Dick Tanner is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.


Events of GTA Vice City

Tanner is a member of a European gang that is planning to rob a bank in Vice City.

Dick Tanner is wearing a Patrol Invest Group uniform on and is working at DBP Security as a cover while in Vice City.

Tanner was killed on Ocean Drive in Ocean Beach, by Tommy Vercetti, employed by Mr. Black, before the robbery takes place.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


  • His last name matches that of John Tanner, the protagonist of the Driver series, whose games are often called "GTA-clones".
    • In retaliation, Reflections Interactive and Atari decided to create the fictional character Timmy Vermicelli in DRIV3R, a nod to Tommy Vercetti.
    • His name is also adult humor on Rockstar's part, as "Dick Tanner" suggests someone who puts tanning lotion on their genitalia.

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