GTA IV |
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
|Full Name||Johnny Klebitz|
|Date of Birth||1974|
|Place of Birth||Acter, Alderney|
|Family||Michael Klebitz (brother)|
The Lost Brotherhood|
Elizabeta Torres (? - 2008)
Ray Boccino (2008)
Thomas Stubbs (2008)
Uptown Riders (2008)
Dave Grossman (2008)
Russian Mafia (2008)
Niko Bellic (2008)
White-blue custom Hexer|
Hellfury (in GTA IV)
|Voiced by||Scott Hill|
Under this ravaged, drug-addled exterior lies the heart of a
reactionary prick, so I thought I'd fit right in here.
Johnny to Leavis.
Jonathan "Johnny" Klebitz is a 34-year old character in the GTA IV Era, appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second of which he is the protagonist for. In 2008, Johnny is the acting president of The Lost Brotherhood motorcycle gang, while the gang's leader, Billy Grey, was incarcerated. While he is the leader, Klebitz maintains a relative peace between The Lost Brotherhood and the gang's rival, The Angels of Death.
Johnny Klebitz was born in 1974, and at age 34, he is the oldest of the three GTA IV protagonists, with Niko being behind Johnny at 30 and Luis being the youngest at 25. He was born in Acter, Alderney (likely grew up there, as he still lives in Alderney) to a Jewish family. It is implied that his parents always thought he would not amount to much (in Off Route, Johnny steals a bus and sometimes says, "Mom always told me I'd be a bus driver."). He has a brother, Michael Klebitz, who introduced him to Billy Grey as children in 1984 when Johnny was 10 and Michael/Billy were both 15. Ironically, Michael is a soldier serving in Iraq, is a law-abiding citizen, and criticizes Johnny's biker lifestyle and criminal association with Billy.
Adult life as a biker
Johnny's criminal record shows rigorous activity between 1991 and 1994, when Johnny would have been between 17 and 20. He was put in prison soon after, and had a parole violation in 2000, meaning he did up to six years. (However this is unlikely as he was in Los Santos in 2004). Klebitz tells a friend of Thomas Stubbs that he has not had a job since he was released from prison. One of the patches on Johnny's jacket reads 'I Rode Mine Los Santos 2004’. Among his many scars, it has also been implied that he is blind in one eye, when talking to Clay Simons, he says "Oh. I should use my good eye." Also, during a conversation with Billy Grey early on in The Lost and Damned, Johnny states that he weighs 230 lbs.
Johnny, unlike Billy, actually cares about the future of The Lost Brotherhood and its members, but is quick to shut down anyone who is wrong or disobeys him. Before Jim was murdered, he seemed to care more about The Lost than many of his friends. Johnny is also much more headstrong and sensible than the other bikers.
Additionally, Johnny and Ashley Butler used to date, but he ended the relationship with her due to her affair with Billy Grey, as well as her drug addiction. He still cares for her, but believes the drugs have completely taken over her life. He will still do anything to protect her, as shown when he receives a phone call from her and drops what he was doing to give her aid. Like with Ashley, Johnny also sympathizes with Roman Bellic, a stranger to him, later on in the mission "Roman's Holiday," even asking the Russians to go easy on him, though Johnny had no choice in the kidnapping.
The Lost and Damned
Immediately, when Billy Grey gets out of rehab, he became angry with Johnny for not having his bike ready for him. Grey then proceeded to start a fight with The Angels of Death (A.o.D.) just so he could reunite with his bike. This created tension, not only between the two gangs, but also between Billy and Johnny. This quickly escalated into a war between the Lost and the A.o.D.
Billy Grey threw several parties at the Lost clubhouse to celebrate his release from prison. While being visited by part-time lawyer, part-time biker, Dave Grossman, Klebitz had a sit-down with Billy and the two discussed the tension between them. When they began to start agreeing with each others' point of view, Grey was sent a text message from someone, informing of some members of The Lost being jumped by members of The Angels of Death. After rescuing the attacked Lost members, Grey was informed of the death of Jason Michaels, who was killed by an unknown hired gun (which was actually Niko Bellic).
Grey manipulated the situation by blaming the Angels of Death in order to rally the gang to attack their clubhouse, even after he informed other members of The Lost Brotherhood that it was a "Pole" or "Serb" hitman. During the attack, Grey found two duffel bags full of heroin, and planned to steal and sell them. This created even more tension between Klebitz and Grey.
Billy later called Klebitz and told him to speak with Elizabeta Torres, who had found a buyer for the stolen heroin. Torres informed Klebitz about the deal and sent Niko Bellic (who Klebitz obviously did not recognize as Jason's killer) and Playboy X to accompany him. The deal, however, was an undercover LCPD sting operation. After some commotion, Klebitz escaped with the heroin.
The Lost Brotherhood later found out that the heroin they stole from The Angels of Death originally belonged to the Triads. Grey and Jeremy thought that they should keep the heroin, but Klebitz and Fitzgerald convinced the gang to get rid of it, due to the LCPD being onto them. The four of them went to the deal, but only Klebitz and Fitzgerald went in to speak to the Triads, who immediately attacked them and stole the heroin. As Johnny and Jim escaped to a rooftop, they saw Billy crash his bike. He was then surrounded by LCPD officers, angered and screaming out that Klebitz had set him up. This eventually split the Lost into two factions, one led by Klebitz and one by Jeremy (after this event, Johnny's jacket changed from reading Vice President to Loyal President).
Jim Fitzgerald later introduced Klebitz to Malc and DeSean of the Uptown Riders. Once again, Johnny spoke with Elizabeta Torres and she said that she needed a job done, pairing him with his new allies Malc and DeSean. Fitzgerald later introduced Klebitz to Ray Boccino, a Capo of the Pegorino Family, who directed Klebitz to Brian's hideout (because Boccino believed the Lost civil war is bad for business), which resulted in the possible death of Brian.
Ashley Butler, an ex-girlfriend, pleaded for his help, saying that she was being held hostage for her debts to Dimitri Rascalov. As payment, Dimitri demanded that Klebitz kidnap a man named Roman Bellic for him.
Later, Ray Boccino had Klebitz accompany Niko Bellic to a diamond deal with the Jewish Mob. Klebitz, however, took off with the money after Luis Fernando Lopez ambushed the deal. Ray then kidnapped Fitzgerald in retaliation and tortured him in the basement of Drusilla's to try to get his money back, until Klebitz showed up to rescue Jim. The two later escaped and Johnny called Ashley Butler to meet her at the clubhouse. Ashley told him that Boccino had her convince Johnny to work with him in the first place so Ray could use The Lost, while neglecting their pay. She also revealed that Jim Fitzgerald has been killed by one of Boccino's hitmen (who, unknown to Klebitz, was actually Niko Bellic again).
Upon this loss, Thomas Stubbs III met with Johnny at the clubhouse, and informed him that Boccino will either be in jail or dead in a month, as well as of Billy Grey's plans to rat out Johnny and Angus Martin, fellow member of The Lost, in order to be released from prison. Johnny got everyone left in the Alderney Chapter of The Lost to break into the Alderney State Correctional Facility, in order for Klebitz to personally silence Billy. After escaping the prison, Klebitz and the remaining members of The Lost discovered that their clubhouse had been ransacked and destroyed by Ray's goons. After reflecting on the stupidity of it all, Johnny ordered the remains of the clubhouse burned down, and the surviving members of The Lost Brotherhood - Alderney Chapter (he, Terry, Clay and Angus) watched the clubhouse burn as they prepare for an unknown and unexpected future.
After The Lost and Damned
After cutting his criminal ties and finally ridding Ashley Butler from his life, it is presumed that Johnny stayed in Alderney, continuing to see his three remaining friends Angus, Terry and Clay. The remnants of the Alderney Chapter still have the 2 million in stolen diamond money; the only known plans for this money for Johnny is to continuously send Jim's wife Jackie Fitzgerald and their child money. With Niko Bellic eventually killing Ray Boccino and Niko seemingly holding no grudges against Johnny's betrayal, it would seem that Johnny is under the radar.
Johnny's personality can be sometimes questionable, he acts calm and laid back when not mad, but his temper (just like some of the other protagonist) can quickly change if he is angry, he is always ready to protect and defend his other brothers in a tight situation. It can be noted that Johnny might be scared of Niko Bellic, as during the mission Collector's Item, he will run into bodies of mafia men that Niko Bellic killed and will say something like "Shit, you don't want to get in that Slav's way!".
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- The Lost and Damned
- As the protagonist, he appears in every mission.
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
Murders committed by Johnny
- Ed McCornish - Killed for blackmailing Jim Fitzgerald
- Jimmy Matthews - Killed for blackmailing Jim Fitzgerald.
- Arthur Stubbs - Killed on orders of Thomas Stubbs III and makes it look like a terrorist act.
- Brian Jeremy - Killed for betraying him.
- Evan Moss - Killed for having the diamonds for the trade.
- Billy Grey - Killed for attempting to rat out The Lost Brotherhood.
LCPD Database record
First Name: Johnny
Place of Birth: Acter, Alderney
Affiliations: Member of the Alderney Chapter of the Lost OMG
- 1991 - Grand Theft Auto
- 1993 - Assault
- 1994 - Manslaughter
- 2000 - Parole Violation
- Believed to be the second in command of the Alderney Chapter of the Lost Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
- Assumed control of the gang when its head, Billy Grey, was been incarcerated.
- Exact nature of the relationship between Grey and Klebitz is unknown.
- Under his command, the Lost MC has been able to co-exist with their rivals the Angels of Death in relative peace.
- Ties to known South Bohan drug dealer, Elizabeta Torres.
- Gang Insignia and name
Johnny's main patch may not be consistent with that of a real biker gang. Johnny has the main logo, however he only has one rocker (crescent shaped patch surrounding the logo) above this stating the gangs name. This would represent that this biker gang is a ride-only gang (a two piece patch). A three piece patch would represent an outlaw motorcycle gang, which The Lost clearly is either way.
- Colored wings
The colored wing patches on the jackets of motorcycle gangs are represented sexual acts, all of which had to be witnessed. According to Johnny's jacket, the red wings means he has preformed oral on a menstruating female, the yellow wings means one of two things, one being he has drank female urine and the other being he has urinated onto a female, the white wings means he has given a female a facial, (the act of ejaculating onto ones face at the end of the intercourse) and the black wings mean he has had sex with a colored woman.
- Johnny has a patch with TLMC, obviously just an abbreviasion of the gangs name.
- Johnny, Terry Thorpe, and Brian Jeremy all have an "I Rode Mine Los Santos 2004" patch.
- Johnny has a skull and an 8-Ball patch on his collar. The skull represents that the specific member has killed for their gang, and the 8-Ball means that the specific member preformed homosexual sodomy with another member. However, the skull and 8-Ball may just be a reference to the Rampage and Car Bomb icons from the 3rd era of GTA seeing as Johnny isn't a homosexual. Also, if Johnny had preformed sodomy (male or female) he would also have a patch with brown wings.
- Johnny has a strong resemblance to professional basketball player Jason Kidd.
- Johnny shares the same age as Dan Houser, founder of Rockstar and writer of the Grand Theft Auto games. Both are born in 1974.
- One of Johnny's patches says: "I Rode Mine Los Santos 2004". This means, that Johnny was in San Andreas in 2004 along with Brian Jeremy and Terry Thorpe, who have the same patch. Also, this could be a reference to the year that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released, which was 2004.
- Two of Johnny's buttons on his jacket collar are an 8-Ball and a skull. The buttons may possibly be homages to the Car Bomb and Rampage icons of the Grand Theft Auto III series.
- If you move quickly, you can see Johnny fleeing down the staircase and out the back of the museum, when playing as Niko in the mission Museum Piece. According to the storyline in the The Lost and the Damned however, Niko escaped first, with Johnny following behind on the stairs, commenting on the amount of corpses left behind by Niko.
- Johnny's physical appearance from GTA IV to The Lost and Damned had slightly changed. In the original GTA IV, he wore a beige vest with The Lost Brotherhood logo on the back. Many of his tattoos were also shown. Some of his scars were more visible too. This is seemingly a retcon.
- Players will eventually notice that Johnny walks, runs, and sprints slightly slower than Niko and Luis. It is implied this is from a motorcycle crash as he exclaims "Oh not again!" or "Not another crash!" when crashing into things during gameplay.
- Johnny's nose is slightly bent, implying it was broken at one point.
- Johnny has another "pair of pants". It appears that the texture files include another texture for the pants model, but it was never used in-game.
- Whenever players go to save the game, Johnny has an unusual way of sleeping. Instead of lying down on the mattress like Niko and Luis, he simply sits down, puts his elbows on his knees, and nods off. The reason for this behavior is unknown, but it might be because both beds offered at either safehouse are incredibly filthy and he chooses not to lie down on them.
- After becoming Chapter President of The Lost in the mission This Shit's Cursed, his patch on his jacket changes from "Vice President" to "President". That explains the 2 texture files for his jacket in the game files.
- The Vice President one is: upper_diff_000_a_uni.wtd
- The President one is: upper_diff_000_b_uni.wtd
- During the mission Off Route, Johnny mentions driving the prison bus is, "just like driving an eighteen wheeler," insinuating he has experience with semi-trailer trucks.
- Johnny, like all other GTA IV-era protagonists, have Grand Theft Auto on their criminal records.
- His white and blue Hexer may be a reference to the fact that Johnny is of Jewish descent, as white and blue are the national colors of Israel.
- Johnny has different colored wings on his vest. In the outlaw biker world, each color stands for a different sexual act.
- In the Lost Clubhouse, above the bar and in the room before the computer and TV, on the left wall are pictures of Johnny, with his old GTA IV clothes on, but with his new face texture. There is also a large picture of what looks like Johnny's back showing the patch, however it is a close up and the head cannot be seen.
- Johnny is similar to John Marston, the main protagonist from another Rockstar game, Red Dead Redemption. Both have a rough voice and background, both rode in a gang, both of their significant others (Ashley Butler and Abigail Marston) had slept with one or more of their gang members, and both were betrayed by their gang's leader (Billy Grey and Bill Williamson) after they had gone insane and lost their ways. Both are also seen wielding a Sawn off shotgun on their covers. It is possible one character is based on the other.
- There is dialouge that suggests Johnny may be somewhat suicidal. During gun battles Johnny will shout things such as "I don't care if I die!" and "Kill me already!"
- Johnny and Brian Jeremy have the exact same tattoo on the back right side of their necks of a demonic face, suggesting that at one point Johnny and Brian were actually close brothers.
- Johnny is the only protagonist of the GTA IV era to speak one language: English. Niko speaks Serbian, Luis speaks Spanish, and Huang speaks Mandarin Chinese.
- Although not directly, it is implied Johnny has little to no experience in aviation. Niko was a pilot during the war and Luis has a Pilots License Certificate in his apartment.
- Johnny and Carl Johnson are the only protagonists confirmed to smoke marijuana.
- Johnny and The Lost MC do not have the cresent shaped rocker that states there home which real outlaw biker gangs with more than one Chapter will have. There should be a rocker with ALDERNEY on the bottom, as should the Broker Chapter have LIBERTY CITY. Strangely the Angels of Death sport their home town rocker, so it's strange the Lost was overlooked in this feature.
- Johnny states that during one of his prison stints he punched out license plates for a year.
- Johnny is the only protagonist to act as a boss in his own game, paying Malc to help him kidnap Roman Bellic.