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Joe Klenah, played by co-star Craig Waletzko, is a corrupt politician in Cicero, Illinos. The character debuts in the fourth season episode "New York Sour". The character is based on the historical figure of the same name.



Klenah is a corrupt politician in Cicero, Illinois. He is on the payroll of crime boss Johnny Torrio. He has a history of alcoholism and is nicknamed "Jumping" Joe following a fall down stairs. He is a candidate in the Cicero Mayoral election in 1924.

Season 4[]

Klenah meets with Torrio and the Capone brothers to discuss a potentially damaging newspaper article linking him to their criminal enterprises. Al is more concerned with the misspelling of his name than the content of the story. ("New York Sour")


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Season four appearances
"New York Sour" "Resignation" "Acres of Diamonds" "All In"
"Erlkonig" "The North Star" "William Wilson" "The Old Ship of Zion"
"Marriage and Hunting" "White Horse Pike" "Havre De Grace" "Farewell Daddy Blues"