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Flea (I)

Michael Peter Balzary was born on the sixteenth 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 ... See full bio »
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 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot (Video short)
Store Clerk, DJ, 70's Gang Member
 2015 Highston (TV Series)
- Pilot (2015) ... Flea
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Short)
Jordan's Fear (voice)
 2015/I Inside Out
Mind Worker Cop Jake (voice)
 2014 Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (Video short)
 2014 Roman Holiday (Short)
Chadney and Sunny Holiday
 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 (voice)
 2014 Low Down
 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
 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)
 1994 The Chase
 1993 Son in Law
Tattoo Artist (uncredited)
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) ... Flea (voice)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
- With Flea (1992) ... Flea
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Too Free Stooges
 1991 Motorama
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1988 The Blue Iguana
 1987 Stranded
Jester The Alien
 1987 Less Than Zero
Musician #1
 1987 Dudes
 1986 Tough Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers Member
 1983 Nightmares
Singer (voice, as The Flea)
 1983 Suburbia
Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
 1983 The Outsiders
Soc #3 (uncredited)
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Release of the music video for Johnny Cash's 2003 cover of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (both the song and the video released posthumously); featuring appearances by (in order of appearance): David Allan Coe; Iggy Pop; Kanye West; Chris Martin; Kris Kristofferson; Patti Smith; Terrence Howard; Flea; Q-Tip; Adam Levine; Chris Rock... See more »

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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


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 »


He and Kurt Cobain (as well as other members of Nirvana) were bound by a friendly relationship since the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana had been touring together in the early 1990s. He even played the trumpet on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at one of their shows. See more »


Shaves his head, and has many tattoos all over his body See more »

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