Mel is a character who appears in the first missions for Vlad Glebov in Comrades Bar. Mel starts to yell at the bar tender calling him an "asshole" and claiming he's "going back to the meetings". Mickey shrugs this off as a usual thing replying "Yeah, yeah, see ya later Mel." Mel bumps into Niko, drunk, and Niko pushes him to the floor, saying "Excuse-e-me", Roman follows doing and saying the exact same thing, all in Uncle Vlad. Mel is usually in Comrades Bar in the cutscenes for Vlad.
Later on Niko meets Mel again, as a random encounter. Mel appears to be sober, and claims he's cleaning up his life, but needs to pay back some guys from his drinking days. When the men he owes money to claim that Mel pissed on their couch, threw their T.V. out the window, and got them kicked out onto the street, they try to kill Mel. Niko succesfully defends him, and Mel thanks him, never to be seen again.
Mel is voiced by Larry Fleishman.
- GTA IV
Mel's Random EncounterGTA 4 - Random Character 3 - Mel (1080p)(04:48)
- Like most characters in the game, Mel will don a unique helmet when riding alongside the protagonist on a motorbike. His helmet is white, with a blue stripe along the bottom.
- He uses the same walking animation as Packie McReary.