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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
(1998)

Filmography

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 2022/I Babylon (post-production)
Bob Levine
 2022 Red Hot Chili Peppers: These Are the Ways (Music Video)
Flea
 2022 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Black Summer (Music Video)
Flea
 2021 I Heart Arlo (TV Series short)
Ruff
- The Uncondemning (2021) ... Ruff (voice)
- Alro (2021) ... Ruff (voice)
- Friendship Couch (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 (Music Video)
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
- Callie's Got Trouble/Outlaw Roundup (2016) ... The Milk Bandit (voice)
- 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 (Music Video)
Store Clerk, DJ, 70's Gang Member (uncredited)
 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dark Necessities (Music Video)
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 (Music 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 (Music Video)
Flea
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Monarchy of Roses (Music Video)
Flea
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Music Video)
Flea - Bass (uncredited)
 2007 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Desecration Smile (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hump de Bump (Music Video)
Flea
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh) (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Tell Me Baby (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California (Music Video)
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 (Music Video)
Flea
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Can't Stop (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Video Game)
Donnie (voice)
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Zephyr Song (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys
Donnie Thornberry (voice)
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way (Music Video)
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' (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventures (Video Game)
Donnie (voice)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Otherside (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Around the World (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Scar Tissue (Music Video)
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
 1997 Jane's Addiction: Jane Says (Music Video)
Flea
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Flea
- A Star Is Abhorred (1997) ... Flea (voice)
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Johnny
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Coffee Shop (Music Video)
Flea
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane (Music Video)
Flea
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: My Friends, Version 2 (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: My Friends, Version 1 (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Warped (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1994 The Chase
Dale
 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers: If You Have to Ask (Music Video)
Flea
 1993 Ice Cube: Wicked (Music Video)
Flea
 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Soul to Squeeze (Music Video)
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 (Music Video)
Flea
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Breaking the Girl (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Too Free Stooges
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under the Bridge (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Suck My Kiss (Music Video)
Flea
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
Mugger
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1991 Motorama
Busboy
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Budd
 1990 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Show Me Your Soul (Music Video)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Good Time Boys (Music Video)
Flea
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Higher Ground (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Knock Me Down (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Taste the Pain (Music Video)
Flea (uncredited)
 1989 Young MC: Bust a Move (Music Video)
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 (Music Video)
Flea
 1987 Dudes
Milo
 1986 Tough Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers Member
 1986 Thrashin'
Flea (uncredited)
 1985 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Jungle Man (Music Video)
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 Soundtrack (124 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (97 credits)
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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)

Spouse:

Frankie Rayder  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Clara Balzary | See more »

Parents:

Urban Jr., Walter

Relatives:

Balzary, Karen (sibling)
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Did You Know?

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:

Daughter Clara Balzary (with now-ex-wife Loesha), born September 16th, 1988. See more »

Trademark:

Modulus bass guitar See more »

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