Talbot Daniels in Grand Theft Auto IV

Talbot Daniels is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto IV. He leads Niko to Florian (now Bernie). Through dialog, he implies that he had a past sexual relationship with Florian/Bernie. Moreover, Ray Boccino, who tells Niko to seek out Talbot, calls him a “fanook,” which is an Italian-American slang term for homosexual derived from the Italian word finocchio. The full scene of his interaction with Niko can be seen in this video.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro

Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie

Grand Theft Auto III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


  1. Fanook. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://definithing.com/fanook/
  2. MrToastsandwich. (2011, November 3). Grand theft auto 4 mission 64 Weekend at Florians. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvFxFNgilt8
  3. Talbot Daniels. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Talbot_Daniels
  4. Talbot Daniels. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Talbot_Daniels