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Michael Peter Balzary

Michael Peter Balzary
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Nom de naissance Michael Peter Balzary
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 16 octobre 1962 (60 ans) à Melbourne (Australie)

Michael Peter « Flea » Balzary est un bassiste, pianiste, trompettiste et acteur australo-américain né le 16 octobre 1962 à Melbourne, en Australie. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, avec le chanteur Anthony Kiedis. Il est surnommé Flea (puce en anglais) à cause de sa petite taille et de sa façon assez sautillante d'occuper l'espace d'une scène.

Le magazine Rolling Stone le classe second meilleur bassiste de tous les temps derrière John Entwistle.


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.

Ses meilleurs films

Twister (1996)

Le plus souvent avec

Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(3 films)
Josh Cooley
Josh Cooley
(3 films)
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(2 films)
Bob Gale
Bob Gale
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Michael Peter Balzary (39 films)

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Toy Story 4, 1h40
Réalisé par Josh Cooley
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Jeu, Jouet, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Rôle Caboom TV Announcer (voice)
Note76% 3.8466653.8466653.8466653.8466653.846665
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
Réalisé par Joel Edgerton
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Sexualité, Homosexualité, LGBT
Acteurs Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan
Rôle Brandon
Note69% 3.451633.451633.451633.451633.45163
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
Réalisé par Terrence Malick
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité, Musique, LGBT, Lesbianisme
Acteurs Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett
Rôle Michael Peter Balzary
Note55% 2.7984852.7984852.7984852.7984852.798485
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
Réalisé par Edgar Wright
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Comédie, Comédie policière, Action, Musical, Policier
Thèmes Maladie, Le handicap, Hold up, Gangsters, Escroquerie, Langue des signes, Langue des signes américaine, Langues et la traduction
Acteurs Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort
Rôle Eddie "No-Nose"
Note75% 3.7981353.7981353.7981353.7981353.798135
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.
Vice-versa (2015)
, 1h34
Réalisé par Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Rôle Mind Worker Cop Jake
Note80% 4.047724.047724.047724.047724.04772
Riley naît dans le Minnesota. Dans son Quartier cérébral, le centre de contrôle de son esprit, cinq personnifications de ses émotions de base — Joie, Tristesse, Peur, Dégoût et Colère — prennent vie. Alors qu'elle grandit, ses expériences deviennent des souvenirs, collectés dans des orbes de différentes couleurs, selon l'émotion principale du souvenir (jaunes pour Joie, bleues pour Tristesse, violettes pour Peur, vertes pour Dégoût et rouges pour Colère), qui sont envoyées dans la mémoire à long terme chaque nuit. Ses cinq souvenirs essentiels, gardés à l'écart des autres, sont tous jaunes et donc heureux. Chacun représente un de ses traits essentiels de personnalité — la Bêtise, la Famille, l'Honnêteté, la Passion et l'Amitié —, également représentés sous forme d'îles. Joie dirige le quartier cérébral, et comme les autres émotions ne comprennent pas le rôle de Tristesse, ils l'éloignent de la table de contrôle.
Premier Rendez-Vous ?, 4minutes
Réalisé par Pete Docter, Josh Cooley
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Animation
Acteurs Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Carlos Alazraqui, Bill Hader, Pete Docter
Rôle Jordan's Fear (voice)
Note74% 3.730443.730443.730443.730443.73044
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 ?
Low Down
Low Down (2014)
, 2h
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Musical
Thèmes Maladie, La musique, Psychotrope, Musique
Acteurs John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Lena Headey, Glenn Close, Michael Peter Balzary, Taryn Manning
Rôle Hobbs
Note60% 3.044393.044393.044393.044393.04439
Les relations du légendaire pianiste de jazz Joe Albany avec sa petite fille de 11 ans, Amy...
Stan Lee's Mighty 7, 1h6
Réalisé par Stan Lee
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Animation
Thèmes Super-héros
Acteurs Armie Hammer, Christian Slater, Mayim Bialik, Teri Hatcher, Michael Peter Balzary, Stan Lee
Rôle Roller Man (voice)
Note56% 2.813222.813222.813222.813222.81322
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
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes Maladie, La musique, Psychotrope, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la santé, Musique, Folie, Le handicap
Acteurs Michael Peter Balzary, Courtney Love, Brett Gurewitz, Zander Schloss
Note73% 3.671073.671073.671073.671073.67107
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
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur la musique
Acteurs Ice-T, Michael Peter Balzary, Gwen Stefani, Branford Marsalis, Eugene Hütz, Tim Robbins
Rôle Lui-même
Note74% 3.729453.729453.729453.729453.72945
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
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire, Musical
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, La musique, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musique
Acteurs Michael Peter Balzary, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, Sam Shepard, Michael Stipe, Bob Dylan
Rôle Lui-même
Note69% 3.4879653.4879653.4879653.4879653.487965
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
Réalisé par Julien Temple
Genres Documentaire, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musique
Acteurs Brigitte Bardot, Michael Peter Balzary, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon
Rôle Lui-même
Note74% 3.744633.744633.744633.744633.74463
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.
Les Razmoket rencontrent les Delajungle, 1h26
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Action, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes La mer, La musique, Transport, Robinsonade, Musique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Kath Soucie, Dionne Quan
Rôle Donnie Delajungle
Note55% 2.7608952.7608952.7608952.7608952.760895
Les Razmoket et leurs parents s'échouent sur une île à priori déserte. Les courageux bébés Razmoket s'enfoncent dans la jungle et rencontrent par hasard la famille Delajungle. Tommy Cornichon rencontre ainsi son idole, Nigel Delajungle...