another further advanced construction site opposite his own. Ken Rosenberg, a lawyer introduces Carrington to Tommy Vercetti, who helps to Spand Express by causing a riot and destroying three Spand Express vans. Carrington, impressed with Vercetti's ability, later hires him to murder a man who refuses to sell some land to Carrington and to structurally weaken the construction site located opposite his own. Carrington continues with his business before asking Vercetti for help again, this time having him spark a gang war between the Cubans and the Haitians in order to drive down property prices, and later gives Vercetti advice in how to build his criminal empire in the city following the death of drug baron Ricardo Diaz.

Last years

Avery Carrington continued to expand his business, appearing on a neon sign in Las Venturas, San Andreas in 1992. He continues in his work and in 1998 he flies to Francis International Airport to meet with the Colombian Cartel to discuss plans to develop the Fort Staunton area of Staunton Island, Liberty City. Carrington's old protégé, Donald Love, hears of his impending return and hires Toni Cipriani to kill Carrington to acquire his real estate plans, as the Panlantic Corporation who do 'anything to get prime real estate'. Toni Cipriani later steals Carrington's body for Love, who eats the body on his flight away from Liberty City.

Mission appearances

GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories

VCBI record

The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on Carrington[1]:

  • Texan property magnate and real estate developer.
  • Likes to talk about his father. The good old days.
  • Extreme Capitalist.
  • Suspected of doing anything to manipulate property prices and land value, including, but not limited to, arson, rioting, bribery, intimidation, murder.
  • Always wears cowboy hat.
  • Believed to be involved in several developments and slum-clearance programs.
  • Known guest of Cortez.
  • Uses Ken Rosenberg for legal advice - possible weak link?
  • Hair suspected to be fake.



"Avery Construction" in Blueberry, Red County, San Andreas.


  1. Vice City Crime Tree. Rockstar Games. official GTA Vice City website
  2. Avery Character Sketch 01. Rockstar North. official Rockstar North website
  3. From american.gxt:
    On the phone
    Avery Carrington: Hey Tommy, it's Avery! Now listen, I got me all tied up at the moment and I have a representative of mine needs chaperoning out to the Gator Keys. I'm after some land out that way, so I'm sending someone out to sweeten the deal. Could you do me a favor and make sure he gets there ok?
    Tommy Vercetti: Yeah, sure thing Avery. Where'd you want me to pick him up?
    Avery Carrington: He's just finishing some business at the building site. I said you'd pick him up from there.
    Tommy Vercetti: No problem. See you later, Avery.