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Anthony Kiedis Biography

Birth Place:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Met his future Red Hot Chili Peppers band mates Flea and Hillel Slovak while attending high school in Los Angeles
  • Detailed his struggles with drug abuse in his 2004 autobiography Scar Tissue
  • Named son Everly Bear after the Everly Brothers, a '50s and '60s music duo he considers to be among his favorite artists
  • Filed a lawsuit with the Red Hot Chili Peppers against Showtime in 2007 over its use of the title Californication for its comedy-drama series
  • (The band had released an album of the same name in 1999
  • ) Is a longtime vegetarian and was voted one of the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2008 in a poll sponsored by PETA
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) in 2012


  • Heather Christie -- Ex-significant Other
  • James -- Half Brother
  • Jen -- Half Sister
  • Julie -- Half Sister
  • Peggy -- Mother
  • Everly Bear -- Son