Ray Boccino

Raymond Boccino
Appearances GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
Full Name Raymond Boccino
Aliases Ray


Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1976
Place of Birth Westdyke, Alderney
Date of Death 2008
Age at Death 32
Nationality American
Home Algonquin, Liberty City
Main Affiliations Pegorino Family (until 2008)
The Lost Brotherhood (2008)
The Irish mob (until 2008)
Niko Bellic (2008)
Ray's Goon (until 2008)
Vehicles Black Oracle
Businesses Drusilla's (until 2008)
Waste Management (until 2008)
Voiced by Joe Barbara

Raymond "Ray" Boccino is a character in the HD Universe and a senior capo in the Alderney-based Pegorino Family who appears in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned. He was introduced to protagonist Niko Bellic through Irish hood Patrick McReary in 2008.

But can I trust you? Hmm? Why go through all this? Why stick your neck out? Why do all this work?

Ray talking to Niko Bellic.



Ray Boccino was born to an Italian-American family in Westdyke, Alderney in 1976. Not much is known about Ray's life prior to 2008 except that he was involved in a lot of small-time crimes in the 90s and joined the Pegorino Family, developing an intense rivalry with Phil Bell. Boccino eventually rose in the ranks in the Pegorino organization, become a Caporegime. Despite his status, Don James Pegorino held a negative view of Ray due to his inability to complete his operations.


Boccino is first introduced chronologically while speaking to Billy Grey in the Lost MC Clubhouse after selling the biker gang some weapons, specifically grenade launchers. He is introduced to Johnny Klebitz and then takes off.

Later on, during the Lost MC civil war, Ray meets up with Johnny and Lost members Jim Fitzgerald, Terry Thorpe, and Clay Simons to discuss the situation with them. He explains that the war is bad for his business and that he needs a "steady flow of merchandise". Ray reveals the location of Brian Jeremy and tells them to end the war for good.

A while later Ray employs Irish hood Patrick McReary to steal a truck load of meds by the docks off a group of Triads, Patrick in turn hires previously aquainted gun-for-hire Niko Bellic to help him.

Boccino shows up at his lock-up after Niko Bellic and Patrick McReary succesfully steal and deliver the truck, and soon after Ray calls Niko to come do some work for him. Ray's first job for Niko is to murder Teddy Benavidez, a Dominican gangster who owes Ray a lot of money, and hasn't paid up.

Around this time Boccino gets word that some pricey diamonds are being sold to nightclub owner Anthony Prince just off the Platypus in East Hook. Greed takes over, and Ray dicides he wants them. He gets his "friend" Ashley Butler to get ahold of Johnny Klebitz and get him to Drusilla's. When Johnny arrives Ray orders him to steal the diamonds off Gay Tony.

Johnny successfully steals the diamonds, and Ray orders him to put the diamonds in two seperate sets of trash bags in two seperate alley ways in Algonquin. Immediatley after this, Ray orders Bellic, along with Joe DiLeo, Johnny Barbosa and Luca Silvestri, to retrieve the diamonds from the trash bags Johnny had just hid them in.

When DiLeo, Barbosa and Silvestri attempt to steal the diamonds for themselves and flee to Las Venturas, Boccino sends Bellic to retrieve them. Niko kills them, and meets up with Ray in Middle Park to give him the diamonds.

After finding a buyer, Ray waits for Niko at Drusilla's, when he arrives they have a short heated confrontation, but they finally come to terms and Ray ends up giving him the diamonds, sending him off to the Libertonian to help with the deal, also with the promise that Ray will help Niko find a man named Florian Cravic. Ray calls up Johnny Klebitz as Niko leaves, and tells him to head to the Libertonian to wait for Niko.

Niko and Johnny attempt to sell the diamonds to Jewish Mob associates Issac Roth and Mori Green, however, Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince's best friend and personal bodyguard Luis Fernando Lopez ambushes the deal and takes the diamonds after Tony had gotten word about the diamond deal.

In the confusion of the ambush Klebitz decides to betray Boccino and steals all of the money for himself and the Lost MC, and Niko is left with nothing. Niko calls Boccino to inform him of the ambush, that Johnny has the money, and that he isn't sure who got the diamonds. Immediately after Ray calls Johnny to confirm he still has the money, but Johnny denies this, having given the money to Jim Fitzgerald for safe keeping.

A short time later Boccino decides that Johnny did take the money, he kidnaps Jim Fitzgerald, has him tied up in the Drusilla's basement, and has a goon torture him with a blow torch, attempting to extract information on the two million. He uses Jim's cellphone to text Johnny and lure him to Drusilla's where he attempts to hold Johnny as well. Jim cuts his rope loose with a hidden exacto-knife and grabs hold of Boccino's goon, Johnny kicks Rays gun away, Jim slits the goon's throat and the two escape Drusilla's.

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Ray ordering Johnny to the basement of Drusilla's at gunpoint.

Boccino immediately calls up associate Phil Bell for a sit-down and soon after sends Bellic to murder Fitzgerald and orders his crew to find and kill Klebitz.

Klebitz survives the attack, however Jim isn't so lucky. Johnny plans to retaliate, but is told not to by Congressman Thomas Stubbs III, who tells Klebitz that Boccino and the Pegorino crime family are under surveillance and that half of the organization would be "either arrested or killed within a month."

Isaac Roth begins to blame the ambushed diamond deal on Boccino and threatens to have him killed. In retaliation, Boccino again orders Bellic to murder Roth at Roth's penthouse at the Majestic Hotel. Afterwards, Boccino arranges an apartment in Alderney City for Bellic so he can can "keep a closer eye on him." Niko Bellic refuses to do anymore work for Boccino from this point on.

Later in the game as the Pegorino family's affairs fall further into turmoil. Things are heating up between Ray and Phil Bell as both fight each other to the top of their mafia food-chain. Jimmy Pegorino decides to send a message to any possible informants in the organization and orders Bellic to murder Boccino, believing he is an informant. Niko goes to where Ray is hanging around, and while he and some goons are driving to his auto-shop, he and his associates are murdered by Niko. (The player may choose how to go about this).

Joe Barbara voiced Ray Boccino.

Mission appearances

The Lost and Damned

Murders committed

LCPD Database record

Surname: Boccino

First Name: Ray

Age: 32

Place of Birth: Westdyke, Alderney

Affiliations: Pegorino Crime Syndicate

Criminal Record:

  • 1990 - Possession of stolen property
  • 1991 - Grand larceny
  • 1995 - Hijacking
  • 1999 - Burglary

Wanted For: Racketeering


  • During Pest Control, Niko is able to get Ray out of the car by killing the driver of the car, but he'll start shooting the player with a Combat Shotgun.
  • Ray as a character is similar to Mikey Palmice from The Sopranos.
  • Stubbs makes references to Ray's eventual fate in GTA IV. He states that he would "either be dead or in jail in the next few months", foreshadowing Niko's killing of him under Jimmy Pegorino's orders.
  • The Ballad of Gay Tony is the only game in the GTA IV trilogy in which Ray makes no appearence whatsoever and is not mentioned once.