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CHARACTER
James Pegorino
JimmyPegorino-GTAIV
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Full name: James Pegorino
Also known as: Jimmy
Jimmy P.
Peg
The Skipper
The Boss
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1957
Place of birth: Alderney City, Alderney
Date of death: 2008 (aged 51)
Home: Mansion in Westdyke, Alderney
Nationality: Flag of Italy Italian-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Angie Pegorino (Wife)
Unnamed son (Deceased)
Unnamed father (Deceased)
Main affiliation: Pegorino crime family
Phil Bell
Ray Boccino (Formerly)
Anthony Corrado (Formerly)
Niko Bellic (Formerly)
Dimitri Rascalov
Pavano crime family (Formerly)
McReary crime family
Vehicle(s): Cognoscenti
Schafter
Black PMP 600
Squalo
Businesses: Boss of the Pegorino Family
Honkers
Voiced by: Tony Patellis
"I know enough about you, your cousin, your friends. I know a lot of people around you end up in jail. But that's the same all over town. This is a dying game."
― Jimmy Pegorino

James "Jimmy" Pegorino is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the secondary antagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV. He is also mentioned in The Lost and Damned. Jimmy was the boss of the Alderney-based Pegorino Crime Family which he took over after his father died. He is looked down upon by the Liberty-City-based Mob families and is unable to get a seat on The Commission.

Biography

Early life

Jimmy Pegorino was born in Alderney City, Alderney. His father was the leader of the Pegorino Family, an Italian-American crime family that was highly disrespected by Italian-American crime families from Liberty City. Jimmy was first arrested for theft 3 times in the mid 1970s, between the ages of 16 and 19; at some point he married Angie Pegorino, and they had a son.

Taking control over the family

Eventually, Jimmy took control over the Pegorino Family from his father. He desperately wanted to join The Commission, although his family was still weak and no family had ever been given a new seat since the original five families founded it. He sought to impress them by improving his own family, allowing the Pavano Crime Family to operate in Alderney and anonymously weakening the Ancelotti Crime Family (hoping none of the five would realize it was him and distrust him). He learned that a leader shouldn't place value on his employees until they either impress him (like Phil Bell) or, ironically, become a threat to him because of their over-ambition (like Ray Boccino).

In his personal life, his son committed suicide. Jimmy then accepted his bodyguard Anthony Corrado as a son in nature.

Later life

"Wake up you fucking mook. Everybody's trying to fuck everybody! Let's just hope they got the manners to smile in our faces before they do."
―Jimmy Pegorino

In 2008, Phil recommended Niko Bellic's services to Jimmy. Meeting Niko, he first had him run security in a deal with the Pavano Family. The deal was a set-up, resulting in the Pavano goons killing Jimmy's bodyguards and stealing his tribute money, forcing Niko to chase down the attackers with an injured Jimmy and recover his money. In retaliation for this, Jimmy later sent Niko to tail some of Pavano's men to a meeting of one of their crews at the Auto Eroticar dealership and kill them all. Jimmy exclaimed that they were going to the 'mattresses', i.e. going to war with the Pavanos.

Later on, the police began thoroughly investigating his "businesses", leading Jimmy to believe that several of his employees had become police informants. Jimmy initially suspected Niko and threatened him with a shotgun, but was convinced otherwise and then ordered him to kill Anthony Corrado. Corrado, who was confirmed to have worn a wire, suffered a heart attack after talking with Jimmy over the phone, but survived and received police protection in the hospital until Niko eliminated him. Believing several other members had turned states, Jimmy ordered Niko to kill Ray Boccino.

Endings

In the game's finale, Jimmy orders Bellic to take part in a heroin deal with Niko's nemesis, Dimitri Rascalov. and was promised a great deal of money. Niko is unsure whether to comply and be paid or take his revenge, and his final decision is left to the player.

"Dimitri, what's the problem? Me and you is partners now. We're back on top."
―Jimmy before being killed by Dimitri.

Niko and Phil are betrayed by Dimitri, forcing them to fight through the warehouse and steal the money. Jimmy became very happy and saying Niko good luck with the money. A hired assassin targeting Niko sent by Dimitri accidentally kills Roman Bellic at the wedding (and is counter-killed). Niko tracked down the duo with help from Little Jacob, right before Dimitri betrayed and killed Jimmy, saying he "didn't work this hard to share the spoils of a victory". Dimitri was chased down and killed by Niko on Happiness Island soon after.

"You fucking double crossing immigrant shit!"
―Jimmy trying to kill Niko, but he accidentally kills Kate McReary

Niko rebels and kills Dimitri, Jimmy's organization becomes nothing. He personally attempts to kill Niko at Roman and Mallorie's wedding, but accidentally kills Kate McReary. Niko tracked down and killed Jimmy with help from Roman and Little Jacob. After chasing and shooting him down, Niko told him that the Commission thought he was a "fat fucking joke". Niko begins to walk away, Jimmy raises his gun to try and kill Niko, but before he can Niko shoots Jimmy in the head with an Assault Rifle.

"The Commission - the Old Families - I know some of those guys. And they thought you were a fat fucking joke! A joke! Huh."
―Niko Bellic before killing Jimmy.

During the game's final battle in Out of Commission, Jimmy, just like Dimitri in A Revenger's Tragedy, has 100% body armor, as well as 200% health (about twice as much health as a normal enemy), allowing him to sustain about three times as much damage as a standard enemy. However, he is only equipped with a pistol (unlike Dimitri who has a Carbine Rifle).

Mission Appearances

GTA IV

Deal Ending

Revenge Ending

Murders Committed

Notable Murders Ordered by Jimmy

LCPD Database record

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Surname:Pegorino
First Name:Jimmy "Peg"
Age:51
Place of Birth:Alderney City, Alderney
Affiliations:
  • Pegorino Crime Syndicate
Criminal Record:
  • 1973 - Grand Theft Auto
  • 1974 - Possession Stolen Property
  • 1976 - Armed Robbery
  • 1979 - Grand Larceny
  • 1981 - Promoting Gambling
  • 1985 - Hijacking
  • 1988 - Manslaughter
  • 2005 - Racketeering
Notes:
  • Head of the previously small time Alderney based Pegorino Crime Syndicate which he took over from his father.
  • Attempting to control rackets being run by the five Algonquin families but his power is questionable.
  • Main associates are Phil Bell and Ray Boccino.
  • Ties to Irish American hoods such as Gerald McReary in Dukes.
  • Lives in Alderney with his wife, Angie.
  • Owns the Honkers Gentlemen's Club in Tudor.

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