Dear Twitpic Community – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. This article needs additional citations for verification. A number of recurring characters appear during various missions or cut scenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, set in 1986. Thomas “Tommy” Vercetti is the main protagonist and playable character of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Born Italian-American, he was raised in a small family as an only child, with his father owning a printing shop. When he was a teenager, he befriended Sonny Forelli, who has been early involved in his family’s activities, and he started working for his associates, earning his trust and position in the Forelli family.