Dick Tracy Wiki

Grappa "Big Grouper" Grababo was a mob boss. An extremely gluttonous man, Big Grouper was very heavyset. He had a wide (fish-like) mouth, heavy eyelids, and white hair on the sides of his head.

Big Grouper had contracted Sal Monella to lauder Big Grouper's money through Monella's food company. Big Grouper had little involvement in Monella's day-to-day operations. 

One day, Big Grouper went to eat at a restaurant that Monella's gang had extorted into buying tainted food. Big Grouper was dissatisfied with the poor quality of the food, and he and his gang shot up the restaurant. They discovered evidence that the food had been provided by Monella's company and went to Monella's base of operations to confront him.

Unbeknownst to Big Grouper, Monella was also being monitored by Dick Tracy (who had previously fell victim to Monella's tainted food). Monella had left Tracy trapped in Monella's headquarters when Big Grouper arrived. Tracy was able to use his Wrist Geenee to turn off the power in the building. Big Grouper and his gang believed they were being ambushed and began to shoot wildly in the darkness. Big Grouper and his gang all shot each other to death, with any survivors being shot by members of the FBI (who had also been monitoring Big Grouper's activities).


  • It's possible that the name (and nickname) of Grappa "Big Grouper" Grababo was inspired by that of the real-life mobster Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo.