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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 (voice)
 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)
 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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on Weird 'Al' Yankovic's "Bedrock Anthem", a parody of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away Now"] I didn't think it was very good. I mean "Yabba, dabba do"? I don't know. What did you think?... I mean I like "Weird" Al, but everyone has swung and missed. Except for me of course. See more »

Trivia:

Replaced Eric Avery Weiss as Bassist for Jane's Addiction for a reunion tour and four tracks of a subsequent compilation album in 1997. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive Bass sound See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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