Clyde “Stumpy” Brown: Les’ youngest brother
As a child, Clyde got the nickname Stumpy because of his short stature and embraced the name because of his dislike for his proper name. Stumpy followed his brothers musically and educationally. His father R.W. gave him lessons on the baritone horn which he played at the NY Military Academy. After graduating, when Warren left the Band of Renown, Stumpy filled the empty spot in the trombone section. He also began singing with the band, performing the “Dance of Renown” with saxophonist Butch Stone and became know as the band clown.
He remained the band’s bass trombonist and vocalist for over 50 years. In the 1980s Stumpy became the band’s manager. He also briefly pursued an acting career in the 1950s. Clyde Flynn of the Phineas & Ferb cartoons is modeled after Stumpy.
Les Brown Jr.: Les’ son
Les Jr. entered the music and entertainment world at the tender age of 15 when he spent his summer vacation on the road with his father’s famous “Band of Renown” as a drummer. In 1960, after leaving Duke University, Les joined the band full time as the “boy singer”.
By 1962, the boy singer turned to his other passion in life – acting – and worked both freelance and under contract for CBS and ABC-TV, appearing in over 200 segments of various situation comedies and dramas.
Six years later, Les Jr. switched his career back to the music business when he became Head of Production for International Management Combine (IMC). In that position he produced and oversaw the production of many albums from soundtracks to pop for all the major labels. IMC also started its own label at that time and Les produced and /or oversaw of all IMC’s albums.
In 1973, he became president of Gold Dust Productions, Inc. producing record albums and concert tours for major artists. He was responsible for bringing many of the world’s top pop musical acts such as Loggins and Messina to Las Vegas. At the same time, he worked as a consultant to Bob Eubanks’ company, Concert Express, which booked major country music stars
Les Jr. rejoined the Band of Renown in 1987 as the “boy singer” and assistant leader as well as overseeing the production of their recordings. Les Jr. enjoyed a second career producing variety and reality television shows. In 2000, he assembled an all-star team of singers, musicians and engineers to produce Session 55, his father’s last record.
In 2004, Les Jr. and the Band moved from Los Angeles to their new home in Branson, MO. Les Jr. hosts a daily radio show on the Music Of Your Life radio network. His weekday morning drive-time shows and Sunday evening show combine his favorite songs with the “behind the scenes” stories that bring the music to life. You can listen to Les in Branson on KOMT, 107.5FM and on over 100 over MYL stations across the USA.
Jeff “Swampy” Marsh: Les’ grandson
Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (born December 9, 1960) is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor associated with several animated television series. Marsh was born in Santa Monica, California, where he grew up with a heavily blended family dynamic. Marsh has been and continues to be a driving force behind several animation projects, working for over six seasons on the animated television series The Simpsons. “Swampy” continued to work on other animated television series, including King of the Hill and Rocko’s Modern Life, before moving to England in 1996. While in England, Marsh worked on several animated programs.
In 1996, Povenmire and Marsh conceived the series Phineas and Ferb based on their similar experiences of childhood summers spent outdoors. Povenmire went through several unsuccessful pitches to get the series picked up. In 1997, Marsh was hired as one of the first artists for the Fox Network animated series King of the Hill serving as both a storyboard artist and designer.
Around 2005, Povenmire contacted Marsh, notifying him that a pitch for Phineas and Ferb had been somewhat successful and The Walt Disney Company had shown interest in producing the series but wanted to see an eleven-minute pilot. On February 1, 2008 and the cartoon name was called Phineas and Ferb.
Other than being an executive producer and co-founder, Marsh voices the character of Major Francis Monogram. After Phineas and Ferb concludes in the future, Marsh aspires to move back to England, where he has hopes of producing a new series. He currently lives in the city of Venice, California, where he frequently goes surfing. He has two children and four grandchildren