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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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The Big Lebowski Nihilist #2, Kieffer


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 2019 Queen & Slim
Mr. Shepherd
 2019 Toy Story 4
Caboom TV Announcer (voice)
 2018 Boy Erased
 2017 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Goodbye Angels (Video short)
Bass Player
 2017 Baby Driver
 2017/I Song to Song
Flea (as Michael Peter Balzary)
 2017 Family Guy (TV Series)
- Peter's Def Jam (2017) ... Flea (voice)
 2014-2016 Sheriff Callie's Wild West (TV Series short)
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)
- Stan-Dan Deliver (2016) ... Orderly (voice)
 2015 Highston (TV Series)
- 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)
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Roller Man (voice)
 2014 Low Down
 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Look Around (Video short)
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Video short)
Flea - Bass (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh) (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Tell Me Baby (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 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 Movie
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
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler (Video Game)
Donnie (voice, as Michael Balzary)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Road Trippin' (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 2000 Gen¹³ (Video)
Grunge / Edward Chang (voice)
 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
 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)
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Coffee Shop (Video short)
 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane (Video short)
 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)
 1994 The Chase
 1993 Ice Cube: Wicked (Video short)
 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Soul to Squeeze (Video short)
 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 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Breaking the Girl (Video short)
Flea (uncredited)
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Too Free Stooges
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mugger
 1991 Motorama
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Douglas J. Needles
 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
 1986 Thrashin'
Flea (uncredited)
 1985 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Jungle Man (Video short)
 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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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


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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 »


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 »


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

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