No Pets (Flea)
Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, does not have any reported pets.
Michael Balzary (Flea)
October 16, 1962 (60)
Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, is an Australian-American musician and actor primarily recognized as the bassist and a founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. With the band’s debut in 1983, Flea has lent his virtuoso bass skills and unique stage presence to a string of successful albums, including the platinum-selling “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and “Californication.” Beyond his music career, Flea has acted in a variety of films and television series, like “My Own Private Idaho,” “Baby Driver,” and “The Big Lebowski.”
As a musician, Flea has certainly left an indelible mark on the music scene. His skills have not been confined to just the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The bassist has ventured into films and television, taking roles that are as versatile as his bass-playing techniques. From playing a rebel motorcyclist in “My Own Private Idaho” to lending his voice in animated features like “Inside Out.”
Flea’s artistic reach extends far and wide. He’s worked alongside Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Apart from the band, he has also collaborated with Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, and Johnny Cash. His musical versatility has also led him to work with jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg and A$AP Rocky. He’s appeared alongside Keanu Reeves in “My Own Private Idaho” and with Ansel Elgort in “Baby Driver.”
Flea has received multiple Grammy Awards with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including Best Rock Song for “Scar Tissue” and Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for “Give It Away.” In 2012, Flea was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his bandmates.