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Harvey Noto
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV (Unseen)
Full name: Harvey Noto
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1942
Place of birth: Dukes
Nationality: Italian-American
Main affiliation: Messina Family
Harry Hall
Mark Volpe
Fredo Volpe
Businesses: Don of the Messina Family

Harvey Noto is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, mentioned in the LCPD Database in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Noto is the don of the Messina crime family, having took power in a long and bloody power struggle. He was believed to have met his consigliere, Harry Hall through the prostitution he ran through hotels like the Majestic and Opium Nights.

LCPD Database information

Surname: Noto

First Name: Harvey

Age: 66

Place of Birth: Dukes, Liberty City

Affiliations: Messina Crime Syndicate

Criminal Record:

  • 1958 - Grand Theft Auto
  • 1960 - Loansharking
  • 1960 - Extortion
  • 1965 - Extortion
  • 1970 - Possession Controlled Substance: Intent to Sell
  • 1982 - Manslaughter


  • Head of the Messina Crime Syndicate.
  • Reported to be plotting the murder of Mark Anthony Volpe, a capo in his organisation he believes to be a police informant.
  • The actual informant in his organization, Fredo Volpe, has collected evidence on Noto that should lead to a Federal Racketeering convication.
  • Believed to have transformed the Messina Crime Syndicate from one of the least powerful in Liberty City to a dominant force on the commission.
  • Despite rivalries, believed to be a close friend of Jon Gravelli.


  • Harvey's surname "Noto" means "well known" or "famous" in Italian, it is also the name of a city in Sicily.
  • It's likely he is based on Bonanno Boss Joseph "Big Joe" Massino, who turned the family around with the help of John Gotti becoming the third strongest in New York City and who the FBI closed in on.


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