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Michael Peter Balzary was born on the 16th of October 1962, in Melbourne, Australia. When he was four, his parents divorced and Michael, his sister Karen and his mother Patricia headed for New York; they didn't stay long and soon ended up in L.A. (in 1972), where his step-father, a jazz musician named Walter Urban Jr, intended to start a career. ... See full bio »
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 2014 Sheriff Callie's Wild West (TV Series)
Milk Bandit
- The Pie Thief/Fool's Gold (2014) ... Milk Bandit
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Roller Man
 2014 Low Down
Hobbs
 1998-2004 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Donnie / Tom / Donald Michael Thornberry / ...
- Eliza Unplugged (2004) ... Donnie / Tom (voice)
- Look Who's Squawking (2003) ... Donnie (voice)
- Sir Nigel: Part 2 (2003) ... Donnie (voice)
- Sir Nigel: Part 1 (2003) ... Donnie (voice)
- Clash and Learn (2003) ... Donnie / Tom (voice)
 2000 Goodbye, Casanova
Silent
 2000 Gen¹³ (Video)
Grunge / Edward Chang (voice)
 1998 Psycho
Bob Summerfield
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
- Singin' in the Mane (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Nihilist #2, Kieffer
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Johnny
 1994 The Chase
Dale
 1993 Son in Law
Tattoo Artist (uncredited)
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Flea
- Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) ... Flea (voice)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Flea
- With Flea (1992) ... Flea
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Too Free Stooges
 1991 Motorama
Busboy
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Budd
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
Mugger
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Floyd
 1987 Stranded
Jester The Alien
 1987 Less Than Zero
Musician #1
 1987 Dudes
Milo
 1983 Nightmares
Singer (voice, as The Flea)
 1983 Suburbia
Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
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2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Richard 'Flea' Balzari | Mike B. The Flea | The Flea | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Red Hot Chilli Peppers | The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on his acting role in Back to the Future Part II (1989)] It was okay. I mean, I didn't really like the film very much. I wasn't happy with my performance in it either, but, you know, it's basically a multi-million dollar piece of trash. See more »

Trivia:

The nickname Flea comes from a joke he had with some of his high school friends. At some point they decided to call each other with a cartoon name, and finally "Flea" remained as the name by which all of his friends were calling him. His friend from junior high, Keith Barry, who played saxophone with the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Mother's Milk tour in 1989-1990, also got his nickname "Tree... See more »

Trademark:

Modulus bass guitar See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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