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Michael Peter Balzary is a Actor, Executive producer and Sound American born on 16 october 1962 at Melbourne (Australie)

Michael Peter Balzary

Michael Peter Balzary
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Birth name Michael Peter Balzary
Nationality USA
Birth 16 october 1962 (58 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Flea also briefly appeared as the bassist for such bands as What Is This?, Fear and Jane's Addiction. More recently he has appeared as member of the rock supergroups Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Flea has also collaborated with many artists including The Mars Volta, Johnny Cash, Alanis Morissette and Young MC.

Widely regarded as one of the best rock bass players of all time, in 2009, Rolling Stone‍ '​s readers ranked Flea the second-best bassist of all-time in their top ten poll, ranked behind only John Entwistle and ahead of Paul McCartney.

Flea has also made occasional forays into acting, appearing in films that span many genres such as Suburbia, Back to the Future Part II and Part III, My Own Private Idaho, The Chase, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thrashin', and The Big Lebowski, in addition to voicing the character Donnie Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys animated television series and films. In 2014, Flea made his long awaited return to acting when he appeared in the film, Low Down.

Flea is the co-founder of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization founded in 2001 for underprivileged children.

Biography

From 1988 to 1990 Flea was married to Loesha Zeviar (Loesha's name still remains tattooed on Flea's chest). Together they had one daughter, Clara Balzary, who was born in 1988. Clara has been featured in many Chili Peppers books and documentaries including the band's Funky Monks documentary. She also has appeared at many shows and as a child even provided artwork for the band's T-shirts and promotional material. She has also documented the band's I'm With You tour through photographs and videos. As an adult, Clara was most recently in the short-lived band, The Tints and is also an aspiring artist and photographer, taking the promotional photographs for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers record. Loesha currently works as a Resident Technician at the Pasadena Recovery Center and was featured on the reality series, Celebrity Rehab along with Flea's longtime friend, Bob Forrest.

Flea married for the second time in 2005 to model Frankie Rayder who was once named GQ Magazine's sexiest woman in the world. They had their first child together, Sunny Bebop Balzary, who was born in 2005. John Frusciante is the godparent of Sunny and Anthony Kiedis is the godparent of Clara.The song, "Hard to Concentrate" on the Chili Peppers' 2006 album, Stadium Arcadium was written by Kiedis as a wedding proposal to Flea and Rayder.

Flea was close friends with actor River Phoenix and was with him on October 31, 1993 the night he died of a drug overdose, even riding in the ambulance to the hospital with him. The song "Transcending" on One Hot Minute was a tribute to Phoenix written by Flea.

In the 2011 documentary, The Other F Word, Flea discussed the joys of being a father by saying "It's funny how you always hear people saying that classic parent attitude of, 'I brought you into this world, I gave you life!' You know, it's just, I think, completely the opposite. My kids gave me life. They gave me a reason."

Flea is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers. He can often be spotted sitting courtside at Lakers games with some of his bandmates and has even performed the National Anthem prior to Lakers games. He is also known to be a fan of English football team Sheffield United.


Activism, philanthropic and charity work
Flea and the Chili Peppers appeared in 1990 PSA ads for Rock the Vote, a non-profit organization created to encourage 18-24 year olds in the United States to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

The Chili Peppers were invited by the Beastie Boys and the Milarepa Fund to perform at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in June 1996 in San Francisco. They also performed at the June 1998 Washington DC concert as well. The concerts, which were held world-wide, were to support the cause of Tibetan independence.

In 2001, he founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a school dedicated to help youth progress in music, because of this. "I just wanted to fill the void that public education has cut from their curriculum. They've dropped the ball by cutting out music programs", Flea laments, "I grew up in LA public schools and was in the music department. It was really an important thing for my life, it gave me something to hold onto, and it was an important access for me. Without music I would've gotten into a lot of trouble and there are a lot of kids like me out there. I just wanted to try to provide something like what I got."Flea felt the public school system was seriously lacking in exposing children to music by drastically reducing, and sometimes eliminating, art related programs.

In September 2005, the Chili Peppers performed "Under the Bridge" at the ReAct Now: Music & Relief benefit which was held to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. $30 million was raised during the live event which was broadcast across the world on various television networks and online.

In October 2008, Flea (along with his daughter Sunny Bebop) appeared in a Vote for Change ad voicing his support for Barack Obama for president of the United States in the upcoming election.

On March 20, 2011, Flea ran the LA Marathon to raise money for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music through Crowdrise. Flea was also featured in Runner's World magazine discussing his preparation for the race.

The Chili Peppers performed a free concert in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on April 15, 2012 in support of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

In May 11, 2013, the Chili Peppers performed a special concert in Portland, Oregon for the Dalai Lama as part of the Dalai Lama Environmental Summit. According to the press release "The musical element of this event is intended to be a display of joyful celebration and an inspiration to future generations to care for our planet. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been great supporters of the Tibetan cause, of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and of the need to work to protect and preserve our environment."

On August 19, 2014, Flea posted a video to his Twitter page where he accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge. Chad Smith did the honors of pouring a trash can of ice water onto Flea.

In May 2015, Flea reached out to fans to help donate to the Special Olympics. Two lucky fans will be selected to be flown out to meet Flea for private bass lessons. Other prizes such an exclusive T-shirts, personalized video from Flea, tickets to a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and various autographed items by Flea are available.

Flea took to his Facebook page in anger speaking out about the May 19th Santa Barbara oil spill that pumped 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. Flea was at the beach with his young daughter when she stepped in a tar ball. Flea wrote "Dear plains all American pipeline, my daughter just dared step on the beach for a few minutes where we live about 75 miles from the Santa Barbara oil spill you caused. She got your oil shit product all over her feet." Flea stated he can no longer surf there or take his daughter to the beach further saying "Some kid in the hood who made a mistake selling drugs will go to jail and have his life ruined but you, you evil lying scumbags will get away with a paltry fine that means nothing to you. You could have had a shut off valve but you saved cash there too. You are the worst kind of human beings, I am infuriated you disgust me."

Flea has been very outspoken towards guns and gun violence, sometimes speaking about it during Chili Peppers shows. He often expresses his anger on his Twitter page. In 2013 he said "why anyone would ever want to own an automatic weapon I will never ever understand. it's a pathetic useless concept for sick people. Automatic, semi automatic, I don't care. I'm against em........ Melt em all down turn em into sculptures there is no need for them on earth. in many countries the cops have no guns and they do perfectly fine. No civilians should be allowed to have guns. none. and I don't think the cops should have guns either. change the constitution". Following the racially motivated Charleston church shooting in June 2015, Flea again voiced his anger towards gun violence saying "You are kidding me. This is too much. Humans are an over rated species. Sick. God help us." and "The USA land where any sick madman can easily get a gun. disgusting, deplorable, unbelievable.”

In August 2015, Flea added an apiary in his backyard which includes three beehives and over 200,000 bees in his backyard in efforts to restore the honeybee population. Flea commented on his new obsession with beekeeping by saying “Deep to the hive super organism. I love my bees. Flea’s bees.”

Flea will take part in the Pathways to Paris concert in December 2015. The all-star event aims to raise awareness about the urgency of climate action and coincides with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

On September 18, 2015 Flea and his Chili Peppers bandmates were among over 120 entertainers and celebrities to announce that they would be voting for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election for President of the United States.

The Chili Peppers performed at a fundraiser on behalf the non-profit San Diego Foundation on September 27, 2015. All money was donated to ARTS — A Reason To Survive, Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy, and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Flea along with bandmate Anthony Kiedis will once again host an annual benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music on October 17, 2015. The event, which costs $2,500 and limited to 300 tickets also includes dinner and a silent auction. The Chili Peppers will perform a rare acoustic set and John Legend will headline the event.

Best films

Twister (1996)
(Sound)

Usually with

Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(3 films)
Josh Cooley
Josh Cooley
(3 films)
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(2 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Peter Balzary (38 films)

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Actor

Toy Story 4, 1h40
Directed by Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Duke Caboom Advert (voice)
Rating77% 3.8967353.8967353.8967353.8967353.896735
Woody, Buzz et les anciens jouets d'Andy sont désormais la propriété de Bonnie, une petite fille qui s'apprête à passer son premier jour en école maternelle. Woody n'est plus parmi les jouets préférés mais continue de s'assurer du bonheur de sa maitresse. Il se glisse ainsi dans le sac à dos de la fillette et la voit, lors de son premier jour, se fabriquer un jouet à partir d'une fourchette en plastique. Le jouet s'anime, prend le nom de Fourchette, mais a pleinement conscience d'être fait à partir de déchets. Woody passe donc le plus clair de son temps à sortir Fourchette des poubelles où il veut se jeter.
Boy Erased
Boy Erased (2018)
, 1h54
Directed by Joel Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan
Roles Brandon
Rating69% 3.4527653.4527653.4527653.4527653.452765
Jared Eamons, dix-neuf ans, vit dans une petite ville avec ses parents dont le père est un pasteur baptiste. Lorsqu'il leur annonce son homosexualité, le jeune homme se voit obligé de suivre une thérapie de conversion censée le rendre hétérosexuel. Abandonné et ignoré par ses amis, gardant un contact avec sa mère, il finira par affronter son « thérapeute »…
Song to Song, 2h9
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett
Roles Michael Peter Balzary
Rating56% 2.8452552.8452552.8452552.8452552.845255
Deux histoires d'amour à Austin, au Texas, sur la scène musicale : celle de deux chanteurs, BV et Faye, puis celle d'un magnat de l'industrie musicale, Cook, et d'une serveuse, Rhonda. Un univers dans lequel ils voudront trouver le succès, au prix de la trahison.
Baby Driver, 1h53
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort
Roles Eddie "No-Nose"
Rating75% 3.798693.798693.798693.798693.79869
Baby est chauffeur pour un gang de braqueurs à Atlanta. Enfant, il a survécu un accident de voiture au cours duquel ses parents sont tués, mais qui lui cause des acouphènes qu'il atténue avec la musique. Il travaille dorénavant pour Doc, le chef du gang, afin de rembourser une dette en compensation d'avoir volé une voiture. Entre deux jobs, il fait des remixes des conversations enregistrées et prend soin de son père adoptif atteint de surdité, Joseph. Un jour, il fait la rencontre de la jeune et jolie Debora, serveuse d'un diner, avec lequel il sympathise avant de commencer à sortir ensemble. Lors d'un nouveau « boulot » au cours duquel un témoin armé l'a poursuivi ainsi que la police avec le gang, avant de parvenir à s'échapper, Baby quitte le monde criminel après avoir payé sa dette auprès de Doc et devient livreur de pizzas. Alors qu'il a invité Debora au restaurant, Baby, pensant fuir un monde qui ne lui ressemble pas, a la désagréable surprise de voir Doc, qui interrompt leur dîner. Ce dernier contraint le jeune homme à participer à un autre coup en dévalisant un bureau de poste, sous peine de s'en prendre à Debora et Joseph.
Riley's First Date?, 4minutes
Directed by Pete Docter, Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Carlos Alazraqui, Bill Hader, Pete Docter
Roles Jordan's Fear (voice)
Rating74% 3.737073.737073.737073.737073.73707
Riley, maintenant âgée de 12 ans, est installée avec sa famille à San Francisco et commence à être attirée par les garçons. Mais quand Jordan, un jeune homme, lui propose d'aller à la patinoire avec lui, ce ne sont pas ses propres émotions qui sont bouleversées mais celles de ses parents à l'idée qu'elle ait un petit-ami à cet âge-ci ! La mère de cette dernière essaye de communiquer avec sa fille en lui demandant s'il s'agit d'un premier rendez-vous mais s'y prend plutôt mal… Comment la famille Andersen va-t-elle s'y prendre ?
Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Roles Mind Worker Cop Jake (voice)
Rating80% 4.047424.047424.047424.047424.04742
A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota, and within her mind, five personifications of her core emotions—Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and Anger—come to life. The emotions live in Headquarters, Riley's conscious mind, where they influence Riley's actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into storage at the end of every waking period. The most important or "core" memories are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five "islands", each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley's personality. Joy acts as the dominant emotion to keep Riley in a happy state, but she and the others do not understand Sadness's purpose, other than making Riley cry.
Low Down
Low Down (2014)
, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Lena Headey, Glenn Close, Michael Peter Balzary, Taryn Manning
Roles Hobbs
Rating60% 3.0475653.0475653.0475653.0475653.047565
Joe Albany was a well accomplished jazz pianist during the 1960s and 1970s performing with the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus before his descent into heroin addiction. The film tells the story of Albany's life from the perspective of his then 11-year-old daughter Amy Albany through her own personal memoirs, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.
Stan Lee's Mighty 7, 1h6
Directed by Stan Lee
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Superhero films
Actors Armie Hammer, Christian Slater, Mayim Bialik, Teri Hatcher, Michael Peter Balzary, Stan Lee
Roles Roller Man (voice)
Rating59% 2.9571952.9571952.9571952.9571952.957195
The concept is that Stan Lee is a character in the story, as himself, who runs into two groups of aliens that he mentors to be a superhero team while he uses them to write comic books. The aliens are 2 marshals transporting 5 criminals that crash land on Earth. Besides Lee, a covert government agency is aware that they land with a leader of a military unit becoming an antagonist of the team.
Bob and the Monster, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about health care, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Michael Peter Balzary, Courtney Love, Brett Gurewitz, Zander Schloss
Rating76% 3.803163.803163.803163.803163.80316
This documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. Bob and the Monster crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob's past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including John Frusciante, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Steven Adler and Courtney Love add texture, but it's the depth of Bob's music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.
Everyday Sunshine:  The Story of Fishbone, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Ice-T, Michael Peter Balzary, Gwen Stefani, Branford Marsalis, Eugene Hütz, Tim Robbins
Roles himself
Rating75% 3.7761053.7761053.7761053.7761053.776105
Everyday Sunshine is a rock documentary that recounts Fishbone's near breakthrough. It chronicles the birth of the band, its highs and lows, and its influence on other bands. The film centers on the partnership between founding members Norwood Fisher and Angelo Moore, and their struggle to keep Fishbone going. Everyday Sunshine features interviews with members of the band, footage of the band performing live, and incorporates interviews with their friends and colleagues, including Les Claypool, George Clinton, Perry Farrell, Flea, Bob Forrest, Eugene Hütz, Ice-T, Branford Marsalis, Questlove, Tim Robbins, Gwen Stefani, and Mike Watt. The band's origin story is told in animated flashbacks in the visual style of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Peter Balzary, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, Sam Shepard, Michael Stipe, Bob Dylan
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.539133.539133.539133.539133.53913
Le film nous révèle la personnalité complexe et charismatique de la "marraine du punk" qui s'est imposée dans les années 70 grâce à son style poétique et à ses textes enragés. Entre interviews, concerts, peinture et photographies, Dream of Life explore onze années de la vie de l'artiste. Pour cette icône du rock, qui commente le film en voix-off, l'existence peut se définir comme une redoutable contradiction.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, 2h3
Directed by Julien Temple
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Michael Peter Balzary, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.794963.794963.794963.794963.79496
En tant que leader du groupe punk Clash à partir de 1977, Joe Strummer a profondément marqué l'existence de ses contemporains. Cinq ans après sa mort, cette influence perdure à travers le monde entier. Joe Strummer : The Future is Unwritten est un portrait sans complaisance de Joe Strummer, décrit non seulement comme musicien et légende du rock, mais aussi comme un véritable témoin de notre temps.
Rugrats Go Wild, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Kath Soucie, Dionne Quan
Roles Donnie Thornberry
Rating56% 2.8083152.8083152.8083152.8083152.808315
The movie starts with the Rugrats going on an adventure through the safari, with Tommy impersonating Nigel Thornberry, who is his role model, and spoofing his nature show. However, the babies' broadcast is cut short when they come across a tiger and then a crocodile, both of which threaten them. Just as they begin sinking in quicksand and are nearly attacked, we then reveal that this was only imagination, and that the babies and their families are about to go on vacation on the Lipschitz cruise ship.