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Chester Bennington

Biography

Singer who also gained fame seeing that the business lead vocalist of Linkin Recreation area, whose 2000 record, Crossbreed Theory, was certified Gemstone. He in addition has sung using the Rock Temple Pilots. He imagined joining Depeche Setting and got employment at Burger Ruler to invest in his cocaine and crystal meth behaviors before obtaining clean. He previously a tumultuous years as a child. His one with Linkin Recreation area, “Numb,” was accredited Platinum in 2003. He wedded Samantha Bennington on Oct 31, 1996, although he cannot afford a marriage band. After their divorce on, may 2, 2005, he wedded Talinda Bentley on Dec 31, 2005. He provides four sons called Isaiah, Tyler, Jaime and Draven and two daughters called Lila and Lily. He helped make the music for Linkin Park’s bestselling record, Meteora, along with DJ Joe Hahn.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chester Bennington
Date Of Birth March 20, 1976
Place Of Birth Phoenix, AZ
Height 1.78 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Centennial High School
Nationality American
Spouse Talinda Ann Bentley, Samantha Marie Olit
Children Lila Bennington, Tyler Lee Bennington, Jaime Bennington, Isaiah Bennington, Lily Bennington, Draven Sebastian Bennington
Parents Susan Elaine Johnson, Lee Russell Bennington
Siblings Brian Bennington
Music Groups Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, Dead by Sunrise, Grey Daze, Kings of Chaos
Movies Saw VII, Crank: High Voltage, Linkin Park: Breaking the Rabbit
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#Fact
1Lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots.
2On tour with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Deaftones and Mudvayne.
3They are soon to be on their own Meteora World Tour with P.O.D, Hoobastank, and story of the year. It starts in January. [December 2003]
4Philidelphia, Live 8 concert [July 2005]
5In the studio recording a solo album. [November 2004]
6His last regular job was working as a coffee barista in at a small coffee shop in Phoenix Arizona called the Bean Tree.
7Adopted his oldest son's brother. He now has four sons: Jaime, Draven, Tyler, and Isaiah.
8Chester was the one who came up with the name Linkin Park for his band (taken from the then-name of a park in Santa Monica, California). It was originally supposed to be spelled "Lincoln" but since the band couldn't afford to buy the domain name lincolnpark.com from its owner, they changed the spelling in order to buy linkinpark.com.
9Has an older son. He's ten years old, from another lady before his ex-wife Samantha.
10He and his wife, Talinda welcomed their new baby boy, Tyler Lee on 16th March 2006. He weighed nine pounds and three ounces.
11His son's name is Draven Sebastian Bennington (born April 19, 2002).
12Chester's siblings are children from one of his step-parent's previous marraige. Chester's biological parents got divorced when he was 11.
13Chester has designed some clothing for a company called Replicant, owned by Korn's Head and Orgy's Ryan Shuck
14Before Linkin Park, when Chester was 16 he played in a band called 'Grey Daze' which recorded two albums, 'No Sun Today' and 'Wake Me' until later breaking-up.
15Before Grey Daze, when Chester was 15 he played in a band called "Sean Dowdell and Friends" in which he was the lead singer. Currently the only existing evidence of this band is a 3 song tape that includes the following songs: "Painted Pictures" "Kill The Flies" and "God's Afraid".
16Recently had the laser eye surgery procedure done (March 2004)
17[May 2003] Chester was admitted to an L.A. hospital after suffering an attack of severe back and abdominal pains.
18(April 19, 2002) His wife, Samantha, gave birth to a boy, Draven Sebastian Bennington.
19Siblings: Two half sisters and one half brother, Brian
20First Band: Grey Daze in 1993
21One of the lead singers to the band Linkin Park


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark2014Video Game writer: "Until It's Gone"
Mall2014writer: "White Noise"
Need for Speed2014writer: "Roads Untraveled" - as Chester Charles Bennington
The Raid 22014writer: "A Light That Never Comes"
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter2012writer: "Powerless" - as Chester Charles Bennington
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011writer: "Iridescent"
Kung Fu Panda 22011writer: "Iridescent"
Smallville2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twilight2008/Iwriter: "Leave Out All the Rest"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 20092008Video Game writer: "We Made It"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers2007writer: "What I've Done"
Miami Vice2006writer: "Numb/Encore" - as Chester C. Bennington
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV Special performer: "Yesterday"
Underworld: Evolution2006performer: "Morning After" / writer: "Morning After"
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.W.A.T.2003writer: "Figure.09"
Rage2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Linkin Park: Pts.Of.Athrty2002Video short writer: "Pts.Of.Athrty"
The Challenge2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queen of the Damned2002performer: "System"
The One2001writer: "Papercut"
The Experiment2001"One Step Closer"
Valentine2001writer: "Pushing Me Away"
Batman Beyond1999TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade2014Video shortChester
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter2010Evan
Linkin Park: The Catalyst2010Video shortChester
Crank: High Voltage2009Hollywood Park Guy
Linkin Park: Leave Out All the Rest2008Video shortChester
Crank2006Pharmacy Stoner
Linkin Park: Breaking the Habit2004ShortChester Bennington
Linkin Park: Numb2003Video shortChester

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade2014Video short
Linkin Park: The Catalyst2010Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Pts.Of.Athrty2002Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mall2014soundtrack

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dude! Where's My Music?Documentary post-productionHimself - Linkin Park
Hope and Healing Award Concert2016Himself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
Guitar Center Sessions2014TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Best Hit USA2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Artifact2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Linkin Park Live Honda Civic Tour2012TV MovieHimself
Linkin Park: Live from Admiralspalast in Berlin2012VideoHimself
Linkin Park: On the Record with Fuse2011TV MovieHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
Linkin Park: Road to Revolution (Live at Milton Keynes)2008Himself
TV total2007TV SeriesHimself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Linkin Park)
Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event Presented by Nokia2005TV SpecialHimself
MTV Backstage Pass: Summer Sanitarium Tailgate Party2003TV ShortHimself
Linkin Park: Live in Texas2003VideoHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Icon: Metallica2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Meteora'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Top of the Pops2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2003TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Linkin Park)
Linkin Park: Frat Party at the Pankake Festival2001VideoHimself
Cribs2001TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
Live! At the Fillmore2000TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV MovieHimself (as Linkin Park)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Linkin Park (uncredited)

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#Quote
1I don't go out and pick fights.
2My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside.
3Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we're onto something special.
4There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn't fanatical.
5To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird.
6Touring for two years is excruciating.
7We don't sit down and go, 'People are uneasy about the economy. Let's write about that.'
8We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.
9All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.
10I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.
11We like playing smaller venues, but we know how many people want to come and see us so we don't ever want to stop anyone who wants to come to a show from coming.
12Well, we promised our fans that we'd put out records faster, and that's what we're doing. We figured out a way to condense our cycle, so to speak, by... continuing to write, trying to keep the creative ball rolling as often as possible.
13You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.
14Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.
15If fans come up to me, I talk to them.
16We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band.
17It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.
18As an artist, I want a reaction.
19This is a business of love and labor.
20We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities.
21When I'm writing, I'm constantly thinking about myself, because it's the only experience I have to draw on. And I don't see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that's why the fans are there.
22For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.
23I don't like to hold back, because that's how you hurt yourself.
24I don't drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don't want to be that person anymore.
25It's not cool to be an alcoholic.
26I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
27The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do.
28Chester on high school: "I was a geek who thought I was cool. I didn't hang out with a particular clique, but with different people from different cliques. I was a total nerd, trying to fit in. Luckily, I found music and that was my niche. That sorta took me out of my geekdom. I was never invited to parties as a teenager - I turned up with the popular people. That's where the lyrics to 'Guilty By Association' came from."


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