John Dolmayan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Jun, 2019
Facts of John Dolmayan
Name John Dolmayan
Nationality Lebanon Armenian
Birth Place/City Beirut, Lebanon
Ethnicity White
Profession Musician, Songwriter and Drummer.
Net Worth $16 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Gray
Married No
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The American musician, songwriter, and drummer John Dolmayan is best known as the drummer of System of a Down. Besides, he is also the drummer for the band Indicator and former drummer for Scars on Broadway. He has been associated with System Of A Down since the mid-1990s. 

Early Life And Education Of John Dolmayan 

John Dolmayan was born on July 15, 1973, in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds an Armenian-Lebanese nationality and belongs to a white ethnic group. His family moved to California, during the Lebanese Civil War. 

John was always interested in music, especially drums. As per the Wikipedia, his father was a saxophone player and whenever his mother took him to one of his dad's shows, he would mimic the drummer.

He started to learn drums via records and practising for hours, he actually practiced like that for years.

John Dolmayan's Professional Life-Comics, Albums, Bands

John began his career with System of a Down in 1997, when their original drummer, Ontronik "Andy" Khachaturian, left the band after a hand injury.

The band altogether released five albums, System of a Down (1998)Toxicity, (2001), Steal This Album(2002), Mezmerize and Hypnotize (2005).

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He won DRUM Magazine's 2006 Drummer of the year and was the feature story in their March edition, Later, in 2006, the band broke but reunited in 2010 to occasionally tour. 

Since their 1998 self-titled debut, the band has sold ten million records. The System of a Down was released in 1998 and sold an impressive 750,000 copies. 

John, later on, joined Scars on Broadway and released the album eponymous debut album in 2007. He also formed a band of his own named Indicator including his three friends Tom Capossela, Ryan Huber, and Ryan Murphy.

Besides music, he is also involved in the comic book retails industry. He launched Torpedo Comics out of Nevada.

John Dolmayan's Net Worth 

The Lebanese Armenian-American songwriter and drummer, John has an estimated net worth of $16 million, as of June 2019.  As a drummer, Miranda has gained fame and money from his music career. 

The average salary of a drummer is around $50,000 per year while the songwriter can sum up to $43,000 a year. So, he might be receiving at the same range from his career. 

His net worth can be compared to Shavo Odadjian ($16 million). 

John Dolmayan's Personal Life-Does He Have A Wife?

John is not married yet and is possibly single at the moment. He is very private and does not share any kind of details regarding her personal life, especially his dating life and girlfriend. Previously, he dated model, Tiffany Taylor

Dolmayan is active on social media like Instagram and news media Twitter. He has a 188k follower on the former and 184k followers on the latter. 

Body Statistics And Other Facts

  • Height: He stands at a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches or 176 cm. 
  • Eyes Color: Brown 
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • John is at the age of 45, as of 2019
  • Dolmayan is a fan of The Who drummer Keith Moon.

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