Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist known for his musicianship as well as his acting cameos in such things as Back to the Future II and The Big Lebowski.
He loved the trumpet early on, and had no inclination towards rock music.
He was a jazz trumpet prodigy and was taught the bass by his friend and later band mate, Hillel Slovak.
He got married to Loesha Zeviar in June 1988, and then later to actress Frankie Rayder in 2005.
He has collaborated with Canadian artist, Alanis Morissette.