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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]]''
[[Grand Theft Auto V]] <small>(Mentioned)</small>
 
 
|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]].
   
 
== History ==
 
== 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 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.
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Gravelli was born in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City]] in [[1923]]. It is likely that he was some way affiliated with a Dukes based Mafia regime since the age of [[1935|twelve]], given his awareness of a rival organization, the [[Ancelotti crime family|Ancelotti family]]. His criminal record dates back to [[1940]], when he was arrested at the age of seventeen for possession of gambling records.
   
Gravelli started a Mob-war against the [[Ancelotti crime family]] in [[1972]], after almost killing [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s uncle.
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He continued to participate in minor and rigorous criminal activities, having been arrested for grand theft auto, attempted murder, and bribery - though his LCPD record states that he has never been in prison.
   
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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His son, [[Jon Gravelli, Jr.]], was born in [[1968]], and he grew up to become an associate within the Gambetti family, presumably working for his father. Gravelli, Jr. soon developed a Heroin addiction however, and was disowned by the family.
   
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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In [[1972]], Gravelli almost killed [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]'s uncle, but decided to spare him, a decision he now regrets.
   
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.
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Gravelli became the boss of the [[Gambetti Family]] in [[1978]], after the death of his uncle, [[Sonny Cangelosi]]. Under Gravelli's leadership, the Gambettis became the most powerful Italian-American faction in Liberty City.
   
===Events of GTA IV===
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During the early 1990s, Gravelli was arrested twice, for racketeering and murder and obstruction of justice, although he was acquitted of both charges. Sometime in the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Gravelli started to work with [[United Liberty Paper]] company, and befriended one of the company's senior [[United Liberty Paper contact|agents]].
   
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.
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In [[2005]], whilst awaiting trial, Gravelli was admitted to the [[Schottler Medical Center]] with a serious illness. He was still awaiting trial in 2006 whilst still hospitalised when he was charged with racketeering.
   
===Death===
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===Events of ''GTA IV''===
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Gravelli was introduced to [[Niko Bellic]] in 2008 via [[Mobile Phone|cellphone]] through his [[United Liberty Paper contact|contact]] at the [[United Liberty Paper]] company, who is referred to as a "mutual friend". Niko was first ordered by Gravelli to provide security for a [[Bobby Jefferson|politician]] who was wanted dead by Dimitri Rascalov's organization. Niko and the convoy are [[Entourage|ambushed]] on a back street, but they survive the hit. Next, Gravelli sends Niko to [[Kim Young-Guk]] for running a counterfeiting operation in Gambetti territory.
   
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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In [[Liquidize the Assets]], he hired Niko to destroy multiple Ancelotti drug vans, and in return for his efforts, the ULP located [[Darko Brevic]], the man who sold out the [[Fifteen Man Squad|military unit]] he and Niko were members of during the Yugoslav Wars - Brevic was brought to Liberty City, so he could be executed by Niko.
   
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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===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.
   
== LCPD Database record ==
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==LCPD Database record==
'''Surname''':
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'''Age''':
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85
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|'''First Name''':||Jon
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'''Place of Birth''':
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|'''Age''':||85
[[Meadow Hills]], [[Liberty City]]
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|'''Place of Birth''':||Meadow Hills, Liberty City
'''Affiliations''':
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Gambetti Crime Syndicate
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'''Criminal Record''':
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*Gambetti Crime Syndicate
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|'''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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== 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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*Gravelli's in-game model does not have legs, as 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".
 
*Jon Gravelli is mentioned in a random encounter in GTA V. Somewhere near Mount Chiliad the [[Antonia Bottino|daughter]] of Gravelli's former right hand man, [[Sammy Bottino]], is being buried alive and the player can choose to help her. Whilst driving her to meet a friend (or to the Altruists) she mentions him.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:JonGravelli-Artwork.jpg|Artwork of Jon Gravelli
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JonGravelli-Artwork.jpg|Artwork of Jon Gravelli
 
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[[Category:Gang leaders|Gravelli, Jon]]
 
[[Category:Gang leaders|Gravelli, Jon]]
 
[[Category:Gambetti crime family]]
 
[[Category:Gambetti crime family]]
[[Category:Males]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:50, May 17, 2015


"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

Gravelli was born in Meadow Hills, Dukes, Liberty City in 1923. It is likely that he was some way affiliated with a Dukes based Mafia regime since the age of twelve, given his awareness of a rival organization, the Ancelotti family. His criminal record dates back to 1940, when he was arrested at the age of seventeen for possession of gambling records.

He continued to participate in minor and rigorous criminal activities, having been arrested for grand theft auto, attempted murder, and bribery - though his LCPD record states that he has never been in prison.

His son, Jon Gravelli, Jr., was born in 1968, and he grew up to become an associate within the Gambetti family, presumably working for his father. Gravelli, Jr. soon developed a Heroin addiction however, and was disowned by the family.

In 1972, Gravelli almost killed Giovanni Ancelotti's uncle, but decided to spare him, a decision he now regrets.

Gravelli became the boss of the Gambetti Family in 1978, after the death of his uncle, Sonny Cangelosi. Under Gravelli's leadership, the Gambettis became the most powerful Italian-American faction in Liberty City.

During the early 1990s, Gravelli was arrested twice, for racketeering and murder and obstruction of justice, although he was acquitted of both charges. Sometime in the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Gravelli started to work with United Liberty Paper company, and befriended one of the company's senior agents.

In 2005, whilst awaiting trial, Gravelli was admitted to the Schottler Medical Center with a serious illness. He was still awaiting trial in 2006 whilst still hospitalised when he was charged with racketeering.

Events of GTA IVEdit

Gravelli was introduced to Niko Bellic in 2008 via cellphone through his contact at the United Liberty Paper company, who is referred to as a "mutual friend". Niko was first ordered by Gravelli to provide security for a politician who was wanted dead by Dimitri Rascalov's organization. Niko and the convoy are ambushed on a back street, but they survive the hit. Next, Gravelli sends Niko to Kim Young-Guk for running a counterfeiting operation in Gambetti territory.

In Liquidize the Assets, he hired Niko to destroy multiple Ancelotti drug vans, and in return for his efforts, the ULP located Darko Brevic, the man who sold out the military unit he and Niko were members of during the Yugoslav Wars - Brevic was brought to Liberty City, so he could be executed by Niko.

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.

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.
  • Gravelli's in-game model does not have legs, as he is always seen in a hospital bed.

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