John H. Dolmayan


General Info
Primary Role in SOAD Drums
Secondary Role in SOAD Auxiliary Percussion
Other Projects Screamers, Scars on Broadway, Torpedo Comics, Elect the Dead (Unthinking Majority, Feed Us, Saving Us)
Biographical Info
Nationality American
Ancestry Armenian
Birth Date July 15, 1973
Birth Place Beirut, Lebanon
Current Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Education High School Graduate
Former Occupation(s) Gas Station Clerk
Physical Description
Height 5'8 feet (176 cm)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
John Dolmayan (Armenian: Ջոն Դոլմայան) is the drummer for System of a Down and Scars on Broadway. Throughout John's career with SOAD since their commercial success, John has been sponsored by Tama Drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Paiste cymbals. In 2006, he was recognized as 'alternative rock drummer of the year' by Drum! Magazine, as well as overall 'drummer of the year' at the same time.

John is also the founder of the comic book distribution company, Torpedo Comics, a project long anticipated by John and inspired by his lifelong love for comics.

Personal Life Edit

Dolmayan dated model Tiffany Taylor sometime in the 2000s. After their breakup, he dated Diana Madatyan (the sister of Angela Madatyan, who is married to System frontman Serj Tankian). The two then married, and had a child, and are currently expecting a daughter.

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