Characters in GTA IV
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A number of characters appear in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, set in 2008. Niko and the five characters available for friendship appear first, then the five girlfriends, then the characters available for missions in the storyline. Other important characters are at the bottom. Finally, see the Random Character for details on several strangers Niko meets in Liberty City.
This page does NOT contain spoilers. The individual character pages might, and there is a clear warning where that is the case.
Protagonist and Friends
See also Friendships in GTA IV
|<imagemap>||Introduced in: The Cousins Bellic Niko Bellic is the protagonist (main character) of Grand Theft Auto IV. Niko is of Serbian descent, and has previously fought in the Yugoslav Wars. He is wooed to Liberty City by the promises of living the American Dream from his cousin Roman, but when this goes sour, he turns to the seedy underworld of Liberty City to build his way to the top. He is a serious, calm and quiet character with excellent hand to hand fighting skills. He's often arguing with his cousin Roman because he always gets into trouble which Niko has to save him from, and because Niko's violent actions often send underworld figures to Roman's way.|
Voiced by Michael Hollick
|<imagemap>||Introduced in: The Cousins Bellic Roman Bellic is Niko's cousin who has lived in Liberty City for 10 years. Roman claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars, but in reality he owns a gritty taxi firm in Broker and lives in a small apartment. Roman is also heavily in debt thanks to his gambling habit. When Niko arrives, everything seems to go wrong at once, but together they work their way up. Roman is often harrassed and intimidated by the various criminal figures he owes money to.|
Voiced by Jason Zumwalt
|<imagemap>||Introduced in: Jamaican Heat Little Jacob is a Jamaican arms/drug dealer. He and Roman Bellic are good friends, and Niko purchases weaponry from him. He serves as a helper and accomplice to Niko in some missions. He has a thick Jamaican accent, and besides the shootouts with his enemies he is a peaceful character.|
Voiced by Coolie Ranx
|<imagemap>||Packie is the youngest of the McReary family, and he is with the Irish mob. He lives with his mother and sister in Meadows Park near the Monoglobe. He sometimes works for Elizabeta Torres, but has his own agenda after his brother's return to Liberty City. Through him, Niko is introduced to some of the more popular missions in the game, like robbing the Bank of Liberty.|
Voiced by Ryan Johnston
|<imagemap>||Brucie is a steroid-abusing fitness buff which is very proud of what he has achieved in wealth and body. In a "rage," he offers missions for Niko that involve racing vehicles and killing people. He is fairly wealthy and makes appearances on the radio. He sends Niko many emails and is the main character involved in both the racing and car theft side quests.|
Voiced by Timothy Adams
|<imagemap>||Dwayne is an "old-school" gangster who's been in prison since the early 90s for crack distribution, only to be released into a completely unfamiliar environment, with an emphasis on "show-boating" and "bling". His life got completely out of hand after he went to prison, and claims he might want to kill himself for it. He needs Niko's help to rebuild his reputation.|
Voiced by Devin Richards
See also Girlfriends in GTA IV
|<imagemap>||The only virtuous one of the McReary siblings, Kate constantly tries to influence the lives of her brothers positively, but fails. She is too shy to talk to Niko at first. Packie first warns Niko away from her, but later encourages Niko to take her out.
|<imagemap>||Michelle is introduced in the mission Three's a Crowd. After completing this mission, Niko is told to purchase some clothes from the Russian clothing store, after which he can call her to set up a date. Mallorie encourages Niko to take her out.|
Voiced by Rebecca Henderson
|<imagemap>||Carmen Ortiz can be met on Love-Meet.net. Her profile name is SoBoHoe. The first date will be at 00:00 (midnight) the following day. She can help Niko if he is wounded.
|<imagemap>||Kiki Jenkins is a lawyer who can be met on Love-Meet.net. Her profile name is LawChick. She can get Niko out of trouble with the law.
|<imagemap>||Alex can be met on Craplist.net. She is listed under "Party girl seeks man for NSA fun and blog material - 29". She prefers sports cars and expensive clothing. She can help Niko get clothing at a discount.
|<imagemap>||Vlad is a Russian loan-shark and mobster. He claims to be very powerful in the underworld, but actually runs a low function. He runs the Hove Beach neighborhood in Broker with an iron fist. He offers Niko's first real batch of missions working for money. He treats Niko with disrespect, and refers to him by derogatory names such as "yokel" and "serf". Vlad is employed by the much more powerful Mikhail Faustin.|
Voiced by Misha Kuznetsov
|<imagemap>||Mikhail is the Russian Syndicate Leader. He is introduced after the mission Uncle Vlad. Mikhail happens to be a heavy user of cocaine, and has a very short temper. According to his wife, this used to be different before he got to drugs. He owns the Perestroika cabaret club in Broker. He is married to Ilyena Faustin and has one daughter, Anna.|
Voiced by Karel Roden
|<imagemap>||Dimitri is introduced as Mikhail Faustin's friend and associate. In later sequences, he is purported to be heading the rise of Russian immigrant organized crime in Liberty City.|
Voiced by Moti Margolin
|<imagemap>||Manny is the South Bohan community leader. Throughout, he is shooting a documentary that shows how "he" is "cleaning up the streets" and spreading his message out to other communities, though he is actually taking credit for others' actions. Most real criminals consider him an annoying joke.|
Voiced by Berto Colon
|<imagemap>||Elizabeta is a powerful drug dealer from Bohan. Her addictions eventually cause her to overreact and lash out at those around her. She is seen in promotional artwork for the game.|
Voiced by Charlie Parker
|<imagemap>||Playboy X (Trey Stewart) is an associate of Elizabeta Torres. He is also friends with Dwayne Forge, who is serving a term in prison for drug trafficking. He wears a red sweater with colored stripes on the chest. He wants to support the community and use the money he gains from drug sales to fund schools and community centers "once he gets rich," though it is obvious that he is fairly wealthy already.|
Voiced by Postell Pringle
|<imagemap>||United Liberty Paper is the alias of a shady government worker whose true name is anonymous. He blackmails Niko into doing several dangerous jobs, trying to play the different criminal organizations off of each other. He says that he is not a "good guy," and that he only works for the "good guys."|
Voiced by Milton James
|<imagemap>||Francis McReary is a corrupt cop who is aware of felonies made by Niko. His missions normally involve a contract killing on a person who knows or has incriminating evidence against him. He is one of the McReary siblings, though the other brothers have a strong dislike of him.|
Voiced by Thomas Lyons
|<imagemap>||Just returning from Ireland, the oldest of the McReary brothers seems to have a background with the Irish Republican Army. He possesses a good knowledge of weapons and explosives, which is rivaled only by his knowledge of narcotics. He often laments about his tragic past and his regrets. He is one of the McReary siblings.|
Voiced by George Feaster
|<imagemap>||One of the McReary siblings, and the least idealistic. Gerry is a clever and dangerous mastermind who uses his information and leverage to prevent Francis from moving in on his other siblings. He is the head of the Irish mob based in Dukes.|
Voiced by PJ Sosko
|<imagemap>||Ray is a tall, well-dressed, Italian man. He is ambitious and not very likable; Niko describes him as "slimy" even to the other criminals. Niko meets him through the McReary family. He is one of the three major players in the Pegorino family, an Italian crime family based in Alderney.|
Voiced by Joe Barbara
|<imagemap>||Phil Bell is a half-Irish half-Italian front operator for the Pegorino family. The character bears a resemblance to Tony Soprano. He is one of the three major players in the Pegorino family, and the most likable of them.
|<imagemap>||Bernie Crane is an old friend of Niko and Roman's, though they knew him as Florian Cravic. He is one of the men Niko comes to Liberty City to find. Niko finds out through Ray Boccino where he is located and he breaks into the apartment with Roman to find out that he has reinvented himself as Bernie Crane, an openly gay man in a secret relationship with Deputy Mayor Bryce Dawkins. He gives Niko missions which protects this relationship from surfacing.|
Voiced by Timothy J. Alex
|<imagemap>||Jimmy Pegorino is the head of the Pegorino crime family. He is concerned about his family's decline and wants it to remain even with the Liberty City families. He is ruthless and intelligent, but watching his family dynasty crumble before him has made him erratic and dangerous.
|<imagemap>||Jon Gravelli is the dying head of the great Gambetti crime family, one of the five Italian crime families in Liberty City. He has gained enormous fame and power throughout his career, and is currently living out the remaining time of his life on a hospital bed under the care of U.L. Paper.
|<imagemap>||Mallorie Bardas is a Puerto Rican woman who works for Roman at his taxi firm. She and Roman are romantically involved.|
Voiced by Elena Harvey Hurst
|<imagemap>||Lola Del Rio is seen in promotional artwork sucking a lollipop. It is presumed she is a prostitute due to it being said she is available for "special hours." Her whereabouts can be located in or around star junction according to the online criminal database. She has not been located in the game and is the subject of some speculation. At Rockstar Games Social Club profile edition, the avatar a user can choose made from this artwork is labeled as Lollipop Girl when hovering mouse over the picture.|
|<imagemap>||Bryce Dawkins is the Deputy Mayor of Liberty City. He's depicted as the epitome of cornball conservativeness, even though this is just a front for his completely different, secret lifestyle; he is actually engaged in a homosexual relationship with Bernie Crane (Florian Cravic). He gives Bernie an Infernus sports car as a present, which Bernie then gives this to Niko Bellic for protecting him.|
|<imagemap>||Darko Brevic was in Niko Bellic's old army unit. He was one of the men that Niko came to Liberty City to find. Niko does some work for a few friends who intend to help him find Darko.|
Voiced by Michael Medeiros