Viggo Tarasov is the leader of the Tarasov Mob, a powerful New York City crime family. His empire was built when the legendary hitman John Wick killed all of his enemies, in exchange for being released from his employment. Wick later returned for revenge after Viggo's son Iosef Tarasov killed Wick's dog during a home invasion.
Viggo was the previous leader of the Tarasov Mob. He was given the role after his father died. Viggo always had a rivalry with another 'gang.' While Viggo was in a bar he saw John kill 3 people with a pencil. This sparked the light in Viggos' eyes. He saw John's Potential and hired him to be part of the mob.
While in the mob, John Wick asked to leave the Mob for his wife's illness. Viggo gave him an 'impossible task' to wipe out all gang members of the rival mob (which John did).
After, Iosef Tarasov (Viggo's Son) broke into John's house, stole his mustang 69 and killed his dog. This led Viggo to be angered and sorry for John and asked John to 'talk like civilized men.' John completely ignored this and proceeds to kill Iosef Tarasov. Afterwards, Viggo's anger kicked in hard he then kills Marcus (the man who saved John's life 2 times). John then goes back to Marcus' apartment and goes on to kill Viggo.
Viggo's lead is now in Abram Tarasov hands (Viggo's brother).
Skilled in Russian martial arts. Grappling and boxing techniques are also utilized.
Notes and Trivia
- Despite being a powerful crime boss, he never has a seat in the High Table, indicated that he and his organization are not good enough to be a member of the High Table.