|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto IV|
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
|Full name:||The Cook|
|Also known as:||The Cook, Cook|
|Place of birth:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||2008|
|Main affiliation:||Gay Tony|
|Voiced by:||Dennis Paladino|
The Cook is, as named, is a cook who worked on the Platypus, and also used this boat to get to Liberty City. At some point before 2008, he stole $2 million diamonds from the Russian mobster Ray Bulgarin.
Events of GTA IV
While the boat was arriving in Liberty City, he is seen adding illegally imported diamonds into a cake mix.
Later, he sold these diamonds to a man named Tony Prince, who was accompanied at the deal by his bodyguard Luis Fernando Lopez and his boyfriend Evan Moss. After Tony bought the diamonds, the group was ambushed by members of The Lost Brotherhood, including Johnny Klebitz, and the Cook fled.
Ray Bulgarin, who believed the diamonds were originally his, thought that the cook and Gay Tony conspired to rob Ray of the diamonds. Bulgarin decapitated the cook, leaving his head in a box on a rooftop for Luis Lopez to find when he walked into an ambush, which Lopez escaped.
- GTA IV
- The Lost and Damned
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- In the PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV & The Lost and Damned, the Cook has a full beard. However, he is clean shaven in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. In all versions of The Ballad of Gay Tony he is clean shaven.
- In a funny twist, the box that contains The Cook's severed head is actually the same one used earlier by him to smuggle the cake full of diamonds off of the Platypus.
- Along with Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz, Luis Lopez, Roman Bellic, Anthony Prince, Isaac Roth, and Mori Green, The Cook is one of the eight characters in the HD Universe to appear in IV, TLAD and TBoGT.
- When Jerry Kapowitz discovers the diamonds, he holds them up in exactly the same way that The Cook did, with the camera angling the same way.