Serj Tankian

by andrew on August 21, 2014

Rock on the Range 2008 - Day 1

Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon

Date of Birth: August 21, 1967

Ethnicity: Armenian

Serj Tankian is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He is known as the lead vocalist of the metal band System of a Down, formed in 1994 by four Armenian-American friends. Daron Malakian is also a member of the band.

Serj was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Armenian parents. At five, he moved with them to Los Angeles, California. In his youth, he attended bilingual Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. Serj is married to Armenian-born Angela Madatyan, with whom he has a son.

His grandfather is an Armenian Genocide survivor.

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