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|Appearance(s):||The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Full name:||Rocco Pelosi|
|Also known as:||Rock|
|Date of birth:||1981|
|Place of birth:||Little Italy, Liberty City|
|Family:||Unnamed mother and Uncle Vince|
|Main affiliation:||Ancelotti Family|
|Vehicle(s):||Caddy with grilles|
|Voiced by:||Greg Siff|
Rocco "Rock" Pelosi is a character in The Ballad Of Gay Tony, and a made man in the Ancelotti family. Gay Tony owes him money, thus forcing him and the game's protagonist Luis Lopez to work for him. He is one of the antagonists in the game.
He is a distant relative of Gracie Ancelotti, and often seen alongside his uncle Vince. Rocco's status in the crime family is unknown, as well as his connection to Ancelotti capos Tony Black or Frankie Garone.
He is sometimes shown to be a made man and a high-ranking member despite his age, but is in the weakest family, as he is likely a Soldier since he's young. According to Tony, Rocco is somehow a blood or marriage relative of the don, and also a "made man" even more influential than his own uncle. In Frosting on the Cake, Evan Moss claims Rocco could have lent Tony $2 million (he suggests Gracie as well, and both of them could have, in turn, borrowed it from Don Ancelotti). Other times, it is suggested that he is only an associate working his way up - he once asks Gracie to "tell the Don I'm on the up", and Gay Tony says Rocco is small time.
Rocco clearly dislikes Tony, as he frequently mocks him with slurs such as "fag" knowing Tony is not in the position to fight him back. He first meets Luis Lopez in I Luv LC and immediately throws racial slurs at him in a similar fashion, though Luis makes witty comebacks. Behind his back, Tony and Luis agree that he is a wannabe who is "out of his league" as well as mocking him.
Luis clearly voices his dislike of Rocco to his face and distrusts him (for example, he claims that Chinese Takeout and Boulevard Baby were both traps set by Rocco to kill him). Rocco, though normally very disrespectful, prefers Luis and occasionally delegates to him when trying to restrain or exclude Tony. Rocco still has a small degree of trust in Tony's business practices - despite saying his judgment is clouded by a "midlife crisis", he sees a very big monetary value in Maisonette 9. He may have even lent Tony the $2 million he borrowed to buy the diamonds (if not, then someone else in the Ancelotti Family).
In a complex chain of events, the diamonds attract thieves who kidnap Gracie and demand the diamonds. Giovanni Ancelotti makes a truce with the original owner of the stolen diamonds, Ray Bulgarin, and both blame Rocco, Gay Tony and Luis for the incidents. Rocco, in another rare gesture of cooperation, offers to spare Luis and own the clubs with him if he personally kills Gay Tony. Although he briefly considers it, Luis instead shoots Uncle Vince and is ready to kill Rocco, but Tony saves him by telling Luis that he is a made man, Rocco then flees.
Rocco is not heard or seen of again after the completion of the story. If the player calls Rocco's number before Departure Time, Rocco's voicemail message states that he has fled Liberty City to "lay low" for a while. After that, he is deleted from Luis' phone. Giovanni Ancelotti leaves the city after Gracie encountered Niko after her kidnapping, leaving Rocco unprotected. Rocco flees because of this, because he is scared that Luis and Tony will come after him.
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- I Luv LC
- Practice Swing
- Boulevard Baby
- Frosting on the Cake
- In the Crosshairs (Post-mission phone call)
- Ladies Half Price (Post-mission phone call)
- Party's Over (Boss)
- His name is possibly a reference to "Rocco P", a trendy brand of women's boots.
- Rocco is one of the few antagonists not to be killed in their own games (similarly to King Courtney).
- Rocco is also one of 4 antagonists not to be killed by the protagonist, the others being Jimmy Pegorino (Deal only), King Courtney and Frank Tenpenny.
- Rocco's character model could have been taken from Tommy Johnson from the movie "Football Factory". Rocco wears a similar polo shirt to Tommy, and also share similar facial features. The actor Danny Dyer played Tommy Johnson.
- Rocco also bears some resemblance with Armando Torres due to the similarities of their facial appearences.