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|name = Jon Gravelli
 
|name = Jon Gravelli
 
|image = JonGravelli-GTAIV.jpg
 
|image = JonGravelli-GTAIV.jpg
 
|size = 180px
 
|size = 180px
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|dob = 1923
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|dob = [[1923]]
|pob = [[Meadow Hills]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV era|Liberty City]]
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|pob = [[Meadow Hills]], [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]
|dod = [[2008]] (Aged 85)
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|dod = [[2008]] <small>(Aged 85)</small>
|home = [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]
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|home = [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]
|nationality = Italian American
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} [[Italy|Italian]]-<br />{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
|family = [[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]] (Son)<br>[[Sonny Cangelosi]] (uncle, deceased)
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|family = [[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]] <small>(Son)</small><br />[[Sonny Cangelosi]] <small>(Uncle/Deceased)</small>
|affiliations = [[Gambetti Family]]<br>[[The Commission]]<br>[[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]]<br>[[Messina crime family]]<br>[[Harvey Noto]]<br>[[United Liberty Paper]]<br>[[Niko Bellic]]<br>[[Julio Ochoa]]
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|affiliations = [[Gambetti Family]]<br />[[The Commission]]<br />[[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]]<br />[[Messina crime family]]<br />[[Harvey Noto]]<br />[[United Liberty Paper]]<br />[[Niko Bellic]]<br />[[Bobby Jefferson]]
|vehicles = Unknown
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|businesses = Boss of the [[Gambetti Crime Family]]
|businesses = Mafia Don
 
 
|status = Deceased
 
|status = Deceased
|voice = [[Madison Arnold]]}}
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|voice = [[Madison Arnold]]
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}}
   
 
{{Quote|Everyone wants to pay homage to a dying legend, everyone wants the glamour of a bygone age.|Jon Gravelli}}
 
{{Quote|Everyone wants to pay homage to a dying legend, everyone wants the glamour of a bygone age.|Jon Gravelli}}
   
'''Jon Gravelli''' ([[1923]] - [[2008]]) was a character in [[Grand Theft Auto]] series that appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. He was the [[Don]] of the [[Gambetti crime family]] in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] from [[1978]] until [[2008]]. He was hospitalized for three years due to a serious illness.
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'''Jon Gravelli''' ([[1923]]<nowiki/>–[[2008]]) was a character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series who appeared as a supporting character in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. He was the [[Don]] of the [[Gambetti crime family]] in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] from [[1978]] until his death in [[2008]].
   
== Biography ==
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== History ==
 
===Life up to [[2008]]===
 
===Life up to [[2008]]===
Jon Gravelli was born in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City]] in 1923. His criminal record dates back to 1940, when he was first arrested for possesion of gambling records at only 17 years old. Rigorous criminal activity continued through his twenties, including car theft, attempted murder and bribery, though his LCPD record states that he had never been in prison.
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Jon Gravelli was born in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City]] in [[1923]]. It is likely that he was in some way affiliatiated with the Mafia from as young as [[1935|twelve]], given his awareness of his rivals the [[Ancelotti crime family]]. His criminal record dates back to [[1940]], when he was first arrested for possession of gambling records at only 17 years old. Rigorous criminal activity continued through his twenties, including car theft, attempted murder and bribery, though his LCPD record states that he had never been in prison. In [[1968]], he had a son, [[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]], who eventually became a Gambetti associate until he was disowned after developing a cocaine addiction.
   
Gravelli started a Mob-war against the [[Ancelotti crime family]] in [[1972]], after almost killing [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s uncle.
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In [[1972]], he almost killed [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s uncle (and later regrets not doing so). In [[1978]], at the age of 55, Gravelli took became Don of the [[Gambetti Family]] after the death of his uncle, [[Sonny Cangelosi]]. The Gambetti Family became the most powerful of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]'s [[Mafia]] families under Gravelli's leadership.
   
Gravelli took charge as the Don of the [[Gambetti Family]] in 1978 after the death of [[Sonny Cangelosi]], when Gravelli was 55. The Gambetti Family became the most powerful of [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]'s [[Mafia]] families under Gravelli's leadership. He had a son, [[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]], who was an associate of the Gambetti's but was disowned after he developed a cocaine addiction.
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During the early 1990s, when he was in his late sixties, Gravelli was arrested twice, for Racketeering and Murder and Obstruction of Justice, though he was acquitted of both charges. Some time in the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Gravelli started to work with [[United Liberty Paper]] company, and became a good friend with one of the company's senior agents. In [[2005]], whilst awaiting trial, Gravelli was hospitalised and admitted to the [[Schottler Medical Center]] with a serious illness. In [[2006]], whilst still hospitalised and still awaiting trial, he was charged with racketeering.
   
In his late sixties, during the early 1990s, he was arrested twice again and beat both cases. Since 2005, he was a patient in [[Schottler Medical Center]]. He was charged with racketeering in 2006 and was awaiting trial - as many other organized crime figures had done, people believed Gravelli was faking his illnesses to avoid trial, but were proven wrong when he stayed hospitalized for his remaining years.
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===Events of ''GTA IV''===
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In 2008, Gravelli was introduced to [[Niko Bellic]] via [[Mobile Phone|cellphone]] through his [[United Liberty Paper contact|contact]] at [[United Liberty Paper]], who is referred to as a "mutual friend". Gravelli first hired Niko to provide security for a [[Bobby Jefferson|politician]] from [[Rascalov Family|Russian gangsters]] who wanted to kill him. Niko and the convoy are [[Entourage|ambushed]] on a back street, though they survive. Next, Gravelli orders Niko to [[Dining Out|kill]] [[Korean Mob]] connected [[Kim Young-Guk]] for running a counterfeiting operation. In [[Liquidize the Assets]], he hired Niko to destroy the Ancelottis' drug vans in a warehouse. In return for his efforts, the ULP located [[Darko Brevic]], a soldier who betrayed Niko's [[Fifteen Man Squad|military unit]] during the Yugoslav Wars, in Bucharest and brought him to Liberty City.
Sometime in the late 1990s to the early 2000s Garvelli start to work with [[United Liberty Paper]] company, and became a good friend with one of the company's senior agent.
 
 
===Events of GTA IV===
 
 
In 2008, Gravelli was introduced to [[Niko Bellic]] via cellphone through his [[The Contact|contact]] at United Liberty Paper who is referred to as a "mutual friend". Jon Gravelli first hired Niko to provide security for a [[Bobby Jefferson|politician]] from [[Rascalov Family|Russian gangsters]] who wanted to whack him. [[Entourage|Niko and the convoy are ambushed on a back street they survive the ambush]]. Next, Jon ordered Niko to [[Dining Out|whack]] Korean Mob connected [[Kim Young-Guk]] for running a counterfeiting operation. In [[Liquidize the Assets]], he hired Niko to destroy the Ancelottis' drug vans in a warehouse. It was through his and U.L Paper's assistance that Niko is able to have [[Darko Brevic]] delivered to him from Bucharest.
 
   
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
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After the [[Endings in GTA IV|completion]] of the storyline, internet and radio news reports announced that Gravelli died peacefully in his sleep in hospital at the age of 85, whilst still awaiting trial.
   
A news report on the radio and internet (after the completion of GTA IV's storyline) states that Gravelli passed away peacefully in his sleep, prior to standing trial. It also appears after the completion of [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'s storyline.
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==LCPD Database record==
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It's unknown who became the Don of [[Gambetti crime family]] after Gravelli's death, although [[Roy Zito]], as [[Consigliere]], is most-likely to have.
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== LCPD Database record ==
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[[File:MugshotNoData-GTAIV.jpg|right|200px]]
'''Surname''':
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Gravelli
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'''First Name''':
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|'''First Name''':||Jon
Jon
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|'''Age''':||85
'''Age''':
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85
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|'''Place of Birth''':||Meadow Hills, Liberty City
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'''Place of Birth''':
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[[Meadow Hills]], [[Liberty City]]
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|- valign="top"
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|width=120|'''Affiliations''':||
'''Affiliations''':
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*Gambetti Crime Syndicate
Gambetti Crime Syndicate
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|'''Criminal Record''':||
'''Criminal Record''':
 
 
*1940 - Possession Gambling Records
 
*1940 - Possession Gambling Records
 
*1942 - Promoting Gambling
 
*1942 - Promoting Gambling
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*1992 - Obstruction of Justice
 
*1992 - Obstruction of Justice
 
*2006 - Racketeering
 
*2006 - Racketeering
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'''Notes''':
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*Head of the Gambetti Crime Syndicate since the death of Sonny Cangelosi in 1978.
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|width=120|'''Notes''':||
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*Head of the Gambetti Crime Syndicate since the death of [[Sonny Cangelosi]] in 1978.
 
*Indicted several times but never convicted of a serious crime.
 
*Indicted several times but never convicted of a serious crime.
*Resident of the Schottler Medical Center for the last 3 years due to an allegedly serious illness.
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*Resident of the [[Schottler Medical Center]] for the last 3 years due to an allegedly serious illness.
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</center>
   
== Mission appearances ==
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== Mission Appearances ==
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;''GTA IV''
 
*[[Entourage]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Entourage]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Dining Out]] <small>(Boss)</small>
 
*[[Dining Out]] <small>(Boss)</small>
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*He is most likely based on [[wp:Carlo Gambino|Carlo Gambino]], former boss of the [[wikipedia:Gambino crime family|Gambino crime family]], on which the Gambettis are based, although his name shares similarities with [[wikipedia:John Gotti|John Gotti]]. His name is also similar to Gotti informant Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.
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* He is most likely based on [[wp:Carlo Gambino|Carlo Gambino]], former boss of the [[wp:Gambino crime family|Gambino crime family]], on which the Gambettis are based, although his name shares similarities with [[wp:John Gotti|John Gotti]]. His last name is also similar to Gotti informant [[wp:Sammy Gravano|Sammy "The Bull" Gravano]]. He might also be based on [[wp:Giacomo Amari|Giacomo Amari]], the late acting boss of the [[wp:DeCavalcante crime family|DeCavalcante crime family]] in New Jersey, as he was diagnosed with stomach cancer during his tenure as acting boss, and as his condition worsened, he was unable to run the family as efficiently as before.
*Upon completion of the main storyline in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] (and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], the player can read about Gravelli's death on the Liberty Tree website, under the article "Mob Boss Dies Before Trial".
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*Despite being able to call Gravelli after missions, his number will not be recognised by Niko's phone if the player tries to phone him at any other time.
*If you call Jon Gravelli, it will say that his number is not recognized. Despite this, he can be called after his missions.
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*Gambetti's in-game model does not have legs, and he is always seen in a hospital bed.
*Gravelli is one of the few characters in the GTA series to die of natural causes. Others include [[Johnny Sindacco]].
 
*It is implied several times that Gravelli brought his illness upon himself to prevent, or at least delay, prosecution.
 
*Gravelli, [[Gerald McReary]], [[Elizabeta Torres]] and the [[United Liberty Paper]] [[The Contact|Contact]] are the only major characters in GTA IV who don't appear outside of cutscenes.
 
*In his artwork, Gravelli wears a blue business suit, but he does not wear it in GTA IV. This is due to the fact that he is hospitalized and wears the hospital issued gowns.
 
*At 85 years old, Gravelli is the oldest character in the GTA series to give the [[protagonist]] missions.
 
*Appearing in only three missions, Gravelli is the boss with the least appearences in the whole Grand Theft Auto IV trinity.
 
*Gravelli states that he has known the Ancelottis for 73 years, suggesting that he could've been involved with the mafia since the age of 12.
 
*Despite being Italian, Gravelli pronounces the word "fugazi" wrong. It is pronounced "foo-gaw-zee", and he prononces it "foo-gay-zee".
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:55, March 30, 2015

CHARACTER
Jon Gravelli
JonGravelli-GTAIV
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Full name: Jon Gravelli
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1923
Place of birth: Meadow Hills, Liberty City
Date of death: 2008 (Aged 85)
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: Flag of Italy Italian-
Flag of the United States American
Family: Jon Gravelli, Jr. (Son)
Sonny Cangelosi (Uncle/Deceased)
Main affiliation: Gambetti Family
The Commission
Jon Gravelli, Jr.
Messina crime family
Harvey Noto
United Liberty Paper
Niko Bellic
Bobby Jefferson
Businesses: Boss of the Gambetti Crime Family
Voiced by: Madison Arnold
"Everyone wants to pay homage to a dying legend, everyone wants the glamour of a bygone age."
―Jon Gravelli

Jon Gravelli (19232008) was a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appeared as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto IV. He was the Don of the Gambetti crime family in Liberty City from 1978 until his death in 2008.

History Edit

Life up to 2008Edit

Jon Gravelli was born in Meadow Hills, Dukes, Liberty City in 1923. It is likely that he was in some way affiliatiated with the Mafia from as young as twelve, given his awareness of his rivals the Ancelotti crime family. His criminal record dates back to 1940, when he was first arrested for possession of gambling records at only 17 years old. Rigorous criminal activity continued through his twenties, including car theft, attempted murder and bribery, though his LCPD record states that he had never been in prison. In 1968, he had a son, Jon Gravelli, Jr., who eventually became a Gambetti associate until he was disowned after developing a cocaine addiction.

In 1972, he almost killed Giovanni Ancelotti's uncle (and later regrets not doing so). In 1978, at the age of 55, Gravelli took became Don of the Gambetti Family after the death of his uncle, Sonny Cangelosi. The Gambetti Family became the most powerful of Liberty City's Mafia families under Gravelli's leadership.

During the early 1990s, when he was in his late sixties, Gravelli was arrested twice, for Racketeering and Murder and Obstruction of Justice, though he was acquitted of both charges. Some time in the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Gravelli started to work with United Liberty Paper company, and became a good friend with one of the company's senior agents. In 2005, whilst awaiting trial, Gravelli was hospitalised and admitted to the Schottler Medical Center with a serious illness. In 2006, whilst still hospitalised and still awaiting trial, he was charged with racketeering.

Events of GTA IVEdit

In 2008, Gravelli was introduced to Niko Bellic via cellphone through his contact at United Liberty Paper, who is referred to as a "mutual friend". Gravelli first hired Niko to provide security for a politician from Russian gangsters who wanted to kill him. Niko and the convoy are ambushed on a back street, though they survive. Next, Gravelli orders Niko to kill Korean Mob connected Kim Young-Guk for running a counterfeiting operation. In Liquidize the Assets, he hired Niko to destroy the Ancelottis' drug vans in a warehouse. In return for his efforts, the ULP located Darko Brevic, a soldier who betrayed Niko's military unit during the Yugoslav Wars, in Bucharest and brought him to Liberty City.

DeathEdit

After the completion of the storyline, internet and radio news reports announced that Gravelli died peacefully in his sleep in hospital at the age of 85, whilst still awaiting trial.

LCPD Database recordEdit

MugshotNoData-GTAIV
Surname:Gravelli
First Name:Jon
Age:85
Place of Birth:Meadow Hills, Liberty City
Affiliations:
  • Gambetti Crime Syndicate
Criminal Record:
  • 1940 - Possession Gambling Records
  • 1942 - Promoting Gambling
  • 1942 - Assault
  • 1944 - Grand theft Auto
  • 1946 - Attempted Murder
  • 1949 - Bribery
  • 1990 - Racketeering and Murder
  • 1992 - Obstruction of Justice
  • 2006 - Racketeering
Notes:
  • Head of the Gambetti Crime Syndicate since the death of Sonny Cangelosi in 1978.
  • Indicted several times but never convicted of a serious crime.
  • Resident of the Schottler Medical Center for the last 3 years due to an allegedly serious illness.

Mission Appearances Edit

GTA IV

Trivia Edit

  • He is most likely based on Carlo Gambino, former boss of the Gambino crime family, on which the Gambettis are based, although his name shares similarities with John Gotti. His last name is also similar to Gotti informant Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. He might also be based on Giacomo Amari, the late acting boss of the DeCavalcante crime family in New Jersey, as he was diagnosed with stomach cancer during his tenure as acting boss, and as his condition worsened, he was unable to run the family as efficiently as before.
  • Despite being able to call Gravelli after missions, his number will not be recognised by Niko's phone if the player tries to phone him at any other time.
  • Gambetti's in-game model does not have legs, and he is always seen in a hospital bed.

GalleryEdit

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