Birth Name: Michael Peter Balzary
Place of Birth: Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Date of Birth: October 16, 1962
Ethnicity: Hungarian, Irish, possibly other
Flea is an Australian-born American musician and actor. He is the bassist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other members of the band include/have included John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Dave Navarro, and Chad Smith.
Flea is the son of Patricia and Michael Balzary. He is of Hungarian and Irish descent. He was born in Australia. When Flea was five, his family relocated to Larchmont, New York. In 1971, his parents divorced and his father returned to Australia. Flea and his siblings stayed in the U.S., where they grew up.
Flea has a daughter with his wife, model Frankie Rayder, and a daughter with his former wife, Loesha Zeviar.
Flea’s great-great-grandparents were likely Albert Vincent Balzary, who was Hungarian, and Honoretta/Henrietta/Honora Bentley, who was Irish, from Dublin.
Flea is sometimes said to have Aboriginal ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.