|Birthdate:||August 20, 1970|
|Birthplace:||Gastonia, North Carolina, United States|
William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American musician from Wilkes-Barre, PA and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums. Since 2006, Durst has periodically worked on independent films. He co-starred in the film Population 436, and made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks. Durst directed a second film, The Longshots, in 2008. Durst has been ranked #71 in Hit Parader Magazine's list of the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists.