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

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 2022 Babylon (filming)
 2021 I Heart Arlo (TV Series short) (post-production)
Ruff
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Ruff (voice)
 2021 Arlo the Alligator Boy (TV Movie)
Ruff (voice)
 2019 Queen & Slim
Mr. Shepherd
 2019 Toy Story 4
Caboom TV Announcer (voice)
 2018 Boy Erased
Brandon
 2017 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Goodbye Angels (Video short)
Bass Player
 2017 Baby Driver
Eddie
 2017/I 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
- 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) ... The Milk Bandit (voice)
 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot (Video short)
Store Clerk, DJ, 70's Gang Member (uncredited)
 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dark Necessities (Video short)
Flea - Bass and piano (uncredited)
 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 Roman Holiday (Short)
Chadney and Sunny Holiday
 2014 Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (Video short)
Cameos
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Roller Man (voice)
 2014 Low Down
Hobbs
 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Look Around (Video short)
Flea
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Monarchy of Roses (Video short)
Flea
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Video short)
Flea - Bass (uncredited)
 2007 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Desecration Smile (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hump de Bump (Video short)
Flea
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh) (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Tell Me Baby (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 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 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Fortune Faded (Video short)
Flea
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Can't Stop (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Zephyr Song (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (TV Movie)
Donald 'Donnie' Michael Thornberry (voice)
 2000 Goodbye, Casanova
Silent
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler (Video Game)
Donnie (voice, as Michael Balzary)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Road Trippin' (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventures (Video Game)
Donnie (voice)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Otherside (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Around the World (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Scar Tissue (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1999 Liar's Poker
Freddie
 1998 Psycho
Bob Summerfield
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
- Singin' in the Mane (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Gen¹³ (Video)
Grunge / Edward Chang (voice)
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Nihilist #2, Kieffer
 1997 Jane's Addiction: Jane Says (Video short)
Flea
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Johnny
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Coffee Shop (Video short)
Flea
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane (Video short)
Flea
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: My Friends, Version 2 (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: My Friends, Version 1 (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Warped (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1994 The Chase
Dale
 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers: If You Have to Ask (Video short)
Flea
 1993 Ice Cube: Wicked (Video short)
Flea
 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Soul to Squeeze (Video short)
Flea
 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 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Sun (Video short)
Flea
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Breaking the Girl (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Too Free Stooges
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under the Bridge (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Suck My Kiss (Video short)
Flea
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
Mugger
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1991 The Peace Choir: Give Peace A Chance (Video short)
Flea
 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1991 Motorama
Busboy
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Budd
 1990 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Show Me Your Soul (Video short)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Good Time Boys (Video short)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Higher Ground (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Knock Me Down (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Taste the Pain (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Young MC: Bust a Move (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Floyd
 1987 Stranded
Jester The Alien
 1987 Less Than Zero
Musician #1
 1987 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Fight Like a Brave (Video short)
Flea
 1987 Dudes
Milo
 1986 Tough Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers Member
 1986 Thrashin'
Flea (uncredited)
 1985 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Jungle Man (Video short)
Flea
 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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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Music video for Post Malone: "Wow."

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Richard 'Flea' Balzari | Michael Peter Balzary | Michael Balzary | Mike B. The Flea | The Flea | Red Hot Chili Peppers | The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

Campaigned for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections. See more »

Trademark:

Gap between his front teeth See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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