Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Remembering his movie cameos and TV appearances

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BURBANK, CA – MAY 22: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Chester Bennington’s powerful voice and lyrics have been helping teens through tough times since the early 2000’s. Today we thank him for his lesser known projects and contributions in the TV and film industry.

The world is still in shock and heartbroken over the passing of Linkin Park’s frontman, Chester Bennington. The singer/songwriter committed suicide on July 20, TMZ broke the news.

Bennington is widely known for his role in the rock band Linkin Park, but singing and writing songs wasn’t what Chester Bennington envisioned doing. Initially, Bennington wished to be an actor and even took classes and theater.

In and interview with Billboard, he said:

"“When I was younger, I did a lot of theater and was actually training myself to become an actor, taking courses in TV and film. I traveled in a theater group during the summer in between school and performed in different places around the country.”"

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Despite his love of acting, however, music took over (and we’re so glad it did) and shot Bennington to stardom in the blink of an eye. But he did score a few quick cameos and appeared on several programs.

Bennington can be seen in Crank, but his acting chops are really tested in a small role he had in the horror movie Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. The singer also showed us around one of his homes in MTV Cribs and performed on SNL.

All videos can be found below!

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"“What I love about the Saw films is the incredible brutality. This is more than Michael Myers stabbing people. This is drawn-out, psychological torture where you have to hurt yourself, but it’s really hard to pretend to be in agony when you’re not feeling any pain,” Bennington told Kerrang! in an interview. “Luckily, I’ve experience a ton of physical pain in my life. I’ve hurt my back, broken bones, and torn ligaments, so I know what excruciating pain feels like and could draw on that. The shoot was long, but it was cool to be involved.”"

Our thoughts are with Chester Bennington’s friends and family. Rest in peace, Chester.