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Michael Balzary

Michael Balzary

Michael Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is best known as a bass player for a popular band, although he has become increasingly active as an actor. Amidst his busy recording and touring schedule, he has found time to work in many popular films with notable directors such as Gus Van Sant's Psycho and My Own Private Idaho, Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joel Coen's The Big Lebowski and Robert Zemekis' Back to the Future Il & III," just to name a few.

As a composer and/or musician, his work has appeared in such films as Traffic, Orange County, Private Parts, Beavis and Butthead Do America, Twister, Basketball Diaries, Coneheads, Wayne's World, Pretty Woman, Say Anything... and Less Than Zero.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Michael Balzary Facts

Also known asFlea
OccupationMusician, Actor
BandRed Hot Chili Peppers
BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

Selected Filmography

Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vagas (1998)
Psycho (1998)
The Blue Iguana (1998)
Back to the Future 3 (1990)
Back To The Future Part 2 (1989)
Suburbia (1984)
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