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Flea

Lowest Rated:   0% The Blue Iguana (1988)
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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
98% Inside Out
  • Mind Worker Cop Jake
$264.4M 2015
52% 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
76% The Other F Word
  • Actor
$36.6k 2011
100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
  • Flea
2011
65% 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
41% 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
37% Psycho
  • Bob Summerfield
1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Musician
1998
81% 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
82% My Own Private Idaho
  • Budd
1991
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Needles
1990
96% Let's Get Lost
  • Himself
1989
63% Back to the Future Part II
  • Needles
1989
0% The Blue Iguana
  • Floyd
1988
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Jester
1987
54% Less Than Zero
  • Musician #1
1987
No Score Yet Dudes
  • Milo
1987
62% Tough Guys
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper Band
1986
No Score Yet Thrashin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Bassist (uncredited)
1986
91% Suburbia
  • Razzle
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1993
75% Highston
2015
  • Actor

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