Not to be confused with Andre, a character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

"You've been a bad boy, Mr. Balkan... and the boss is not happy."
―Andrei to Niko Bellic.

Andrei (Russian: Андрей) is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV.


He was a small Russian mobster, yet working for Dimitri Rascalov and Mikhail Faustin around the Hove Beach and Firefly Island area. Andrei had been asked by Dimitri to find Niko Bellic, and his cousin Roman Bellic. Roman was becoming paranoid after Niko murdered Vlad Glebov, an important Hove Beach gangster associated with the Faustin Family. Andrei kidnaps Niko and Roman around the corner from the Perestroika cabaret club and takes them to Mikhail Faustin's basement where Andrei's patience is wearing thin by Niko's unreliable information.

"Get out of the dumpster, Mr. Fatman!"
―Andrei shouts at Roman.

During a conversation between Niko and Mikhail, Andrei is standing close by. Mikhail, having a hot temper, turns and shoots Andrei in the head for bringing the Bellic cousins into his home, disturbing his wife and (according to Mikhail) being an asshole.

Mission Appearances




  • Dimitri states to Mikhail that Andrei was a friend of his sergeant in Vladivostok.
  • Andrei is one of the few characters to be introduced in the same mission he dies in, but not killed by Niko.
    • Andrei is also the only character in GTA IV to successfully knock Niko out.
    • He is also one of the few characters in GTA IV that never appear outside cutscenes.


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