Fred Durst Movies and Career Information
Aug 20, 1970
Actor and Director
William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American musician, director and actor, known primarily as the frontman of the band Limp Bizkit. Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina . After graduating from Hunter Huss High School he moved to suburban Jacksonville, Florida in his late teens. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy to impress his girlfriend and his father, but after he found that Recruit training (Boot camp) was too strenuous for him, he was chaptered out. Upon returning to Jacksonville at age 20, he pursued a career as a tattoo artist. Durst later confessed, "Being in the Navy was like being in prison. I made the biggest mistake of my life." Durst began Limp Bizkit with Sam Rivers and John Otto in 1995 which then led to Wes Borland joining shortly thereafter. DJ Lethal, formerly of the hip hop group House of Pain joined in 1996 which marked the final line-up for Limp Bizkit, they would then go on to record their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ to see a release in the following year. Limp Bizkit's first hit, a cover of George Michael's late 1980s hit Faith, gained traction due to heavy airplay on MTV, especially during the first year of TRL.