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Ongoing History Daily: Flea, actor

Between albums and tours, musicians often look for a way to pick up a few extra dollars. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers likes to act. He’s been in no fewer than two dozen movies, both big and small, that extends back to 1984. Did you catch him in a couple of Back to the Future movies, The Big Lebowski and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? He’s now in the new Disney+ Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, playing a bounty hunter.

But Flea doesn’t always have time to commit to a live-action film. That’s when he lends his voice to a cartoon character. He’s Donnie in all The Wild Thornberrys movies. He likes those gigs. First, they can be completed after about 24 hours’ worth of work in a recording studio. And second, the standard pay for lending your voice to a cartoon character is $10,000 US. Pretty sweet.

Monday’s post was entitled “The Sex Pistols Strike Again.”

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  • The Chase (1994 ) , along with Ron Jeremy LOL


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