Umberto Robina
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Appearances: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Full Name: Umberto Robina
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1940, Cuba
Home: House in Little Havana, Vice City
Nationality: Cuban-American
Family: Alberto Robina (father)
Main Affiliation: Cubans
Joanquin Noff
Phil Cassidy
Marty Jay Williams
Victor Vance
Leo Teal
Ricardo Diaz
Tommy Vercetti
Vehicle(s): Cuban Hermes
Voiced by: Danny Trejo

Umberto Robina is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, who serves as a main character in both Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. He serves as the leader of the Cubans gang and was voiced by Danny Trejo.

Character Background

Early Life

Umberto was born in Cuba in the 1940's. He is the son of Alberto Robina. Around some point in his life, he founded and became the leader of the Cubans gang, based in Little Havana, Vice City.


In the events of GTA Vice City Stories, he hires Victor Vance to do various tasks for him that will wipe out his most hated gang, the Cholos. Like in GTA Vice City, he is obsessed about how much "cojones" (refering to curage and actual testicle size) his comrades have. The Cholos kidnap Umberto's father and have him held hostage at Hyman Memorial Stadium. This angers Umberto so he sends Victor to rescue him from the gang. Umberto also works alongside with Phil Cassidy and two Cuban men to help defend their businesses from an assult by the Mendez Brothers' henchmen in the last mission of the game. This is the only time that Umberto Robina does "dirty work."


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Umberto Robina as he appears in GTA Vice City.

Umberto hires Tommy Vercetti after hearing that Tommy killed Leo Teal, thinking that he has "the big conjones". When Tommy arrives at Café Robina, Umberto thinks that Tommy isn't a man and mocks him for the way he dressed. He lets Tommy prove that he is a man by showing him that he can handle a boat properly. Later on, he has Tommy help his Cuban boys steal a van full of drugs from the drug processing plant owned by the Haitian gang, and later ambush a drug deal between the Streetwannabes and the Haitians. While Umberto thinks of a way to eliminate the Haitians permantly, Tommy begins to work for Auntie Poulet for a while.

After helping Poulet, Tommy returns to the cafe and Umberto decides to destroy the Haitian Drug Factory as a way of winning the war between the two. Tommy does and Umberto thinks of him as a Cuban and a friend.

VCBI Record

The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on Robina:

  • Cuban warlord.
  • Long term feud with Haitian criminals. Wants control of turf.
  • Extreme macho man.
  • Wants to wage full scale war with Haitians.
  • Never implicated in a crime personally.
  • Bravery has been questioned within Cuban circles.


  • For more photos of Umberto Robina, see here.

See also


  • He strongly resembles his voice actor

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