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CHARACTER
Gerald McReary
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony (mentioned)
Full name: Gerald McReary
Also known as: Gerry
Prisoner 7142858
Status: Incarcerated
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1973
Place of birth: Dukes, Liberty City
Home: Dukes, Liberty City
Nationality: Irish-American
Family: Maureen McReary (Mother)
Mr. McReary (Father)
Derrick McReary (Brother)
Francis McReary (Brother)
Patrick McReary (Brother)
Kate McReary (Sister)
3 divorced wives
Main affiliation: Irish Mob
Pegorino crime family
Niko Bellic
Vehicle(s): Oracle
PCJ-600
Voiced by: PJ Sosko
"All we've ever been is bitches, working for guineas, working for niggers, any asshole with a buck! The whole lot spent in the proper manner, of course, wine and women as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever!"
— Gerald McReary

Gerald "Gerry" McReary (Irish: Gearalt Mac Ruairí) (inmate number 7142858) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Gerry is the third oldest member of the McReary family. Gerry was the leader of the Irish Mob, until he got arrested.

History

Background

Gerry was born in 1973 as the third son of Maureen McReary and Mr. McReary, as well the younger brother of Derrick and Francis, Gerry's younger siblings, Packie and Kate, were born in the next few years.

Gerry was always involved in family conflicts, with his older brothers. He was also beaten by his father. In 2000, Gerry's father committed suicide. Gerry than became the leader, as Derrick left for Ireland, and Francis became a police officer.

Gerry made an alliance with the Pegorino crime family Capo Ray Boccino, who used them to weaken the Ancelotti crime family.

According to his brother Patrick he had been married three times prior to 2008.

Events of GTA IV

The Bank Heist

"...and you. Nothing personal, but don't fuck with my family, or I will fuck with yours."
―Gerry threatens Niko

When Niko very first meets Gerry, he is heavily inebriated, making him very capricious. He belittles his brothers and Michael Keane, a friend of the family. Immediately after, he warns Niko to never hurt his family, or he will hurt Niko's.

Jobs against the Ancelottis

Later after that mission he calls Niko saying he has work. Niko comes over to visit a now sober (and less hostile) Gerry. His first mission, Actions Speak Louder than Words involve Niko placing a Car Bomb on Anthony Spoleto's car then blowing it up when he reaches a meeting between him and the Albanians. He then has Niko dress up with the clothes of an Albanian he got on ice then, wearing that outfit, assassinate Frankie Garone in the mission I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle; the goal of these two missions are to damage the Ancelotti-Albanian relationship.

Imprisonment and Ancelotti's Daughter's Kidnapping

Sometime before the events of Derrick or Francis McReary's funeral after Blood Brothers, Gerry is arrested for Racketeering offences and imprisoned in the Alderney State Correctional Facility. After the events of Undertaker, he has Niko come to the facility to tell him to set up and kidnap Gracie Ancelotti in the mission I'll Take Her... in order retrieve the Diamonds, which were stolen by Luis Lopez, in the TBOGT mission Not so Fast, after breaking up the museum deal (he then needs to snap a picture of her with his Whiz phone in the Ransom mission.) Afterwards, in the mission She's a Keeper, he has Niko move Gracie from one safehouse to another because the Ancelotti's found her.

Last Mission

Then, he gives Niko his final mission; Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. This mission has Niko Bellic and Packie McReary trade Gracie for the Diamonds held by Luis Lopez and Anthony Prince. At the exchange, Gracie is successfully returned; unfortunately, Ray Bulgarin and his men interrupt the deal. Luis, Tony and Gracie escape the scene and the guy who chased him. Unfortunately, one of his men stole the Diamonds; when Niko and Packie cornered him after taking out the others, he threw the Diamonds in a truck; Packie and Niko eliminated him and the remainders, thus closing Gerald McReary's role in the story. Gerald remained in prison, bidding a final farewell to Niko stating he will be in prison for a long time. He tells Niko to watch over his family.

Gerry's final mission is played from Luis's point of view in the The Ballad of Gay Tony mission Ladies Half Price, whilst the events of She's a Keeper took place shortly after the events of the TBoGT mission Ladies Night.

Mission appearances

GTA IV

LCPD Database record

Surname: McReary

First Name: Gerald

Age: 35

Place of Birth: Dukes, Liberty City

Affiliations: Linked to Irish American Criminals in Dukes and the Alderney City based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.

Criminal Record:

  • 1986 - Grand Larceny
  • 1990 - Assault
  • 1992 - Armed Robbery and Hijacking
  • 1999 - Conspiracy to Commit Extortion
  • 2005 - Tampering with Sports Contest: Dog Racing

Notes:

  • Dukes based criminal of Irish ancestry.
  • Worked with Algonquin based crime syndicates but now affiliated with Jimmy Pegorino's Alderney mob.
  • More hands-off approach recently, leaving hijackings and armed robberies to his younger brother, Patrick McReary - street name Packie.
  • Often seen with Pegorino Capo, Ray Boccino.

Gallery

Trivia

  • He is voiced by PJ Sosko, who also provides voice acting for Walton Lowe, an outlaw and minor antagonist in Red Dead Redemption, another Rockstar game.
  • Gerald is one of only two characters whose fates are left with prison. The other being Elizabeta Torres.
  • Gerald, Jon Gravelli, Elizabeta Torres and United Liberty Paper contact are the only major characters in GTA IV who don't appear outside of cutscenes.
  • Gerald is the first character in the whole Grand Theft Auto series to use the word "niggers" as a derogatory term. It is used numerous times in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas however, but is only used as slang between friends.
  • Similarly to Ray Boccino, Gerald towers over Niko when standing next to him as seen in the picture above. In his police mugshot, he is shown to be exactly 6 feet tall, however this is inaccurate as every character is shown to have the same height in mugshots. It is possible that Gerry and Ray are anywhere from 6'4-6'7.
  • It is unknown what happened to him in the attack of the prison on the final mission of The Lost And Damned.
  • It is possible he escaped or was killed. But this is unlikely since he would have been on lockdown in the main building with guards on heavy security. Plus he had no real connection and influence in the TLAD.
  • If brought up on charges of Racketeering he may face up to 20 years in prison maximum which would mean he would get out by the age of 55. But if he faces both Racketeering and armed robbery he faces a maximum of 50 years in prison. Thus he would get out at the age of 85 but by then he might already have passed away. But it is unknown if he would still be eligible for parole. 

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