Levi Stubbs (1936–2008)

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Levi Stubbs was born on June 6, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Levi Stubbles. He was an actor, known for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Captain N: The Game Master (1989) and Queer as Folk (1999). He was married to Clineice Townsend. He died on October 17, 2008 in Detroit. See full bio »

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Queer as Folk Soundtrack


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 1989-1991 Captain N: The Game Master (TV Series)
Mother Brain
- The Fractured Fantasy of Captain N (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr., credit only)
- A Tale of Two Dogs (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr., credit only)
- Battle of the Baseball Know-It-Alls (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr.)
- Totally Tetrisized (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr., credit only)
- Return to Castlevania (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr., credit only)
 1991 Super Mario World (TV Series)
Mother Brain
- The Wheel Thing (1991) ... Mother Brain (voice, as Levi Stubbs Jr., credit only)
 1988 The Four Tops: Indestructible (Video short)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors
Audrey II (voice, as Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops)
 1966-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #20.6 (1966) ... Singer (as The Four Tops)
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Lead singer of Motown group The Four Tops See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Four Tops | Levi Stubbs Jr. | Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops


5' 11" (1.8 m)


Clineice Townsend  (his death)  (5 children)


Stubbs, Deborah | See more »


Stubbs, Joe (sibling) | See more »

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When The Four Tops, first recorded one of their biggest hits "Reach Out (I'll Be There), Stubbs was uncomfortable with the key the song was written in; voicing that it was too high. The Producrers claimed to have understand yet kept the key the way it was in order for Stubbs to portray the range of emotion that they were looking for in his performance. See more »


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