His first instrument was the drums.
Flea was once a member of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, he played the trumpet.
Michael "Flea" Balzary is engaged to model Frankie Rayder whom he has a baby daughter with.
Flea has many tattoos all over his body.
Flea has played on stage with Nirvana, but not bass. He played trumpet on the song Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Flea's favorite basketball team are the Los Angeles Lakers.
Flea, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons and Anthony Kiedis formed a band called Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem later to become the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Flea along with his band have been featured on Pretty Woman, Coneheads, Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Wayne's World movies soundtracks.
The night River Phoenix died, his good friend Michael "Flea" Balzary rode in the ambulance with him.
Flea with his band The Red Hot Chili Peppers Guest Starred on an episode of The Simpsons titled "Krusty Gets Kancelled".
Flea has been in such movies as:
Back to the Future Part II (1989) & Part III (1990) as Needles
My Own Private Idaho (1991) as Budd
The Chase (1994) as Dale
The Big Lebowski (1998) as Nihilist
Psycho (1998) as Bob Summerfield
As well as playing bass in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea also play trumpet on some tracks.
Bass guitarist Flea is one of the only two original members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The other is Lead singer Anthony Kiedis.
Michael "Flea" Balzary, Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons, the original members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, all met at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles California.
Michael "Flea" Balzary voices the Donnie Thornberry character on the Animation TV show The Wild Thornberrys.
Discography with The Red Hot Chili Peppers:
Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)
Freaky Styley (1985)
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
Mother's Milk (1989)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
What Hits!? (1992)
One Hot Minute (1995)
By the Way (2002)
Greatest Hits (2003)
Live in Hyde Park (2004)
Stadium Arcadium (2006)
Michael "Flea" Balzary is affiliated with the United States Democratic Party.
Flea's real name is Michael Balzary.
Flea is 5'6" tall.
Bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.