Tom Araya Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Tom Araya Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth June 6, 1961
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Spouse Sandra Araya

Tom Araya is a Chilean-American musician who rose to fame after becoming the lead vocalist and bassist for the thrash metal band named Slayer. He has penned the lyrics for numerous songs including the single titled Eyes of the Insane in his band’s album Christ Illusion (2006) and the song won the Grammy Award. He was placed in the number 58 position on the “100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time” list from Hit Parader in the past.

Born Name

Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz

Nick Name

Tom

Tom Araya at the Ursynalia 2012 Festival in Warsaw in Poland
Tom Araya at the Ursynalia 2012 Festival in Warsaw in Poland (Adam Kliczek / Wikimedia (zatrzymujeczas.pl) / CC BY-SA 3.0 PL)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Viña del Mar, Chile

Residence

Buffalo, Texas

Nationality

Chilean

 

Education

He enrolled in a 2-year technical course in the early 1980s to get certified as a respiratory therapist.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – Javier Araya
  • Mother – Tina Díaz
  • Siblings – He has 2 brothers named Juan “Johnny” Araya (Musician) and Cisco and an older sister.

Manager

He is represented by Rick Sales.

Genre

Thrash Metal

Instruments

Vocals, Bass Guitar, Mandolin

Labels

  • Metal Blade
  • Def Jam
  • American
  • Nuclear Blast
Tom Araya with his wife in September 2019
Tom Araya with his wife in September 2019 (Tom Araya / Instagram)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Sandra Araya (1995-Present) – He tied the knot with Sandra Araya on September 6, 1995. They have a daughter named Ariel Asa Araya (b. May 11, 1996) and a son named Tomas Enrique Araya, Jr. (b. June 14, 1999).

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, and Peruvian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Long hair and beard
  • Tattoos all over his body

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Tom Araya Favorite Things

  • Film Genre – Horror
  • Films – The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Fan Of – Chilean soccer team Everton from his hometown of Viña del Mar, and English team Manchester United
  • Influence On His Music – Beatles, Rolling Stones
  • Belief – Jesus Christ came and taught us about love and caring, accepting each other for who we are, and we all should try to live peacefully, having true love for one another.

SourceWikipedia

Tom Araya as seen in June 2018
Tom Araya as seen in June 2018 (John Araya / Instagram)

Tom Araya Facts

  1. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Los Angeles in California and he grew up there.
  2. His older brother Cisco used to play the guitar and that motivated Araya to start learning bass at the age of 8.
  3. He was working as a respiratory therapist when he joined the band Slayer and he used his earnings to finance the group’s debut album titled Show No Mercy.
  4. Araya’s interest in serial killers has been the source of his inspiration for several of his lyrics.
  5. His children have been homeschooled.
  6. He and his wife have owned and run a family ranch that has kept more than 60 head of cattle along with other ranch animals.

Featured Image by Adam Kliczek / Wikimedia (zatrzymujeczas.pl) / CC BY-SA 3.0 PL

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