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This whole damn country needs a kick in the ass, and we're the ones to deliver it.
— "Big" Mitch Baker

"Big" Mitch Baker is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Baker is a war veteran, as well the leader of the Vice City Bikers.


Baker is a Vietnam veteran, and apparently earned a Purple Heart while killing a village full of Viet Cong. He believes that Vice City's police mistreat veterans (or at least, disaffected and violent ones such as himself), which has consequently led to innumerable clashes and 13 (presumably brief) stints in jail. He runs a local biker gang from The Greasy Chopper bar and is extremely loyal to his "family".

Events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Love Fist

Tommy Vercetti has to earn Baker's respect before he can get the gang to provide security for a Love Fist concert. This is because when Kent Paul, the manager of Love Fist tried, as Mitch tells it, "He went out of the window in nothing but his limey birthday suit" - this arrangement may be a parallel to the disastrous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway in 1969.

Missions for Tommy

Tommy starts working for Mitch. Firstly, Mitch tells Tommy that he needs to prove himself in a bike race, in which Tommy won. Mitch later reveals that he knows Tommy's history and tells him to cause chaos in the streets, "to show who's the boss".

Last Mission and Love Fist's Show

Finally, Mitch asks Tommy to re-take his bike, an Angel, from the Sharks, who stole it. Tommy succeeded in retaking the bike, and Mitch agrees to provide security for the Love Fist show.

It's Baker. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the show. Me and the boys want to thank you, and remind you, you got our respect. Good day. Keep riding hard, son.
— Mitch to Tommy

After the show, Mitch calls Tommy, saying that he enjoyed the show, and finally, saying Tommy to take care himself.

Mitch also calls into the V-Rock radio station, complaining to host Lazlow that the station plays "girls' music".


Mitch Baker has a tough, assertive and occasionally aggressive personality and attitude; however, after a few missions for Mitch, the player learns that he has become somewhat sedentary, doing not much except "messing around" in the Greasy Chopper with his club mates, arm wrestling and playing pool and pinball games. That said, he's apparently prepared to spring into action if he deems it necessary—when his bike is stolen by a local street gang, he says, "Me and the boys were going to go down there and teach them a lesson, but then I got to thinking..."

VCBI Crime Tree Record

Vietnam veteran, turned motorbike enthusiast. Won Purple Heart for killing a village full of Vietcong.

  • Vietnam veteran, turned motorbike enthusiast. Won Purple Heart for killing a village full of Vietcong. Extreme bitterness at treatment of veterans has led to violent clashes with authority. Jailed on 13 occasions
  • Lawless degenerate sociopath.
  • Loves bar sports, fighting, pinball, pool, eating live animals, hard rock music, wrestling, racing motorbikes, urinating in public places, scaring police.
  • Believed to have been implicated in several civil disturbances.
  • Runs local gang of bikers. Believed to be implicated in narcotics distribution.
  • Extreme loyalty within gang.
  • Initiation rituals preclude getting man on inside.
  • Known loathing for soft rock, communists, wigs.

Land of the free? I don't think so. I Mitch Baker, did not fight and maim and kill in Vietnam for this. I will ride until I die.
— Big Mitch Baker

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City