John Dolmayan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

John Dolmayan Quick Info
Height5 ft 9¼ in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthJuly 15, 1973
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseDiana Dolmayan

John Dolmayan is an Armenian-American drummer, musician, and songwriter who is best known for being the drummer of the metal band System of a Down. He has also been the drummer for bands like Indicator and Scars on Broadway. With System of a Down, John has worked on multiple albums and tracks such as HypnotizeLonely DaySteal This Album!ToxicityGenocidal HumanoidzProtect the LandChop Suey!, and Innervision.

Born Name

John Dolmayan

Nick Name

John

John Dolmayan as seen while playing the drums on stage in January 2018
John Dolmayan as seen while playing the drums on stage in January 2018 (Maron.Ibrahim / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Beirut, Lebanon

Residence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Nationality

Armenian, American

Occupation

Drummer, Musician, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – He was a saxophone player.

Genre

Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Experimental Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal

Instruments

Drums, Percussion

Labels

Interscope Records, Serjical Strike Records, American Recordings, Columbia Records, Axis of Justice

John Dolmayan pictured while drumming with System of a Down in 2011
John Dolmayan pictured while drumming with System of a Down in 2011 (Carlos Varela / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Dolmayan has dated –

  1. Tiffany Taylor – He had a fling with American glamor model Tiffany Taylor in the past.
  2. Diana Dolmayan – He is married to Diana Dolmayan who is the sister of his bandmate Serj Tankian‘s wife. Hence, John and Serj are brothers-in-law.

Race / Ethnicity

White

John Dolmayan is of Armenian descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Uses Tama drums and hardware, Paiste cymbals, Evans Drumheads, LP percussion, and his signature Vic Firth drumsticks
  • Sports a goatee
John Dolmayan as seen while trying out some gear at the LP booth during NAMM 2009
John Dolmayan as seen while trying out some gear at the LP booth during NAMM 2009 (bigdrumthump.com / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

John Dolmayan Facts

  1. He was just 2 years old when he first got inclined towards drums as his mother would take him to watch his father play and John would mimic his father’s drummer.
  2. His family shifted to California, United States during the Lebanese Civil War.
  3. He has credited The Who drummer Keith Moon as his biggest influence and his other influences include Led Zeppelin‘s John Bonham, The Police‘s Stewart Copeland, and Rush‘s Neil Peart.
  4. As the original drummer, Ontronik “Andy” Khachaturian, of System of a Down left the band due to a hand injury, Dolmayan joined the band in 1997.
  5. John Dolmayan was named DRUM! Magazine‘s “2006 Drummer of the Year”.
  6. Unlike some of his System of a Down bandmates, he has supported Donald Trump‘s presidency.
  7. His brother-in-law and bandmate Serj Tankian has often criticized Trump and has also said it is “frustrating” to be politically opposite with his bandmate and brother-in-law.
  8. John Dolmayan was placed at number #33 on Loudwire‘s list of “Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time”.
  9. He is a major comic book fan and has owned a comic book shop, Torpedo Comics, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Featured Image by Maron.Ibrahim / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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