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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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Baby Driver
Baby Driver Eddie
(2017)
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski Nihilist #2, Kieffer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Boy Erased (post-production)
Brandon
 2017 Goodbye Angels (Video short)
Bass Player
 2017 Baby Driver
Eddie
 2017 Song to Song
Flea (as Michael Peter Balzary)
 2017 Family Guy (TV Series)
Flea
- Peter's Def Jam (2017) ... Flea (voice)
 2014-2016 Sheriff Callie's Wild West (TV Series)
The Milk Bandit / Milk Bandit
- Ella Sneaks a Peek/Tunnel of Trouble (2016) ... The Milk Bandit (voice)
- The Ballad of Sweet Strings/Lost Popcorn Cavern (2016) ... The Milk Bandit (voice)
- The Pie Thief/Fool's Gold (2014) ... Milk Bandit
 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot (Video short)
Store Clerk, DJ, 70's Gang Member
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Orderly
- Stan-Dan Deliver (2016) ... Orderly (voice)
 2015 Highston (TV Series)
Flea
- Pilot (2015) ... Flea
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Video 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 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Roller Man (voice)
 2014 Low Down
Hobbs
 2006 Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down (Video short)
Flea
 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)
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (TV Movie)
Donald 'Donnie' Michael Thornberry (voice)
 2000 Goodbye, Casanova
Silent
 2000 Gen¹³ (Video)
Grunge / Edward Chang (voice)
 1999 Liar's Poker
Freddie
 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
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Warped (Video short)
Flea
 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
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under the Bridge (Video short)
Flea
 1991 Motorama
Busboy
 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away (Video short)
Flea
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Budd
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
Mugger
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Douglas J. Needles
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Higher Ground (Video short)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Knock Me Down (Video short)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Taste the Pain (Video short)
Flea
 1989 Young MC: Bust a Move (Video short)
Flea
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Floyd
 1987 Stranded
Jester The Alien
 1987 Less Than Zero
Musician #1
 1987 Dudes
Milo
 1986 Tough Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers Member
 1983 Suburbia
Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
 1983 Nightmares
Singer (voice, as The Flea)
 1983 The Outsiders
Soc #3 (uncredited)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Richard 'Flea' Balzari | Michael Peter Balzary | 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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Personal Quote:

[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:

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:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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