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.
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")
- Johnny Torrio: Criminal backer
- Al Capone: Criminal backer
- Ralph Capone: Criminal backer
- Frank Capone: Criminal backer (deceased)
|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"|