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This page lists the major characters of Grand Theft Auto IV. 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. See the Random characters page for details on several minor characters Niko can meet in Liberty City.

This page does NOT contain spoilers. The individual character pages might, and there is a clear warning in most cases.


Main article: Protagonist

Niko Bellic is an Eastern European who previously fought in the Yugoslav Wars as part of a Fifteen Man Squad, possibly for Republika Srpska, although it is unclear which side he fought on. He is moved to Liberty City by promises of living the American Dream from his cousin Roman Bellic, but when his plans go sour, he turns to the seedy underworld of Liberty City to build his way to the top. Niko is a serious, calm, self-reflective character and possesses a deeper intellect and a strong moral guidance. He has been trained extensively in weapon use and hand-to-hand fighting skills. He often argues 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.


Roman Bellic is Niko Bellic'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 harassed and intimidated by the various criminal figures he owes money to.
Little Jacob is a Jamaican arms/drug dealer who resides in an apartment in Schottler with his friend Real Badman. He and Roman Bellic are good friends, and Niko Bellic purchases weaponry from him when he gets a good friendship level with 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.
Brucie Kibbutz 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 Bellic 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.
Patrick McReary is the youngest of the McReary siblings. He lives with his mother and sister in Meadows Park. He sometimes works for Elizabeta Torres, but has his own agenda after his brother's return to Liberty City. While working with Niko Bellic, he sets up a bank heist in Chinatown and the kidnapping of a Mafia boss' daughter in exchange of diamonds.
Dwayne Forge 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.

Main Characters[]

Vladimir Glebov 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.
Mikhail Faustin is the leader of his own Russian crime syndicate in Broker. 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 Faustin. He is also the best friend of Dimitri Rascalov.
Dimitri Rascalov 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.
Jimmy Pegorino is the head of the Pegorino Crime Family in Alderney State. 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.
Darko Brevic was in Niko Bellic's old army unit during the Yugoslav Wars. He was one of the men that Niko came to Liberty City to find. Niko does some work for various people who intend to help him find Darko.
Bernie Crane is an old friend of Niko and Roman Bellic, 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.
Mallorie Bardas is a Puerto Rican woman who works for Roman Bellic at his taxi firm. She and Roman are romantically involved. She is affiliated with people from South Bohan, including community leader Manny Escuela and drug dealer Elizabeta Torres.
Manny Escuela 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.
Elizabeta Torres is a powerful drug dealer from South Bohan. Her addictions eventually cause her to overreact and lash out at those around her. She has connections with other gangs involved with other criminals, including the McReary Crime Family through Patrick McReary and The Lost MC through Johnny Klebitz.
Francis McReary is a corrupt cop who is aware of felonies made by Niko Bellic. 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.
Derrick McReary is the oldest of the McReary siblings, just returning from Ireland. He 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.
Gerald McReary is the head of the McReary Crime Family and 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.
Playboy X is an associate of Elizabeta Torres and is the head of cocaine distribution in North Holland. He is also friends with Dwayne Forge, who is serving a term in prison for drug trafficking. 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.
Ray Boccino 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 Crime Family, an Italian crime family based in Alderney.
Phil Bell is a half-Irish half-Italian front operator for the Pegorino family. He is one of the three major players in the Pegorino family, and the most likable of them. He is extremely paranoid, only speaking on the phone with code language. He operates his business through the Post OP Alderney Depot in Normandy.
The United Liberty Paper contact is the alias of a shady government worker. 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."
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.

Random Encounter Characters[]

Brian Meech is possibly a banker and a crack addict who graduated at Vespucci University. Despite his Ivy League education, he has stooped to the lowest levels for his crack cocaine addiction.
Real Badman is a paranoid Jamaican criminal and drug dealer, the leader of the posse of Yardies, and the boss of Little Jacob, as well as his closest friend.
Hossan Ramzy is an Egyptian merchant seaman who worked alongside Niko Bellic onboard the Platypus. During his first appearance, he expresses a desire to "make a go of it" and enter the United States to live the American Dream. In an e-mail, Hossan says that he has jumped ship in Florida, but expects to return soon. He eventually returns to Liberty City, becoming a street vendor selling counterfeit purses and handbags in Suffolk.


Mel is occasionally seen drunk at the Comrades Bar whenever Niko meets Vlad. Eventually, he is found by Niko in Hove Beach. He appears to be sober, and claims he's cleaning up his life, but needs to pay back some guys from his drinking days.
Pathos is an aspiring rapper busking in Star Junction attempting to sell his self-released album to passers-by. Occasionally some rival thugs walk by and insult him and his music.
Sara is a woman who seems very concerned about her appearance and the decline of her good looks. She also claims to be a part of the "fashion world" in Liberty City.
Jeff Harlingford is married to a woman named Shirley, they have a son together and is extremely paranoid that she is cheating on him. Despite having obvious mental problems and wearing shabby clothes, he is an extremely wealthy businessman with a black credit card.
Cherise Glover was once the girlfriend of Dwayne Forge and later started to date Jayvon Simson, the man who ratted out Dwayne. She is first seen at the Videogeddon arcade in Chinatown with Jayvon, when Niko is hired to kill him. Depending on Niko's choice during this event, Cherise may eventually encounter Niko, asking him to deal with her new abusive boyfriend.
Eddie Low is a serial killer being hunted by the LCPD throughout the events of the story. The police detective on his case cannot identify him, despite Eddie publicly revealing he is the serial killer on social media, and even mocking the said detective on his posts for not finding him.
Ivan Bytchkov is a member of the Russian Mafia led by Mikhail Faustin, and is a personal henchman of Vladimir Glebov. Within the crime syndicate, Ivan works both as an enforcer and as a burglar.
Marnie Allen is a former cheerleader who moved to Liberty City to become an actress, and was immediately conned into appearing in internet porn by Joseph Kaplan. She also claims Kaplan was the one to get her hooked on heroin, and she quickly started a 2-bag-per-day habit.
Clarence Little is a drug dealer based in East Holland. He leads his own set of the Hustlers gang in East Holland, and uses the 65 Uranium Street housing projects as a base of operations for drug distribution.
Gracie Ancelotti is the daughter of Don Giovanni Ancelotti, the head of the Ancelotti Crime Family. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated, which prompted her to sell the pink Feltzer. Niko Bellic kidnapped Gracie for Patrick McReary, who held her hostage in a safehouse to extort Giovanni Ancelotti. Later, they discover Gracie's friend Gay Tony has the missing diamonds, and decide to exchange her for them instead.


Michelle is introduced to Niko by Mallorie during a taxi ride. 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.
Kate McReary is the only virtuous one of the McReary siblings. She 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.
Carmen Ortiz can be met on 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.
Kiki Jenkins is a lawyer who can be met on Her profile name is LawChick. She can get Niko out of trouble with the law.
Alexandra Chilton can be met on 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.

Supporting Characters[]

Isaac Roth is a member of a Jewish crime syndicate in Liberty City. He appears as a buyer for the diamonds acquired by Ray Boccino. After the diamond deal went wrong at the Libertonian Museum, Isaac blames Ray for the ambush.
Kim Young-Guk is a North Korean associate of Derrick McReary who tried to bring counterfeit dollars made overseas into Liberty City. He is protected from unknown attackers by Niko Bellic and Derrick McReary. Eventually, Kim becomes an affiliate of the member of the Korean Mob in Alderney.
Ray Bulgarin is a Russian crime syndicate leader involved with human trafficking across the Adriatic sea. Shortly after the end of the Yugoslav Wars, Niko couldn't get a job, so he eventually got involved with Bulgarin, who employed Niko as a people trafficker, with Niko smuggling people into Italy from Eastern Europe, until one run in which the ship sank, in which Niko was forced to abandon it and its cargo in order to swim to safety. Bulgarin blamed Niko for this loss, and sought to hunt him down. Niko joined the merchant navy to escape Bulgarin's influence within Europe, and spent seven months on the Platypus cargo ship before escaping to Liberty City. At one point, some diamonds belonging to Bulgarin were stolen by a cook onboard the ship.
Jay Hamilton is Manny Escuela's cameraman. Jay is mostly seen following Manny, collecting footage for a film. When the film is finished, Manny complains that Jay made him look gay. Jay says that he looked metrosexual.
Johnny Klebitz is a member of The Lost MC biker gang from Alderney. He is first introduced as an associate of Elizabeta Torres, who is helping him find a buyer for a load of heroin that his gang found earlier. Later, he and his ex-girlfriend Ashley Butler are seen working for Ray Boccino, and assists Niko in a diamond deal between the Jewish Mob.
Jim Fitzgerald is a member of The Lost MC biker gang who is targeted by Ray Boccino as one of the bikers who stole his money during the diamond deal. During his only appearance, Jim and another biker are chased by Niko Bellic throughout the subway tunnels before being killed. Jim's body is later identified by the police as seen in a subsequent news report.
Gordon Sargent is an Irish American criminal working as an enforcer for the McReary Crime Family who often worked with fellow members Patrick McReary and Michael Keane. He is also a friend of Kenny Petrovic, one of Liberty City's biggest gangsters.
Michael Keane is an Irish American criminal working for the McReary Crime Family. It is implied that his parents are siblings, although Michael never confirms or denies it. The insults are likely used to mock his intelligence.
Maureen McReary is the mother of the McReary brothers. Patrick, Gerald and Katie are still living in their mother's own residence in Meadows Park. She is well aware of her sons' criminal activities and also believes that her late husband is "in hell". Patrick seemingly dislikes being under his mother's wing at times, but is really loving towards her, and cares about her deeply.
Luis Fernando Lopez is an associate of nightclub empresario Tony Prince, also working as a bouncer in one of his nightclubs. Luis is first seen as one of the hostages during the McReary brothers' heist on the Bank of Liberty in Chinatown. He is later seen ambushing the diamond deal on the Libertonian Museum and stealing the diamonds. After the kidnapping of Gracie Ancelotti by Niko and the McRearys, Luis and Tony agrees into giving away the diamonds in exchange of the girl.
Anthony Corrado is Jimmy Pegorino's personal bodyguard and sometimes treated as his "adopted son". He was raised by Pegorino after his blood-son committed suicide.
Stevie is an associate of Brucie Kibbutz. He is a black-market vehicle trader, who owns a garage called S&M Auto Sales located in Bohan, where Niko can deliver stolen cars in exchange for cash.
Wade "The Fixer" Johnson is an assassin agency manager. He works by receiving tasks from clients and later contacting known hitmen through payphones and delivering instructions to them on who to kill.
Tony Prince is a notorious nightclub owner in Liberty City, and an "associate" of the Ancelotti Crime Family, including the boss' daughter Gracie Ancelotti. He is first mentioned by French Tom, where he talks about Tony's gay club Hercules. After the diamond deal went wrong, Tony's associate Luis Lopez acquires the diamonds and Tony secures it in his safe. After the kidnapping of Gracie Ancelotti by Niko and the McRearys, Luis and Tony agrees into giving away the diamonds in exchange of the girl.
Bryce Dawkins is the Deputy Mayor of Liberty City. Despite Dawkins' marriage, he is actually a closeted homosexual in a relationship with Bernie Crane, who he first met at a foam party at the Tony Prince-owned gay club Hercules while Bernie was high on ecstasy. Bryce is blackmailed by Russian mobster Dimitri Rascalov for control of certain unions.
Eugene Reaper is a Liberty City Gun Club member who died while attempting to stop a bank robbery in the Bank of Liberty branch in Chinatown.
Mohammed is a cab driver for Roman Bellic's taxi business. He is very nervous, short tempered and impatient. Although he is relatively civil to Niko at first, this quickly changes to open hostility. He apparently resents not only Roman for his company's low wages and poor treatment of its employees, but also Niko, calling him a "freeloader".

See Also[]


[ ve ]Grand Theft Auto IV
LocationsLiberty City (Algonquin | Bohan | Broker | Dukes) | Alderney
CharactersCharacters | Niko Bellic | Roman Bellic | Vlad Glebov | Mikhail Faustin | Dimitri Rascalov | Brucie Kibbutz | Elizabeta Torres | Patrick McReary | Playboy X | Dwayne Forge | United Liberty Paper contact | Ray Boccino | Jimmy Pegorino
ContentMissions | Random characters | Friends | Girlfriends | Vehicles | Weapons | Clothing | Internet | Radio Stations | Safehouses | TV Shows
Information100% Completion | Achievements and Trophies | Cheats | Features | Trailers | Multiplayer
Episodes from Liberty CityThe Lost and Damned | The Ballad of Gay Tony
CrossoversDiamonds | Heroin | Impossible Trinity (Museum Piece, Collector's Item, and Not So Fast)
[ ve ]Characters in Grand Theft Auto IV
ProtagonistNiko Bellic
Central charactersRoman Bellic | Little Jacob | Dimitri Rascalov† | Jimmy Pegorino† | Bernie Crane | Darko Brevic
Main charactersMallorie Bardas | Vladimir Glebov† | Mikhail Faustin† | Brucie Kibbutz | Manny Escuela† | Elizabeta Torres | Patrick McReary | Francis McReary | Gerald McReary | Derrick McReary† | Kate McReary | Playboy X | Dwayne Forge | Ray Boccino† | Phil Bell | United Liberty Paper contact | Jon Gravelli
Radio DJsBeatrix Fontaine | DJ Green Lantern | DJ Mister Cee†| DJ Premier | François K | Roy Ayers | Femi Kuti | Gary Sheen | Jane Labrador | Jeffron James | Lazlow Jones | Marcel LeMuir | Roy Haynes | Ryan McFallon | Karl Lagerfeld† | Jimmy Gestapo | Iggy Pop | Bobby Konders | Juliette Lewis | Daddy Yankee | Carl Bradshaw | Vaughn Harper† | Ruslana Lyzhychko
Supporting charactersMichelle/Karen | Ilyena Faustin | Isaac Roth† | Kim Young-Guk† | Ray Bulgarin† | Jay Hamilton† | Jim Fitzgerald† | Johnny Klebitz† | Gordon Sargent | Michael Keane† | Maureen McReary | Luis Fernando Lopez | Anthony Corrado† | Stevie | The Fixer | Tony Prince | Bryce Dawkins | Eugene Reaper† | Mohammed | Zorba Philippidis
Minor charactersAdam Dimayev† | Aiden O'Malley† | Alejandra | Alonzo | Andrei† | Angela Allan† | Angie Pegorino | Anna Faustin | Anthony† | Benny† | Bledar Morina† | Bobby Jefferson | Brett | Bucky Sligo† | Catch | Charlie† | Charles Matteo† | Christopher Tibbits | Chuck Williams-Jones | City Official | Clarence's Associate† | Dardan Petrela† | Dave Bosoy† | Doctor Rosem | Eduard Borodin† | Felipe | Frankie Garone† | Frankie Gallo | Jason Michaels† | Jayvon Simson† | Jermaine Andrews | Jimmy | John | John Barbosa† | Joseph DiLeo† | Joseph Kaplan | Kalem† | Karen (Lawyers) | Katerina | Lamon | Larissa Slalom | Lavar Davis† | Lenny Petrovic† | Lori Williams-Jones† | Luca Silvestri† | Lyle Rivas† | Marco Bonnaro† | Mark† | Marlon Bridges† | Mickey | Mitch | Mori Green† | Mr. Fuk's Rice Box manager | Muscovski | Oleg Minkov† | Peter Marchetti† | Priest | Sal† | Sheila Stafford† | Shirley† | Slimeball | Talbot Daniels | Teddy Benavidez† | Thai Prostitute | The Blackmailer† | The Doctor | The Hater† | The Kidnapper† | Kidnapper's Accomplice† | The Truck Driver† | Tom Goldberg† | Tom Rivas† | Tony† | Tony Black† | Trunchez Brothers† | Unnamed Russian Goon | Vasily | Vera | Mason Waylon | Wedding Assassin | Wilson Taylor Sr.† | Unnamed Lost MC Biker† | Sergei | Ed the Mate | Isaac's girlfriend
GirlfriendsAlexandra Chilton | Carmen Ortiz | Kiki Jenkins
Random charactersBrian Meech | Mel | Real Badman | Hossan Ramzy | Sara | Pathos | Jeff Harlingford | Marnie Allen | Eddie Low† | Cherise Glover | Cherise Glover's Boyfriend | Clarence Little† | Gracie Ancelotti | Ilyena Faustin | Ivan Bytchkov
Petrovic MafiyaKenny Petrovic | Lenny Petrovic† |Mrs. Petrovic | Petrovic's Daughter | Anton† | Anton the Rat† | Boris† | Georgi† | Igor | Ivo† | Rami Yalon | Sergey† | Vanya | Vasil† | Vitali | Yuri
Most Wanted criminalsAlonso Goralski† | Antonio Rivette† | Barry Lamora† | Bert Reker† | Christov Mahonvic† | Danny Hatmaker† | Darren Covey† | Fernando Tisdel† | Freddy Paparo† | Frederick Harrison† | Glenn Lushbaugh† | Jimmy Kand† | Juan Haimo† | Keenan Burdett† | Leo Brodell† | Lino Friddell† | Marty Boldenow† | Maxwell Caughlin† | Mervin Eskuchen† | Noel Katsuda† | Phil Bacerra† | Preston Pecinovsky† | Rodrigo Stavnes† | Rodney McEniry† | Scott Guzowski† | Sergi Szerbin† | Shon Kikuchi† | Simon Nashly† | Tommy Francovic† | Tyler Pickrel
Mentioned charactersChan Jaoming† | Fifteen Man Squad | George Lawton | Hsin Jaoming | Huang Lee | Hugh Djas | Joe Lawton | Lester Arnold | Lester Leroc | Marko | Mr. Wong | Niko's Brother† | Phyllis | Rudy D'Avanzo† | Rudy D'Avanzo's Father† | Thomas Piretta | Wu "Kenny" Lee† | Zhou Ming
Other charactersRob | Vicki | Yusuf Amir | Troy Harder | Lola Del Rio | Jase | Milica Bellic | Roman's Child | Mila Tadic | Jerry Kapowitz | Horatio Humboldt | Gloria Hole | Steve | Kelly
Beta charactersAlyssa Funke | Bradly Narlock | Cletus Luzell | Dick Godley | Marcel Hevas | Marty Connor | Raymond Alberga | Tommy Francini | Wilbert Wetterer
† denotes Deceased, Italics denotes a status determined by the player's choice
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