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John Dolmayan

Born July 15, 1973 of Armenian heritage, in Lebanon, John Dolmayan has been one of the most influential drummers in the music business. His parents decided to move to Toronto and then to Los Angeles, where he became the drummer for heavy-metal band System of a Down. Along with the band, he successfully recorded the albums System of a Down, Toxicity... See full bio »


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The Secret Life of Pets
Ararat Soundtrack
Screamers Himself
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4


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 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "Bounce")
 2006 Screamers (Documentary) (writer: "P.L.U.C.K.", "Chop Suey", "ATWA", "Aerials", "War", "Mr. Jack", "Spiders")
 2005 Embedded (Video) (writer: "Deer Dance")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Shimmy")
 2002 Ararat (writer: "P.L.U.C.K." - as Dolmayan)
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 2015 Wake Up the Souls (Documentary)
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 2015 Wake Up the Souls (Documentary)
Himself, System of a Down
 2011 Rock in Rio (TV Series)
- Episode #4.7 (2011) ... Himself
 2006 Screamers (Documentary)

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5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

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Also plays drums in Scars on Broadway (which features System of a Down bandmate Daron Malakian). See more »


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