Krist Anthony Novoselic (born May 16, 1965) is a American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. Apart from his musical endeavors, Novoselic has been active politically, including the creation of the political action committee JAMPAC. The original Croatian spelling of his surname is 'Novoselić' (eng. Novoselich). His family members were Paulo and Misha Novoselic and little brother Robert. Krist is Croatian-American born in Compton, California. He lived there for one year, before his parents relocated to San Pedro, California, where he remained for most of his childhood years.