Chester Bennington Biography

Updated On Jul 24, 2017 Published On Jul 03, 2016
Facts of Chester Bennington
Date of Birth: 1976 , March-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Chester Bennington
Birth Name Chester Charles Bennington
Father Peter Moore Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Pheonix Arizona
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer-songwriter
Net Worth $ 30 million
Married Yes
Married to Talinda Ann Bentley (m. 2005), Samantha Marie Olit (m. 1996)
Music Group South Crack
Books Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
Nick Name Juli
Working For Movies
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Body Measurements 36-26-35
Affair with Bart Freundlich
Movies Saw VII, Crank: High Voltage, Linkin Park: Breaking the Rabbit
TV Show Zoo
Siblings Peter Moore Smith
Mother Anne
Weight in KG N/A
Education University of British Columbia (1994)
Religion Atheist
Salary N/A
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 26
Hip Size 35
Shoe Size 7.5 (US)
Children Lila Bennington, Tyler Lee Bennington,
Divorce alinda Ann Bentley (Div.2017), Samantha Marie Olit (Div.2005)
Awards Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Television Movie 2014
Sisters Valerie Smith
Died July 20, 2017, Palos Verdes Estates
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In the mid 1990s, Chester had romantic love affairs with Elka Brand. As a loving boyfriend and girlfriend they welcomed their only child togehter named Jaime Bennington and they were not married. This love life lasted for short period of time and they called of their relationship.

On 31st of October 1996, Chester got married for the first time in his life with Samantha Bennington. Samantha Bennington is a sexy lady. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed their only child together named Draven Sebastian Bennington in 2002. Unfortunately, they got divorced on 2nd of May 2005.

Few months later, Chester was found having romantic affairs with Talinda Ann Bentley. Talinda Ann Bentley is a former Playboy model. They got married on 31st of December 2005. They had already welcomed three children together. His nationality was American and he has English Ethnicity.

Unfortunately, the singing legend died, commiting sucide. Click the link to know the reason why he commited suicide. Chester Bennington wrote an emotional letter to Chris Cornell before he commited suicide. Chris Cornell was his inspiration.

Chester was inspired in music at a young age. Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots are his inspiration. When he was just eleven years old, his parents called off this married life and he began living with his father. Later on he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. He began using heavy dose of marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine and so on since his young age.

Before he began his musical career, he worked at a Burger King. In the early 1990s, he sang with Sean Dowdell and His Friends?. In 1993, this band released several tracks. At the early 1990s, he and Sean Dowdell formed their own band named Grey Daze. Their debut album Demo was released in 1993.

In 1994, they released their second album under the name Wake Me. Their third album ...no sun today was released in 1997. After releasing their third album, he left his band. In the late 1990s, he had frustrating life as a musician but Jeff Blue, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music offered him an audition to be the future member of Linkin Park.

After the successful audition, he joined an American rock band Linkin Park in 1999. Tough initially Linkin Park faced several rejections, they were finally offered the recording deal by the Warner Bros. Records and they began recording their debut album in the early 2000. Their debut album Hybrid Theory was finally released on 24th of October 2000. Their second album Meteora was released on 25th of March 2003. His net worth was $25 Million with a massive salary.

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Chester Bennington facts on timeline

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States

March 20 , 1976

Five feet and ten inches tall, Chester Bennington was born as Chester Charles Bennington in the early 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. He was born and raised in a middle class family. His nationality is American and he has English Ethnicity.

His parents got divorced

1987

When he was just eleven years old, his parents called off this married life and he began living with his father. Later on he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. He began using heavy dose of marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine and so on since his young age.

Grey Daze's debut album Demo

1993

At the early 1990s, he and Sean Dowdell formed their own band named Grey Daze. Their debut album Demo was released in 1993. In 1994, they released their second album under the name Wake Me. Their third album ...no sun today was released in 1997.

Left Grey Daze

1998

After releasing their third album, he left his band. In the late 1990s, he had frustrating life as a musician but Jeff Blue, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music offered him an audition to be the future member of Linkin Park. 

Joined an American rock band Linkin Park

1999

After the successful audition, he joined an American rock band Linkin Park in 1999. Mike Shinoda was the other vocalist of the band. Together they have several positive impacts for the band they failed to find a record deal in the late 1990s. 

Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory

October 24 , 2000

Tough initially Linkin Park faced several rejections, they were finally offered the recording deal by the Warner Bros. Records and they began recording their debut album in the early 2000. Their debut album Hybrid Theory was finally released on 24th of October 2000.

Linkin Park's 3rd album, Minutes to Midnight

May 14 , 2007

Their second album Meteora was released on 25th of March 2003.  From the early 2006, they began recording their 4th album under the title Minutes to Midnight and this was finally released on 14th of May 2007. 

Linkin Park's first musical tour, Hybrid Theory World Tour

January 8 , 2001

With the success of their debut album Hybrid Theory, they began their first world tour in the early 2001. They began their world four under the name Hybrid Theory World Tour on 8th of June 2001 and this tour ended on 24th of September 2001. 

First child, Jaime Bennington

May 12 , 1996

In the mid 1990s, Chester had romantic love affairs with Elka Brand. As a loving partner, they welcomed their only child togehter named Jaime Bennington. This love life lasted for short period of time and they called of this love life.

Married to Samantha Marie Olit

October 31 , 1996

On 31st of October 1996, Chester got married for the first time in his life with Samantha Bennington. Samantha Bennington is a sexy lady. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed their only child together named Draven Sebastian Bennington in 2002. They got divorced on 2nd of May 2005.

Second child, Draven Sebastian Bennington

April 19 , 2002

He became father for the second time in his life in the early 2002. He and his ex wife Samantha Bennington welcomed their first child together on 19th of April and that time it was a son and they named him Draven Sebastian Bennington. 

Married to Talinda Ann Bentley

December 31 , 2005

Few months later after he divorced with his first wife, Chester was found having romantic affairs with Talinda Ann Bentley. Talinda Ann Bentley is a former Playboy model. They got married on 31st of December 2005. They have already welcomed three children together.

Third child, Tyler Lee Bennington

March 16 , 2006

He became father for the third time in his life in the early 2006. He and his wife Talinda Ann Bentley welcomed their first child together on 16th of March and that time it was a son and they named him Tyler Lee Bennington. 

Began his acting career

2006

Besides being known as a talented singer and songwriter, he has also established himself as an actor. In 2006, he played the role of Pharmacy Stoner in an American action black comedy film Crank. Three years later, he appeared in Crank: High Voltage.