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Chester Bennington

Singer and Actor
Male
Born Mar 20, 1976

Chester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Linkin Park. Bennington has a tenor vocal range. Bennington became known as a vocalist with Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1976 Birth Chester Bennington was born on March 20, 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona, to a nurse and a Phoenix police detective who worked with child sex abuse cases and took double shifts. … Read More

TWENTIES

1996 - 1998 2 More Events
2000 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Bennington became known as a vocalist with Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums to ever hit that many sales. … Read More
2002 26 Years Old Bennington later described the songwriting experience to Rolling Stone magazine in early 2002, "It's easy to fall into that thing – 'poor, poor me', that's where songs like 'Crawling' come from: I can't take myself. … Read More
Dead by Sunrise started to form in 2005 while Chester Bennington was writing songs for Linkin Park's album Minutes to Midnight. … Read More

THIRTIES

2006 30 Years Old Bennington also made a cameo in the 2006 film Crank as a customer in a pharmacy.
2009 33 Years Old 1 More Event
The band's debut album, Out of Ashes was released on October 13, 2009.
2010 34 Years Old Bennington also had a role as the ill-fated skinhead, Evan, in the 2010 film Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. … Read More
During a Linkin Park tour, he started heavily drinking but claimed to have quit in 2011 noting, "I just don't want to be that person anymore".
The band recruited Bennington to replace Weiland in May 2013.
2015 39 Years Old Bennington injured his ankle in January 2015 during a basketball game. … Read More
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