Serj Tankian

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Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. He has been married to Angela Madatyan since June 10, 2012. They have one child. See full bio »

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Hardcore Henry Music Department
Body of Lies Soundtrack
Disturbia Soundtrack


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 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (performer: "GODZILLA")
 2017 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Know Your Mom (2017) ... (writer: "Chop Suey!" - uncredited)
 2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- F*ck, Marry, Frieda (2017) ... (writer: "Pictures")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "One Tin Soldier" by Coven (2016) ... (writer: "BYOB")
 2016/II The Promise (performer: "Sari Siroun Yar") / (writer: "Aurora")
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "Bounce")
 2015 Hardcore Henry (performer: "The Awakening") / (writer: "The Awakening")
 2014 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rap Critic's Top 10 Best Rap Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (performer: "Straight Out the Gate")
 2013 The Voice Israel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.27 (2013) ... (writer: "Lonely Day")
  Mulatschag (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #1.234 (2012) ... (performer: "Figure It Out") / (writer: "Figure It Out")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (performer: "Goodbye - Gate 21" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Rainn Wilson/Epic Meal Time/Serj Tankian (2011) ... (performer: "Goodbye - Gate 21") / (writer: "Goodbye - Gate 21")
 2010 Serj Tankian: Elect the Dead Symphony (Video) (performer: "Feed Us", "Blue", "Sky Is Over", "Lie, Lie, Lie", "Money", "Baby", "Gate 21", "The Charade", "Honking Antelope", "Saving Us", "Elect The Dead", "Falling Stars", "Beethoven's C**t", "Empty Walls")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Metallica (Video Game) (writer: "Toxicity")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "B.Y.O.B.")
 2008 Body of Lies (performer: "Bird's Eye") / (writer: "Bird's Eye")
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series) (performer: "Lie Lie Lie") / (writer: "Lie Lie Lie")
 2007 Disturbia (writer: "Lonely Day")
 2006 Screamers (Documentary) (writer: "B.Y.O.B.", "P.L.U.C.K.", "Cigaro", "Chop Suey", "ATWA", "Aerials", "Holy Mountains", "War", "Mr. Jack", "Spiders")
 2006 Bubble Gang (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- 11th Anniversary (2006) ... (music: "Ordertaker")
 2006 Bug (performer: "Innermission" (2006)) / (writer: "Innermission" (2006))
 2005 Embedded (Video) (writer: "Deer Dance")
 2004 Super Secret Movie Rules (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Slashers (2004) ... (writer: "Chop Suey!")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Shimmy" - uncredited)
 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002 (TV Special) (writer: "Chop Suey!")
 2002 Ararat (writer: "P.L.U.C.K." - as Tankian)
 2002 The Challenge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Battle of the Seasons: Hang Man (2002) ... (writer: "Chop Suey" (Uncredited))
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (writer: "Mind")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fire! (2000) ... (writer: "Spiders")
 2000 Heavy Metal 2000 (lyrics: "Storaged")
 2000 Scream 3 (writer: "Spiders")
 1998 Apocalypse (Video Game) (writer: "War?")
 1998 Strangeland (writer: "Marmalade")
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(2010 to 2011 season) He was collaborator for Aeschylus' play, "Prometheus Bound," in the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Gavin Creel and Lea Delaria in the cast. Diane Paulus was artistic director and director.

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System of a Down


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In the last few years I've been listening to jazz more than anything else. I listen to a lot of world music and experimental here and there. See more »


He wrote the lyrics and music for the System of a Down song 'Shimmy'. See more »


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