Drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who has also played for the hard rock group Chickenfoot and the instrumental band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats.
He worked his way through the local club scene in Minnesota after high school.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates.
He married Maria St. John in 1996 and, after their divorce in 1997, he remarried to Nancy Mack Smith in May 2004. He has two daughters named Ava and Manon and two sons named Justin and Cole.
He once recorded with the legendary Dick Van Dyke.