Flea

Flea

  • Highest Rated: 100% Queen & Slim (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Blue Iguana (1988)
  • Birthday: Oct 16, 1962
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Known to legions of fans as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist Flea has also maintained a side career as a supporting player in feature films. Born Michael Balzary, Flea moved from Australia to Los Angeles as a teen; it was there that he met eventual Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis in high school. Flea acted in his first major film, Penelope Spheeris' suburban punk story The Wild Side (1983), the same year he co-founded the band. Merging both of his performing interests, he appeared with the Chili Peppers in Tough Guys (1986) and Thrashin' (1986), as himself in Bruce Weber's Chet Baker documentary Let's Get Lost (1988), and played musicians in Less Than Zero (1987), the hip nostalgic road movie Roadside Prophets (1992), and Terry Gilliam's unpopular adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Flea has also worked solely as an actor, playing small roles most notably in Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), and in Gus Van Sant's Shakespearean street hustler tale My Own Private Idaho (1991); he has also added his voice to the animated TV show The Wild Thornberries (1998). Playing off his distinctive rock star image, Flea appeared as one of the black-clad nihilists in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's bowling comedy/western/caper The Big Lebowski (1998). Departing from his more frequent bit-player status, Flea stepped into a more substantial part in the indie crime drama Liar's Poker (1999). He lent his voice to The Wild Thornberrys Movie as well as Rugrats Go Wild, and has contributed to various documentaries including Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, and The Other F Word.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Queen & Slim Actor 2019
80% Boy Erased Brandon 2018
63% The Public Image is Rotten Actor 2018
93% Baby Driver Eddie $107.8M 2017
98% Inside Out Mind Worker Cop Jake $264.4M 2015
50% Low Down Lester Hobbs Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bob And The Monster Actor 2013
77% The Other F Word Actor $36.6K 2011
100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Flea 2011
67% Patti Smith: Dream of Life Actor 2008
No Score Yet Hackers Are People Too Actor 2008
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Actor $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music Actor 2007
72% American Hardcore Actor 2006
No Score Yet Golden Years Actor 2005
89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen Actor 2005
No Score Yet Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle Actor 2003
39% Rugrats Go Wild Donnie $39.5M 2003
No Score Yet Rising Low Actor 2002
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie Donnie Thornberry $39.8M 2002
No Score Yet Gen 13 Actor 2000
No Score Yet Jane's Addiction: Three Days Actor 1999
No Score Yet Liar's Poker Freddie 1999
No Score Yet Woodstock '99 Actor 1999
No Score Yet Mascara Actor 1999
38% Psycho Bob Summerfield 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Musician 1998
82% The Big Lebowski Nihilist 1998
No Score Yet Just Your Luck Johnny 1996
37% The Chase Dale 1994
21% Son-in-Law Tattoo Artist (uncredited) 1993
60% Motorama Busboy 1992
83% Roadside Prophets Too Free Stooges Band Member 1992
81% My Own Private Idaho Budd 1991
79% Back to the Future Part III Needles 1990
96% Let's Get Lost Himself 1989
65% Back to the Future Part II Needles 1989
0% The Blue Iguana Floyd 1988
No Score Yet Stranded Jester 1987
52% Less Than Zero Musician #1 1987
No Score Yet Dudes Milo 1987
57% Tough Guys Red Hot Chili Pepper Band 1986
No Score Yet Thrashin Red Hot Chili Peppers - Bassist (uncredited) 1986
92% Suburbia Razzle 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

60% Punk
2019
Appearing
  • 2019
100% Shangri-La
2019
  • 2019
No Score Yet POV
1988
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys
1998-2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1993
75% Highston
2015

QUOTES FROM Flea CHARACTERS

Needles
Hey, The Big 'M'! How's it hanging, McFly?
Nihilist
Vee vill cut off your johnson Labawski
Nihilist
Vee vill cut off your johnson Labawski.
Nihilist
Vee vill cut off your johnson Lebowski.